The Incomparable Mothership #131 March 16, 2013
Anime director Satoshi Kon.

Professor Siracusa’s Anime 101

John Siracusa assigns us two animated films from director Satoshi Kon, “Perfect Blue” and “Millennium Actress.” Then we watch them! Featuring: What to look for in Anime tropes, blurring of reality and fantasy, when animation is better than live action, and the lovingly rendered start-up sequence of a Macintosh Performa.

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