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 →

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 →

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 →

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