The Sincerity & Inauthenticity of the Heroes in My Hero Academia

This post isn’t intended to be a thorough reading of the text or its characters, concepts, and themes; but rather a light examination of those things. More specifically, the idea of heroes at odds with themselves.

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10 Years Later… Code Geass: mecha with heart

Code Geass is a really entertaining show that charmed me like nothing else back in the day. At the time I was not prepared for the complexity of the characters and epic story. I say complexity, but what I really mean is simple, yet nuanced. There are many layers to Code Geass that, if you’re not a fan, I doubt you’ll care to notice or appreciate as much as I do. However, this is not to say that I think those who do not enjoy it in this way (or at all) are invalid in their experience and reading of the text.

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Is This Custom On The Black Planet Lizard? (Princess Principal)

I’ve already talked about the coolest aspects in Princess Principal, and I still standby what I said about the OP, aesthetic and (possibly erroneous) interpretation of the show in relation to the fickle nature of moe. Call it recency bias, but I still think Princess Principal is really cool!

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DB Super – Just Try To Be Happy for Videl, OK?

I’ve never really understood the complaints from Dragon Ball fans about Videl being “forced” into a mom role. What do you expect her to do in a world (now multiverse) of ridiculously powerful beings (including GODS now), capable of destroying virtually anything with ease? I mean, yeah it was cool to see her be a tough tomboy fighter in DBZ, but I’d argue that a big part of her character arc involved learning not needing to be the strongest person in her life. And I think a lot of people would come to that revelation given the circumstances of personally knowing as many people as she does who can perform incomprehensible super feats.

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A Look Back: Evangelion

Before my inevitable rewatch, I’d like to try and dig up some fossil thoughts and feelings I have on Eva from my first experience watching it two years ago. Because this is a show I very much want to like more than I already do. Actually, I have mixed feelings about it, but this post isn’t so much concerned with exploring the show itself or how I feel about it (though it is a little) as much as it is about how hard it is to find something to new to say about it now. Basically this is a post about nothing.

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