I never know how much to summarize about a series when I start these essays. I mean, stuff like Cowboy Bebop I know everyone’s seen; on the other hand I’m pretty sure just about no one remembers Samurai Gun, but then again I said the same about Coppelion, and someone dropped me a line to […]Read more "The Power of Two: Princess Jellyfish"
I got the Princess Jellyfish manga a while back and found it delightful, a sweet, well-told story that spanned nine tankoban volumes. Then I FINALLY found the anime, and you know what? It’s a shorty, only eleven episodes. That’s, like, three or four manga volumes, and did not bode well. Watched it twice and liked […]Read more "Medium Matters: Princess Jellyfish"
I briefly ran out of reading material … no, that’s not quite right. You all know it’s been a rugged time for a lot of us and I got double rugged when my Internet and cable crashed the Friday night of a three-day weekend. Yeah, talk about sensory deprivation. So I jammed some disks in […]Read more "The Power of Three: Princess Jellyfish"
Princess Jellyfish was neat to see in that a lot of the characters were upside down in their construction; instead of having one key weakness, many of them had one key strength instead. This allowed them to push the plot forward and keep the narrative momentum going. Narrative momentum? You mean there was a plot […]Read more "Let’s Cook a Series: Princess Jellyfish II"
CONTENT WARNING: I haven’t seen the anime yet. On the flip side, I was able to pick up the Princess Jellyfish manga for a song (Mystery Girls by the New York Dolls), and since it was there and I’d heard of it, I thought I’d give it a taste. WHAM! Zoomed straight through it. What […]Read more "Let’s Cook a Series: Princess Jellyfish"