Sometimes, though very rarely, anime gets it right. I’ve tried to be careful not to include any spoilers below (and so am leaving out some things I’d include otherwise), but this sequence from Steins;gate episode 20 is one of those times when sound design, direction, editing and imagery combine to a perfect dramatic moment.
A visual haiku.
Well played, White Fox.
(Update: Title changed to “Grave of the Dragonflies” (Tomb of the Tombos?) — old associations have a tendency to leak out my fingers when I’m in thrall to enthusiasm for something I’ve just seen.)
Poem by W. B. Yeats, images gleaned from the net, with apologies to the artists.
Continue reading ‘The second coming (no spoilers)’
Someone takes a mis-step on the way home and lands in Guernica
...with a Van Gogh sky (or is that Edvard Munch?)
Okay, there is a spoiler below the fold, don’t look until you’ve watched the episode.
Continue reading ‘Madoka Magica 10 — No spoilers’
Those eyes. That ribbon.
Kyouko fans, this is your episode.
(There may be spoilers in the comments, so be warned.)
Heart to heart talk
Sign of the apocalypse: Homura shows emotion.
(Can’t guarantee no spoilers in the comments, though, so…)
I've been expecting this
Big pluses for this episode:
- Shinbo stained glass!
- Homura has more than three lines of dialogue!
- Mensch Kyouko!
- No MadokaMom (well, okay, maybe one spoiler)
Someday, please create an entire anime with Hajime Ueda designs.