Devilman: The Demon Bird

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Introduction

Devilman: The Demon Bird (デビルマン 妖鳥シレーヌ編) is the sequel to The Birth (デビルマン 誕生編) and it is the second of the three Devilman OVAs I wish to review. [1] Bolder than its ancestor when it comes to violence, action oriented and with improved animation, it is a worthy telling of Fudo Akira’s adventures.

The article is full of spoilers, so be warned. Continue reading

Rainbow Cinema Reviews – Part 1

Even from one-two years back, we’ve been meaning to start exploring lgbt-themed films both for our pleasure -as an extention of GL and BL stories- and to learn more about the cinematography of a community we’re part of. For the most part, don’t expect analytical posts; we’ll sum up our impressions, positive and negative, of the titles gathered every time and either recommend or discourage you from watching something you might regret. There’s always the possibility though, that we’ll find something so impressive and praise-worthy that we’ll dedicate a whole post to it.

For the first installment, we’ll take a look at 5 lesbian films -all of whom had lesbian directors. The films are reviewed in the order we watched them. Continue reading

Lipstick, ties, blank cards and sexy times – a Queerotica review

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Queerotica is -obviously- a comics anthology that could be read very much like essays on what is queer and what is erotica. That was the concept behind this gathering of lgbtq artists; to express this intersection each in their own way. There were written answers to this question posed by the creative team of the project, too, but they were ommitted to let the comics speak by themselves, as the introduction informs us.

Now, the book does contain sexual activity: one would expect it from the title. The gorgeous pink and purple cover with all these hands linked suggest queerness, intimacy and perhaps naughtiness. Yet I have to underline that someone shouldn’t expect the same thing as what one gets from Smut Peddler. Nevertheless, Queerotica doesn’t lack beautiful artwork and romantic playful stories with a modest representation of different body traits . It’s just more than that and in that aspect it’s certainly interesting.  Continue reading

Devilman: The Birth

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Introduction

Devilman: The Birth (デビルマン 誕生編) is the first of the three Devilman OVAs I wish to review. It was first released on November 1, 1987 by King Records. Along with its sequel, The Demon Bird (デビルマン 妖鳥シレーヌ編), it is the closest thing to the original 1972 Devilman manga the world has experienced so far.

I decided to write this article because I consider Devilman to be extremely underestimated in comparison to other Nagai franchises [1], even though, in my opinion, it is his masterpiece. The article is full of spoilers, so be warned. Continue reading