Crazy how the bombing of Hiroshima and the Nazi occupation of France were both actually about this one white woman and her feelings.
Only true sincerity can move the human heart.
Kawajiri doesn't have the same degree of reverence on this website as the other Madhouse co-founders and old guard, much less successors like Asaka (the Nana guy), Kojima (the Monster guy), Kon, Yuasa or Hosoda, which basically makes him one of anime's greatest vulgar auteurs, if such a thing can even exist in a medium that despite whatever Ghibli fans will tell you is already vulgar.
This is a mixed blessing because…
Small brain: Directing a self-insert movie about chasing your deathly blonde feminine ideal around San Francisco.
Big brain: Directing a self-insert movie about directing the self-insert movie about the women you love and your projections upon them.
Expanding brain: Directing a series of self-insert movies about your own neurosis where you play the protagonist, always shipping yourself with attractive women.
Galaxy brain: Directing a self-insert movie where your character is a genius playwright who must construct a to-scale Borgesian replica…