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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Finding Meaning In ‘A Girl on the Shore’

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 A Girl on the […]

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AniFemTalk-Talk: How can we encourage new anime and manga fans?

Anime Feminist has a running series titled “AniFem Talk”. These posts include a number of discussion prompts that are designed as starting points for readers to get engaged in a broader conversation. The aim of the version on my blog will be to respond to these questions off-site and at a much greater length than […]

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Fashion Feature: Prince Narek

Fashion Feature is a series in which I take one character from an anime series or franchise, and reverse engineer their fashion choices. The post can cover what works, what doesn’t, what I would wear and lastly what I think might suit them based on their current wardrobe. Today the spotlight is on Prince Narek, […]

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Devilman Crybaby and why Akira runs

Devilman Crybaby’s first episode features a plethora of fractured people caught between sides in some facet of their existence. At the school, the trappings of gendered communication see the boys express a different persona depending on the privacy of their conversations. On the news an athlete adopts a cool and calm demeanor, temporary, and fundamentally […]

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