Tonight, an anime episode managed to shed more tears than Hugh Jackman in The Fountain.
I’ll never forget the first time I was evaluated in graduate school. I was told that I asked good questions, but I wasn’t as ready or prepared to give good answers. A lot of suburban family dramas are the same way.
“My dream is… to marry Issei.” — The girl in a white dress, a frequent customer of host clubs
Tonight, I watched a fascinating documentary about male hosts and the women who seek these men’s services. I provide excerpts as well as scant commentary in hopes that others will be interested in watching the documentary for themselves.
‘Gender roles’ is one of those terms people tend to have a kneejerk reaction to. Many, sad to say, will not even bother to continue reading as soon as they see those two words bound together. It’s unfortunate because I think it’s necessary to see why episodes like Tiger & Bunny‘s ninth might be disappointing to those outside of the show’s intended audience.
Nothing changes in this anime; nothing since the first episode when Ohana was sent to Kissuiso. In the end, everything returns to the status quo and that’s not what makes a good story.