The Lost Village wasn’t the best anime that aired this season, nor was it anywhere close to being my favorite, but darn it, it was sure a heckuva a lot of fun to write about. I’ve long since passed by my formalist fan days (I remember telling one of my college professors that I was a formalist LOL), but talking about The Lost Village‘s formal qualities is very nearly the only way I can think to approach the show—as should be clear since this is the third post I’ve written on its formal elements. In any case, I hope you guys enjoy this wild post!
2 thoughts on “Aniwords – The Lost Village and the Death of the Genre”
Hm, I always thought of Mayoiga as a mystery in the sense of “what’s going on here?”. Like the life action show Lost (which I barely watched). It’s fairly straight forward actually; in the beginning we don’t know what’s going on, and in the end we do. I thought there’d be more horror elements, but that turned out to be tease (it’s not subverting anything, because the tease accomplishes nothing, IMO).
Mayoiga wasn’t bad. Mayoiga wasn’t good. Mayoiga is over, and I doubt I’ll be thinking about it a lot down the line.
“Mayoiga wasn’t bad. Mayoiga wasn’t good. Mayoiga is over, and I doubt I’ll be thinking about it a lot down the line.”
That could be said of a lot of anime… 🙂