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Voices of a Distant Underworld

Voices of a Distant Underworld

I think the divisiveness of the response to Shinkai Makoto‘s latest film, Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo is very interesting, and it perhaps paints a picture of a set of expectations that fandom has for him that he still hasn’t quite met. Personally, I thought Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo was a great film but my precise […]

A Reflection on a Decade

A Reflection on a Decade

Near the beginning of this decade, I looked at the anime medium as a source of fresh ideas full of creativity and passion, completely unlike the everyday drivel that filled the American airwaves. For the first few years when I feasted on the cream of the crop my belief was seemingly reaffirmed. As my internet […]