Tagged: Essays

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Most Popular Anime by Year of Release

This might be an odd post but I actually had a great time putting it together! Nostalgia does weird things to us. For instance, it can make us think that everything was better “before”. Like anime! And I’m not entirely sure that’s true. A lot of my favourite series are relatively new (as in they...

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Why is the Manga Always Better?

Ok, that title is clickbait. I baited you. I’m sorry. I don’t actually think the manga is always better than its adaptation. In fact, I’m one of the few people out there that tends to prefer the anime to the manga by default but that’s really not the norm. In general, you see manga readers...

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Update on Blogger Decorum

When I first started blogging, I was lucky enough to get some help from more established bloggers and I took the opportunity to pick their brains as much as I could. That eventually lead to a collab post that is still dear to me where Remi and I just talked about the unspoken rules of...

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Expanding beyond WordPress

This post was originally published on 100 word anime but I’m repurposing it. Some time ago I realized that although the WordPress community is absolutely wonderful and I wouldn’t trade it for the world, it remains for lack of a better word, “limited”. In numbers, not in wonderfulness. For a blog to *keep* growing and...

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A Twist “Outrage” Marketing in Anime?

Do you guys know what outrage marketing is? Just in case, let me try to summarize it. It’s when a company creates an advertising campaign or even a product itself, that they know will be very polarizing to the public, in order to (at least in part) generate outrage in some faction of the customer...

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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...

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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....