Archived Series: 2018

Winter 2018

A Place Further Than the Universe

Atsuko Ishizuka’s clever use of social media in A Place Further than the Universe

“Loved ones will always watch over you” — letters in Violet Evergarden and A Place Further than the Universe

After the Rain

Musings on After the Rain and Twin Peaks

The lines drawn between us — cinematography in After the Rain

Darling in the Franxx

“Parasites” in Darling in the Franxx (and robot name flower meanings)

“A paradise within thee, happier far” — Strelitzia in Darling in the Franxx

Prunus Cerasus and self-pollenization —more flower names in Darling in the Franxx

The Flower Language of the Darling in the Franxx Women

The Golden Bough and Darling in the Franxx

Devilman Crybaby

Snapdragons and flower language in Devilman Crybaby

Violet Evergarden

Victorian flower language and Violet Evergarden

The written word and more Victorian-era trappings in Violet Evergarden

A person worthy of that name: Violet Evergarden (and more Victorian flower language)

The White Camellia Princess and the Red Rose Prince (and Violet Evergarden)

Violet Evergarden and the Power of the Written Word 

Spring 2018

Persona 5: The Animation

Break in to Break Out: the perfect Persona 5 adaptation

Steins;Gate 0

Stepping back into the Steins;Gate time machine

Uma Musume Pretty Derby

Determinism and . . . horse girls? Uma Musume Pretty Derby

Summer 2018

Banana Fish

For Eiji— with Love and Squalor (Banana Fish first impressions)

Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight

To be a center — Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight Episode 1 

The Star Knows — Junna Hoshimi’s dueling stage in Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight

Position zero, this is Tendou Maya: establishing the Takarazuka status quo in Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight

Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight and the Mystery of Daiba Nana

Our “Starlight” — more Takarazuka influences in Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight

Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight, sparkles, and the comic relief episode

Let us only walk the flower road: in defense of Kaoruko Hanayagi

Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight and the Mystery of Daiba Nana (Part 2, more Takarazuka criticism)

“Fly Me to the Star” — tracking the iterations of Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight’s ending sequence

To be a stage girl: the fall of Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight’s Hikari Kagura

Banana’s “Starlight:” Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight Episode 9

The Melancholy of a Musumeyaku — Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight’s Claudine Saijou

The Melancholy of a Musumeyaku (Part Two) — Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight’s Karen Aijou

The Disappearance of Hikari Kagura

The true giraffe was inside of us all along (or the Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight finale)

When Past was Future: the goddesses of Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight’s ‘Starlight’

Autumn 2018

Bloom Into You

The flower language of Bloom Into You (Sayaka, Koyomi, and Akari)

The flower language of Bloom Into You (Touko and Yuu)

SSSS.Gridman

In the summertime: yet another post on the atmosphere and cinematography of SSSS.Gridman

We are who our backpacks say we are (or not) — SSSS.Gridman and color-coded archetypes

Welcome to Akane-ism — SSSS.Gridman

Closing thoughts on Rikka and Akane’s relationship in SSSS.Gridman

Tsurune

Creating Otherworldly Spaces (Visual Storytelling in Tsurune Part 1)

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