Kind of ironic people say it doesn’t criticise Imperial Japan, considering Miyazaki came under fire recently for…
Yeah, as far as i know Miyazaki is publically pretty anti-imperialist, so I’m expecting the movie will have some of that tone
For the record, Isayama’s beliefs aren’t just a reading. A Korean newspaper unearthed that he outright stated in his private twitter really disgusting beliefs re the Japanese massacre of Koreans, even stated that it benefited Korea (and yes it was definitely his, since it tweeted about stuff on dates only Isayama would know about them). Yeah. Any nationalistic, imperialistic undertones to Attack on Titan are likely purposeful in light of that.
A mother found out that her twin sons—one of whom is blind and has autism, the other of whom is wheelchair-bound from cerebral palsy—were being seriously abused by their father and his girlfriend. When she refused to let her sons go back to that abusive home, a warrant went out for her arrest. Now, she needs your help.
This is a Sioux woman fighting to save her children from her ex-husband and his girlfriend, both of whom are white. Clearly, CPS favors the horrifically abusive white couple over the boys’ Native mother. Please spread the word and consider donating toward Eby’s court fees to gain custody of her sons.
(in which I already wrote most of this review in my writeup of the Fall 2013 season so I might as well make it it’s own separate post)
What is Kyosougiga?
Kyousougiga is “a tale of a certain family, a tale of rebirth”. Basically it’s about a broken and mixed up family made up of colorful characters (including gods and demons) trying to figure out how to piece themselves back together while being in charge of a fantastical mirror city of Kyoto.
The parents of the family have gone missing-The parents are Myoue, a mysterious priest who has the power to bring his drawings to life and their mother, Koto, a black rabbit drawn by Myoue who of her own accord fell in love with Myoue and borrowed the body of the bodhisattva in order to help him (with a price!).
Their three children are: Yakushimaru, the only human child in the family, a depressed guy who is forced to take over as head priest Myoue in his father’s absence- Yase, a demon girl the Priest drew and bought to life- and Kurama, another drawing the Preist bought to life. Their parents have been missing for a while when a young girl also called Koto turns out of nowhere, armed with a magic hammer and on a mission to find a black rabbit she claims is her mother.
The anime is technically 11 episodes long with two “special” episodes (one’s a live action special where three voice actors from the show visit locations in Kyoto and give background and information about the real life influences and research that inspired the settings, plot, and characters in the show, the others just a recap of the entire story at the end, entirely skippable with no new info)
However, Episode 0 is entirely skippable, it’s basically an ultra condensed and confusing version of what happens later on in the series anyway- because it’s just a reairing of an OVA that was created before Kyousougiga became an official series. It will probably only confuse you and put you off, so if you do wanna watch it,watch it after you see the first six episodes. So really, the main series is just 10 episodes. It’s told non linearly, but most of it makes sense by the end- it unfolds spectacularly and has a lot of rewatch value.
Great characters, an interesting storyline, lots of emotional pull, thematic consistency, colorful, dynamic and often beautiful animation and clearly a lot of research and thought put into it. It’s bizarre, it’s unique, it’s heartwarming, it’s heartwrenching, it’s funny and most of all it seems like it’s full of love and really carries its theme of family through. There’s also a lot of religious symbolism, philosophy and bits of Japanese mythology and history woven beautifully expertly into this tale, so an outsider to the culture could end up learning some fascinating new things! I know I did.
Because great feminism really would come from a culture where they sexualize little girls and rape (tentacle porn) and where they sell used girls underwear in vending machines.
are you for real
hey, you know what other culture sometimes sexualizes little girls and romanticizes rape? American culture! English culture! Etc! And yet, sometime those cultures produce progressive media. Wow how is that possible my mind is blown it’s like…cultures are capable of good and bad things??? Because they’re made up of people who all have different values, not some fucking hivemind??? omg????
the background of your blog says something about smashing white supremacy, yet wow are you really feeding into it.