The Maze World of Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita

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One of the key things that I’m fascinated with whenever I watch Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita or Jintai is the myriad of mazes. I like how each arc has its own labyrinth which imaginatively and blatantly features the whimsical yet cynical premise of the series. It’s interesting because these passages are subconsciously inviting and leading us to a strange and avant-garde world—kind of like Alice in Wonderland but less the emphasis of the rabbit hole and with no checkers.

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Tari Tari and the Architecture that Talks

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Glass structures, clean lines, and simple colour combinations are the few things that I instantly noticed when watching Tari tari. Although it’s not the first time that I’d seen this on anime, Tari Tari wonderfully showcases the simple yet eye-catching structures. It’s also evident that the architecture says a lot about the Japanese aesthetics.

Adding only what’s necessary has always been a focus in traditional Japanese design. Zen concepts of simplicity embed the ideas of freedom and reveal the inner qualities of materials and objects for the essence. More importantly, it emphasizes the attainment of enlightenment.

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That Aniblog Tourney Thing and Some Updates

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Lately I had been really off the beat when it comes to posting. I was transferred to a different department at work and I’m trying to make a case why they should grant me a scholarship (hopefully I get selected). But on the flip side, I will be on vacation and away for about two weeks (so yay to that!) and hopefully this much needed break will slow things down and get me back on my pace.

Anyway, I know it’s a bit late but I would like to thank everyone who visited my site and voted me in the Aniblog Tourney. I didn’t expect that I would go as far as the Last 16 considering my blog received criticisms. Whether I agree or not in all of those, I do acknowledged them and I will see what I can do to improve my site. So thanks for all the feedbacks, I really appreciate them.

But of course I didn’t just received criticisms. I’m humbled and grateful to know that some bloggers and readers acknowledged what I’ve been doing here. And before I end this ABT post, I would just like to properly thank some specific friends who really encouraged and supported my run in the tourney.

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The Art of Gift Giving in Sakamichi no Apollon

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Gift giving is surprisingly complex and interesting part of human interaction. This very act helps in defining relationships whether it’s meant romantically or not. As poignantly featured in Sakamichi no Apollon, Ritsuko showed how there are more emotions involved in giving than in receiving because it kindles a different kind of satisfaction and apprehension knowing that you would like to take care and do something for somebody.

Ritsuko is depicted as an amiable and emotionally vulnerable girl that’s why it’s really nice to see how she managed to figure out her feelings and how she gained the confidence to do something for Kaoru. But most all, it’s really charming of her to see how anxious she got before and after she left the blue mittens that she personally knitted inside the piano because it surely takes a lot of courage to admit that she fell for someone she just rejected.

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