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 →

What To Look Out For in Fairy Ranmaru

Boueibu started as a gender-flipped Sailor Moon, the “Battle Lacklusters”. Now that it’s come and gone, what does it mean for this next magical boy anime from some of the same creators? As a magical boy show, it’s no secret I’m watching Fairy Ranmaru closely. It’s only doubly so when you realise the same studio... Continue Reading →

A Guide to Anime Social Media

You can get all sorts of new sides to both the fandom and the anime if you interact with the official social media, such as seeing exclusive illustrations for merchandise before it comes out. Note of advance warning: Since this is originally Japanese entertainment we're talking about, you might need knowledge of Japanese to navigate... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Diomedea

I was put behind the 8-ball this month by a particularly annoying project (not a blog one, obviously), so it became a bit hectic the day before the round-up post came out... ...then again, you're not here to read about my griping, are you? You might not know of the name "Diomedea", but you might've... Continue Reading →

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