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”

Did Charlotte learn from mistakes made in Angel Beats! ?

So, I’ve made that mistake again yesterday – I watched some of Maeda Jun’s (麻枝准) works without package of tissues prepared within my reach. And I’ve sure regretted it at the end of 7th episode of Charlotte. You might be nodding your head in agreement right now, or you have no idea what am I talking about. Continue reading “Did Charlotte learn from mistakes made in Angel Beats! ?”