Character Analysis: Legoshi

Whoever dreamed up Beastars dreamed up something that is like the perfect storytelling cookbook. Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “No conflict, no drama.” (George Bernard Shaw) AAH! AAAAHHHH! Back, dreaded cliché, back I say! But it’s a formula that’s worked from The Epic of Gilgamesh: find a character the audience likes and put […]

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Character Analysis: Shinji Ikari

It’s easy to dislike poor Shinji. He’s passive and males are supposed to be aggressive. He’s supposed to love Rei but he’s fascinated with Asuka. He’s supposed to be the hero but time and again he quits, and other people die because he does. He doesn’t fit in with other anime stereotypes; he doesn’t kick […]

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Happy Birthday, Rei!

A Certain Retailer Who Shall Remain Nameless Unless They Want to Pay for Ad Space Here and A Certain Publisher Who Shall etc. have both posted that March 30 is the birth date of the one and only, the sweetheart of Seven Continents, Ms. Rei Ayanami. Happy birthday, Rei! The birthday girl her own self. […]

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