I’m in the middle of watching Mawaru Penguindrum, which is shaping up to be my kind of show—fantastically weird, formalist and borderline nonsensical. It centers on three orphaned siblings: Kanba, Shoma and Himari. Himari is, unfortunately, suffering from some some sort of unspecified terminal illness, which takes her life during an outing to an aquarium.… Read More Penguindrum: Destiny, or…?
Disclaimer: COLOSSAL SPOILERS BELOW! (See what I did there?) If you have only watched the Attack on Titan anime and are not caught up to the current manga, please turn away now and save yourself some suffering.
Imagine a re-telling of Death Note where Light has a conscience, Ryuk is cute, and those “lucky” few with Shinigami angels over their shoulders participate in the Holy Grail War, a la Fate Stay Night. Imagine no further. It’s a thing. Platinum End, dream duo Tsugumi Ohba’s and Takeshi Obata’s latest brainchild, hit the Jump… Read More Between the Panels: A Reason to Live (Ch. 1)
Watching episode eight of Lupin III, “Everyone Meets Again, the Trump Plan,” reminded me of the ill-effects of superstition. Lupin, Fujiko, Jigen, and Goemon all participate in stealing a millionaire’s playing card set, which used to be owned by Napoleon. You see, Napoleon’s victories came about through him having the cards, and he lost them… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Magical Card Decks