Obey your government. They have only your best interests at heart.
Yeah, I read Riquinni’s role that way now too, after reading some similar takes on the scene elsewhere. Even with that subtext, it’s poorly handled.
Great review, Proton. I came to Babymetal reasonably recently, a few months prior to the release of their latest album. I’ll never forget the look on my son’s face when he asked what I was listening to and I handed him my headphones. My kids already thought I was weird, but now they know I listen to Squeaky Japanese… Read more
I’d say I definitely “get” this film more as an adult than I did as a teenager, but that one scene does spoil it a great deal. Even when it is removed, the film makes less sense as a result. Apart from that, it’s very worthwhile.
Perhaps it was just in the UK so that it could reach a wider audience. The BBFC has a lot of clout here, and ratings have more legal weight in the UK than in the US, though you could argue the BBFC’s stance has softened on many things with time. The 2015 uncut dvd/blu-ray release is still rated 15 here though, whereas… Read more
As much as I also love the old things, the advent of digital 2D animation has allowed anime to explode in volume with greatly reduced production costs and faster turnover times. In some ways this is bad in that it contributes to a tsunami of content and overwork of animation staff, but it has helped anime to… Read more
I’m very happy that this is cheap and easy to pick up now. Gainax made a habit later on of avoiding easy closure on their stories. I’m still unsure if this is deliberate or they just don’t know how to end stories satisfyingly. Gurran Lagann mostly excepted, it has an awesome ending, apart from I don’t like the… Read more
I’ve still got a heap of them in a box in my attic. No VHS player for them though...
You’re right, I should probably have qualified that statement with “compared to many modern horrifically bug-eyed anime character designs with orbital volumes the size of soccer balls”.
I know this article doesn’t look too spoiler-heavy, but I’ll save this to read once I’ve gotten round to watching the show. I picked up the blu-ray cheap recently, this show’s been on my radar for a while. I liked Trigun and Gungrave, both from the same author/artist so you’ve just given me an excuse to move it up… Read more
I’ll look forwards to reviewing it soon. Hopefully before I write my Winter 2020 season postmortem article. Got a few other things cooking too.
No problem, I’m happy that you wrote an article about one of my favourite games.
I absolutely loved this game, even from the beginning. I loved the eerie feeling of loneliness that it conjured, wandering empty planets and occasionally bumping into weird aliens who spoke in gibberish. Now it’s very different and they’ve added so much *stuff*. It’s definitely improved, but that lonely feeling has… Read more
Yeah! That guy who got frozen internally and externally at the end should have been liquidised mush after he defrosted, not alive and mobile enough to be led away in handcuffs (it was shown in passing that he survived). Todoroki definitely attempted murder there. Unless the guy had an extra, unmentioned “survive… Read more