Anime

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part V: The Japanese Fascination with Spirits

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part V: The Japanese Fascination with Spirits

Every culture has its ghost stories. Here in the West, ours tend toward narratives depicting souls who died violent deaths and have returned to take revenge. Or perhaps we tell tales of those who have died too soon and only wish for eternal playmates... Read More »

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part III: The Titilating Terror of Junji Ito

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part III: The Titilating Terror of Junji Ito

[Note: The following post contains some images that are visually disturbing. It is recommended that the reader use caution.] Do you like your comics with heavy inking? With a bit of body horror? With gruesome forays into the darkest parts of the huma... Read More »

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part II: The Everlasting Impact of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part II: The Everlasting Impact of Kiki’s Delivery Service

I don’t think there’s a single thing I dislike about Hayao Miyazaki’s 1989 film Kiki’s Delivery Service Read More »

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part I: Vampires

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part I: Vampires

Autumn in New England serves to transport me immediately into a Halloween world - where one finds Vampires. In Anime! Read More »

What Mecha Did For Me; Or, I’m An Anime Writer Because of Space Robots

What Mecha Did For Me; Or, I’m An Anime Writer Because of Space Robots

I was deep into Gundam Wing starting in middle school, and it was the catalyst for me to start taking drawing and writing very seriously. Read More »

Animanga: Surprisingly Not A Man’s World

Animanga: Surprisingly Not A Man’s World

I am glad that I've never had to defend myself and what I love because of something so trivial as my gender expression. I can only hope that the entirety of fandom can grow to this point and further as dialogues surrounding hobbies and sexism conti... Read More »

The Geek Test: What’s Your Score?

The Geek Test: What’s Your Score?

I believe people of all types should be able to join in geek events and have fun whether they're sufficiently geek credentialed or not, but I wondered how one might one go about quantitatively evaluating "geekiness" Read More »

Review – Anime by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

Review – Anime by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

Anime is not intended as a definitive guide, but as wide ranging introduction to the field. Even so, seasoned anime watchers will find the book valuable for the opinions expressed Read More »

News That Can’t Wait For Sunday:  the (Free) SBC Geek Festival

News That Can’t Wait For Sunday: the (Free) SBC Geek Festival

SBC Geek Festival August 25th Cultural Center Neighborhood Baeta Neves. Plaza St. Joseph, s / n º, Baeta Neves. Read More »

Nobody Goes It Alone: Best Friends Make Anime Better

Nobody Goes It Alone: Best Friends Make Anime Better

This is the story of two little girls. They live down the street from each other, take the bus to school together, and are often mistaken for sisters. Read More »

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