Why Do Anime Blogs Insist on Covering Simulcasts?

This topic came up on Jon Spencer’s Discord channel after a convo got massively derailed, so I want to think about why this is the case. A lot of anime blogs have what is basically an obligation to cover simulcasts, to the point where you can roughly define a blog’s reputation by “they cover simulcasts”... Continue Reading →

On the Nature of a Great Battle

Katanagatari is a wordy show...but more than that, it sure does show off a great battle. I've been observing some of the posts Chris Voyager has put out on Anime Voyage and they always get me thinking. One of his is What Are My Favourite Kinds of Stories, I Wonder? and the answer was surprising, for an... Continue Reading →

The Steep Learning Curve

This Mike Toole article on the crazy history of Detective Conan in North America...it brings back memories of struggling against things I didn't know. It's a fact: some series have notoriously large learning curves and anime itself requires a learning curve if you're not already familiar with the tropes and storylines of the medium. However,... Continue Reading →

Behind the Visuals

Inspired by K's Space is the Place posts. It probably takes me about as long as it takes to write a post as it does to make one of these visuals, which is why I'm not consistently making them, because I get picky about transparency, artifacting and the like. That said, it's still fun to... Continue Reading →

A Practical Guide to Cosplay

I'm no cosplay nut, but certain anime have made me rethink my potential for such an art... Since I miss Irina already (she is around, but in a reduced capacity), let's have a discussion about cosplay costumes...outside of Halloween season, because why not. I used to think cosplay was basically impossible, since I can't sew... Continue Reading →

The Mystery Deepens in ID: INVADED

Ever since the last time I checked in with ID: INVADED, stuff has only gotten more layered and confusing. Yes...if you didn't notice, I'm using all-caps for the title now. If you read the katakana under the English in the logo, you'll find the name of the series is actually Ido: Inveideddo, meaning it's meant... Continue Reading →

When is it Too Late to Write About A Series?

Technically, there shouldn't be such a concept as a "late review"... I was browsing around a blog and saw Violet Evergarden (A Late Review). I haven't actually read much of the post, but it got me thinking...it's never too late to talk about a series, right? Quite a few series/movies are guaranteed almost constant circulation... Continue Reading →

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