Archive for the ‘Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan’ Category

Children’s Television

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

While going through files on my computer, I happened upon my “Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan” commentary I wrote up in February of 2008, yet I never posted. I don’t plan to put it online, but I did see a couple of screenshot collages I can’t pass on uploading.


Review: Mao-chan, the Manga

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

There are two things which I find make the manga, Mao-chan great in comparison with the animated series: First, although the manga retells a story and a few parts from the animation, it otherwise is completely independent. You’re not reading the same material you’ve already watched (not that I have any problem with that in the case of Saint Tail, I must say). Second is that artist Ran used the same art style as Ken Akamatsu’s original artwork for the animated series. Why mess with cute perfection and perfect cuteness?


Forget Realism, Let’s Have Some Magic

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Over at Borderline Hikikomori, Crisu writes about attempting a lecture on mahou shoujo. To this, Damien Kellis of Moe Check! responds with a piece on shoujo versus shounen. Considering that I’ve spent over four hours over the past two weekends working on an unfinished, content-light Cardcaptor Sakura post, I’m thoughtful on which magical girl series I’ve seen and enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy), and why.