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Zoku Owarimonogatari

Is anyone else as jazzed as I am that a new member of the Monogatari franchise has arrived? Zoku started showing in theaters in Japan on Nov. 10. The story is set just after graduation. It will eventually be released... Continue Reading →

The Darkness that is Noir

Noir means black in French. It is also used to describe a style of film making with cynicism, moral ambiguity and pessimism. Characters in noir are typically hard boiled, unsentimental and Machiavellian. Heroes have more than a bit of the... Continue Reading →

OWLS: Grotesque

This post regards the subject of "grotesque" in anime, my Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self Respect subject for Halloween. I am not here to discuss 19th century sans serif typefaces. Grotesque means ugly, however you want to look at... Continue Reading →

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

This is going to be a short review. Maybe that means more people will look at it and realize how wonderful it is. That picture from the season one ending sure had me thinking yuri. But it isn't. Spoilers ahead!... Continue Reading →

It’s a trap!

"Trap" is anime-speak for a boy who looks enough like a girl that a straight boy might be attracted to him. (Or a girl who looks like a boy, the "reverse trap".) This doesn't happen IRL a lot but it... Continue Reading →

Parenting from a slightly different perspective.

And now for something completely different...       https://youtu.be/z2gEkdPZOM8  

Cowboy Bebop: Another anime I will never need to do a review of.

I know a good review when I see it. Here is one far better than anything I could have done myself. It grabs my sense of the show perfectly. Paint it noir.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YR4ZrA0xeM

H2O: ~Footprints in the Sand

I'm not sure why so many people dissed this anime. I found it to be deeply emotionally engaging. It starts out a bit rough with some really ham handed fan service. I suspect people were judging it relative to the... Continue Reading →

FLCL Alternative – Final

Ladies and gentlemen the final results are in. Lessons have been learned. The enemy has been identified.  Haruko Haruhara whangs on things with her guitar. Kana's head turns out to be capable of vast power. You probably knew that before... Continue Reading →

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