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...
Hey all, this is a repost of a blog entry from 2018. I'm trying to get back into writing stuff like this, so I'm giving it a reblog as inspiration for me! Plus, consider this a placeholder while I try to get back into my groove 🙂 Have you ever been fooled by an anime’s … Continue reading Well, it LOOKED cute: A look at art style dissonance in anime
There was something badass going on in the world of late 90's/early 2000's anime soundtracks. A decent amount of anime had these anthemic, sweeping rock songs in their soundtracks. Often, these songs were sung in English and performed by non-Japanese singers. I don’t know if this was because Yoko Kanno was out in full-force during … Continue reading My Favorite English-Language Anime Rock Songs
Today's the big day, folks! It's Welcome To Hell Zone's birthday! I'm really proud that I've maintained my little slice of the web for a year. I might not have maintained it consistently...but I'm still proud! I should be doing something mega-special, right? Well, honestly, me resurrecting my blog from the depths of depression hell … Continue reading Happy First Blog-A-Versary, BAYBEEEEE!!!