Anime and Manga Budget Buys – eBay Style

Now that I've wandered eBay and started trying to offload books and unwanted anime discs there, I have some eBay-specific updates to this ol' OWLS post. On eBay, as with other content on a budget, remember to keep your eyes out for signs the content is pirated, such as "rainbow stripes" where the photocopier failed... Continue Reading →

The Weirdness of Merchandise

Inspired by Irina's post on anime perfumes. Merch is weird. https://twitter.com/zetsubouzhainu/status/1514775605417439241 (Note the "couches" are actually tissue box covers that oddly happen to look like couches, but otherwise this is legit.) So why do franchises do weird things like have collabs with companies you really wouldn't expect? Or produce merch you don't expect? The most... Continue Reading →

The Write Process (2)

The first post is here, although this was also inspired by this Side of Fiction post. Sidenote: This tacking of numbers to the end of post titles seems to be a completely new thing, spurred on by my return to the blogging scene. I don't know if my return will last as long as my... Continue Reading →

Show-ha Shoten Has Struck Comedy Gold

They say comedy is subjective... From the moment you open up Show-ha Shoten, you immediately understand why Takeshi Obata was chosen to do the art - it's comedy Bakuman, right down to how Azemichi Shijima becomes "Everyday Shijimi" in a similar manner to Ashirogi Muto. However, what is it that makes it tick? It runs... Continue Reading →

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