Komi Can’t Communicate is Hugely Relatable

My dad once told me everyone is a bit introverted…I don’t believe him, but the reason this manga is relatable is because everyone gets a little tongue-tied once in a while. Meta context: After a break of about two weeks and finishing some series later, I'm back with another post! Yes, it's not what I... Continue Reading →

It’s Getting Hot in Here… (Tag Post)

Taking on Shoujo's open invitation, but I'm also going to leave this open for anyone else to take up. The rules https://melinanimeland.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/ffh.jpg?w=809 (Source: Shoujo's post) Mention the name of the blog you were tagged by, as well as the creators of this game, Realweegiemidget Reviews and Thoughts All Sorts, and include the picture above.List five of your greatest... 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 →

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 →

Characters On Parade

Something that can make or break an entire anime is how quickly a series introduces its characters. Even long-running anime have a problem of suddenly providing a group of characters and not elaborating until later, to the point where it can put some viewers off to suddenly get a chunk of cast they don't want... Continue Reading →

Peer Pressure (Tag Post)

Thanks to Phoenix for the tag. Rules of the Peer Pressure Tag Post Link back to the creator, which is Random Thoughts of My Fandoms.Provide a link to the person who tagged you.Answer all questions honestly.Come up with 5 questions of your own. (4 have to be about peer pressure; 1 can be random and about... Continue Reading →

A Criminally Underserved Niche

As inspired by a small rant I had in Scott's comment section. You know what I want? An anime about coding and/or hacking. Not Hollywood hacking, like Akudama Drive's Hacker does (warning: TV Tropes link)...a faithful version of it. I know, I know...no Japanese anime studio is ever going to stumble across a blog in... Continue Reading →

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