Previous We’ve arrived: the nadir of the book. I’ve convinced no small amount of trusting, unwary souls to try this rollercoaster of a series. Every one found different characters and themes that appealed to them, but without fail they reported having difficulty with this stretch of pages. Why? […]
Here’s the last round of the Fushigi Yugi rewatch I took part in. While it’s not a particularly important series to me, and its fuckups wound deeper than some, it’s still a series that does a few things very, very well–and deserves more credit than it gets for […]
Never has so much money been poured into art of a man lovingly nuzzling a toilet seat. Repeatedly. While backed by the finest of campy 90s dubs.
This essay was commissioned by abby-something. Want me to write about something you find interesting? You can find out more about commissions here. A guy walks into a studio. “I have a great idea,” he says. “The Parisian catacombs are spooky, right? How come nobody’s ever shot a […]
DEVILMAN crybaby has been tearing up the internet since it dropped a few weeks ago, sparking conversation about its use of sex, violence, horror, and taboo to tell a story about love and the end of the world. Not an inconsiderable amount of that discussion was centered around the […]
Previous If you’re wondering why it’s been a little while since the last recap, it’s because this section requires a certain amount of mental steeling to face. Not because it is particularly more horrible than other parts of this book (though at points it is, because it revolves […]
It is only this go-round that I realized why this movie holds up better than most post-Scream meta slashers.
I talked about Gankutsuou’s handling of teen crushes on adults last week, but here’s a more extensive discussion on age-gap relationships with Dee and Caitlin: the ethical, the bad, and the normalizing. Oh, and the “that doesn’t actually fall under this pernicious problem.” (I can’t believe I forgot […]
Yup, I watched it. And dug it…after a fashion. Woof, that first half is pretty rough, huh? Anyway, I had a chat about it with CR editor Peter and longtime Devilman fan/Anime Nostalgia Podcast host Dawn. I HAVE MANY FEELINGS ABOUT GAY SATAN AND SPIDER LESBIAN.
After the Rain has sparked many a conversation about the lines between ethical fantasy, how age gap media is targeted (and how you can tell), and the romanticizing or normalizing of potentially predatory behavior. Many have argued that AtR is a light and harmless fantasy show meant to […]