7. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables
This is an unlikely pick.
(Art by Kim Jihyuk)
We actually meet Oginome Ringo in the very first episode of the series Mawaru PenguinDrum– though just in passing.
I don’t really want to dive too far into Mawaru PenguinDrum, which was Kunihiko Ikuhara’s much heralded return to weirdness. BUT as a quick summary…The story focuses first on another little girl, who dies and is “resurrected” by a stuffed penguin hat possessed by the spirit of an alien dominatrix who commands the two older brothers to complete tasks like finding the mysterious object called the “PenguinDrum” with the help of some invisible penguin henchmen.
I know, it sounds stupid (weird for weirdness sake) but trust Ikuhara to have some incredibly poignant and provoking meaning embedded in this crazy show.
In episode 2, we learn that this object is in Ringo’s possession. Continue reading
Despite the old media trope that all shows are meta-reflections on the creator’s side, there actually aren’t very many stories/shows/films for
adults my tastes that feature WRITERS in an insightful way.* One exception is Princess Tutu.
If little black dresses are the fashion staple of sophisticated ladies everywhere, then little blue dresses are its equivalent for animated heroines.
These are special cookies! With just one bite, you’ll get 100 times braver and 100 times more powerful!
This scene is, of course, from Continue reading
From: Sailor Moon S
Episode 97: “The Labyrinth of Water! Ami is Targeted” or「水のラピリンス! ねらわれた亜美」
Mizuno Ami is feeling unsure of herself, wondering if all she has is her ability to study. Shouldn’t a person have more beautiful dreams, she wonders. She decides to clear her head with a swim at the gym pool.
But she isn’t alone. Continue reading