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The First Anime That Made Me Cry

Inspired by this Anime News Network editorial.

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How to Keep the Amazing Race…Well, Amazing

The Amazing Race Australia season 7 (henceforth TAR Aus. 7) did something annoying, but they put a fresh spin on it.

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Hiatus Announcement + The Future of This Blog

I feel like I owe people an explanation after shutting down my blog so quickly…

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(Irregular) Manga Reads

Where I shoot the breeze on what I’ve read recently, much like this post. Note I read a lot of Bookwalker digital manga from my backlog while I…

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Positive My Life (Translation)

This is a song from Hypnosis Mic’s latest EP release, The Block Party – Hoods. I noticed I usually make a mess of longer translations, so I wanted…

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Don’t Hate the Localisation Process

Regarding the Ancient Magus’ Bride translation.

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5 Anime for Those Who Don’t Want to Watch Gushing Over Magical Girls

Gushing Over Magical Girls is being controversial for…just being itself, it seems, so here’s some options so that you feel less guilty about being on a government watchlist.

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Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima (+) Review

This post, for the uninitiated, covers Rhyme Anima seasons 1 and 2, so obviously, spoilers ahead! You may also need to read up on the previous Hypnosis Mic…

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Crossing Over with Akane-banashi

Ever since Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu became my top-rated series of all time, I’ve been dying to read some rakugo manga…but I found what I wanted in an…

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Making Money Moves (Update Post)

What if I told you a cup of juice was enough for me to change my life around?

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The Doujinshi Debate

I’m coming to this post several years too late and took a while to form coherent opinions I was willing to post, but as someone who’s been on…

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Language Learning 2023 – Update Post 1

Ever since the first post, I’ve been planning to do check-in posts for accountability every few months. My reminders are set for the first of each month, but…

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Hyping Up Spring 2023 (…A Little Late)

To be honest, I never thought I’d see myself straying from the path of seasonal anime after 5 years of sticking with it.

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10 Things That Bring Me Joy

Inspired by this post by Rose and this post by Crimson.

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Lost in Translation with Cipher Academy

When I was told even a professional translator found a cipher manga impossible to translate, I had to get in on the action. (Spoilers for Cipher Academy up…

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Language Learning Goals for 2023

Typically, I’m quite good at maintaining set goals, as you could see with the resolutions in 2018, which I finished 3 months early. Meanwhile, I kept saying in…

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Learn Japanese with HypMic: Some Other Things

This is basically the part 2 of this post. These things aren’t entirely compulsory for learning Japanese, but they pop up in HypMic and…maybe…if you want to learn…

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Learn Japanese with HypMic: The Very Basics

To be honest, I’ve been wanting to get something like this off the ground for a while. Just a preface: this is meant to be a guide specifically…

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RobiHachi is Cleverer Than You Think It Is

…you didn’t think the dumb mech show was actually an allusion to something, did you? (/jk)

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Looking Back and Moving Forward, Part Two (Update Post)

Inspired by this comment. (If you’re new around these parts, part 1 is here, but that’s not related to this post except for them both being update posts…

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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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