Sexual Assault in Perfect Blue: How Satoshi Kon’s Horror Classic Thoughtfully Frames A Woman’s Biggest Fear

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.

How Mai Yamane brought angry lesbian anthems to the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack

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

The Best Anime Eyebrows of Winter 2021: Eggbrows? Ex-Brows? There’s a pun here somewhere!

A new anime season is upon us, which means it's time for me to look back on the last season and judge the most important aspect of any series' character designs: the eyebrows. Truly, there is nothing that draws me to a new character more than a good set o' brows. They are the key … Continue reading The Best Anime Eyebrows of Winter 2021: Eggbrows? Ex-Brows? There’s a pun here somewhere!