I’ve got a new piece at Beneath the Tangles in my Newman’s Nook column entitled, “A Sense of Regret.” Here’s an excerpt:
In Episode 9 of Sekko Boys, Giorgio (AKA Saint George), ends up in a scandalous situation by the end of the episode. Before I go any further, let me tell you a few things about this show. First, it’s a short form anime series about a Japanese pop idol group. Secondly, the pop idol group (the Rockies) is composed entirely of famous statue busts. Yes, it’s as weird as you’d imagine, but it’s a lot of fun and each episode of very short. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s go back to the plot.
In this episode they touch base on a potential scandal first involving one of the other Rockies, Mars. Mars showed up at a woman’s house during the evening and was filmed there by paparazzi. Nothing happened, she actually wanted to show him a bug. It was kind of cute, but still could have turned scandalous as the band is trying to retain a certain image. Then we get to Giorgio.
Interested in reading more? Check out the whole piece here.