A video game’s legacy is only as strong as its soundtrack, so it’s no surprise that Final Fantasy VII has preserved its legendary status for so long.
“I am the Pokémon League Champion! Red! Do you know what that means? I’ll tell you! I am the most powerful trainer in the world!”
For the first time, a young me realized that characters, places, and ideas could be attached to musical motifs, and today, an older me will claim that no other medium, not even film nor opera, does it as well.
2014 turned out to be a pretty good anime year, after all.
“In our hands: the blades of Gloria. We sing the song of Victory. On our backs: the Wings of Freedom.”
“I am a shadow… The true self…”
The ratio of good female characters to good male characters is so disproportionate, it’s not even funny.
“This is what artistic know-nothings like you get!”
Summer 2013 appears to be the season for cute girls battling with cards, cute girls with guns, game consoles personified as cute girls, and lots of murder. There is no in between.