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My DVD and manga collection

So, I decided to do something a little different today. I wanted to show part of my DVD and manga collection. I still have many things back at my parents place, like way too many volumes of the Naruto manga, but all of my favorite things are here. And since we’re all stuck inside, I… Continue reading My DVD and manga collection

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The end of a (very short) era: O.K. K.O ends with an understanding of how finales work

O.K. K.O.: Let’s Be Heroes was not one of my favorite shows. It never really drew me in; but either way, it’s sad to see a show end before it’s time. I’ve seen the last few episodes, and some parts felt kind of rushed. There was never really any kind of closure to the whole… Continue reading The end of a (very short) era: O.K. K.O ends with an understanding of how finales work

Film

Porco Rosso is one Ghibli’s oddest but most enjoyable films

Porco Rosso (1992) was Ghibli Fest's May film. Directed by Miyazaki, the film was originally planned to be a short inflight film for Japan Airlines. Eventually, it was decided that the movie would be a feature film shown in theaters. The airline still invested in the endeavor. This is the reason why the opening text is… Continue reading Porco Rosso is one Ghibli’s oddest but most enjoyable films

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Aggretsuko, a cartoon about subversions and a tale about the millennial woman

Netflix’s Aggretsuko (Aggressive Retsuko) is a rare gem in animation: a show aimed towards an older demographic but doesn’t rely on raunchy humor or racial/sexist/homophobic stereotypes for laughs. It raises interesting points on the issues women, particularly Japanese women, face in the workplace while remaining lighthearted, funny, and genuinely entertaining. The characters are three-dimensional, and… Continue reading Aggretsuko, a cartoon about subversions and a tale about the millennial woman