How far? Until the end.
You’re lost and missing.”
-lyrics from the ED to Moretsu Pirates, “Lost Child”
Tag Archives: existentialism
“It really was a day like any other
We had breakfast together in the morning.
The three of us went to school.
Our parents went to work.
We smiled by the door and waved.
But they never came back.
That was the last time we were together as a family.”
ajthefourth: It was in episode five, when their parents were introduced, that the Takakura brothers really began to cement themselves as separate entities in viewers’ minds. Kanba was the more active one. He took after his father, who was also a man of action. Shouma, on the other hand, took after his mother. He was more domestic, emotionally messy, and a bit of a worrywart. In this episode, Shouma takes action, although hardly in the same way as his brother would have.
ajthefourth: There’s something inherently fascinating and romantic about train travel. The idea that a train stops at numerous destinations, offering numerous possibilities and yet is unable to expand beyond where its rails take it is one that makes the train an excellent image to work with in regards to themes of life and death. Rife with train imagery, Mawaru Penguindrum is the latest anime series to address these themes and it does so with confidence, style, and substance. Continue reading