[Reblog] Mouryou no Hako Analysis
Mouryou no Hako is a 2008 anime based on the 1995 novel by Natushiko Kyogoku. It was produced by studio madhouse with all character designs done by CLAMP. It’s a psychological and sci-fi mystery with some supernatural elements. The story is about the different characters as they are caught up in solving two mysteries: the disappearance of 14-year-old Kanako Yuzui, and the three serial killings and dismemberment cases. Main characters are Kiba, Sekigucki, Toriguchi, Reijiro, Yoko, and Chuuzenji, who everyone calls Kyougokudou. I’ve written a review of Mouryou no Hako or Goblin’s Box if you’re interested. This post will serve as an analysis of the themes.
Do spirits and gods exist? What is the nature of the evil spirit known as the Mouryou? What are the true forms of demons? If you could live forever, or make a loved one live forever, would you? How can one stay stable living…
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