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Guardian, neighbour, trickster: aspects of the anime faery

Wee folk, fair folk, good folk. Faeries travel under many guises and by many names, the mischievous gatekeepers of nature’s small and secret realms of nature. But in all their forms they are irresistible, and humanity’s unified wondering about these oft-invisible beings is no less present in anime. In the latest instalment of our series on supernatural creatures (after witches and vampires), let’s follow the … Continue reading Guardian, neighbour, trickster: aspects of the anime faery

Review: Humanity Has Declined – Complete Season One Collection

By its own definition, the setting of Humanity Has Declined defies common sense. The episodes are collected in the wrong order, meaning the series feels mercurial, unfinished and contradictory. It’s difficult to get a sense of the setting, its logic, rules or politics, leaving the acutely observed satire floundering. But viewed in the correct order, it’s a surrealist tour de force. Dwindling birth rates have … Continue reading Review: Humanity Has Declined – Complete Season One Collection