Category Archives: Our Allies in Nippon

Your theses, my angels, are they not cruel?

So, Neon Genesis Evangelion hit Netflix recently, which prompted a re-watch on my part, which means I have an Opinion on it. Advertisements

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Stand by me

I don’t want to live a double life. That’s part of why I write here about a lot of my weird personal stuff here in addition to all the…whatever it is I do on this blog. Anyway, it turns out … Continue reading

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Critical Analyses of Utena

Instead of giving you guys just one take on this weird show, I’m just going to cram a whole bunch of them together. You’re welcome!

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La filette revolutionaire

The trouble is that it’s already been over a month since I wrapped up my Ulysses re-read; I may need to go back at it again if I want to keep writing about it. This whole thing is threatening to … Continue reading

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Free-Scenario System

SaGa Frontier is perhaps the most Josh RPG I’ve ever played.

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An ending, indeed

I haven’t been writing much lately – a number of things, including but not limited to the worst instances of insomnia that I’ve experienced in my life yet, have left me frequently feeling just kinda tired and demoralized. But these … Continue reading

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The Leger of Zeldo: Broth of the Wilde

The short answer is that, yeah, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a great game. But on the question of whether it’s the ultimate Zelda game or the best game ever, or whathaveyou…

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Perchance to dream

Of course, having just described Akira Kurosawa as a great populist filmmaker I immediately turn my attention to one of his movies that very much does not fit that description – Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, one of the last features he … Continue reading

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Spider’s Web Castle

When I made my most recent top ten movies list, I casually described Akira Kurosawa as the greatest filmmaker who ever lived. Which is ultimately something of a silly title – artists can and do use the medium for a … Continue reading

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The king of elfland’s daughter’s friend

I’ve been making a greater effort to reconnect with my weeb roots lately, and it occurs to me that anime is one medium that seems to be doing a good job of retaining its quality – if not getting better. … Continue reading

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