As many of you guys are probably aware, I have a long-running love-hate relationship with the idea of meta-ness. And, as you probably can guess, it’s time to revisit that relationship yet […]
In the weeks following the Kill La Kill (KLK) finale, I’ve seen a lot of people weighing in on the show. Given it’s popularity, over-the-top theatrics, and symbol-heavy plus textually-dense narrative, this isn’t anything too surprising. […]
I’m on a roll with finishing up posts it seems! (Warning: ~4000 word post incoming.)
In an article titled “Postmodern Geekdom as Simulated Ethnicity“, Kom Kunyosying and Carter Soles argue that geek culture (i.e. “geekdom”) as portrayed by popular media, functions as a sort of “simulated ethnicity”, where being a […]
At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much in common between Chu2koi Ren and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Or at second glance. While there might not be much in the […]
Bathrooms (or similar places, like onsens) come up in a ton of anime, so I thought I might as well talk about their possible significance beyond the fact that they’re […]
A while back, I attempted to analyze the ways that interpretive styles differ among fans, and how we can use that to not only classify ourselves but also understand some […]
I have a thing for light novels (LNs). And so, it seems, do LNs themselves! WHAT TYPE OF STRANGE INCEST PLOT TWIST IS THIS?! Warning: 5000+ word post incoming.
In this next guest post, I teamed up with misfortunedogged from over at Things in the Fridge to defend one of our most beloved anime genres: the harem. While it […]
Light novel adaptations are interesting things.