Digging into the Mystery of Mysterious Characters

The "mysterious, incomprehensible woman" character type in anime is normally relegated to...well, a woman. So, I was thinking - is this type really as restrictive as we think it is? Can I trace it back to something? The return of Golden Kamuy (henceforth GK) brings the return of Inkarmat, the woman who uses her fox jaw... Continue Reading →

Jigokuraku and the Power of the Extreme

Jigokuraku – which also might be known as Hell’s Paradise, due to its English subtitle – uses extreme qualities to enhance both the parts of it based in reality and the parts of it rooted in fantasy. A tale about an elixir of life – i.e. a method towards immortality - is basically as old... Continue Reading →

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