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I had forgotten how good Tears For Fears was. Er, was capable of being--Shout, Mad World, Pale Shelter, classics all. Many, many other songs--not so much. But no one's taking Shout away from them.

The Kenshin obsession (7 years and counting) has returned with a vengeance--I've been through every episode of the Kyoto arc 3-4 times in the last two months. Consequently my Japanese (which was always spotty at best) now includes weird phrases like "Tsuyokereba iki, yowakereba shinu," and an encyclopedic knowledge of Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu, yet I remain totally unable to, say, ask for directions. But back to Kenshin. Genius. Start to finish. Every character built on an absolute mountain of pain and suffering, and a depiction of the Meiji period that's totally convincing precisely because every character is so deeply ambivalent about the whole thing.

If you haven't seen it, see it. If you have, see it. Drag along a friend who hasn't.

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nein09
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
I might get to learn Japanese for work! But it'll be, like, work Japanese, so I may not be able to ask for directions eityer.

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