Whenever we talk about adaptations, people will always ask whether or not the source material is superior. This strikes me as, well, the wrong question to ask in the first place. Continue reading “The issue with adaptations: we’re asking the wrong question”
Many who are following “Steins;Gate’s” latest developments are marveling over Okabe’s newfound depth of character. Continue reading “Random thoughts: The good guy ideology”
Every so often, anibloggers get the urge to evaluate each other in the name of meta blogging. Continue reading “Why criticizing anime blogs is a bad idea”
The cyberpunk world is always shockingly recognizable—it is our world, gotten worse, gotten more uncomfortable, inhospitable, dangerous, and thrilling. — Rosenthal
Recently, the anime community has labeled Steins;Gate as cyberpunk or post-cyberpunk. But hold on a minute now — before we crown the king, putting it up there with the likes of Neuromancer, Blade Runner and Japan’s own Ghost in the Shell, we must answer one question: what is cyberpunk?
A twelve year old boy has a chance encounter with a little girl at his great aunt’s home — literally a little girl.