Holy shit, does writing become less fun when you’re doing it for WORK. Especially when you have absolutely no creative control. Every client would say they accepted pitches, and I’d pitch something that seemed to fit their site, and they’d veto it pretty much immediately. Which, hey, fine, but like – don’t pretend you’re giving me a say! Just give me my assignment, pay me my meager fee, and move on!
The first video game to feature gay characters - you probably think it came out recently, right? Nope! The first gay game was actually Caper in the Castro, released back in 1989.
On the surface, it seems like Perfect Blue has a relatively simple premise - an idol finds herself being stalked by an obsessive fan - the movie itself is far from simple. It does an excellent job of placing the viewer within the muddled mind of Mima as she struggles to figure out who she really is versus the person society/her manager/her fans want her to be.
First of all, let's talk about Kagero, the female ninja who is immune to poison because she herself constantly oozes poison. Actually, I only want to talk about Kagero, because Ninja Scroll really did her dirty, and she deserves to be in something that treats her better. A poisonous female ninja had so many opportunities for badassery, and yet...
Surprisingly enough, I really haven’t written that much about the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack here. The OST was so hugely influential on my music taste that it’s actually difficult for me to try and put it into words. I’ve brought it up a little bit in one of my Anime Roots post, but it doesn’t really … Continue reading How Mai Yamane brought angry lesbian anthems to the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack