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No CommentsAnime Analysis, G-Tekketsu / By Inushinde /

Iron-Blooded Orphans and Endangering Children: Children Are People Too

An inundation of papers to write on early 20th Century Chinese psychiatry have been kicking my ass the past several weeks, so have this gobbing up of thoughts on why Iron-Blooded Orphans is really really good.

4 CommentsAnime Analysis, Owarimonogatari / By Inushinde /

Sodachi Lost is Pretty Damn Good

Discounting the trappings of Shaft’s distinctive Monogatari aesthetic, which have been used to an effect on par with the best of prior series, there’s very little in Sodachi Lost that ties directly into the heart-stoppingly byzantine overarching narrative that everything else dutifully feeds. Aside from the main cast that’s solving the mystery behind Oikura’s return, […]

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Owarimonogatari Episode 4: It’s Not Ougi ’til it’s Ougi

Sometimes I think that the amount of goodwill that Monogatari’s built up in me is disproportionately large to how good it actually is. Well I say “sometimes”, but a part of me knows that for every Nadeko Medusa and Hitagi End that skewers both the audience and its own characters into a shish kebab of […]

16 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Shinmaru /

What I Watched Last Season

Hello! It’s been a while. I’ve taken a long break for personal reasons I won’t go into here. I’m still not interested in writing about anime episodically for the time being (and I’m not sure I ever will again, even with the announcement of JoJo Part 4 anime being a thing), but I’d like to […]

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Cinderella Girls and Letting Dreams Change: Why Bunny Girl Depression is Great

I never thought I’d get so into the context behind an insufferable bunny-eared girl crying, but here I am praising just that only a day or so before the newest episode. I’ll just pretend that I haven’t been working on this post on and off for two weeks, and just wanted to get it out before more […]

17 CommentsAnime Analysis, Gakkou Gurashi / By Inushinde /

Gakkou Gurashi and GATE Combo: Dawn of the Apocalypse Now

I’ve wanted to talk for awhile about GATE aping the iconic helicopter approach of Apocalypse Now, and how it was incorporated into the larger picture with the grace of… well, a helicopter gunning down overzealous Conan the Barbarian cosplayers. I’ve also wanted to write something about this latest arc of Gakkou Gurashi that wasn’t just […]

5 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

Non Non Biyori Repeat Episode 4: Of Shrimp and First Graders in Creepy Costumes

Like Ren-chon, my first encounter with the death of a beloved pet came in first grade, with a small aquatic animal that I took way more pride in than I had any right to. Except instead of it being a bunch of shrimp that didn’t do anything but be cute in unique shrimpy ways, it […]

19 CommentsAnime Analysis / By Inushinde /

The Labyrinth of Grisaia: I Have No Personality, And I Must Scream

I’ll say this much in admiration for Grisaia, it’s kind of amazing how it crams every tragic childhood cliché under the sun into a 47 minute-long special, while tipping its hand at every available opportunity to make every step of wacky misfortune not only unsurprising, but downright expected. Without wishing to spoil, it starts at […]

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