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The Far Side of the Sanzu River: Higanbana and Homura


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So, as we’ve sort of seen, there are a good number of references and symbols associated with Homu-lilly and Homura’s negative traits. This analysis contains spoilers, so if you haven’t seen The Rebellion Story yet, get out.

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My contempt boils over into bad behaviour when I hear the common suggestion that a birth is avoided because people want to be “free” to go to the cinema or buy a gramophone or a loud-speaker…[A baby is] a much more beautiful, wonderful, amusing and astonishing thing than any of the stale stories or jingling jazz tunes turned out by the machines. When men no longer feel that he is so, they have lost the appreciation of primary things, and therefore all sense of proportion about the world. People who prefer the mechanical pleasures, to such a miracle, are jaded and enslaved.
—  G.K. Chesterton