Rei Ayanami is one of the most fascinating characters in anime history. Period. Final. Full stop. Now, let’s be honest with ourselves. Anime has a lot of things going for it. It can be exciting. It can be profound. It can be heart wrenching. But at the same time it’s cartoons, okay? You know, cartoons. […]Read more "Character Analysis: Rei Ayanami"
There are three characters that seem to me to be related to one another because they are all explorations of what it means to be human. The three are Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Mokoto Kusunagi from Ghost in the Shell, and Alita, the namesake of Battle Angel Alita. Rei is interesting because she […]Read more "Character Analysis: Alita"
GROUND RULES: If you know how The Ancient Magus’ Bride ends DO NOT TELL. If you don’t, feel free to throw something on the floor. Okay, this is the next to last in my continuing series on The Ancient Magus’ Bride, previous posts here and here and here. What I’m trying to do in this […]Read more "How is this going to end? The Ancient Magus’s Bride"
Okay, when I’ve got nothing else I come back to talking about writing and how it’s done, but then, that’s the thing (one of the things) I do. So I was a bad, bad boy, and bought a manga that Amazon said I’d probably like, probably because I like Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (and the […]Read more "Constructing a Beginning Badly: Plus-Sized Elf (Vol. 1)"
Yes, I ordered another $20 manga blind box from a company that shall remain nameless until they fork over some fees for product placement. This is the second time I did that. I was happy with the first, so, this time WHEN IT WAS ON SALE (mua ha ha ha ha) I went for it […]Read more "Whoops, I Did It Again"
This is a project I’ve wanted to keep track of more or less in real time. When I first wrote about The Ancient Magus’ Bride, I had only seen the first episode of the anime and read the first volume of the manga, and I was able to look at that material as the beginning […]Read more "The Power of Two to the SIXTH: The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Middle)"
I don’t think I’m the only one who saw anime differently after watching Neon Genesis Evangelion. No. That’s wrong. I know for a fact that I’m not the only one. One of my friends has told me exactly that, so there are at least two of us. Watching the anime of Neon Genesis is a […]Read more "The Art of Manipulation: Neon Genesis Evangelion"