Before the big drama in episode 19 & 20 happens, this is what we know about Chihaya:
1. She really, really wants to sing.
2. She has some vague family problems.
3. Occasionally she has dreams, flashbacks or memories of something really dramatic that happened to her, but they’re too vague to really tell what’s going on.
That’s not much, is it? Turns out it’s not enough. Continue reading
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You stalk around in the shadows, looking for unsuspecting candidates. You drag young girls into things they’re not prepared for. You put their life at stake in fights against otherworldly abominations. You knowingly send them into an emotional downwards spiral, eventually resulting in them transforming into monsters. You fundamentally alter the path of a species and of an entire planet. You do all this for the “greater good”. It’s very easy to hate you for this, yet I find myself strangely attracted to you. Continue reading
I don’t know if me watching less anime this week is because I started blogging again, because the holidays stop or because the blurbs this week are a bit longer, but whatever it is, it seems to be working. Continue reading
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Tagged *sighs*, anime sucks at humour, disturbing character alarm, dopey faces, everybody dies, Flowers of Evil, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, it's a list, Karneval, karuta, literally vaporised, losing all sight of reality, Majestic Prince, numbered failures, oRAGEimo, overanalyzing things, overreliance on archetypes, peaceful space colony attacked by evil warriors, psychological exploration, red data girl, shooting coloured dots in the sky, super robot vs real robot, there's never enough SHINING SAOTOME!, Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love TWO THOUSAND PER CENT, Valvrave the Liberator, Who is this Mimiko anyway?, Zombie Gundam
„[...] In order to write a perfect ending for a story you have to twist the laws of cause and effect, reverse black and white, and even possess a power to move in the opposite direction from the rule of the universe. Only a heavenly and chaste soul that can sing carols of praise towards humanity can save the story. To write a story with a perfect ending is a double challenge to the author’s body and soul.“ – Urobuchi Gen, Fate/Zero afterword
(spoilers for the Madoka TV series and Psycho Pass up to episode 11 may be closer than the moon) Continue reading
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Tagged big and scary words, disturbing character alarm, Mimiko died for our sins, Mimiko of the Alley of the Shadow of Death, Psycho Pass, Puella Magi Madoka Magika, quotes aren't pretentious, right?, spoiler tag ABANDON ALL HOPE, Urobuchi Gen