Re: Tsukuyomi -Moon Phase-
I have been watching Moon Phase for some time on Funimation (almost the ONLY good thing about my cable provider), and I have to generally agree with most of your comments. I'm also a bit creeped-out by the apparent youth of the heroine, but I guess that's just a Japanese cultural oddity/conceit.
Something I am VERY confused about, and was glad to read you reference ("... So if you enjoy watching a LOT of pots and pans dropping on people’s heads...") are the raining washtubs.
I took them to represent a sudden moment of realization or revelation, but they become so ubiquitous, especially in later episodes, and show up even in otherwise dramatic moments, that I wanted to know your take on their symbolism.
I understand that the Japanese employ a lot of quirky humor, but when a writer/director doesn't take their own work seriously, it's hard for anyone else to. It can really spoil the mood and momentum of any story.
Again, I enjoyed your commentary very much. Thanks!