Excalibur: Is it a Man? Is it a Sword? NO! It’s Anime’s Greatest Husbando

I must confess. I’ve never been one to care about the waifu and husbando sub-culture within the anime community. I have favourite characters, sure, but the two terms tend to denote a higher level of interest than a simple top X list or power-ranking. Indeed they are western bastardizations of Japanese words to loosely fit […]

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My Last Anime Convention

Around this time two months ago I made an announcement that I would be attending my first ever anime convention – Hibanacon 2017. In actuality this was my first convention of any kind. It will probably also be my last. I can pinpoint a few reasons why I chose to go to this particular convention, […]

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RateD Under 7

NieA Under 7 is an anime that had been on my radar since before I even knew ‘plan to watch’ lists were a thing in the anime community. It was so long ago that I couldn’t even tell you the exact reasons for my initial interest. I imagine it had something to do with the […]

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Remembering What The Sun Looks Like

I do enjoy not making it explicitly obvious what my posts will be about by making my titles only vaguely relevant. It’s an update post, because no blog would be complete without an overabundance of watered-down content that’s quickly outdated. Just like your favourite anime. *finger snap* I don’t really have a great measure to […]

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Yoko Case Study: Exploring the Visual Representation of Women’s Bodies in Anime

This article was originally released on September 17th 2016. In its previous iteration, the post contained a Frankenstein’s amalgamation of blog update, community drama and anecdotes that distracted from the points being made. In this release I have heavily edited the essay, removing now defunct fluff while adding new material to improve or change past positions […]

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To Make A Dictionary

Define passage; NOUN The act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another A narrow way, typically having walls on either side, allowing access between buildings or to different rooms within a building; a passageway The process of transition from one state to another A […]

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Thank you, Reader-Sensei!

The results are in! I’m deleting the previous two posts that linked to the poll/tournament because they clutter up the blog, so here’s a brief explanation of what went down for those joining in later. I held a tournament style contest to decide which anime I would watch next. I put forward a shortlist of […]

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