BANANA FISH fans share their thoughts on the anime (1er cour) – Part V

For the full introduction (and explanations) please refer to Part I. Since this focuses on the 1er cour of the anime, spoilers (and any sort of speculation on big events) were omitted. Some names were omitted in questions where they didn’t answers (or simply said no). Some answers were slightly edited for clarity (mostly just notable typos). Continue reading “BANANA FISH fans share their thoughts on the anime (1er cour) – Part V”

BANANA FISH fans share their thoughts on the anime (1er cour) – Part IV

For the full introduction (and explanations) please refer to Part I. Since this focuses on the 1er cour of the anime, spoilers (and any sort of speculation on big events) were omitted. Some names were omitted in questions where they didn’t answers (or simply said no). Some answers were slightly edited for clarity (mostly just notable typos). Continue reading “BANANA FISH fans share their thoughts on the anime (1er cour) – Part IV”

BANANA FISH fans share their thoughts on the anime (1er cour) – Part III

For the full introduction (and explanations) please refer to Part I. Since this focuses on the 1er cour of the anime, spoilers (and any sort of speculation on big events) were omitted. Some names were omitted in questions where they didn’t answers (or simply said no). Some answers were slightly edited for clarity (mostly just notable typos). Continue reading “BANANA FISH fans share their thoughts on the anime (1er cour) – Part III”

BANANA FISH fans share their thoughts on the anime (1er cour) – Part I

With the currently airing anime, Banana Fish has been sparking a lot of debate again. Now that the 1er cour has practically ended, I wanted to gather the thoughts and feeling of a group of fans regarding some aspects of the show and its main characters in one place, so here we are!

First, some quick explanations. The questions you’ll see here are the same questions I did in the form. However, I also asked for some additional data in order to get a better idea of who are these fans. Allow me to elaborate.  Continue reading “BANANA FISH fans share their thoughts on the anime (1er cour) – Part I”

Banana Fish #12: To Have and Have Not

There have been so many Fitzgerald references lately that for a moment I thought this was yet another one, but after double checking, I realized that it’s actually referencing our other Very Happy friend, Ernest Hemingway!

In short, “To Have and Have Not” is a 1937 novel that tells the tale of a good man who’s forced into questionable activities by circumstances beyond his control. Continue reading “Banana Fish #12: To Have and Have Not”

Update: design & accesibility

Hi! Those of you who usually visit the blog from your phones might not notice any change, but the rest of you will see that there’s a new design!

Writing about Banana Fish weekly is a self-imposed challenge that it’s making me think about things I didn’t consider too much when I wasn’t updating regularly. Every episodic analysis has around 2000-3000 words, some even have 4000! That’s a goddamn lot of words! Continue reading “Update: design & accesibility”

Spot the yellow: Obsession, danger & innocence in Utena

Spot the [color] it’s a section where I try to interpret the meaning behind the use of [color] in a character and/or a scene.

I’m going to be frank: this show intimidates the hell out of me. I even feel like I need to put disclaimers like “hey, I’m just a fairly newbie Utena fan doing my best” or something. I do know a thing or two about colors, and I’m intrigued with how this show uses some of them… So let’s do this.

Yellow is both an aggressive and versatile color. It’s the strongest one of the color wheel; everything fades into the background in its presence, which is why it’s so often used in “caution” or “attention” signs. Continue reading “Spot the yellow: Obsession, danger & innocence in Utena”