Welcome to the Spellbook!

It was said that one day long ago, MagicConan14 stumbled across an ancient series of spells known as "anime". Anime has captivated MagicConan14 for almost as long as they've lived, and now they are hoping to analyse what makes them work. Categories you may want to peruse: archive: for posts imported to the Spellbook from... Continue Reading →

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The World Ends With You(r Relationships)

For this post, I wanted to take a different tack to the other post, because that was so clearly done on a time limit, to the point the final sentence doesn’t really make sense in context. So hopefully, now that I’ve had a reprieve from blogging, this post should be good enough for both me... Continue Reading →

Just a Small Update

Lately, I've been watching a lot but don't really have a lot to say on stuff, aside from what I've said already, some stuff I already have written up but half complete and one post on The World Ends With You, but I feel I'd have to finish the anime to write that post first.... Continue Reading →

On the Gendering of Merchandise

I went on a long ramble in the tags of a magicalgirlsandcerulean post, so I might as well elaborate on my thoughts here… Although sometimes it may not seem like it, anime merchandise can be quite gendered. Certainly, it makes sense for clothing items which are exclusive to some gender presentations to be gendered –... Continue Reading →

100 Worst Anime Openings! – K and Friends Rate “Bad” Anime OPs

After a long time with no collabs here on the Spellbook, here’s…something. I hope you like confusingly terrible anime OPs, because there’s enough in this video to make your head spin…

P.S. I submitted exactly one OP and that OP made it into this video. Which one, though? Just try and guess.

K at the Movies

This is a long and arduous process but I’m happy finally have it come together. I mean I watched it with some of the people featured in my esteemed judges panel and I think the fact that I can sing-along with most of these proved that I’ve probably gone insane. Yes, I asked a month ago what are the worst, the awful, the annoying, the just epically bad anime openings that you know and we’re going to find what is the worst. Did we find the right choice for the worst our opinions a little whack. I guess you’ll just have to watch the video and see what you think.

Thanks to the Cast

Of course this wouldn’t have been as great without everyone coming together, from everyone who participated in the open ballot poll, to who retweeted and shared the poll, judged anime openings and watched the video. I…

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Should Translator Visibility Matter?

There's this concept called "the visibility of the translator" in translation studies. Certainly, people like us anime and manga fans, who consume translations, would be more aware of this concept, right? The question is, after you take into account what I said above the cut, is why aren't we more aware of who's translating the... Continue Reading →

The World Ends With You(r Nostalgia)

The reason why the Spellbook hasn’t been semi-retired is because The World Ends With You…kinda sorta. See, I think I still have more to say in this semi-official weekly platform and there is still a post or few I actually do want to complete, as opposed to the pile of drafts I’ve been relying on... Continue Reading →

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