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Kaguya-sama: Relentless War

Kaguya-sama: Love is War uses stubborn characterization and expressive animation to demonstrate the frivolity of dating.

Cells Not at All at Work!

I grill the shortcomings of the popular "Cells at Work!".

Maid Dragons: More Than Just a Meme

I highlight the anthropological aspects behind Miss Kobayashi's Maid Dragon to make a small comment on the state of the anime industry.

NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke: Environmental Disillusionment

I compare the environmental commentary of two Studio Ghibli films and that of two Western animated films to analyze the former's unique conveyance of theme.

Ghost in the Shell: Descartes in 2029 Japan

I use the classic 1995 film Ghost in the Shell as a challenge to an Enlightenment thinker's understanding of consciousness and existence.

Hal and Colorful: The Power of the Twist

I take Hal and Colorful as examples of how films can use twists to expand their meaning and value.

Grave of the Fireflies: A Revision of WWII Japanese Revisionism

I explore Seita's allegorical role in the classic Studio Ghibli film Grave of the Fireflies.

Hal: Flipping the Script of the Android Death Narrative

I introduce a new, more brief series of postings for anime I write about in class by using Hal (2013 film) as a pilot.

A Live Example of Missed Opportunities and Severe Misinterpretations

I explain why the shortcomings of School-Live! and the clear superiority of its source material upset me so much.

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