The Threshold of Relatability

Inspired by this post by Karandi. We fans of anime, manga and associated media tend to see ourselves in characters, but how much is too much? Seeing an aspect or two which we also recognise as influencing our own actions tends to garner comments of "#relatable" and "I love this character because they act/talk like... Continue Reading →

Social Anxiety Through Comedy (A Tsuritama Rewatch Project Post)

Tsuritama doesn't feature social anxiety as front and centre as other anime do, but the strange faces Yuki makes are window dressing for a bigger issue. Meta context: This post originally was written in December 2020, around the Netflix "airing" of Komi Can't Communicate. Originally the intro text above the cut referred to a Komi... Continue Reading →

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