For me what works about Tomb Raider is the utter lack of competition and time-pressure – the freedom to explore at length, in detail, every nook and cranny of the artificial world. For me, Lara Croft is someone I can fully disappear into.
Janine Melnitz is the Margaret Dumont of The Real Ghostbusters. She deserves to be remembered as an outstanding female character for her time and as an important part of the overall franchise lore.
Madoka Magica is flawed, but daring, toys with boundaries, and is a visceral experience that deserves respect.
If you liked Sailor Moon Super particularly you’ll want to catch this series.
A bit on the history of Rainbow Brite – TV and concept.
Copying a comment I wrote over at Shameful Otaku Secret here, just because I don’t want to lose it. An interesting question – who is the audience for Madoka? I’d be tempted to say it’s me: I know I’m not a target demographic for anything in the anime industry now (38, female, been watching anime…
Like Ambush Bug, Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld is a DC insider-secret, a character with deep roots and hidden impacts that never achieved broad commercial recognition.