Only in Dreams

March 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

I actually wasn’t all that blown away by Miyazaki Hayao’s The Wind Rises when I saw it in theaters. Sure, it’s a beautiful movie made with craft out of a lifetime of hard work, but I just couldn’t settle myself entirely with its apolitical outlook on wartime activities and its conflation of Jiro Horikoshi with Miyazaki’s own father. Still, it includes one of my favorite touches in any anime ever: the friendship between Jiro and Giovanni Battista Caproni. More than anything, I like the friendship because it’s shown only in Jiro’s dreams, making it something like a fictive friendship.

Jiro chases Count Caproni in The Wind Rises

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Wednesdays Watching Anime – Princess Jellyfish

March 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

This week, we’re talking about the OP for Princess Jellyfish, “Koko Dake no Hanashi” by chatmonchy!

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Wednesdays Watching Anime – Cromartie High School

March 19, 2015 § 1 Comment

We’re a day late, but this week, we’re talking about the OP for Cromartie High School, “Jun” by Yoshida Takuro!

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Wednesdays Watching Anime – Bleach

March 11, 2015 § 2 Comments

I’m back, with a new idea for a weekly post. We at the Crab-Flower Club are going to watch anime OPs and EDs in order to write reviews on them. The background and initial analysis will probably be my doing, and then Katie will bat cleanup.

Our first selection is… Bleach OP1, “*~Asterisk~” by Orange Range!

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