Concrete, glass, steel, and steam. At least that’s what makes up most of the buildings in the post-apocalyptic Tokyo Bay’s upper quarter in Imaishi’s latest series, Kill la Kill. Everything in Kill la Kill’s world is utterly dominated by the powerful heiress of the Kiryuin family, Satsuki, and as decreed by her, all of the… Continue reading 12 Days of Hardcore Marathoning: Towards an Oppressive Architecture in Kill la Kill
Inferno Cop was fucking yonkers. I don’t think I’ve witnessed such a densely concentrated force of pure absurdity ever before, but damn, Inferno Cop is among the silliest I’ve ever seen. It’s one of those series which manages to combine a number of crazy shit, ranging from geysers exploding out of pregnant women to dinosaur-fighting… Continue reading 12 Days of Hardcore Marathoning: Inferno Cop was a good show.
Day in and day out, the students of the prestigious Infinite Stratos Academy study, very predictably, the titular mechanical exoskeletons, the Infinite Stratos. As goofy as the series makes the topic out to be, the subject matter seems to be rather serious – the students’ curriculum as seen throughout the two seasons is entirely made… Continue reading 12 Days of Hardcore Marathoning: Putting Together the Theories in Infinite Stratos
For the gods in Kyousougiga, it seems that abandoning all responsibility is part of the job. When the young Yakushimaru first receives the power of creation from his father, the former Priest Myoue, it seems that he inherits his father’s and grandfather’s habit of abandoning all their obligations as well. And why shouldn’t he? After… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas: A Cradle for Priest Myoue
Oh man, I fucked up this one. My ex recently got back from a week-long snowboarding trip earlier today, so the two of us, as close as we are, today decided to finish Free! together. Before we went on our two-week road trip through California, watching Free! on Wednesdays was sort of weekly ritual between… Continue reading 12 Days of Hardcore Marathoning: Way Too High to Write about Free! Right Now
The urge to decorate has long since been ingrained into our minds. On the plaster walls of Christian catacombs in Priscilla, Rome, untrained artists from a millennia ago attempted to paint rather crude depictions of Jesus’ life. Although many of these fairly rough paintings may be outdone by any number of first level art students… Continue reading 12 Days of Hardcore Marathoning: Defacing and Decorating a Classroom
Perhaps you know of someone who’s made an impact on your life despite never truly meeting him. This person might be someone like the leader of your country or someone as subtle as the asshole cop who keeps ticketing your ride for parking on weekdays. Regardless, until we meet these people they exist, to us,… Continue reading 12 Days of Hardcore Marathoning: Gatchaman’s Distant Hero