Space Patrol Luluco: Normalcy and First Love

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Luluco is your average middle school girl, and like many middle schoolers, there are two things which she most desires: to fit in and to be viewed as normal, and to experience love. At its heart Space Patrol Luluco is a coming of a age story like any other, albeit seen through the lens of Hiroyuki Imaishi and Trigger shenanigans, but it says some interesting things about what it means to be “normal” and to fall in love as middle schooler. Continue reading

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Koe no Katachi and Nails That Stick Out

 

I recently re-read the first volume of 聲の形 (Koe no Katachi,) which depicts the bullying of Nishimiya, an elementary school girl who is deaf. When I first read this comic, it simply struck me how cruel the classmates were for their harassment of Nishimiya, but this time something else caught my attention: the burden which Nishimiya brings upon her class. Due to her deafness, she relies on her classmates to inform her what the teacher is says in his lectures, she slows down the lectures themselves when she’s called on, and she even ruins the chances of the girl’s choir club to win a competition. (As her choir instructor says in a bit of an understatement, 「硝子ちゃんが少しオンチなの」.) In other words, she brings down the group as a whole due to her disability. Continue reading

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Backlog: そにアニ、Super Sonico The Animation

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When Super Sonico: The Animation first aired, I challenged myself to write a blog post about the first episode. Continue reading

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Animal Farm: The Film to Out-Disney Disney

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Written by myself, Lucille M. Hatfield, for a class on the history of animation.

“The British out-Disney Disney,”  was what one newspaper said of Animal Farm when it was first released in 1954 as the first animated feature film to come out of Great Britain. Continue reading

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12 Days of Anime, #11: An obsessive onii-chan

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So I’m in the back seat of a car in the middle of my two brothers, as the family is driving to our Grandmas’ to celebrate Thanksgiving. Continue reading

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12 Days of Anime, #12: A wonderful trainwreck.

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This, my friends, is the face of a champion.

Rail Wars! was a decent show. Continue reading

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Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu, Ep 1–6: To become that which you love

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Earlier this year I attended both of Hiroyuki Kanbe’s panels that he hosted at FanimeCon. Continue reading

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