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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Let’s Talk Monetization

Quick announcement to say that as of today, I will be including monetization options on the blog. This is going to be as non-intrusive as possible, and is primarily there as a form of donation rather than the start of a part-time career. The reason I’m doing this is two fold. Firstly, I like money, […]

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Formulating All Hail Haruhi Season 3

So true to my last post of 2017, I want to take the opportunity to put forward a content plan for the blog over the next 12 months. One of the goals I set out for myself was to post at least once every month. Another goal was to take inspiration from the multitude of […]

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Yearly Digest

Day 12 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] Well here it is folks. The end of 12 Days of Anime 2017. You probably won’t see another flood of content like this in your feeds until next December. That’s supposing I’m still around for it. I could always be on […]

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Oh Baby, All I Want For Christmas Is…

Day 11 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] It is the eve before Christmas and all is calm. Parents nestle presents under the tree while children patiently await the arrival of Santa and his reindeer. And then, in a far of corner of the internet, there is a bunch of […]

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