When I started writing this series, I always thought there would be a point where I would write a post about Chiaki Konaka. For the people who might not now who Chiaki Konaka is. I’ve always considered him a lightweight Mamoru Oshii. He’s the mastermind behind Serial Experiments Lain, Texnolyze and Ghost Hound. There is […]Read More Robot, interrupted. A goodbye to The Big O
So I just finished the final episode of The Big O. While I’m putting my thoughts together about the series, and what it means to me now, there are a lot of random ideas that I have floating around out there. I don’t think any one, in particular, is enough to write a full blog […]Read More The Odds and Ends of The Big O
“With the Big O, I wanted to provide 6-year-olds a hero they could look up to that still can be appreciated by adults, instead of a hero they can easily identify with. I wanted to give them a hero they can dream of growing up and becoming. My goal was to create an anime that […]Read More The Big O is a strangely somber series
I’ve reached a dilemma about The Big O. Is Beck the worst character in the show, or is he a victim of its truncated 13-episode run? I realize with this post I’m going to be writing about another thing wrong with this show. To be honest though, there is so much good about all of […]Read More The Beck Dilemma: The most irritating character in The Big O
“It’s clear as day. He needed and wanted someone to rescue him.” — R. Dorothy Waynewright, The Big O episode 8, Missing Cat When I wrote my last post, I was sure that I had something nailed. In the first seven episodes of The Big O, Dorothy Waynewright is, to borrow an allusion, a mechanical […]Read More Are a girl and her cat enough to redeem women in The Big O?