About Themes of Separation During the Twilight Scene in Your Name

It’s no secret that works across Makoto Shinkai’s career bear heavy emphasis on themes of separation. Starting as early as his debut short movie, Voices of a Distant Star (ほしのこえ / Hoshi no Koe, 2002), telling a story of two star-crossed lovers separated by time and space, or 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速5センチメートル / Byousoku 5 Centimeter, 2007) with its powerful message about how difficult is it to hold on to your first love. Continue reading “About Themes of Separation During the Twilight Scene in Your Name”

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Kaori did Keep Her Promise to Kousei at the End of Your Lie in April

When discussing ending of Your Lie in April (四月は君の嘘 / Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) from Fall season 2014, to my surprise, I tend to run to an unexpected number of people asking what the lie” from the title is referring to. Leaving the last episode, it didn’t occur to me this was in any way an open question; Continue reading “Kaori did Keep Her Promise to Kousei at the End of Your Lie in April”

Analyzing Re:Zero Anime – What Went Well, What Not So Much & Why Is Rem So Popular (Part 2)

Couple of days ago, I’ve published an article where I’ve discussed some good and some bad aspects of insanely popular Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu from Spring season 2016. As the article grew little out of proportions, I’ve decided to split it into two parts. Continue reading “Analyzing Re:Zero Anime – What Went Well, What Not So Much & Why Is Rem So Popular (Part 2)”

Analyzing Re:Zero Anime – What Went Well, What Not So Much & Why Is It Different (Part 1)

Re:Zero from Spring season 2016 has got to be one of the most talked about shows to come out last year. So it’s not all that surprising that I‘ve seen numerous people talking about it. Yet, a lot of discussions I’ve witnessed left me disappointed somewhat. Continue reading “Analyzing Re:Zero Anime – What Went Well, What Not So Much & Why Is It Different (Part 1)”

Homura Akemi: Test Subject One – thoughts on ending of the first part

If there’s such a thing as the opposite of a clickbait, it’s probably writing blog posts about someone else’s fan fictions. But this is my blog, and if a fan fiction is what bothers my mind, that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.

So today we’ll take closer look at Homura Akemi: Test Subject One, written by PK. Atomyst, a fan fiction based of Winter season 2011 show Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか★マギカ), Continue reading “Homura Akemi: Test Subject One – thoughts on ending of the first part”

Angel Beats! -1st beat- Detailed look at Iwasawa route! PART 2 – Affection

After stopping Iwasawa from singing, she immediately faints, causing whole concert to stop. At this point, I was worried about reactions of other SSS members, especially other members of the band, Iwasawa included. I mean, I did prevent her from disappearing, but purely because I knew it was going to happen because I’ve seen the anime. Continue reading “Angel Beats! -1st beat- Detailed look at Iwasawa route! PART 2 – Affection”

Angel Beats! -1st beat- Detailed look at Iwasawa route! PART 1 – My Song

So I’ve been busy last few days, mostly by playing Angel Beats! -1st beat-, but also (as expected) by reevaluating my entire life and the meaning of the Universe and stuff after I’ve finished the Iwasawa (岩沢) ending. Ah, all those feels… It also got me thinking: what makes a good fiction good fiction? My answer to that question is quite simple, even though it might not by applicable in general. Continue reading “Angel Beats! -1st beat- Detailed look at Iwasawa route! PART 1 – My Song”