Category: Essays

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Analyzing Anime Fashion: School Uniforms

I’ve been down a bit of a rabbit hole of watching videos analyzing fashion in movies. It’s one of the very few things I prefer in live-action. The way costumes can be used as part of the cinematic language, character development and narrative evolution. I’m not just talking about the big showy period pieces either....

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It’s 2021! Anime I’m Watching and Reviewing this Season

This year is bound to be better than the last, right? You know what, that’s just asking for trouble. No one knows what the future holds. But for us anime fans, this year is sure shaping up to be a great one! It was though to narrow down the anime I will be watching and...

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I Survived 2020 by Drinking and Watching Anime

And I highly recommend it to all of you! Well, here we are, another year down. This is probably my most cherished blogging tradition. Every year, on January 1st, I sit down and just talk to you guys about, nothing in particular. It’s my time to let you know what my blog has meant to...

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What Even is 2020 – My Year in Search Terms

If you’ve been around for a while, you might know that my favourite blog stat is the search terms people use to get to my blog. Unfortunately, 99% of them are unknown but I still manage to get a fun one once in a while. I actually do an overview of my blog’s search terms...

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Guest Post – Sports Anime part 1

What’s good guys? I’m not going to lie I’m pretty pumped because by the time you read this, I’ll probably have started playing Cyberpunk 2077 which is released in 4 days! But this post isn’t about gaming, so I’ll save my excitement for my next PS4 best games post. As you can see in the...

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Japan’s Fried Chicken Christmas Tradition

Many years ago, I taught you all how to bring a little Japanese touch to your Christmas celebration by baking your very own traditional Japanese Christmas Cake. This year, I figure it’s finally time to cover the rest of the meal. You can’t just eat cake, even if it is Christmas. Your tummy is gonna...

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The Tyranny of the Anime Underdog

I was watching a Sports! anime the other day, like one does, and something really odd happened. Something that almost never happens. The main characters’ team was up against a team that was much less experienced and had a lot less funding but were working really hard. But we didn’t really know them. It was...

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Is Anime Already Mainstream?

Lately (I’m writing this on November 1st, 2020) I’ve been seeing a few anime fans express their worry over anime becoming mainstream. As in if it becomes mainstream either quality or variety will suffer. This isn’t a new concern or an unusual one by any means. I have been seeing it for decades in fact....

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Other Types of Fan Service in Anime

I had a really hard time coming up with a title fr this one. For a while there it was going to be called “Non-sexy fan service” but I think that sounded a bit off. I was watching an OVA the other day (for Aoharu of all things) and it really got me thinking about...