Those Anime Left Behind

Seeing listicles like this is starting to piss me off… I saw this post (linked above) and I was suddenly compelled to write. I knew I was angry about it, but I couldn’t really pin down why without mulling it over and putting it into a blog post. To be fair, one fan can only... Continue Reading →

Some Manga, The Mugen Train and Other Musings

It’s been a hot minute since I was blogging here, huh? What’s happened since you were last here? Now basically everyone is at the point of the year where they’re all going to school and whatnot, I finally have some time back to myself. This is a good thing, I think, because I set a... Continue Reading →

Hyping Up Fall 2021

Welp, after a season's hiatus, I have a list! Note I’m still chipping away at my spreadsheet of over 100 episodes so my hype is low for everything and I’m seriously restricting what I’m considering checking out, but the current 122 episodes (as of the time of writing) is more reasonable than the 130 –... 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 →

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 →

What’s the Point of Magical Boys?

Some weird merchandising ideas for Fairy Ranmaru made me think: who are magical boys for? Let’s face it – by this point in the decade, an entire generation of magical girl fans has been raised on Sailor Moon and PreCure, among other magical girl series. However, what do magical girl fans move on to after... Continue Reading →

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