So I’ve been working through Bee Train’s “girls-with-guns” trilogy in reverse order recently, and I apparently have a lot of Mashimo thoughts, so here’s a review of both the trilogy as a whole and each series independently.
For those who are unaware, the “girls-with-guns” trilogy are Noir (2001), Madlax (2004), and El Cazador de la Bruja (2007), all directed by Bee Train’s Mashimo Kouichi and featuring a soundtrack by Kajiura Yuki. None of the series are related to each other, but they all feature two girls as dual protagonists, lots of fancy gun-wielding, and a western setting. Enjoyment of the series varies, mainly due to the infamous “Bee Train pacing”, though Noir is probably the most famous one, being a cult classic that people still remember today.
I, for one, enjoyed them all, though in completely different ways. They all earned a fairly solid 8/10 on my MAL.
Kind of a rec list, but also kind of not. A list of Vocaloid songs that I listen when I want to feel not so alone. Or: if I wanted to compose a fanmix about myself, which songs I would include in it.
(Someday this blog will be something other than lists. Today is not that day.)
I’ve been wanting to make a GL manga rec list for ages, and I’m glad that I’m finally getting to it.
If you want in actual, true-to-life representation of queer folks in manga, please check out the other rec list. If you’re also interested in BL, I also have a separate list for that.
Since doing a links roundup for Get Out and learning so much from it, I decided to do one for Moonlight too. It’s such a singularly beautiful and incredible film that gets better with each rewatch. I feel like there’s so much there that I’m unable to articulate, so I’m going to look for other people to do it for me!
There will, obviously, be spoilers for Moonlight. If you have not watched it, you definitely should.
I watched Get Out with two good friends (one fellow Chinese American, another Japanese American) recently, and we all loved it. It’s such an incredibly smart and well-crafted movie, and as it’s full of so much to unpack, I thought it deserved its own links roundup of reviews/analysis.
Be forewarned. This post will have copious spoilers.
More links! More roundups! I should really get off my butt before this becomes my entire wordpress!
Another half-month, and some more links. Some of these have longer commentary than the last links roundup because I’m commentating as I find them now, instead of doing it all at once.