Why is Tatsuya from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei So Perfect?



Tatsuya is such a hunk. This is objective truth.

But still, I have to wonder: why is he so generally perfect? I mean sure, it’s because the plot says so, but is there any, like, thematic reason for this?

I think there is.

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How Would You Write A Mushishi Episode?


I promised a Mushishi post, so here we are!

I really tried to keep this article simple and straightforward. Rather than writing a bunch of analysis for the sake of analysis, this is a post through the point of view of an artist. As an artist, how would you go about making an anime like Mushishi? What influences do you draw upon? How do you convey it through art and in words?

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“This Anime Is Too Elitist For Me To Enjoy!”

Ironically, not many self-proclaimed "elitists" would find much to like in OreImo


EDIT: So this post ended up on the front page of Reddit! I just want to clarify that I am not arguing that all art is purely subjective.

It’s only by acknowledging the social dimension of how we interpret anime that we can learn to detach ourselves from it. The quest for a “fair” reading isn’t about pretending you have no biases – it’s about understanding those biases and how they play into how you look at things.

Hope that makes sense!

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I Enjoy Reading Negative/Bashing Reviews


What reviewers who bash my favourite anime look like to me

This might come as a surprise, but I really enjoy reading negative reviews, sometimes a lot more so than positive reviews. I generally put up with people pissing all over my favourite shows. This happens very often, what with my taste and all. Negativity sometimes gets overbearing, especially when the writer appears to take their own opinions way too seriously, but in general, I think exaggerated hate is hilarious.

The reason for this is that I read reviews to be entertained, not just to get an idea of what others like or dislike. I don’t take the actual recommendations seriously, but I don’t think that’s the point of reviewing. It’s all about having fun sharing your opinions.

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Anime Figurines – Are They Worth It?















You know, I actually don’t have much of a collection of anime/video game stuff. My room isn’t nearly as impressive-looking as Yumeka’s. This basically comes down to two reasons: 1) I haven’t been collecting anime stuff for very long, and 2) I have a uni student’s budget. (Like, I buy my textbooks secondhand and I prepare my own lunch every day just to avoid spending money. I’m so hardcore, amirite?!) Mind you, whenever I have a spare cent, it does go straight towards my anime addiction, but even then, I can’t help but feel somewhat guilty about my consumer habits.

At the back of my mind, I ask myself: is this really worth it?

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The Best and Worst Types of Anime Girls















Just a friendly reminder that UR WAIFU IS SHIT.

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How Nisekoi Is Actually Kind Of A Touching Romance



There’s just something about Nisekoi which bugs me. In an odd way, I find it almost touching. Or perhaps, to put it more accurately, I think the premise has the potential to be more touching than what you’d assume at first glance.

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I Am Now Translating Hentai Ouji For Nano Desu (+ What Am I Even Doing Translating a Light Novel?)


Click any of the banners in this post to open the translation in a new window!

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I Miss Being A “Filthy Casual”


I’ve grown up watching anime. Even if I haven’t seen as many titles as some of the more hardcore fans (I’ve completed over 500 titles, and of them around 340 are full-length TV series), I’ve still spent more time watching, thinking and writing about anime than I care to admit.

But you know what? None of this makes me a better fan than the person who only watches Naruto or Bleach. And in a lot of ways, I kind of envy those who can dedicate themselves to a small number of anime. Lately, I feel as if I’ve been losing perspective on what it is about anime that drew me to it in the first place.

In other words: I miss being a casual.

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Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren is not a pointless sequel


You can’t write a blog post about Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! without mentioning your own chuunibyou story, so here is mine.

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