Category Archives: Features

Gentlemen prefer (being) blondes

Straight from the pages of Anime Cracked, here is something resembling a listicle. If you’re not gonna contribute to the solution, you may as well be part of the problem.

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Making peace with that unnameable beast

How an ANN review provided the music to calm my savage breast, if not lessen my pure pure heart of rage. This is a long post, but stick with it until the end for Jun Maeda fanfiction.

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Secret Santa Non-Review — Giant Robo OVA: The “-est” anime

Of all the various mounting traditions that anime bloggers have been saddling themselves with, the most well-organized and effort-intensive is probably the Secret Santa project, masterminded by the Reverse Thieves. This year it was the magnificent Giant Robo: The Day The Earth Stood Still OVA by the retro-robot master Yasuhiro Imagawa. It was the anime’s […]

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Ruined for Marriage, part 2

Rape On: Apply directly to the Insert-kun. Apply directly to the Insert-kun. Apply directly to thOK got it. Rather than a facile dismissal of rape as a a “horrible plot device” in anime as someone famously once did, I wanted to think a little harder about the concept of Damaged Goods, without being either too culturally insensitive or too culturally knowledgeable.

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I wanna be a celebrity character designer

Well, inasmuch as I want to do anything related to the cartoon arts, which is not at all. Took me a couple years, about $10,000, and the loss of my desire to draw ever again to figure that out. But consider being redjuice for a second. Seems like if I were him, I’d either be […]

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Play by Play: Madoka Ep 1

I’m trying a bit of a different post format, wherein I watch an episode and pause periodically to jot down my thoughts on events so far. I know, super innovating. Anyway, I’m going to assume this commentary will be best appreciated during a rewatching of the episode, so at the least, I may be increasing […]

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