Entering onto the Grand Stage

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts
— William Shakespeare, As You Like It

So what’s up people!

This is my first blog post and entry into the blogging sphere (would the Anisphere be appropriate here, since this is an anime-focused blog?). Hopefully I’ll be updating this semi-regularly with original content (as in posting my own stuff at least a couple times a month). My first big project in the works will be an analysis of the Kara no Kyoukai movie series, which hopefully will start going up in the next couple weeks. Posts on Hyouka and Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) are also congealing around somewhere, and I may end up doing reviews of other shows as well. It’s also likely I’ll be venting my frustration at Little Busters! at some point in the future, although whether that will involve an original post or links to a bunch of other blogs which have expressed similar feelings is still undecided as of now. Other than that, expect re-posts from other blogs I enjoy (see sidebar).

Kara no Kyoukai water scene

ufotable just threw so much “water porn” into Kara no Kyoukai. But holy sh*t WAS IT GLORIOUS.

To kick things off, rather than blogging about something myself, I’d rather direct any new readers to a couple other blog posts I’ve particularly enjoyed recently.

1. Check out Altair and Vega’s Death and the Maiden post (if you’re unfamiliar with Chuunibyou and Little Busters!, here are the links to their Wikipedia articles). I thought it was a nice and thoughtful article (the fact that I share similar opinions about the two shows also helped) about how death is treated across different mediums, using Chu2b and LB! as examples.

C2B-3

Talk about moe – putting Rikka, who’s already ridiculously cute, in a cheerleader outfit. Too strong.
In all seriousness though, the show is quite good.
Taken from episode 3.

2. Since I can’t reblog any posts from Moe Sucks (they’re all pretty great), I encourage everyone to subscribe. Here’s some great recent examples with Sword Art Online (although I love the show I can’t argue with everything E-minor points out) and his/her Shoujo Roundup of the Week segment is pretty great.

Kirito’s got it tough…except one of them’s dead. Oh well, small details!
KiritoxAsuna is still an awesome couple regardless. Very rarely in shows have I seen a couple get together and consistently stay together (and be extremely loyal to each other, if a bit sappy), and it’s one of the reasons I liked SAO as much as I did. The ALO arc currently has the ‘imouto but not really’ thing going on, and not as much ‘Asuna saving’ as I’d like, so I’m a bit less enthusiastic about it at the moment.
Source: Peter Payne’s tumblr. Forget where he got it from though. Probably pixiv.

3. Isn’t it Electrifying? also has some good stuff. It’s analysis of Shinsekai yori in particular is great, as it draws upon a lot of outside (and literary) sources pertaining to Buddhism and Hinduism, most of which I had no idea about.

Shisekai yori

At first I was like “lol those fangirls”. And then it happened.
O_O
Source: http://www.zerochan.net/1282863

Anyways, that’s that, so I’ll be signing off for now. Hopefully cooler stuff will follow in the future!

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3 responses to “Entering onto the Grand Stage

  1. No one’s posted on this one yet? Allow me, then. Everything is looking great so far. Cool stuff has indeed proven to be cool, and I am looking forward to more from you.

    Good luck with writing!

  2. I wish you look if your first posts are going to attempt to analyze Kara no Kyoukai. Even after watching those movies several times, I still have trouble wrapping my head around them. It’ll be interesting to see if anybody shares my thoughts on what “it’s all about.” Despite their popularity, there really isn’t a whole lot of writing about them in the anisphere.

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