Let Metal Flow Into Eternity (A Goodbye Letter)

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It was late at night, just a few weeks ago. No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t sleep. Instead, I ended up playing Guilty: The SiN, an ero-visual novel. Even though the plot is dark, the dialogue can get silly at times. I had just come across a line that made me laugh hard when I noticed that there was a notification on my mobile’s screen. A close uncle of mine asked me to contact him as soon as possible. I did so with no delay.

“Listen, when your mother wakes up tell her to contact me immediately”.

“What the hell is going on?”

“I want you to keep quiet. Ok?”

“Sure…”

“X. is dead. He killed himself a few hours ago.” Continue reading

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Grief and Loss in Anime: a case examination of Puella Madoka Magica Magi, Mawaru Penguindrum and X

Grief and Loss in Anime: a case examination of Puella Madoka Magica Magi, Mawaru Penguindrum and X

Whether you are recently introduced to anime or you are a seasoned fan, it’s highly unlikely you haven’t watched or simply heard about the first two shows in the picture above, because twitter, forums and blogs were abuzz and overly hyped about them last year. Now, it’s highly possible you don’t even recognize the hunks in the bottom and the anime/manga they are from, unless you are an obsessed fan of CLAMP or a MADHOUSE admirer. All three of them have as central themes the loss and how people face them. The important issue here is how these series present the themes and how well they handle them…  Continue reading