I decided it would be a great idea to convert my episodic analysis of My Little Pony into video form. This is partly because the show’s visual element is so important to what makes it great, and partly because the MLP fandom is generally more receptive to videos than they are to text. To start with, I’ve converted my analysis of Too Many Pinkie Pies.
I hope you enjoy this video, and by all means, TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT IT! I launched this as its own channel with the hope that it may take off and be popular!
Switched to Flickr because my FUCKING photobucket bandwidth ran out really FUCKING early this month
Trapeze 3 was probably my favorite episode of the show yet, largely because I identified directly with the character driving it. Toriyama has the same obsessive-compulsive disorder that I do – a constant need to check things. And he has to be just as bad as I am. It’s not enough to wonder if he’s reused his plot devices, he actually makes a list of every plot device he’s used to check back on! And then he can’t even trust his own list! Very much something I’d do. But anywho…
My favorite anime blogger, Anime Kritik, is a big-time Leiji Matsumoto fan and I’ve long considered watching some of Matsumoto’s works even if just to understand AK’s posts on the many series. I’ve never gotten around to doing so, however, even when I knew I’d have to after the episodes of Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 became available for free, legal streaming on Joost and Crunchyroll (and ANN by proxy, where I’m watching.) In a surprising twist of fate, this is one of the only Matsumoto series AK actually hasn’t seen yet, so he’s started blogging it in three-episode blocks. Both because I am eager to board any blogging ship led by AK and because I want to see this classic show, I will be blogging it alongside him.
Utena 3 begins with and, plot-wise, more-or-less centers around the fact that Anthy Himemiya has no friends and Utena really thinks she should make some. Fuck that, though, that’s bollocks and I don’t care – the real point of this episode was to introduce and acclimate us to the Kiryuu siblings, Nanami and Touga. Or as I’ve lovingly referred to them above, the Fake-Ass Bitch and the Real Playa.