The Magical Girl’s Guide to Anime and Manga

BY JOAN LI Slice-of-Life without a Slice of the Pie If things were to go originally as planned, I would introduce Yuki Urushibara’s Mushishi as a standout series in its genre. But then I saw Hayao Miyazaki’s latest and most likely last contribution to the anime industry, The Wind Rises, which spirited a piece of me away even after I walked out of the theater. Focusing on work was a struggle for the rest of that evening, as I drifted off into film’s beautiful animated sequences, hand painted sceneries, and poetic lines. Naturally, I was frustrated to see it cast …






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