Free: Glorious People’s Summer

I’m not sure if you’re watching Free: Endless Summer, the latest barrage in the endless fight against the malevolent bourgeoisie, but you absolutely need to be if you aren’t. It would be irresponsible of you to be watching anything else … anything suspiciously capitalist … anything about the privatization of music and entertainment perhaps …

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The Destruction of a Setting in Episode 25 of Eureka Seven

Note: This article is also available at Ideas Without End HERE

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For the first time in several episodes, Eureka Seven devotes a scene to allowing Eureka to speak and receive narrative attention alone, rather than as an object pushed around by the others – and in so doing highlights how rare this has been. It provides a proper conclusion to what began in the previous episode with her apparent reconciliation with Holland, and sets in perspective how she has been used as a character beforehand.

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