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Ultraman X and Cyclical Gateways

Nostalgia is a powerful force in the modern age, but it can involve more than simply revisiting old things from one’s childhood. Drawing on the properties and tropes that you loved in the past can be a great way to discover new things that meet the same criteria years later. This is something that has …

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P-p-p-pick up a Podcast Part 1: Factual Podcasts

Last summer I started getting into podcasts as an alternative to background music while at work and doing housework and got hooked pretty quickly. I started with recorded episodes of a quirky show from my favourite radio station and once that was finished  I went looking for other podcasts and quickly discovered how many shows …

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You Mean You Haven’t Watched Azumanga Daioh?

It’s a little late, but happy holidays everyone! Whatever you celebrated this month I hope you had a great time, and I wish everybody a happy and productive 2017 going forward. My New Year’s blogging resolution is to build my output level back up after a trying few months of low productivity, and I’ll start …

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10 Great Engrish Anime Themes

At some point in our lives we have all come across the wonderful world of Engrish; foreign use of the English language that is either poorly spelled, poorly structured or otherwise just plain wrong, with hilarious results. Japan in particular likes to use English words in order to make their products look cooler and more …

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What I’m Watching This Season (So Far)

As I’ve mentioned before, this year’s summer anime season marks the first time I’ve been watching new anime shows as they come out, and while I’ve been enjoying thinking up old shows to talk about it would be nice to change tack briefly and ruminate a bit on the here and now. So I’d like …

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Where Does the Time Go? – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Weeks 20-23

Oh man, has it really been almost a whole month since I last updated the challenge? That’s worse than I thought… Truth is I just haven’t been much in the right sort of mood for the potential kick in the teeth that the Nuzlocke run has been threatening me with as I near the end. …

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You Mean You Haven’t Watched Berserk?

Welcome one and all to the inaugural edition of “You Mean You Haven’t Watched”! As we stand at the start of the summer anime season I thought I would start things out on a topical theme. Last week saw the beginning of a brand new series of Berserk, so today we’ll be looking back at …

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How to Make Friends and Portray Cool Characters – Cosplay Interactions 101

I’ve been an amateur yet avid cosplayer for just over ten years now, and I’ve always found it a fun and potentially sociable hobby. Unfortunately, I don’t think every cosplayer always sees the social side of the pastime 100% of the time. So today I’d like to lay out a few thoughts I’ve had of …

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Silent But DAD-ly -Why Honoka’s Father is the Greatest

Regular readers and anyone who finds this blog through tumblr will know that I’ve recently become a huge fan of the Love Live! franchise, starting with the anime. At first I was disappointed that the cast is almost 100% female, but over time I not only came to understand the heart of the series, but …

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The Unexpected Virtue of Snorlax – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Week 9

I gotta admit, I didn’t find a lot of time for Nuzlocking this week (been busy with home decorating, yay grown up life!) Which isn’t to say that the week was a bust, I just made far less progress than usual. So last week left me saved hovering above the accursed Snorlax on Route 12, …

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