- Bless hasn’t seen Neon Genesis Evangelion yet and that’s fine. With so much anime bombarding us every season, this is one story of choosing shows with intention. (Back when I watched Eva, it was one of the only VHS tapes I could pick!)
- “Anime can be appealing because it so often accepts that the world is ending — and then offers solutions.” Rollin Bishop on the hope inherent in Your Name. Spoiler warning!
- Also: Ollie at Forbes interviewed RADWIMPS, the band that scored the musical soundtrack for Your Name. “The music changed the story, the lines, and if [a] new scene was created, we changed the music.”
- I did an interview with Katy at Yattatachi about my life and stuff! Nothing longtime readers haven’t heard me talk about one billion times.
- Why Anime? Josh’s blog post is pretty old, but it’s on a topic I think about a bunch. I mean, I barely watch Western movies, so why is my attention span suddenly long enough to binge an anime season? What makes it special?
- Is this anime feminist or not? Caitlin suggests some more articulate means of criticism than “I don’t know, it has girls in it.” By the way, Anime Feminist has put out their spring reviews, reminding me that feminists can have a sense of humor.
- Finally, I just discovered this dumb meme in which people overlay unrelated images on top of the Evangelion opening. This Seinfeld one is the best of the bunch.
Screencap via Evangelion.