Henshin Dekinai: The Doomed Queen is Doomed No More

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Years ago, I was introduced to the concept of a “doomed queen” in my LGBT+ Literature class. It came in the form of Andrew Holleran’s fictional novel, Dancer From The Dance, which, if you don’t know, is sort of like an updated version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby set in New York City and Fire Island. Both works … Continue reading Henshin Dekinai: The Doomed Queen is Doomed No More

Why “Wakaba Flourishing” is a Masterful Episode

Source: Episode 20, Revolutionary Girl Utena By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers It’s difficult to pick one episode of Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997) as my favorite because they all lend weight to the overall story and the themes. Removing one, even the silliest such as “The Cowbell of Happiness,” feels wrong. However, I can safely say that Episode 20, titled “Wakaba Flourishing” is not only one … Continue reading Why “Wakaba Flourishing” is a Masterful Episode

Arcane Family Dynamics: Silco and Jinx

Source: Episode 4, Arcane By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers Welcome to Part Two of my analysis on Netflix’s original animated show, Arcane. You can read Part One of “Arcane Family Dynamics” here if you’re interested: https://theanimeview.com/2022/04/27/arcane-family-dynamics-vander-and-vi/ Part Two focuses on the other integral father-daughter relationship in the series, that of a grown-up Powder, who goes by Jinx now, and Silco. It’s a tragic and complicated … Continue reading Arcane Family Dynamics: Silco and Jinx

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: Worth The Watch For Fans Of Slice-of-Life And The Animation Industry

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! or Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is a series I overlooked when it first came out a little more than a year ago. I’m not a fan of the art style, and the name didn’t seem all that interesting when I did my usual scroll through MyAnimeList around the release time. I … Continue reading Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: Worth The Watch For Fans Of Slice-of-Life And The Animation Industry

Love Death + Robots Season 3 (Review)

By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers Love Death + Robots is an original show produced by Netflix that focuses on Sci-Fi stories told through animation. The different animation studios, directors, and writers at the helm of every episode make for an interesting experimentation that introduces viewers to different animation and directing styles.  Season 3 may be my favorite season yet, but it doesn’t have tough competition … Continue reading Love Death + Robots Season 3 (Review)

Recommended Watch: WhytManga

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting With almost 500k followers on YouTube, many of you reading this are likely already fans of, or followers of, Whyt Manga on YouTube. However, if you haven’t heard of WhytManga (full name: Odunze Whyte Oguguo) yet, then let this be a brief introduction to this amazing creator! My first encounter with WhytManga on YouTube was about six months ago. … Continue reading Recommended Watch: WhytManga

Goodbye, Eri Analysis (Part Two)

Source: Tatsuki Fujimoto, Goodbye, Eri By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers Welcome back to Part Two of my Goodbye, Eri analysis. In Part One, I touched upon some of the themes in Tatsuki Fujimoto’s excellent one-shot and focused on how film is used to remember those we love and the conundrum of who deserves to be remembered. In Part Two, I’ll expand upon these themes. Thank you … Continue reading Goodbye, Eri Analysis (Part Two)

Goodbye, Eri Analysis (Part One)

Source: Tatsuki Fujimoto, Goodbye, Eri By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers What is there to say about Tatsuki Fujimoto, the creator of Chainsaw Man, Fire Punch, and the devastating one-shot, Look Back? We could dive into so many aspects of his works. I love Fujimoto’s stories because he does ultraviolence in a way that cracks open the shell of humanity. Fujimoto’s work is raw, funny, and … Continue reading Goodbye, Eri Analysis (Part One)

Recommended Watch: WUZU Clay ASMR

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting With finals week just around the corner, I’ve been listening to a lot of ASMR playlists filled with classical music, rain sounds, and crackling fireplaces. Somewhere along the way, I ran into WUZU Clay’s channel–specifically, the video above. I’m not sure exactly why it suddenly came up in the autoplay on my YouTube. It’s not something I would typically … Continue reading Recommended Watch: WUZU Clay ASMR