Archived Series: 2019

Winter 2019

Boogiepop and Others

Tracing influences — Boogiepop and Monogatari

Mob Psycho 100 Season 2

What I talk about when I talk about Mob Psycho 100 (and how first impressions can be completely wrong)

The quiet spaces of Reigen Arataka and Mob Psycho 100

The Promised Neverland

The flowers of The Promised Neverland

The camera of The Promised Neverland

Tracking Ray in The Promised Neverland Episode 4

Exploring The Promised Neverland’s Dystopia

Lighting in The Promised Neverland Episode 6

Who is Phil? How The Promised Neverland plays with expectations.

The anatomy of a turning point: more on cinematography in The Promised Neverland

Visual paneling in The Promised Neverland Episode 9

It takes three — the main trio of The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland’s Dystopia Revisited

Spring 2019

Carole and Tuesday

Carole and Tuesday and how we talk about music

Mix: Meisei Story

Nostalgia, Touch, and Mix: Meisei Story


A slightly-too-early primer of Kunihiko Ikuhara’s Sarazanmai

Kappa, kawasou (otters), Mawaru Penguindrum, and more Sarazanmai speculation

Good morning! Sara-zanmai speculation and Ikuhara Greek choruses

You and I are connected by A — Sarazanmai Episode 1

Who is Harukappa? — Random thoughts on the visuals of Sarazanmai Episode 1

Call the cops, no not the regular cops — Sarazanmai Episode 2

I want to [㋐] but I don’t want to [B] — Sarazanmai Episode 3

SARAtto Report! — Sara’s messages in Sarazanmai Episodes 1-2

Because I Love Him — Sarazanmai Episode 4

SARAtto Report! — Sara’s messages in Sarazanmai Episodes 3-4

You and I are supposed to be connected — Sarazanmai Episode 5

Together they are Sarazanmai — a Reo and Mabu (and Sara) speculation masterpost

Thank you for choosing me — Sarazanmai Episode 6

SARAtto Report! — Sara’s messages in Sarazanmai Episodes 5-6

Days that are over will not continue to last if you try to construct the past — Sarazanmai Episode 7

In defense of Sarazanmai’s Enta Jinai (sort of)

Let’s meet again at Azumabashi, field of desires — Sarazanmai Episode 8

You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed — Sarazanmai Episode 9

Let’s sing an endless song for the sake of this shitty society — Sarazanmai Episode 10

Zoku Owarimonogatari

Through the looking-glass and what Koyomi Araragi found there