Producer: Madhouse Director: Satoshi Kon Writer: Satoshi Kon Starring: Darren Pleavin, Russel Wait, and Candice Moore Distributor: Sony Pictures & Entertainment Japan Genre: Drama, Family Rating: R The late Satoshi Kon saw no shortage of accolades in his lifetime. With only a small handful of movies and a serialization to his name, he is now branded among the ranks of anime’s greatest…

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Banana Fish is the modern rendition of a timeless manga by the same name, penned by author Akimi Yoshida. This adaptation is speared by Studio Mappa, with Hiroko Utsumi at the directorial head. The name of this series reveals little about its premise. In short, the story follows prodigious gang youth Ash Lynx, who wears the skills and…

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Review: This episode seemed mostly dedicated to putting us in the mind of the enemy. We learn the name of the creepy girl from the last episode, which is Iltutmish, known more simply as “Il” or “Schrodinger’s Cat” among her team. Iltutmish nurses an abandoned cat back to health (though threatens to kill it twice) and…

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Storyline Narrative There isn’t really a “narrative” to TWoM.  A general setting is established with simple backstories provided for the surviving characters.  There are no story arcs.  There is no obvious end goal.  Just survive until tomorrow. That is truly the whole of the narrative.  Sometimes the player will meet other characters with circumstances or…

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