Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever felt that you have skills for which the world has no use?
I haven’t seen the show that (I think) these gifs are from.
I have seen the spin-off show, and it was awesome.
This contains a frank discussion of episode 3 – so be warned of spoilers.
And there’s a screencap of episode 4, but it’s probably not a big spoiler.
The young girl has never been kissed. She’s just old enough to realize that she’s interested in boys. She wants friends. The blonde woman shown below is her friend. She has been warned that if she gives up the MacGuffin, she won’t be able to see her blonde friend any more.
It’s not really “gender” they want to deconstruct. Gender is the morphology of words; sex is the morphology of bodies.
They want to deconstruct their citizens’ behaviors as related to bodily sex.
Space Dandy Episode 5 is there to tell us that Dandy is a lousy warrior, a lousy adventurer, but a decent guy who would make a good father.
It should be obvious that TV is not real life and so one must be careful about imitating the behavior seen on TV.
So let’s take that thought and apply it to religion/magic in anime.
Wicked City is like a soft-core porn OVA interspersed with a well-drawn adventure story.
Years of Internet-delivered “explicit content” have jaded me. Soft-core porn looks ridiculously old-fashioned to me now. But I don’t doubt that Wicked City was very shocking and stimulating when it first came out.
The nudity isn’t limited to various female demons. The hero gets a lot of opportunities to flex his muscles with his shirt off. This show offers equal-opportunity voyeurism.