March 27, 2011
I think it’s easy to blame children for things that are expected for adults to try and understand, or if not, at least tolerate. The age of adolescence is one of a tussle of identity versus identity confusion according to Erik Erikson, and this is the time when young men and women search for who they are, especially when it comes to sexuality and gender roles. This is also the time when a lot of people who feel “different” start to question themselves and assert the identity they believe to be.
For Nitorin, he has always said he wanted to be a girl. There is perhaps no greater place to assert one’s chosen gender at that age than their most public of places: the school.
March 26, 2011
A few years ago it was argued by me and a few others that the entirety of Clannad’s story, as well as After Story itself, existed for the sole purpose of bringing about episode 18 of the latter. Indeed it stands out as the climax, the pinnacle, and the very core of everything that the two seasons were always ever about. It brought full circle everything that Tomoya had been, become, and had learned in the process.
In the same vein, I argue that episode 9 and 10 are in the same way: the two seasons of Kimi ni Todoke existed solely for this hour when, finally, they lived up to what the title itself says. In one hour, not only Sawako but also Kazehaya had finally reached.
Reached out for each other,
March 21, 2011
I’m sure you all know what just and is still happening over yonder in Japan, which has also affected broadcast schedules. My exams have finally ended but to keep things in sync, I’ll resume posts when Japanese TV deem it time to resume regular broadcast.
March 10, 2011
I was not supposed to make a writeup, and yeah I didn’t, so let me do it this way. In all honesty I doubt anything I could say would do justice to how the events unfolded as I had seen before, and kudos to Production IG for their pecrfect adaptation.
March 6, 2011
Since it’s final examinations for third year, which is pretty much the last step towards junior internship. No posts for a while until exams wind down and… gah preparations for full time hospital duty.