Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rilu Rilu Fairilu

Is Rilu Rilu Fairilu a lesson for children in the follies of totalitarianism? Or is it trying to brainwash kids into finding it acceptable? The entire concept of the show is about the working class fairilus being kept under close watch by their all-powerful, all-seeing godking Gaul. The main character dares to defy her mental conditioning and oftentimes attempts to escape into the human world. But the godking keeps preventing her, telling her how great Little Fairilu is. So it's hard to say which way the show is leaning. Will Lip be able to achieve her dream of mating with a human? Or will the all powerful Gaul prevent her escape?

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Kemono Friends

Kemono Friends was originally developed by fifth-grader Tatsuki Shigenori using a Playstation 2 for a school biology presentation about different animals and their habitat around the globe. However, due to a DVD mix-up, Father Shigenori accidentally brought the project into his work at the Tokyo Broadcasting System and broadcast Kemono Friends all over Japan. Rather than admitting the mistake, TBS quickly hired the twelve-year-old Tatsuki and his two classmates to animate, write, direct, and voice-act eleven more episodes of Kemono Friends.