This semester, I took a course on Postwar Japanese Film and Anime. For one of our individual assignments, we had to write an analytical essay on one of the assigned movies. With the semester finally over, it is my pleasure to present to you my essay on one of my favorite Ghibli movies, Kiki’s Delivery Service, focusing on how the theme of tradition and modernity is presented in the film.
How I select new shows to watch for each new season of Anime?
I have a confession to make. Sometimes, when I should be studying, I make stuff out of paper card. What do I mean? Well, some of the ‘projects’ that I were more proud of were my transforming paper Transformers. There were basically something like a 2D Optimus Prime that when folded, would yield a 3D truck. In short, I love looking and analyzing the transformation process of robots and recreating it with paper.
So anyways, awhile back, around September 09, I was fuming over how there weren’t any ‘perfect change/transforming’ Getter Robo figures that didn’t cost a billion dollars (because Getter Robo is one of my all time favorite Super Robots). It was then I decided to make one for myself… out of paper.
And now, I’m sharing the fruits of my labor with you guys. (^.^)
Alrighty, instead of commenting and uploading tons of pictures, for the Great Singapore Anime Festival known as AFA08, I’ll be uploading all the pictures on Photobucket (cause you need to pay for Flickr), and commenting on stuff I find interesting.
A day before the grand event that is Anime Festival Asia 08, I was invited to the press conference where we got a sneak preview of the convention. We had a chance to see the 5 guests that have travelled all the way from Japan to make a special appearance at AFA08.