Five Nights at Satoshi Kon’s: Millennium Actress

“Tomorrow night”

Two weeks later.

10/10, would exams again

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Five Nights at Satoshi Kon’s: Perfect Blue

So, to start off, Kon’s directorial debut. From what I know about Satoshi Kon, he seems very concerned with the nature of reality in his films, with that and his apparent penchant for cool editing are what drew me to him in the first place, as well as his prestige. That said, I was unprepared for this. Read More

Five Nights at Satoshi Kon’s: An Introduction

Long ago, in the land before time, there existed a man… A myth… A legend…

His name was Mamoru Oshii, and I made it a quest to watch his films, valiantly blogging my thoughts, and seeing how I would receive each film or series. Subtly but not so subtly ripping off Digibro’s 8 Nights of Kara no Kyoukai, I pressed on…

Until I realised that he was far too prolific for my free time, and made it Satoshi Kon instead.

Since this was a project, I decided to get it out of the way in Christmas. For those who haven’t seen 8 Nights of  Kara no Kyoukai, it was Digi watching one film a night, and discussing how each film connected with him, and why. Slightly too esoteric for my taste, but it’s what I’m attempting to emulate here.

Although I was intending to write each post immediately after I watched each film, that didn’t happen, but I’ll be trying to write as if I had just seen each anime. I started this on the 26th, and watched Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, and Paprika, one a day. I did the same with Kara no Kyoukai before and during this, but that’ll be one post as a general reflection, as there’s too much in that series to do one post per film.

So then, let it begin.

Expanded Favourite Video Games

Although I got my 3×3 together, I did so with little fanfare and explanation, and despite the apparent point of a 3×3 being to analyse the tastes of the one who made it, I don’t see the point without also giving an appropriate explanation. After all, people like things with different reasons, and just a list of games doesn’t give one much to go on when analysing favourites. I pretty much neglect negatives entirely here, but this isn’t a fair review to recommend these to anyone (Though why you would expect an unbiased review when such a thing has never existed is beyond me). This is based purely on the selfish and positive ways I engage with these games, so expect nothing but gushing. Also, I’m not here to repeat what’s already been said. A lot of these reasons I share with better writers than me, so if I don’t have much new to say, expect short opinions. Also also, I intend to analyse each of these in various ways in the future, so this is just a light explanation of why I like each one. Read More