Entry #1: Pupa (SoM 2018)

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It’s difficult to really place my thoughts on this with any sort of certainty, because I’m unsure as to how seriously I should be taking this. A few weeks back I wrote a piece on pretentiousness in animePupa the manga is not an anime, but it fits the bill enough to see itself among the ranks of works that (supposedly) take itself far too seriously. But that’s the issue here: Is it even trying to make any sense? Is it trying to say something? I can only provide my own thought process while reading this, but before getting into the deeper theoretical aspects of Pupa‘s design, I’ll elaborate on some more basic elements. (more…)