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
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!
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