Tagged: Essays


Collabing and Guest Posting – Choosing a Venue

Throughout the years I’ve collaborated with a lot of bloggers and guest posted on a few blogs. But only recently have I had bloggers guest post on my blog and it’s made me realize a few things. Generally, I collaborate for three big reasons. 1) I am not a good representation of the average anime...


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...


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....


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...


Do Blogging Breaks Work?

Ironically, I originally published this on 100 word anime. This post about blogging breaks is now painfully ironic.  Ouch. You know guys, when you’ve been around the blogosphere for a while, you start to recognize certain patterns. Signs if you will. When you pay attention, you can sort of tell when a blogger is no...


Demon Slayer’s Wisteria Hysteria (Countdown to Halloween)

Because I read my comments, I do know that a fair bit of you aren’t exactly fans of Demon Slayer as an anime. In fact, the comments would lead me to believe that most of you really disliked the series and dropped it early on. But today I’m not really going to talk about the...


Are Otaku The Worst?

Hello everyone, welcome to my storytime! Some of you might remember this post from when I published it on Karandi’s blog. I’m repurposing my old essays for those that didn’t get a chance to read them then. I hope you enjoy it!


Reinserting Fun in my Anime Watching

For newer fans and some older fans as well, it’s difficult to imagine how someone’s passion for anime could ever fade. How could anyone get fed up with anime – there’s an unlimited amount and it’s entirely made up of cool… I feel you. It has been my entertainment of choice for years now and...