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 →

Winter 2020 Wrap-Up (ft. Boku no Hero Academia’s Movie, Futari no Hero)

As the COVID-19 crisis crawls ever onwards, there's never been a better time to be a homebody, so why not wrap up some anime? As I sink ever deeper into HypMic hell and jump back into gacha games I abandoned a year or so ago, it has occurred to me that it's time to wrap... Continue Reading →

Is Anime Ready for the Mainstream?

This post has links to previous posts I've done - notably this one - and is a response to Dewbond's question. Obviously, we can start with the idea - what is "mainstream"? I've personally found I've never fully reconciled with the concept of "mainstream" so this may be a poor definition, but "mainstream" in my... Continue Reading →

Award Controversy

The Crunchyroll Awards voting is underway, and considering the waves it made last year, of course that's the hot-button topic for the aniblogging sphere… One particularly contentious point about the awards is the inevitable complaint that “this is going to become a popularity contest”. My particular view on this issue is that there’s so much... Continue Reading →

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