Posts Tagged History
Winter 2017 – Season Recap
Posted by avvesione in 2017 Winter, Anime, Season Reviews on April 13, 2017
If you’re wondering where I’ve been, I hibernated this last winter. Seriously.
Great, and now that I’ve answered all your questions, let’s dive right into… wait, the Winter 2017 anime season started already? I guess we can skip the Season Preview and jump right into the First… oh, it’s over now? Wow, that’s uh… well, better late than never, right? Anyway, here are my reflections from the recently completed Winter 2017 anime season.
Spring 2016 – Week 5 Spotlight – The Shanghai International Settlement in Joker Game
Posted by avvesione in 2016 Spring, Anime on May 3, 2016
The fourth episode of Joker Game had an astonishing setting, both in terms of its historical context and for the presentation of its story. Yet, how was such a locale and situation even possible for a plot like this? This episode was set in Shanghai and between 1937 and 1941, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War when Japan was invading and controlling large regions of China. You may be wondering, with war between Japan and China raging across the nation, how was such a setting possible for Joker Game to utilize? How was a military police unit, Chinese revolutionaries, and America and British citizens able to coexist in such a place with such turmoil and conflict? This post on the fourth episode of Joker Game attempts to describe all the details and history of the Shanghai International Settlement and why it was such a remarkable setting for this episode’s narrative.
Spring 2016 – First Impressions (Part 3)
Posted by avvesione in 2016 Spring, Anime, First Impressions on April 12, 2016
This post reviews: Joker Game, Sousei no Onmyouji, Bungou Stray Dogs, Anne Happy, Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, Sakamoto desu ga?, and Shounen Maid.
Winter 2016 – Week 4 Anime Review
Posted by avvesione in 2016 Winter, Anime on February 14, 2016
For Week 4: adoring the transformation and westernization of the setting in Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, the authenticity, weight, and significance of battles in Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, why the letterbox formatting is my favorite directing decision of Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, and disruption in the sense of community in Durarara!!x2 Ketsu.
Spring 2015 – Week 3 Anime Review
Posted by avvesione in 2015 Spring, Anime on April 25, 2015
This week: concerns over the content and direction of Plastic Memories, determining a time and place for Arslan Senki, censorship in Fate/stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, and the wonderful return of Kakyoin in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Egypt Arc.
Spring 2015 – First Impressions (Part 2)
Posted by avvesione in 2015 Spring, Anime, First Impressions on April 20, 2015
This post reviews: Arslan Senki, Nagato Yuki-chan no Soushitsu, Kekkai Sensen, Hibike! Euphonium, and Kyoukai no Rinne.
Winter 2015 – Week 3 Anime Review
Posted by avvesione in 2015 Winter, Anime on February 1, 2015
Last week: analyzing the literary conflict in Yuri Kuma Arashi, appreciating the non-linear yet logical storytelling in Durarara!!x2 Shou, acknowledging the effectiveness of the “business card” introductions in Shirobako, and thoughts on the contrasting fashion and sexual themes in Junketsu no Maria.