Future Blues 2020 — Session 2: My Bebop Setlist

One of the aspects that defines Cowboy Bebop is its episodic structure, along with the varied approaches in style to each Session. In the context of Space☆Dandy a few years back, watching Bebop now actually feels a little bit like watching an anthology piece. While Space☆Dandy certainly gave the...

Future Blues 2020 — Session 1: A Personal History With Bebop

It’s an understatement to say Cowboy Bebop is a “big show.” To a generation of anime fans, Bebop was instrumental in nurturing their love of the medium–myself included. While it was one of the first anime I watched that helped ignite my fandom, I find that there is still...

Shirobako The Movie — Too Much Left on the Cutting Room Floor

When Shirobako first dropped, it hit me hard. While I wasn’t looking to work at an anime studio, the show came out right as I was quitting English teaching and taking the first steps into starting what is colloquially called “a real job.” As such, the trials and tribulations...