It was just a matter of time until I did this, really. Continue reading “Ash and Eiji’s Gay Romance – Banana Fish “
It’s finally done! Enjoy!
Well, I suppose I got the energy to make videos again if the half an hour-long video I’m currently working on is anything to go by. I can only blame 80s magical girls, their dreamy synths and their adorable tutu skirts. Continue reading “Update: I’m making videos again”
Morimoto, a young professional woman in Japan, is tired of fending off her parents’ questions about her being single. They want her to marry a man and settle down, and they’ll insist on nitpicking her choice of groom to death. In an unexpected move, another woman in the office—who has a crush on her—offers to be her wife in a sham marriage, which might make her parents back off. But this “fake” marriage could unearth something very real!
The first thing we see in given is a dark room, with barely a little ray of light entering through an unseen window. A quiet, somber boy picks up a guitar, pats his dog–whose happiness and enthusiasm contrasts both his mood and the atmosphere–and leaves his apartment, keeping his sad gaze down. Continue reading “given: A heart can be a beautiful retro Gibson guitar”
When I watch an anime adaptation, if I compare it to the manga, I often do it because I’m either trying to figure out the thought process behind adaptational choices, or evaluating how different mediums (and creatives) approach the same story. Discussions that begin and end with a simple “this is different from the manga (which makes it bad)” doesn’t really interest me, nor do I believe they are productive in any way. Continue reading “Netflix’s 7 seeds: there was An Attempt”
The Rose of Versailles is a shojo classic with a reputation as an LGBTQ+ work, mostly thanks to Oscar’s character and their relationships with women like Marie Antoinette and Rosalie. While that’s one of the show’s main draws and much can be said about it, this time I’m looking into a less-discussed side of the show: its portrayal of female anger, ambition and power, and how they exist within considerable limitations. Continue reading “Every Rose Has Its Thorns: Vilifying female ambition in The Rose of Versailles [Anifem]”
I can’t remember why exactly I suddenly wanted to revisit the first couple of Disney princesses’ movies, but here we are! There’s clearly much that can be said about these movies, but in this particular post, I want to focus on one of the things that picked my attention the most: how beauty is presented. Continue reading “Beauty in Disney’s Classic Princesses (& The Little Mermaid)”