clueless on anime
Jaquandor kindly informed me this morning that blogger Stephen den Beste at USS Clueless has posted a lengthy essay on anime. I'd mentioned his previous foray into the challenges of defining "fan service," and den Beste's research apparently sparked a nascent interest in the genre.
den Beste's comments are interesting, especially as they provide an unusual perspective of a relative newcomer who immerses himself in the genre. (Apparently, den Beste and I share that trait: When something sparks our interest, we want to learn all we can about it.)
I will say, however, that given den Beste's quite approriate admiration for the superb Princess Mononoke, he needs to watch Spirited Away pronto. (Of course, so does Jaquandor...)
Update: Jaquandor raises an excellent point in the comments: "That guy must have disposable income, well, out the wazoo," since he keeps referring to buying multiple DVD sets of anime he's never seen but only heard of.