Posts Tagged Inspiration
Today marks the ten year anniversary of this anime blog. While these archives have rested silently these past three years, I still periodically return to dust off dated impressions and earnest introspection to measure how my anime fandom and behavior has evolved. I originally intended for this blog to challenge myself in four areas, with all four having been completed years ago. However, each time I return, I recognize this blog has a newfound and lasting challenge that I never envisioned: when and how do I say good-bye?Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been 7 years since I started this anime blog. It originally began as a challenge for me: a way to force me to think deeply and critically about anime; to share my thoughts and appreciations of the shows I watch; to develop a voice for my creative writing; and to discover and grow my relationships with other anime enthusiasts. When I look back – as I’ve done with every anniversary post – across these 7 years and 640 other blog posts – I am satisfied with my accomplishments, achieving far more than even my wildest dreams back on December 20, 2010. But the same can’t really be said of the last year, which saw only a single post get penned in the last 12 months. If I were to do a reflection of the year, then I’d simply request that you re-read my thoughts on an anime season that concluded 9 months ago. Instead of looking back at 2017 for this anniversary post, I’ll try something new and look forward to what the future of this blog might look like.Read the rest of this entry »
During whichever week this belongs to: complaints on the detective/mystery work in Danganronpa, how Index continues to undermine Misaka’s character in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S, excitement over distinguishing Fu’s character in Tamayura ~more aggressive~, and a slight but refreshing and welcome change in Monogatari Series Second Season.
Well, isn’t it obvious? What Akiho is doing is much more than just building a giant robot; no, what she is trying to do is something that no mere normal robot can do. Her goal isn’t limited to just constructing a walking steel behemoth but to manifest her hopes and dreams into a living symbol of inspiration, aspiration and astonishment. It is in these giant robots that we find much more than just metal, wires, and plasma weapons with infinite ammo. No, these giant robots serve as a beacon of hope, an ambassador of our dreams, and reflection of how we always strive, or should always strive, for greatness and glory. It is this that makes giant robots more than just giant robots. That and they do look pretty damn awesome. So yes, to answer your question Ms. Vice Principal, it really does have to be a giant robot.
“Nah, sorry, my memory doesn’t go back to 2011…”
This week: underwater visuals in Tsuritama, the intelligence of the Bentenmaru crew in Mouretsu Pirates, a pattern of storytelling that Space Brothers has been relying on, and thoughts on the finale to The Future Diary.