Anime and Manga Budget Buys – eBay Style

Now that I've wandered eBay and started trying to offload books and unwanted anime discs there, I have some eBay-specific updates to this ol' OWLS post. On eBay, as with other content on a budget, remember to keep your eyes out for signs the content is pirated, such as "rainbow stripes" where the photocopier failed... Continue Reading →

The Weirdness of Merchandise

Inspired by Irina's post on anime perfumes. Merch is weird. https://twitter.com/zetsubouzhainu/status/1514775605417439241 (Note the "couches" are actually tissue box covers that oddly happen to look like couches, but otherwise this is legit.) So why do franchises do weird things like have collabs with companies you really wouldn't expect? Or produce merch you don't expect? The most... 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 →

Life in an Anime Fandom

This was originally a response to Scott, but I ended up weaving my own post about a topic I wanted to write about anyway, so…here we are. From having bothered with a blog centred around a specific fandom (magicalgirlsandcerulean), the average time spent in a fandom is 2 years because the first year is when... Continue Reading →

A Guide to Nendoroids

These "guide to so-and-so" posts are pretty fun, actually. I have one on how to cheaply obtain (in some cases, access to) anime and manga, but I don't think I've done one on anything you can obtain firsthand before... Information about Nendoroids is somewhat widely available in English, but there's some things I wish I... Continue Reading →

25 Animanga Facts About Me

As of writing of this post, I've freshly discovered the Manga Maven, who participated in a tag of sorts, so let's keep it going. If I had to go back as far as I can remember, my journey begins with Cantonese-dubbed discs of the Pokemon anime. However, I don't remember what age I was watching those,... Continue Reading →

Gotta Collect ‘Em All!

Basically, where I gloat over my collection so far...even if it's tiny compared to most other people's collections... Meta context: I was waiting for April 1st to come to lay down some great content, but after scrapping stuff that was either not good enough for my publishing standards or that happened to used the same... Continue Reading →

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