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Komi Can’t Communicate is Hugely Relatable

My dad once told me everyone is a bit introverted…I don’t believe him, but the reason this manga is relatable is because everyone gets a little tongue-tied once…

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Just a Small Update

Lately, I’ve been watching a lot but don’t really have a lot to say on stuff, aside from what I’ve said already, some stuff I already have written…

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It’s Getting Hot in Here… (Tag Post)

Taking on Shoujo’s open invitation, but I’m also going to leave this open for anyone else to take up.

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On the Gendering of Merchandise

I went on a long ramble in the tags of a magicalgirlsandcerulean post, so I might as well elaborate on my thoughts here…

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Should Translator Visibility Matter?

There’s this concept called “the visibility of the translator” in translation studies. Certainly, people like us anime and manga fans, who consume translations, would be more awar…

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What’s the Point of Magical Boys?

Some weird merchandising ideas for Fairy Ranmaru made me think: who are magical boys for?

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Life in an Anime Fandom

This was originally a response to Scott, but I ended up weaving my own post about a topic I wanted to write about anyway, so…here we are.

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Spring 2021 1st Ep. Impressions: Best Served Cold

There’s a lot to get through this time – so much so that I cut a bunch of it from my list without even trying to write it…

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Who’s a Critic Now?

I didn’t realise Kim Morrissy was a woman. For the longest time, I swore the person who posted about light novels and used the pseudonym “Frog-kun” was a…

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Catering to the Niche Crowd (i.e. Me)

There’s a lot to get through this time – so much so that I cut a bunch of it from my list without even trying to write it…

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Spring 2021 First Impressions: Back From the Vault

There’s a lot to get through this time – so much so that I cut a bunch of it from my list without even trying to write it…

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Trying to Find One Anime to Represent You is Too Hard!

Inspired by Zainou’s post and the subsequent anecdotes.

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#AniTwitWatches Rd. 12: Shin Sekai Yori 1 – 2

If you’ve seen one of these posts around, you know the drill already. See this post by Jon for more details.

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What To Look Out For in Fairy Ranmaru

Boueibu started as a gender-flipped Sailor Moon, the “Battle Lacklusters”. Now that it’s come and gone, what does it mean for this next magical boy anime from some…

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Ode to Anime Studios – Silver Link/Connect

Found another weird situation where you can’t really separate one studio from the other…(

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The Write Process

Let’s talk about blogging for once. How I write, why I write and when I write.

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What Kirill Got Wrong and What He Got Right: Words from a Genetics Major

I mentioned in this round-up I know an Honours student who’s a genetics major, so I figured I’d see what she says about Kirill’s information in episode 10…

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A Guide to Nendoroids

These “guide to so-and-so” posts are pretty fun, actually. I have one on how to cheaply obtain (in some cases, access to) anime and manga, but I don’t…

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Animage Jan. 2021 Interview: Wataru Komada (Translation)

I was gonna postpone this to the 3rd of March’s weekly slot, but to celebrate the MTC/FP battle, I moved it up a bit. Part 1 here. Highlights:…

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Anime Valentine’s DLC Pt 2

Even I didn’t expect there would be a part 2 until I finished all the Valentines… Part 1 here.

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A New Challenger Approaches!

…okay, this is actually just a big ol’ play on K’s post.

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Why is Ex-Arm so Horrible?

…Aside from “because it just is”, that is.

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Winter 2021. 1st Ep. Impressions: It’s Egg Time

…I’ve made several egg jokes in this post alone, so naturally I would end up calling my post what I did.

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A Criminally Underserved Niche

As inspired by a small rant I had in Scott’s comment section.

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Publisher’s Digest: Glossy Magazine Edition

I think this post has more in common with this post than any other, hence its name – its aim is to inform, but not like a Wikipedia…

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Winter 2021 First Impressions: Thinking Outside the Box

I hate to sound like a broken record already, but as long as we’re getting anime and staying alive in 2021, we’re fine.

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