12 Days 2019, Day 11: “Here and now, something only we can do” – The Value of the Impermanent in Manabi Straight

manabi30.jpgGakuen Utopia Manabi Straight is a series that has been on my plan to watch list since like, 2011. I definitely should not have slept on it for so long. The world of Manabi Straight is one in which childhood is increasingly in decline. School still exists but it’s no longer mandatory past the basics and is positioned  precariously between rising labour demands and collapsing budgets in the face of catastrophicly low birth rates. The end result of this all is that in the show’s setting childhood is something that increasingly needs to be justified. Continue reading “12 Days 2019, Day 11: “Here and now, something only we can do” – The Value of the Impermanent in Manabi Straight”

12 Days 2019, Day 11: “Here and now, something only we can do” – The Value of the Impermanent in Manabi Straight