Author Archives: Yi

Papika, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl — lystlesse

Let’s go adventuring again, okay? Flip Flappers is the type of anime that invites dialogue—character-driven, stylish, rich in symbolisms, and, perhaps most importantly, darker than its visuals would suggest. However, for all the attention that Flip Flappers has received, surprisingly … Continue reading

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Memory and Musubi in Your Name — lystlesse

Time will unbind our memory glue and I’ll be as nobody-ish as all of you. — Marceline The most beautiful aspect of Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) is how it weaves its various themes to form a coherent labyrinthine … Continue reading

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The cyberpunk cities of Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame! — lystlesse

“Walk along, and you’re six hundred foot under Manhattan. You’re at approximately 30th street or something. You’re in the middle of the greatest city in the world. Nobody even knows you exist. Nobody has a f-. Nobody has a clue. … Continue reading

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Re:Zero: Camera Shots and Angles in the Foot Fetish Scene — lystlesse

“I’m the foot fuckin’ master.” – Jules, Pulp Fiction. The third arc of Re:Zero -Starting Life in another World- begins with a tedious grind of forced misunderstandings and annoying displays of male chauvinism from the protagonist, but it also contains … Continue reading

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Breakaway Phenomenon and Escapism in Amanchu! — lystlesse

McDIVITT: They want you to come back in now. WHITE: Back in? McDIVITT: Back in. GRISSOM: Roger, we’ve been trying to talk to you for awhile here. WHITE: Aw, Cape, let me just [take] a few pictures. McDIVITT: No, back … Continue reading

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