Tag Archives: Anime

Top ten weeb shows

I’ve made too many top ten movies and games posts, but have never even made a proper top ten anime post. So it’s time to start mining this particular avenue of clickbait substituting for substantial content. I don’t think my … Continue reading

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Seni Soshitu

I’ve been remiss in allowing my otaku side to wither a bit in recent years – a pretty big liability given that I now regularly write for an otaku website. As part of my attempt to remedy this, I started … Continue reading

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Eyes unclouded

In retrospect, Princess Mononoke arrived at a culturally inauspicious time.  By 1997, the slew of epic fantasy films that followed in Star Wars’ wake had been relegated to the domain of lowbrow, B-movie cheese; it would still be a few … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits: Anime edition

I’m adjusting to the new semester, so new content may be more erratic or fluffy for some time. Somehow, in the space between this post and the last, I’ve become nominated for two different blogging things over at Medieval Otaku, … Continue reading

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Back before Amazon.com we ordered our stuff from plucky heroines

Thus does our Miyazaki marathon come to an end with the 1989 flick, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Of his 80s movies, Kiki is an anomaly, being the only one directly adapted from someone else’s source material (a novel of the same … Continue reading

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Better than the previous neighbour

Whittaker Chambers has an essay on St. Benedict, where he claims that one of the saint’s important contributions to the cultural revival of Europe was the reinfusion of meaningfulness into manual labor – something which Ancient Rome in its decadence … Continue reading

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All good pirates listen to their mom!

Why yes, I am attempting to marathon-post on all the 80s Miyazaki movies. You see, very soon my life will be swamped with thesis and coursework, which will make these sorts of indulgences more difficult to pull off. Yolo, as … Continue reading

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Blue eyes good, red eyes bad

Hayao Miyazaki is legendary. Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 animated film Akira made serious waves in America, but it has never really risen above cult status. Japanese shows like Sailor Moon, Dragonball and Pokemon won the hearts of a lot of my generation, but have hardly … Continue reading

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Blog content….of the future!

  With the new year only a few days away, I naturally turn to thinking Big Thoughts about this blog’s future. There are still loose ends to be tied up – both my Shadow of the Torturer series and my … Continue reading

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Brief thoughts on Big Hero 6

Last night I found myself with a free evening, and so decided to check out Disney’s new movie, Big Hero 6. In short, I thought it was swell. I don’t have time for a review, but here are a few … Continue reading

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