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How to Not Sound Like A Weeb

How does a weeb sound? That depends on vocal cord size, lung capacity, language, and–okay, the question deals with the words and references people use. First, what is…

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Japanese Book Guide : 27 Books You Ought to Read about Japan

Here’s a collection of books to help expand your knowledge about Japan. I’ve referred to these books for my various writing projects. This list skews toward history because…

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Japanese Book Guide : 27 Books You Ought to Read about Japan

Here’s a collection of books to help expand your knowledge about Japan. I’ve referred to these books for my various writing projects. This list skews toward history because…

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Why are Anime Obsessed with Big Boobs?

Anime is obsessed with breasts. Top-heavy female characters appear across anime stories, including stories aimed at girls. Female characters obsess over their bust size, fondling larger friends or…

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Why are Anime Obsessed with Big Boobs?

Anime is obsessed with breasts. Top-heavy female characters appear across anime stories, including stories aimed at girls. Female characters obsess over their bust size, fondling larger friends or…

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Crunchyroll’s Western Anime Monopoly

Sony Pictures Entertainment, the owner of Funimation, bought Crunchyroll from AT&T for $1.175 billion in 2021 (Simons, 2021). In the past, Funimation and Crunchyroll worked together, distributing pieces…

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Crunchyroll’s Western Anime Monopoly

Sony Pictures Entertainment, the owner of Funimation, bought Crunchyroll from AT&T for $1.175 billion in 2021 (Simons, 2021). In the past, Funimation and Crunchyroll worked together, distributi…

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Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, Facing Death and Memory

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End goes deep. You won’t find philosophical musings like in Ghost in the Shell, nor does Frieren goes into the darkness that some stories dive…

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Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, Facing Death and Memory

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End goes deep. You won’t find philosophical musings like in Ghost in the Shell, nor does Frieren goes into the darkness that some stories dive…

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How Do You Know How to Know?

All knowledge is a matter of faith. You trust that I offer something worth your time and thought. I trust that you understand the words and my logic.…

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How Do You Know How to Know?

All knowledge is a matter of faith. You trust that I offer something worth your time and thought. I trust that you understand the words and my logic.…

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Anime I Keep Revisiting

Some stories continue to resonate years after you first watch them. I revisit few anime. Fewer still do I watch again and again. Every so many years, I…

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Anime I Keep Revisiting

Some stories continue to resonate years after you first watch them. I revisit few anime. Fewer still do I watch again and again. Every so many years, I…

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In the Future, Human Skill Will [Increase | Decrease] in Value

The typed version of this hand-written article follows below the notebook scans.   In the future, the value a skillful human hand has will increase. As machine learning…

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In the Future, Human Skill Will [Increase | Decrease] in Value

The typed version of this hand-written article follows below the notebook scans.   In the future, the value a skillful human hand has will increase. As machine learning…

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Revisiting Horimiya

When Horimiya: Pieces released, I decided to revisit the original season. My original observations still hold. The series offers a heartfelt, nostalgic feeling toward growing up. For those…

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Revisiting Horimiya

When Horimiya: Pieces released, I decided to revisit the original season. My original observations still hold. The series offers a heartfelt, nostalgic feeling toward growing up. For those…

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Sweatshop Content and our Content Consumption Habits

  After I resigned from my library position (I had moral and ethical problems with how I was expected to police policy), I started hunting for remote work.…

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Sweatshop Content and our Content Consumption Habits

  After I resigned from my library position (I had moral and ethical problems with how I was expected to police policy), I started hunting for remote work.…

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Revisiting Shuffle!

I had watched Shuffle! back at the beginning of my anime-watching career, and it was my first exposure to harem anime. For perspective, the anime released back in…

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Revisiting Shuffle!

I had watched Shuffle! back at the beginning of my anime-watching career, and it was my first exposure to harem anime. For perspective, the anime released back in…

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Men Live in Despair. What Can Be Done?

It’s no secret that many men struggle with depression and despair. This desperation has many factors, such as lacking a sense of purpose. The problem also isn’t new.…

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Men Live in Despair. What Can Be Done?

It’s no secret that many men struggle with depression and despair. This desperation has many factors, such as lacking a sense of purpose. The problem also isn’t new.…

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A Personal Update

I’m no longer working as a librarian. I resigned from my position because my moral and ethical qualms. I’m not entirely innocent; my mistakes were adding up in…

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A Personal Update

I’m no longer working as a librarian. I resigned from my position because my moral and ethical qualms. I’m not entirely innocent; my mistakes were adding up in…

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Revisiting Omamori Himari

Omamori Himari was my first exposure to ecchi harem anime. It’s been over a decade since I last watched it, so I thought I’d give it a revisit.…

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Revisiting Omamori Himari

Omamori Himari was my first exposure to ecchi harem anime. It’s been over a decade since I last watched it, so I thought I’d give it a revisit.…

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Revisiting Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions

  Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions explores the psychology of avoidance, coping with change, and seeing magic in everyday things. And it is a love story. The story…

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Revisiting Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions

  Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions explores the psychology of avoidance, coping with change, and seeing magic in everyday things. And it is a love story. The story…

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JP Heads to YouTube…Kinda

Actually, JP isn’t going to be on YouTube, but my new channel, which starts today, is called “Tales from Old Japan”. The idea is to release video-book readings…

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JP Heads to YouTube…Kinda

Actually, JP isn’t going to be on YouTube, but my new channel, which starts today, is called “Tales from Old Japan”. The idea is to release video-book readings…

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Lessons to Take from Akira Toriyama’s Death

Akira Toriyama died from acute subdural hematoma. He was 68 years old. Toriyama’s started in manga by entering a Weekly Shonen Jump contest, which he lost. But his…

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Lessons to Take from Akira Toriyama’s Death

Akira Toriyama died from acute subdural hematoma. He was 68 years old. Toriyama’s started in manga by entering a Weekly Shonen Jump contest, which he lost. But his…

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The Peony Lantern

  In Yedo there dwelt a samurai called Hagiwara. He was a samurai of the hatamoto, which is of all the ranks of samurai the most honourable. He…

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The Peony Lantern

  In Yedo there dwelt a samurai called Hagiwara. He was a samurai of the hatamoto, which is of all the ranks of samurai the most honourable. He…

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Revisiting Bleach

When I revisited Bleach, I decided to give it what I call the “kai” treatment. Named after Dragon Ball Z Kai, the kai treatment is how I approach…

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Revisiting Bleach

When I revisited Bleach, I decided to give it what I call the “kai” treatment. Named after Dragon Ball Z Kai, the kai treatment is how I approach…

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West Virginia, Librarians, and Obscenity

A bill passed from West Virginia’s House of Delegates and to the state’s Senate. The bill removes protections from public libraries, schools, and museums, holding librarians and curator…

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Revisiting Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf first released as an anime in 2008. The series has a soft spot in my heart; I watched it when I was going through a…

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Revisiting Neon Genesis Evangelion

As I watched Neon Genesis Evangelion again, I wondered what more I could say about it. After all, it is perhaps the most analyzed anime. I’ve written about…

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Another Revisit in the Eye-Patch Girl Era

Another is a horror-mystery anime from 2012. I first saw it and reviewed it at the beginning of my blog writing. For Halloween, I added it to my…

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Revisiting Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

I’ve given Brotherhood flak in the past for Edward and Al not acting as intelligently as in the original series. But that doesn’t mean I dislike the story.…

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Revisiting Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

As I watched Code Geass when it came out around 2007 on Adult Swim. I was still relatively new to anime at the time. I remembered the show…

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Revisiting Twin Star Exorcists

It had been awhile since I watched Twin Star Exorcists. This article will assume you’ve seen the anime too. I will skip the usual summary and sketch of…

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The Value of (Re)watching and (Re)reading

How often do you revisit an anime or a book? With new anime and books coming out at all times, we can get stuck on the new-and-shiny. But…

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Looking Back on 2023: Another Year of Anime Writing

Time for my usual, end-of-year indulgent reflection. So its another new year, and I’m still alive and writing, which is more than I can say about a pair…

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Atelier Ryza 1 and 2

As an old-school JRPG player, I hesitate toward anime-themed games. Seems odd considering how I watch anime and spend too much time writing and thinking about it. But…

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Anger, Gamers, the Brain, and Benefits to Gaming

In a survey of 1046 US residents who game at least 4 hours a week, some interesting data about anger shook out. Whether or not these data can…

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Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World For My Retirement

Isekai focuses on power fantasy. Usually someone from our world is transported to another world and pick up some sort of overpowered ability in the process. Saving 80,000…

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Berserk Deluxe Volumes 3 & 4

In Berserk Deluxe volumes 3 and 4, the criticisms I had with the previous volumes fall away. In these volumes, Griffith fades into the background. His influence remains…

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