Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 24

Episode 24: Naru’s Cry! Nephrite Dies For Love Observations: This is the third episode in a row directed by Itoh that focuses on a supporting character (the previous two having focused on Shingo). Ikuko Itoh would later direct episode 45, … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 18

Episode 18: Shingo’s Innocent Love! A Sorrowful French Doll   Observations: Both episode 5 and episode 18 have Shingo and Mika as significant supporting characters. Characters break the fourth wall in both episodes. Sailor Moon winks at the audience in … Continue reading

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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon: Ikuko Itoh – Episode 5

  Episode 5: A Youma’s Scent! Chanelas Steal Love This is a new project I’m starting. Ever since I was a kid, I noticed that there were certain Sailor Moon episodes that had a distinctive animation style, conveying a mastering … Continue reading

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Batty, Bender and WALL-E: Science Fiction Depictions of Robot Existential Crisis

(This was a university essay for a Sci-Fi Film course I took in 2010, hence the more formal tone) Batty, Bender and WALL-E: Science Fiction Depictions of Robot Existential Crisis In many science fiction properties, artificial intelligences such as androids … Continue reading

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