Don’t Judge Me Until You’ve Walked a Mile in My Shoes (Or Not at All)

Sometimes you forsake depth for having a breadth of characters.  Through eight episodes, that’s been the case with Oreshura, where we have a number of girls vying for Eita’s affections, though we only know a few key points about any of the characters. Paralleling that, the characters also seem to know little about each other. … Read More Don’t Judge Me Until You’ve Walked a Mile in My Shoes (Or Not at All)

Something More: Shinto Sasami-san, Oreshura Allusions, and Ramayana = Journey to the West = DBZ

Jonathan Tappan does a wonderful job of explaining context necessary to understand the Shinto conventions in Sasami-san@Ganbaranai. [FunBlog] Tom Pinchuk ruminates on the importance of religion and spirituality in Dragonball Z. [Anime Vice] Pinchuk also mentioned the topic in a previous post I missed, commented on how DBZ related to the Hindu epic, Ramayana. [Anime Vice]… Read More Something More: Shinto Sasami-san, Oreshura Allusions, and Ramayana = Journey to the West = DBZ

Oreshura, Episode 06: Pride (or Forgetting It in the Name of Love)

I’ve really enjoyed Oreshura – while it’s characters and situations are retreads of retreads, there’s something fun and refreshing about the show, even when it repeats itself, like it did in episode six.  Eita, for a second straight week, puts his pride in the backseat and endures physical pain and embarrassment to defend a “young… Read More Oreshura, Episode 06: Pride (or Forgetting It in the Name of Love)