Category Archives: Anime

The Bride of Fate: Himari, Project M, and Mawaru Penguindrum

I’ve been having some thoughts about Mawaru Penguindrum, which is proving to be fascinating, and even more so with episode 09 throwing up all kinds of new questions, symbols and possibilities. I think I’m ready to post a bit of … Continue reading

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A Selfless Love: Mawaru Penguindrum 08

Mawaru Penguindrum‘s Ringo started off seeming like a ridiculous, over-the-top comic stalker (fabulous max!). Then she started to become a bit too creepy. In this episode, Ringo cements her place as a truly disturbed young woman, and proves her ironclad … Continue reading

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NEETs: the death or the future of society?

Watching anime, I’m hearing the term NEET bandied about more and more these days. I don’t have enough of a connection to contemporary Japanese society to say much about NEETs in the ‘real world’, but I do think that the … Continue reading

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Mawaru PenguinDrum

BlueJay and I have watched the first two episodes of this new series, and so far we’re both intrigued. It’s rather strange, but in a good way – it’s captured my interest with its weirdness, and I want to see … Continue reading

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“Because I’m a girl…” (Shugo Chara!)

A while ago I wrote about the implied sexual subtext of the Humpty Lock and the Dumpty Key in the anime Shugo Chara! Afterwards I noted a slightly later episode in which the subtext became a lot less ‘sub’ – … Continue reading

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The Badass Homura Compilation Post

  In examining the stats page of this blog, it has come to my attention that more than one browser has arrived here through searches along the lines of “akemi homura total badass”. With this sentiment I wholeheartedly agree. Thus do I … Continue reading

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica 11&12: A Better World?

 So, that’s all folks (for now at any rate). Madoka made her choice. She did sacrifice herself for all of her friends and loved ones, as we knew she would, no matter what she decided. The show is called Puella … Continue reading

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