Tag: Jeannette Ng

October 12, 2021 · 0 comments

Manga: A Silent Voice

Manga: A Silent Voice

By Jeannette Ng. I was running out of To Your Eternity (also by Yoshitoki Oima), which I was also absolutely loving, so I thought I’d read about the adventures of Shoya Ishida, repentant class bully. My interest in redemption arcs tends towards the melodramatic and fantastical – grand, blood-drenched villains who discover their heart of […]

October 9, 2021 · 0 comments

Manga: To Your Eternity

Manga: To Your Eternity

By Jeannette Ng. To Your Eternity by Yoshitoki Oima is the sort of story where I at once want you to know nothing about the premise but also everything. The surprises are both profound and matter not at all. There is something deeply fatalistic about “To Your Eternity” but — cue warnings about all the […]

June 25, 2021 · 0 comments

Violet Evergarden: The Movie

Violet Evergarden: The Movie

By Jeannette Ng. Violet Evergarden: The Movie is a film about second chances, piecing oneself together after tragedy and allowing oneself the luxury of love despite the overwhelming guilt of survival. The very real tragedy of the arson attack on Kyoto Animation’s studio haunts the film. It is one of the reasons for the film’s […]

June 14, 2021 · 0 comments

No Returns

No Returns

By Jeannette Ng. Alice in Wonderland remains a towering influence on fantasy, both in English and in Japanese. Europe-inspired fantasy lands can take on new meaning in a Japanese media fascinated with the strange and exotic West, where even Paris and London can sometimes seem like alternate dimensions. Anime adaptations of English children’s classics, often […]

June 8, 2021 · 0 comments

Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

By Jeannette Ng. An “Auto Memory Doll” was originally the name given to the typewriters of Telsis, invented by a man who wanted to help his novelist wife to continue writing after she became blind. But much as “computers” were once both the machines that computed and the women who operated them, Auto Memory Doll […]

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