Archive for April, 2016

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi = Time Travel + Yuki Kajiura

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Time Travel Soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura Final Grade: +++ There are only two problems with this anime. The first is quasi-pedophilia. The second is ham-fisted depth. Here we have a perfectly good story about a dude/chick who goes around killing little girls, and the anime almost blows it by feeling the need to give the […]

Durarara doesn’t understand Japanese

Monday, April 11th, 2016

I recently wrote about Durarara’s Japanese being too complicated for me to understand. Turns out it wasn’t entirely my fault. Durarara doesn’t understand Japanese either. Durarara’s 2nd–4th seasons were subtitled shou, ten, and ketsu. These terms come from the phrase kishoutenketsu, which represents the traditional dramatic structure of introduction (ki), exposition (shou), climax (ten), and […]