I restarted this blog in September 2019 with the mission of analyzing shows. I hesitate to call them deep dives, but I will call them medium dives into shows that I’m interested in. They are kind of haphazard, but they’re easier to do as I watch the show rather than trying to do it after the fact.
Here is a listing of the shows, and the posts that I have made.
The Big O
Batman, Art Deco Robots and Anime History: This is the Big O
Nightingales, Black Forests and Western Symbols in The Big O
Welcome to the best post-apocalypse
Thank you, Bonny Frasier. The best character in The Big O
Wait? Women can be in Big Robot Shows?
Are a girl and her cat enough to redeem women in The Big O?
The Beck Dilemma: The most irritating character in The Big O
The Big O is a strangely somber series
The Odds and Ends of The Big O
Robot, interrupted. A goodbye to The Big O
What I talk about when I talk about Eva
We are all Shinji Ikari. Why Hideaki Anno hates you (and himself)
Is Misato Katsuragi a pedophile or a parent?
Sad Shinji in the rain and other pretty pictures from Neon Genesis Evangelion
Through a PRISM darkly. How Edward Snowden and Evangelion collide
The many glasses of Gendo Ikari
Is Rei Ayanami a doll or a real girl?
Asuka Langley Soryu is Shinji’s only girlfriend
Here’s where I talk about Freud and Evangelion
What would it mean if Evangelion is a new gospel?
Shinji Ikari is a giant cockroach. Where Evangelion and Franz Kafka meet
This is the dark heart of Evangelion
Is Shinji Ikari really an anti-hero?
Rei Ayanami’s journey from being a doll to a real girl — a tale of hospital beds and glasses
Shinji Perfect or the only real angel: The riddle of Kaoru
The Odds and Ends of Evangelion
Will I ever learn to love you, Eva?
What I talk about when I talk about RahXephon
A gilded cage and the girl in the painting in RahXephon
How RahXephon is more like Gundam than Eva
The War of Misunderstandings in RahXephon
The Story of Two Girls and Trauma in RahXephon
The Ice Prince and His Brother The Sun in RahXephon
The Bluebird of Sadness in RahXephon
Why we need to stop comparing characters in RahXephon to Evangelion
Rejecting the letterboxed world in RahXephon
Is RahXephon a mecha show?
If you meet the RahXephon on the road, do you kill it?
The portrait of an artist as a young man in RahXephon
The tragedy in Episode 19 of RahXephon
A Boy, his Pet Rock and Makoto Isshiki’s Operation Downfall in RahXephon
I may just get you Haruka Shitow
The Odds and Ends of RahXephon
The Cry of Hope at the End of RahXephon
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
What I talk about when I talk about Haruhi (or how Haruhi was supposed to save us all)
Why you shouldn’t trust Kyon and why you have to
Is Haruhi a manic pixie dream girl?
Haruhi is on pause at the moment. I may return to it.
Galaxy Express 999
All Aboard the Galaxy Express 999
Lotus Eaters and Steam Trains: The Myth of the Galaxy Express
Food zombies and wildflowers: Galaxy Express 999 and poverty
Maetel kills them all?
The space train of Winesburg: Galaxy Express 999 and grotesques
The Odds and Ends of Galaxy Express 999 Part 1
Skeletons, murder and tragedy? More Galaxy Express 999
The Angriest Planet in Galaxy Express 999
Getting rich on Ecological Disaster in Galaxy Express 999
Ghost people don’t get free will in Galaxy Express 999
The Mysterious Maetel in Galaxy Express 999
Love in the time of Existentialism in Galaxy Express 999
Dying free or living a slave in Galaxy Express 999
To push the rock or not in Galaxy Express 999
The Odds and Ends of Galaxy Express Part 2
My plan is to update this list regularly.
Along with the analysis posts, every week I put up a post that is full of links about other interesting posts that I find in the Otakusphere.
Occasionally, I make a concerted effort to do some research and put together an informed opinion. These are listed under In My View. My less informed opinions are listed under Reflections.
On a rare occasion, I share my opinions about a show. You can find those listed under Impressions.
If you want to reach me on Twitter, I’m at @Cameron_Probert. I’m happy to talk.
And, as always, thanks for reading.