My keyboard is pretty bad so sorry about rte typos. I susually spend more time correcting them but it feels inauthentic on a webzone like this one.
Here is a gif I made of a friend of mine
I just got a guestbook please to clic on it and visit
Here is a thing I wrote on the novel Lil;ith
It was frustrating but ultimately fascinating. I did not think highly of the book by the second half but the last two chapters in conjunction did much to redeem the work for me. It became more than a simple parable for christian universalists, it became a work of beauty.
It is the ambiguity of the work that transformed it. "I wait;asleep or awake, I wait." The uncertainty of the narrator after being denied heaven, the introspection and self doubt that was surely the author's as well as his characters', even the horror of ignorance being the defining quality of life;these make me love the book even if I hated parts of it.
My grand list of japanismatiopn
Night on the Galactic Railroad - The less I tell you about this the better. It is the kind of movie that is most felt when you don’t know what you’re getting into.
2. Cat Soup - A charming brilliantly animated story about death and friendship starring cats.
3. Mind Game - This is the only animated movie that really makes me feel exuberant upon completion. It is overwhelmingly joyous and carries a love of life that it perfectly transmits through some of the most audacious animation of the time.
4. Shoujo Kakumei Utena - everything Ikuhara started in Sailor Moon he concluded in this.
5. Belladonna of Sadness - This is just a completely gorgeous work. I can look at it forever.
6. Tatami Galaxy - The first show by Yuasa to have a brilliant ending. I felt the same way about this as I did about Mind Game by the end. This could be in part because the protagonists in the two are remarkably similar.
7. Kaiba - love stories told through the prism of lost identity in a wonderful style reminiscent of Le Petit Prince.
8. Only Yesterday
9. Kemonozume - This show can perfectly shift between genres without becoming inconsistent or incoherent.
10. Galaxy Express 999 (Movie) - This is at least partly nostalgia, but even upon rewatching I think this movie holds up as a perfect example of Rintaro’s direction.
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou - this is incredibly peaceful and getting at the same sense of nostalgia I find in Takashi Miike’s quieter films (Bird People in China, DOA2)
Megazone 23 Part 1
Tokyo Godfathers - an unorthodox choice considering the director’s other works but I feel this is the best animated Satoshi Kon movie. No I will not defend this position.
3000 Leagues in Search of Mother
Sailor Moon - This is like a feminist Elric of Melnibone for japanese middle school girls.
Gauche the Cellist
Dirty Pair - I love the style and characterization of everything. It’s so free and energetic
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - the manga is better but this is still a spectacular film. I love the designs of everything, it’s my favorite Miyazaki.
Serial Experiments Lain
Ouran High School Host Club
Cowboy Bebop - The only anime that I felt really understood the western action movie aesthetic
Interstella 5555 - I watched this because of Leiji Matsumoto and became a fan of daft punk instead of the other way around.
Noiseman Sound Insect - a fifteen minute long music video about music.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Casshern Sins - the background art is some of the best I’ve seen in anything. Like a photojournal of the end of the world.
Genius Party - Some of the best shorts in recent years. Notably, the opening has some of the most beautiful animation I’ve ever seen and I’m really looking forward to anything else its director does.