Why Evangelion is Optimistic (Legacy Post)

I wrote this over a year ago when I first got into analysis, and I'm surprised how much I like it despite how wordy it is. Eva really meant a lot to me and still informs a lot of my personal philosophy. I enjoyed rereading this and I hope you will too. I would write … Continue reading Why Evangelion is Optimistic (Legacy Post)

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Anime Challenge Day 4 – My Favorite Female Anime Character

Day 3 If the competition for favorite male anime character was a small, local tournament, the female competition is EVO by comparison. Strong in design, personality and what they represent, I won’t be able to justice to them all, so don’t assume word count is proportional to quality. I’ll have an honorable mentions section at … Continue reading Anime Challenge Day 4 – My Favorite Female Anime Character

Why is GunBuster so Good? Somebody Please Tell me

I’ve been planning to watch GunBuster for some time after I learned it is the predecessor to the likes of Evangelion and heard that it contains the prototype for Asuka’s character (the latter of which is questionable at best). Since I clearly love Hideaki Anno, with NGE, EOE, and Kare Kano all holding 10’s for … Continue reading Why is GunBuster so Good? Somebody Please Tell me

It’s Lonely at the Top: On the Woes of Having Perfect Taste

I have perfect taste. It’s perfect not because I’ve been trained in criticism under a master (I haven’t), or because I’ve seen 1000's of anime (I haven’t even broken 100), but because I’m me, and for nearly all intents and purposes my own taste is the only one I need to worry about. If you’re … Continue reading It’s Lonely at the Top: On the Woes of Having Perfect Taste

Kare Kano’s Ecosystem of Development

In “Why Hideaki Anno’s Characters Feel Like Real People”, I described why a constantly adapting and changing character is more compelling than one whose development happens in short spurts. Even more compelling are an entire system of characters that become defined by their interactions with each other. Everything is changing, and reacting to everything else, … Continue reading Kare Kano’s Ecosystem of Development