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How Cowboy Bebop Does Horror Well

Cowboy Bebop – a perennial anime classic which manages to span many moods, including horror.

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Asexuals and Aromantics in Anime and Manga

…it’s still the 29th of October where I am as I write this. It’s the end of Ace Week, but depending on your definition of “where your week…

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Blogging is a Paradox

…I swear, aside from Manga March posts, all I’ve done lately is blogging about blogging… (This series of thoughts started in Scott’s comment section.)

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The Anime-Based Bucket List (and the F**k It List)

Since things are getting back to normal after the pandemic, what experiences do you want to do before you kick the bucket (and vice versa)?

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Do You Love Your Family and their Anime Antics?

We all talk about getting non-anime fans into anime, but what about the opposite…?

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Aria’s Original Sin

…It’s funny how karma comes to bite you in the butt sometimes, yeah? (Also, minor spoilers ahead for the Hypnosis Mic drama track Mixed Up.)

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Summer 2022 First Impressions: Tokyo Mew Mew New

I had my reservations about this series, but since it’s a reboot and not a sequel (…so far…), it should be safe…right…?

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Summer 2022 First Impressions: Phantom of the Idol

This anime kicks off the summer 2022 season, so check over there for some more notes on this series.

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Anime and Manga Budget Buys – eBay Style

Now that I’ve wandered eBay and started trying to offload books and unwanted anime discs there, I have some eBay-specific updates to this ol’ OWLS post.

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What Makes Ya Boy Kongming Tick?

I didn’t think I’d like Paripi Koumei for this long, to be honest…

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The Weirdness of Merchandise

Inspired by Irina’s post on anime perfumes.

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The Eximius Blog Award

I don’t think I’ve seen this award before Terrance Crow tagged me…

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Manga March (5): Toritan

Last manga for this month! How did I do?

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Manga March (4): 7th Garden

I’ve been wanting to talk about this title for a while, but I never find the right opportunity for it…

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What Platinum End Says About My Past and Present

(TW for discussion of death, suicide, suicide ideation and trauma.)

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Manga March 2022 (3): Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

…I swear my approach to each manga changes as I continue to write posts in this series, haha…

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Burn that Backlog!

Inspired by this Mashable article.

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Manga March 2022 (2): To Your Eternity

Note I have discussed the manga in some capacity here already.

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Manga March 2022 (1) (+ A Thing You May Not Have Spotted): The Wizard and His Fairy

After thinking a bit about the idea I floated in this update post, I decided to make it part of my old tag, Manga March. (Remember that?)

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Social Anxiety Through Comedy (A Tsuritama Rewatch Project Post)

Tsuritama doesn’t feature social anxiety as front and centre as other anime do, but the strange faces Yuki makes are window dressing for a bigger issue.

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Why Don’t People Like Anime Feminists?

Inspired by this Artifice post and…well, Anime Feminist itself.

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Happy Singles’ Awareness Day (…not)!

“Everyone is in love.” I kinda feel like I was being denied with this statement.

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Are People’s Tastes in Media Crap?

Inspired by a years-old post which still holds relevance to this very day. (It also contains a mild spoiler for Hypnosis Mic not addressed by Rhyme Anima.)

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Tales of Luminaria: Press Play, Fast Forward

The title refers to the opening line of this song.

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12 More Manga I Want Adapted into Anime (and the Odds of That Happening)

With the announcement of anime Spirit Circle, it’s time to get back on that wishlist bandwagon!

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The One With the Podcasts

In which discovering a podcast (on Wikipedia, no less!) helped a blogger put their own identity issues to rest. (…yes, the title is a Friends reference, although I…

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Hyping Up Winter 2022

Noting how much I’ve got backlogged, I’m probably going to sit this one out entirely.

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The Write Process (2)

The first post is here, although this was also inspired by this Side of Fiction post.

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(Late…?) Fall 2021 First Impressions: For the Artsy Ones

You might’ve thought I was gone from seasonal anime for good, after I chose not to catch up to the summer season. Well, you can’t keep a good(?)…

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Those Anime Left Behind

Seeing listicles like this is starting to piss me off…

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Hyping Up Fall 2021

Welp, after a season’s hiatus, I have a list! Note I’m still chipping away at my spreadsheet of over 100 episodes so my hype is low for everything…

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The World Ends With You(r Relationships)

For this post, I wanted to take a different tack to the other post, because that was so clearly done on a time limit, to the point the…

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