Archived Series: 2016


Boku Dake ga Inai Machi

Life is strange in the town where only I am missing.

Dear My Future: Boku Dake ga Inai Machi and Orange

Digimon Tri

Digimon (and Digimon Tri) on “Growing Up”


Rene Magritte in Koyomimonogatari Episode 1

Mongatari Collection: Koyomimonogatari

Macross Delta

Welcome to Walkure: In search of SDF Macross and Lynn Minmay in Macross Delta

She and Her Cat

She and Her Cat

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

The Winds of Change: Furin in Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu


Bungou Stray Dogs

Bungou Stray Dogs and Takuya Igarashi’s Visual Comedy

Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gunsou THE LAST SONG

Concrete Revolutio and the Unsolvable Paradox: Super Jaguar and Detective Shiba

Concrete Revolutio and Stating the Obvious

To All of You (Again) — In Defense of Concrete Revolutio’s Non-Linear Timeline

Flying Witch

‘Cause there’s no nicer witch than you — The Visuals and Magic of Flying Witch

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

Crazy, Noisy, Bizarre Town: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure on a Smaller Scale

It came from inside the house: JoJo’s and the 90’s horror movie

Scenes from an Italian restaurant — more on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and horror


The New Adolescence of Studio Trigger: Kiznaiver and Space Patrol Luluco

The Flower Language of the Kiznaiver Women

Butterfly in Reverse: Kiznaiver’s Emotional Development

Nothinglings: Emotional Connections in Space Patrol Luluco and Kiznaiver

Revisiting the Flower Language of Kiznaiver

Macross Delta

Freyja Wion the First: Macross Delta and AKB0048

Kyun, kyun, I am a pilot: Mirage Farina Jenius


What’s in a name? Mayoiga and internet handles.

Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III

A Return to Sailor Moon Crystal

Space Patrol Luluco

“Kids can’t choose the adults in their lives.” Luluco and FLCL’s Ninamori

Don’t Lose Your Way: fanservice and Space Patrol Luluco

Space Patrol Luluco and my shitty first love



The Visuals of Amanchu!’s Opening Sequence

Love Live! Sunshine

Summer Stock: Love Live Sunshine

New Game!

New Game! and my first “real job”


Visual Direction in Orange

Exploring the Visuals of Orange’s Future Timeline


Flip Flappers

Cocona’s Emptiness in Flip Flappers

Flip Flappers — Pure Illusion and the Painter

Flip Flappers’ Courtship of Cocona

Who is Bu? Behind Flip Flappers’ Annoying, Ubiquitous Robot

Pieces of Yayaka: Flower Language in Flip Flappers

Breaking Promises in Flip Flappers

The Breadcrumb Trail in Flip Flappers — the Witch

Another Breadcrumb Trail in Flip Flappers — Color Theory

Flip Flappers and the Painting

Yayaka’s World (and a few stray thoughts on Flip Flappers’ Pure Illusion)

Girlish Number

Girlish Number’s Chitose Karasuma as the Modern-day Lina Lamont

March Comes In Like a Lion

Rei Kiriyama’s Curtains — Lighting in March Comes In Like a Lion

Sound! Euphonium Season 2

Mizore’s World in Sound! Euphonium

For Whom Do You Play? Sound Euphonium’s Seven and a Half Minutes of Music

Yuri!!! On Ice

Yuri!!! On Ice On Social Media and Ephemerality 

Another Frame of Reference (Yuri!!! On Ice and Social Media Part Two)

It’s JJ Style! — A New Year’s Day Yuri!!! On Ice Post