Okay, so let’s throw this on the floor right off the bat: Shinichiro Watanabe is like unto a god. The guy who conceived and directed Cowboy Bebop? I mean, seriously. Fortunately, Buddhism isn’t monotheistic, so we can have lots of gods. To me, Watanabe is literally a visionary director: he has a great eye for […]Read more "How Long is This Series: Kids on the Slope"
I know I don’t talk about animation here as much as I should. There have to be about eight hundred bazillion writers who have blogs, and a bunch of them must invest as much time as I do in looking at plot and character and such. Animators, on the other hand, are fewer and farther […]Read more "Rotoscope and Reference: Kids on the Slope"
We’ve talked about the eternal triangle – two characters vying for the affection of a third – before. I think the trope is pretty worn, but it gets the job done. I also think Kids on the Slope is pretty damned cool. It’s about a group of characters drawn together, like a whirlpool, by their […]Read more "Overlapping Eternal Triangles: Kids on the Slope"