Revisiting The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Despite my blog and branding being named ‘All Hail Haruhi’, a reference to the Haruhism culture surrounding the character of that name, I’ve never directly spoken about The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Feeling like I had to make the Haruhi post that much better than my other works, so as to not let the name […]

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Opening the door to Fata Morgana

This post will contain full spoilers for The House in Fata Morgana. The story is great, and I highly suggest you experience it first hand before reading. Purchase: GOG / Steam / MangaGamer. Exploring Memories The House in Fata Morgana opens with the formation of a disembodied presence in an otherworldly mansion. A maid who has been in this place […]

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Anime has a curation problem

Over the past year I’ve seen an ever increasing amount of critics and viewers who are angry that anime is still spurned by those outside of the medium and its communities. While I believe that it is ultimately right we defend the art form from unjust accusations, I also feel that many critics are tackling […]

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YEARLY DIGEST REDUX

At the end of ’12 Days of Anime’ last year I made a post with a title near identical to this one, crowning off the event with a monolithic recollection of my year both on and off the blog. It was a demanding piece of work, emotionally and physically, and one that I’ve ever since […]

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Black Clover – 31 – “Pursuit Over The Snow”

Last week I talked about Gauche, and how it was Asta who defined what the appropriate boundaries should be between siblings. Towards the end I speculated that the conflict in episode 31 would provide ample opportunity for Gauche to reevaluate his mindset for the sake of saving Marie. Now that we have the chance to […]

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A Tale of Two Rita’s

Manga Monitor is a series in which I read any manga series/one-shot to completion, using it as a platform to explore themes such as, writing conventions, artistry and more. Selections are limited to manga which have finished their official release in order to allow for comprehensive discussions. Today’s Manga Monitor is All You Need Is […]

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Black Clover – 30 – “The Mirror Mage”

I’m writing about Black Clover now! Woohoo! For as many ways to describe or encapsulate Gauche as there are, I’d have to say Mirror Mage is the least interesting one. Because it would be inept, or arguably disingenuous, for anyone to ignore the subject of his one sided devotion – his little sister Marie. Though he […]

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Black Clover – 29 – “Path”

Black Clover is a currently airing anime series that I’ve yet to discuss on the blog. This is something of a shame, because it’s perhaps the show I look forward to the most each week, and one of the few series to survive my ruthless seasonal dropping process. The latest episode – 29 – is […]

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The challenges of “Be Critical”

“Be critical of the media you consume” and all subsequent variations, has become something of a buzzword among certain social circles recently. While the sentiment itself is not exactly new, the way it has been adopted as the go-to catchphrase for a not-insignificant collection of commentators has in turn created a zetigiest without definition. Though […]

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