Feminism, Anime and Me

As I type up this article there is a singular overriding voice in the back of my head saying: “this should not exist” To understand the thought process behind such a comment, you really need to look back at the history of All Hail Haruhi. Part introspective, part love letter, I want to tell you about […]

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Day 12: A Posse Ad Esse

We’ve made it to the finish line. I am at last able to say that this is my final entry for the #12DaysofAnime community project. For readers old & new, here is the complete list of submissions Shōjo – A Brief Insight Final Fantasy XV – A Tale of Two Anime Slaying the Ego of […]

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Day 11: The All Hail Haruhi Awards

Inspired by arbitrary award shows around the world and my slow, eventual, loss of all bodily functions due to cold, I present to you… YET ANOTHER PREMATURE 2016 JAPANESE CARTOON AWARD SHOW That’s right everyone, the moment none of you have been waiting for, where I get to give out a bunch of awards that […]

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Day 10: Happy Holidays!

♪ Snow is falling ♪ ♪ All around us ♪ ♪ Unless you live in a country that is ungodly hot like Australia ♪ ♪ In which case I don’t envy you ♪ The hope when it came to #12DaysofAnime was to have this be the final post, to be released on Christmas Day. Unfortunately writing […]

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Day 9: Growing Up Is A Lot Like Getting Lost In The Forest

This is Day 9 in #12DaysofAnime, however it is not coming out on Day 9. Life is insignificant. We’re all spiraling towards our inevitable deaths with lives full of pain, sadness and misery. Nothing matters anymore except the void where my heart should be. My one refuge, 12 Days of Anime, I let it down. Now […]

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Day 8: I Was Nominated For A Blog Award – A Story of Six Acts

Day 8, #12DaysofAnime. So as I mentioned in my last post I finished early and was hoping to use the spare time to plan ahead for today’s post. I then proceeded to come up with absolutely zero new ideas. Now today I’ve gotten two, the first of which will be a response to a Blog […]

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Day 7: Nothing Lasts Forever

This is Day 7 in my series for #12DaysofAnime. I’m going to get very hypothetical in the writing below, so be sure to convince me I’m wrong, I wouldn’t mind having my perspective changed. Enjoy. I have been thinking a lot recently about the path my anime watching has taken in the past few years and […]

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Day 6: Confessions of an Aniholic

So given this article series is supposed to be retrospective in at least some way, I figured it wouldn’t be inappropriate to do a stat by stat breakdown of my anime watching as recorded by MAL. All the info graphics on display here were created using graph anime plus, so if you’re interested in checking out […]

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Day 5: A Historical Perspective on Japanese Women through Hentai

Content Warning: This article will deal with subject matters of sex and oppression including a written section on rape. If you find these topics too uncomfortable or distressing please do not continue reading. The Sensualist, is, by all accounts, Hentai. Without any doubt there is full blown nudity coupled with all the action it entails. If […]

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Day 4: I Watched Porphy no Tabi This Year

This is my day four contribution to the anitwitter campaign  #12DaysOfAnime. As I’ve said before, I haven’t planned this out, so I’m thinking of the topics to write about barely an hour before I start typing. For this one there is going to be mild spoilers for Porphy no Tabi, so if you care about […]

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