Category: Essays

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Spoiler Etiquette

It’s just good manners… If you have a blog that reviews or even just discusses current media, you have probably had to pay attention to spoilers. More specifically, how to write a complete article while avoiding any and all spoilers. One thing I have noticed about anime blogs in particular is that a lot of...

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Webtoon Adaptations and the Challenges of Serial Fiction

Anime fans all over have most likely heard of the two recent Crunchyroll vehicles based on popular Webtoons. Namely last season’s Tower of God and the brand new God of HighSchool. So lots of Gods… I watched Tower of God and plan on continuing to watch God of HighSchool, I’ve also partially read each webtoon...

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Wait… There’s Something Called Anime Alienation? Animenation??

Before some of you jump at me, I’m not saying that anything I’m about to discuss is fact or even true. I simply read a thesis that put forth a couple of theories about the rise of anime popularity and how to interpret that in a social context which I thought was interesting. It was...

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In Defence of Predictable Anime

Why did I choose that as my header gif? Even I don’t know but I like it so so much! Apparently it’s from an anime called Aiura which I haven’t watched so I don’t know if it’s predictable. I sort of want to add it t my watch list based on this gif alone…. I...

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Kyoto Animation a Year Later

On July 18, 2019, shortly after 10:30 am, local time, a fire broke out at Kyoto animation’s main studio building. It was a horrific event that left 36 people dead and another 34 injured. As the horrible details kept trickling in, it was revealed that the fire in question had been an act of intentional...

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A Few Ways Colour is Used in Anime

Not so long ago I had a reader comment that no one really cares about colour in anime unless it’s extreme. Like in NGNL or Great Pretender (which has not yet been released here so I can’t tell just how extreme it is). I’m paraphrasing. Now this is an awesome person whose opinion I really...

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Discussing Tower of God with Dewbond

Hello All, Dewbond and I have been kicking around the idea of a collab for a long time when Dewbond had this great idea for a discussion about Tower of God that will go over the stuff I haven’t had the chance to discuss in my reviews. I’m very excited about it. I don’t actually know...

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Railgunfan75’s Anime Favorites A-Z Challenge

It’s been way too long since I shouted out one of my fellow bloggers! Well isn’t it great that Railgunfan75 not only came up with this great challenge and was kind enough to tag me, but also happens to be a great blogger I have been following for years and that deserves more attention! You...