For the past few days, I’ve been struggling with how to explore the larger war in RahXephon. Unlike other shows, RahXephon seems to be difficult for me to break into discrete chunks. Partially, it’s because of how familiar I am with this series. I know how the themes of the war between the Earth and […]Read More The War of Misunderstandings in RahXephon
Man, I’m super late this week. I don’t really have an excuse for it. I went to a holiday party last night and I slept in this morning. That’s about it. Anyway, I’m here on my glorious days off ready to take a belated trip around the Otakusphere. I just put up a post about […]Read More The Otakusphere: Good illnesses, vanishing heroines and a whole lot of honesty
Sweet. At least some of the random people in the random places I hang around in know I am a man of many hobbies. In this entertainment soaked age, I should never be bored. Being bored was so 2002, right? Among my interests is music. I don’t do as good of a job following the […]Read More Yes. I like music and I’m probably bad at this game. But here’s a tag post
One of the temptations I’ve faced as I’ve been watching RahXephon is to compare it to Neon Genesis Evangelion. There are two reasons for that. The first is that everyone compares this show to Eva, even if they’re doing it in a positive light. I’m just as guilty of this as the next person. I […]Read More How RahXephon is more like Gundam than Eva
In between watching RahXephon for the millionth time and watching The Witcher, I’ve been watching a bunch of anime that I’ve missed in the past 10 years. One of the drawbacks of living with a bunch of streaming services available and with video games and a digital card game habit is that I missed out […]Read More Impressions: Garo, Revisions, Parasyte and 91 Days
It’s three days until Christmas. Three. Days. Until. Christmas. Every time I look up from the madness swirling around me, it feels like time raced past me. Wasn’t it just 90 degrees? I know it’s a tired paean from people in their middle years, but it feels like time just gets away from me. It’s […]Read More The Otakusphere: Eldritch abominations, broken hearts and it’s almost Christmas?
As I started watching RahXephon, I struggled with where to start talking about it. The themes in this show really are set in motion at the very start, and weave back onto themselves. There are moments I want to talk about later that will redefine these first few episodes, but I want to stay chronological […]Read More A gilded cage and the girl in the painting in RahXephon
Just shy of a month ago, IGN released an article that was titled “The Best 25 Anime Series of All Time.” Now this list is objectively garbage. If I can be allowed to rant for a second, it is basically the equivalent of making a list of the best 25 video games of a all […]Read More Reflections: Am I just overthinking IGN’s top 25 anime list?
I can still remember the first time I watched the final moments of RahXephon. I remember the dingy college apartment, the hand-me-down couch, the giant CRT television and my brand new combination VCR and DVD player. I had just started renting anime from the comic store in the next town. I remember just being blown […]Read More What I talk about when I talk about RahXephon
So it’s started to get to be that time of year when people start putting out lists. The older and busier I get the more things blur together into a paste of vaguely happy memories. I wonder what you spread vaguely happy memory paste on. Does it go on 99 cent white bread? Probably. The […]Read More The Otakusphere: What everyone else likes this year