draggle: Taken literally, the ending to Queen’s Blade: Rebellion makes no sense. The rebels and the Queen join in battle, and then… everyone leaves. Our heroines journey to the forest temple, where they transform into rainbows and fly into the ceiling. The twin peaks fall away to reveal a phallic spaceship. Continue reading Colloquium: Queen’s Blade Rebellion 11 and 12
This week’s post is a collaboration with redball, John Sato, SnippetTee, and Foshizzel (who provided pictures). SnippetTee is currently duking it out in the final rounds of the Aniblog Tourney, so go check out the participants and giver her a vote!
redball: We’ve joined together once again to imbibe in the grand story of Queen’s Blade. Each week we learn more about the world in which the show takes place, and this week was no different. I must say that, after watching three episodes in a single evening, I for one am practically drunk with new and exciting information. I’d like to ask you to please pardon us if we’re overloaded, but that extra episode gives us a lot to process. With that, let’s dig in. Continue reading Colloqium: Queen’s Blade Rebellion 8, 9 and 10
draggle: One of the major ways in which the world of Queen’s Blade differs from our own is that pants do not appear to have been invented yet. All of the female characters (human or otherwise) wear either dresses, short skirts, or undergarments alone. As a study in cultural anthropology, this lack of pants leads to many interesting cultural differences, including the apparent lack of shame at having one’s undergarments exposed. Continue reading Colloqium: Queen’s Blade 6 + 7: A World without Pants
draggle: This week’s episode of Queen’s Blade thoughtfully explores a topic relevant in modern life: the conflict between faith and science.
The religious order of Queen’s Blade practices a form of asceticism in which the worshiper obtains divine union with God through ritual. In this ritual, the practitioner feels the breath of God and experiences true freedom, albeit momentarily, through the act of lifting her skirt. (The God of Queen’s Blade is male, so men are unable to experience the divine union and are hence fated to be tossed with the chaff into the lake of unquenchable fire). Continue reading Colloqium: Queen’s Blade 4 + 5 — The Divine Union
draggle: I had the pleasure of watching Queen’s Blade: Rebellion the other night together with some friends. We had all heard rumors of how Queen’s Blade is trashy, misogynistic and tasteless. However, there’s more to it than that. Queen’s Blade actually explores some fascinating aspects of the human condition with class and posse. Let’s start off by examining a small piece of the show’s multifaceted symbolism: Continue reading Colloqium: Queen’s Blade Rebellion 2 + 3 — A Study in Cultural Anthropology