"The cinematography is equally as evocative as the setting it captures, with picture-in-picture scenes that resemble a wall of computer monitors and flashing green warning signals and countdown timers constantly superimposing themselves over the action, as if the world itself is indeed on the brink of suffering a catastrophic system-wide crash."
-“‘SIGKILL’: How to Kill a Computer” on Vaka Rangi
I think I may be among the last generation of people for whom the phrase “Saturday Morning” holds a particular meaning. Growing up, this meant an early breakfast of cereal, new episodes of the animated series that were among my favourite TV shows and enough latent inspiration to get me through the rest of the weekend.
I know for a lot of you, those television memories were of a block of classic anime programming. Looking at a lot of anime from this period today, oftentimes for the first time, I find myself reminded of my own experiences of those magical, long-gone weekends from my childhood. Even seeing others express their fondness and memories for shows I’ve never seen inspires and moves me.
In the spirit of that, I’ve decided to start a new series called “Kei and Yuri Saturday Morning”. Every Saturday Morning, Eastern Time, (and maybe Sunday too), I’m going to post a video clip from one of my favourite Dirty Pair animes alongside a snippit of my analysis and a link to the full blog post. I’m not looking for pageviews here, I’m just honoured to be able to share my thoughts on something I love in a way I find symbolic and meaningful.
I think one of the best things to happen to Dirty Pair in recent years has been Manga Entertainment’s decision to post it all to YouTube officially, and it heartens me to be able to share something I’m very passionate about this way here and elsewhere. I hope it brings as much joy to you as it has to me.