Summaries of the Very Promising, Absolutely Fantastic Your Name Posts I Never Wrote

Warning: Contains spoilers! Your Name. What a great movie, huh? Lauded as an emotional tour de force and quite possibly the film that propels Makoto Shinkai into the ranks of the anime masters, Your Name has broken box office records around the world with its tale of two adolescents who swap bodies. Many reviewers have … Continue reading Summaries of the Very Promising, Absolutely Fantastic Your Name Posts I Never Wrote

Quick update!

Hi, everyone! Sorry I've been pretty AWOL these past few months. As I said in my previous update post, I took on two other writing projects and ended up taking more work than I should have. Those commitments will be ending the end of this month, though, and I'd really like to get back to … Continue reading Quick update!

Takahashi’s Musings in Interviews with Monster Girls Episodes 9 and 10

Warning: Contains spoilers! Episodes 9 and 10 of Interviews with Monster Girls focus heavily on the physical consequences of being a demi. For example, how does a succubus’s attraction compare to a normal woman’s attraction? Can a snow woman recreate the conditions that let her make the air cold? And finally, where exactly is a … Continue reading Takahashi’s Musings in Interviews with Monster Girls Episodes 9 and 10

Familial Support in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 6

Warning: Contains spoilers! After an enjoyable first half, this episode of Interviews with Monster Girls was hard to watch for the usual reasons. I’ll be focusing this post on the first half. Hikari and Himari: twins, opposites, and closer than anything Minus instances where it feels like she’s been forced into a harem, Hikari’s always … Continue reading Familial Support in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 6

Cold in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 5

Warning: Contains spoilers! Hi there. Hi! I just wanted to say “Hello!” since the past few posts have been pretty impersonal. I’ll try to make this post a little more personal—maybe even too personal. Like the time I (placeholder for embarrassing story about myself) Anyway, this was probably my favorite episode of Interviews with Monster … Continue reading Cold in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 5

Mutual Understanding in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 4

Warning: Contains spoilers! When you are perceived as different in society, what identifies you? Maybe it’s the traits that make you “unique.” Or maybe it’s how close to “normal” you are. There’s a curious balance of acknowledgement and empathy, limited not just to how others treat you but also how you treat yourself. Such questions … Continue reading Mutual Understanding in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 4

The Harem Goes On: Attraction in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 3

Warning: Contains spoilers! Episode 3 of Interviews with Monster Girls is loosely themed around attraction—suppressing it, coming to terms with it, how your own desires differ from (or are the same as!) others. Unfortunately, any meaningful commentary presented by the first half of the episode is overshadowed by the second half of the episode, whose … Continue reading The Harem Goes On: Attraction in Interviews with Monster Girls Episode 3