Metropolis is…a silent film from 1927 by the German director Fritz Lang. It’s set in a dystopian future where some naive teenager tries to overcome the class system to pursue love. Metropolis is…a manga written in 1949 by Osamu Tezuka. Its similarities to the original film are pretty limited, mainly because Tezuka hadn’t even seen the film when he [...]
You know Cat Soup is animated by JC Staff? I know, I was shocked too. This was back in the day when they made stuff like Utena and Azumanga (when cute girls doing dumb stuff was a novel idea). They tried shit. Sure it didn’t always work, as my totally biased review of Cat Soup [...]
This may shock you to hear, but sometimes people take issue with the things I write on this blog. I know! People getting angry on the internet. Fancy that. While I usually respond to these criticisms when they appear, I’ve noticed that a few of the same ones crop up repeatedly. So I decided perhaps [...]
This upcoming anime season sucks compared to my ridiculously high standards. The only ones I’m looking forward to is this adaptation of a manga I’m reading that isn’t finished yet so I’ll complain about the adaptation having an original ending, and a sequel. Is it my imagination, or has every season been getting worse since [...]
Closest thing to news this month would be the beginnings of the self-enforcement of Bill 156. However the only manga being shoved up to 18+ were smut like Aki Sora. Now perhaps this isn’t the ideal approach to such a subject, but when the only stuff being affected are smut, then I find it really [...]
Being the massively popular series that it was, Neon Genesis Evangelion inspired a lot of copycats. Not that every series copied it to the same extent that RahXephon does. Some copied the aesthetic or the female character archetypes or the newer look at giant robot series. Infinite Ryvius is one of these post-Eva series. Directed [...]
Oh Japan. You and your crazy, perverted and awesome cartoons. Where would we be without them. Where would we be without you making even more of them. Which is what they’re doing. And here they are, the new Japanimation coming up in the summer of 1988!
As I said in my Fireball Charming post, I have no plans to blog Tiger and Bunny, Nichijou or Hanasaku Iroha, the three shows I’ve had positive things to say about the first episodes of. Tomorrow the first episodes of [C], Ano Hana and Denpa Onna to something something Shaft show air, all of which [...]