A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A year ago...I saw the androphobic Inami as representing us... A year ago...I was really into Eden of the East, reviewing the film, "Paradise Lost"... ...and finding Jesus symbolism all over the series. A year ago...I pondered on a violent event in Adachi's Touch... ...and on how the show demonstrates how the ordinary can be… Continue reading A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

Touch and the Life Extraordinary

"Will you give it your best shot?" "Yeah...if I'm in the mood." These words end a short, but important exchange in episode five of Touch, the long-running anime adaptation of the hit manga series by Mitsuru Adachi.  Recently, I revisited Cross Game anime and read the lastest Viz Media release of that series, which led… Continue reading Touch and the Life Extraordinary

Mitsuru Adachi’s Touch: She Had it Coming

Have you ever loved someone so much that you've become violent toward them?  That sounds strange, an oxymoron even.  But it happens all the time - and even if you don't have a spouse or kids, perhaps you have some hidden shamefulness in your past toward a family member, a friend, or a pet. In… Continue reading Mitsuru Adachi’s Touch: She Had it Coming