It has some spots that haven’t aged well (fantasy racism!), but this is definitely the best encapsulation of 90s anime trends and emotional beats with a minimal amount of bullshit, if you’ve ever wanted to watch something throwback. I still like it a lot.
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The movie so nice it deserved visiting twice, with a guest who fully appreciates its charms.
Representation matters. This is a fairly well-established fact, from media criticism to scientific studies. Depending on where you grow up, you might have your view of whole groups of people shaped by media before you ever meet them in person, and seeing people living different lives from yours […]
I’ll stop beating this drum when people stop calling this a “boy meets (cis) girl” story.
This movie came right the fuck out of nowhere and it is the most bugfuck weirdo flick I’ve ever seen. It was fabulous.
This is a pretty slim season for new series–lot of sequels and continuations. And it’s winter, which is always sort of the dump season anyway. Still, there’s a few potential gems.
This one’s a soul-crusher folks. And we’re experienced in reading this crap.