Author Archives: ghostlightning

The Shameful Otaku’s Secret Unveiled: A Triumph Over Inauthenticity; Breeding Life Into a New Generation

I always found this site interesting, given the name. It struck me as a humorous tightrope act between self-deprecation and self-loathing – which is why it attracted the two most shameless fanboys to write for it. Still, what bothered me a bit is the online handle of the founder. Sure, metaphorically he is my father […]

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Mawaru Penguindrum is a Pain (after 7 episodes)

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s superbly done. However, I feel like this show has reached the masturbatory heights of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, not quite a bad thing given how much I love that show, but something’s not clicking with me. I mean, on paper it should absolutely floor me about the […]

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NTR Blogging: Remembering Love for Revolutionary Girl Utena in Redline and Diebuster

I’m on an anime high having watched Redline this week and having finished rewatching all of Revolutionary Girl Utena. I’m starting to see the connections all over the place, just by tracking the work done by the Utena creators after that seminal work. I’ve already written a piece on Redline and normally I wouldn’t write […]

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What the hell could that ringing, unanswered phone at the end of Hanasaku Iroha 16 possibly mean?

Tell me please… I can’t think while I’m watching the wet t-shirt contest.

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I Am Number One!

…and I go where most of you losers can only fap about.

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An Anime Renaissance for Old Men

Another bone (not boner) is thrown at the likes of otou-san (admin of this blog) in the form of Usagi Drop. The little girl ends up in the care of her 30 year-old nephew… being the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased grandfather. The manga the show is adapted from ran in a magazine called […]

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