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Winter 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Winter 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Nearly four complete seasons has gone by without what I consider to be a truly great anime. For 2010, I declared that there was no “best of”; that all the shows were good but there was not one great show that stood above the rest. Because of that, I have been pessimistic about the direction […]

Fractale and the Myth of Post-Scarcity Utopia

Fractale and the Myth of Post-Scarcity Utopia

There’s been much discussion surrounding Fractale and its setting. 2DT over at 2D-Teleidoscope has postulated that Fractale falls into the sub-genre of science fiction that concerns itself with post-scarcity dystopia, and TIF proposed a Marxist reading of the show. Let’s take a look at these claims in more detail.

Winter 2011: First Thoughts

Winter 2011: First Thoughts

I can’t have too many complaints from what I’ve seen so far from this season. Summer 2010 was an atrocity against anime, while Fall 2010 had a few titles with potential, but no truly great series. This season has been one of the more promising for a while, with the likes of Madoka Magica, Wandering […]