Anime

Wonder Woman’s Foreign Successors

Wonder Woman’s Foreign Successors

I’ve been reading Mike Madrid’s The Supergirls, a really fantastic look at  the history of superheroines in mainstream American comics. I just reached the 1970s, and the karate-chopping, white-pantsuit-wearing, depowered Wonder Woman era that came wi... Read More »

CHARACTERS: Rintaro Okabe of Steins;Gate

Just so you all know, I didn’t intend this series to feature so many anime characters. I wanted to talk about the characters from books I’d read, movies I’d seen, and television shows I’d watched. I blame my vacation from work... Read More »

Who Got Cultural Studies In My Fandom?

Bendições from Brazil!  By the time this post goes live, I will have been in this lovely country for two whole weeks, and will be getting ready to head back Stateside.  But being here has got me thinking a lot about culture and self-education and my ... Read More »

Anime roundup 7/12/2013: The World Is Illusion

Anime roundup 7/12/2013: The World Is Illusion

It’s season premiere time, so let’s set aside the continuing shows for a week to look at new stuff. (Space Brothers is taking the week off, anyway.) Day Break Illusion premiere – Akari Taiyō is an orphan schoolgirl living with rela... Read More »

Weeaboos of the Renaissance

Weeaboos of the Renaissance

Weeaboos? Weeaboos? If you don’t know what a weeaboo is, you probably aren’t one. If you’d rather be quite sure, visit this link and play weeaboo bingo with yourself! The checklist to the right is courtesy of knowyourmeme.com. We... Read More »

Gunbuster: Adventures in Shonen Tropes

Gunbuster: Adventures in Shonen Tropes

Studio Gainax veteran Hiroyuki Imaishi has been in the news lately for his upcoming project, Kill La Kill, which reminded me–I’ve been meaning to write a big fat recommendation post for the 1980s classic, Aim for the Top! Gunbuster. Welco... Read More »

Characters: Jet Black frmo Cowboy BeBop

Characters: Jet Black frmo Cowboy BeBop

Rounding out the characters from Cowboy Bebop, we end with Jet Black, the Black Dog. Yes, there’s still Ed, but what else can be said about her than, he’s a seven foot ex basketball pro, hindu, guru, drag queen, alien? Spike and Faye are ... Read More »

Evolution of an Otaku: Conflict of Identity

Evolution of an Otaku: Conflict of Identity

If you had asked me at the age of fourteen if I considered myself an otaku, I would have raised one snarky eyebrow at you and said, “Obviously.”  And it was pretty obvious, too, what with my too-big anime T-shirts and the constant presenc... Read More »

One Thousand Posts

One Thousand Posts

Today Amazing Stories achieves a milestone in publishing its 1,000th post (and then some!) When this project first began – the resurrection of the world’s first science fiction magazine – I had high hopes, huge ambitions and a treme... Read More »

Hidden Treasures: Review of a Manga Reference Book

Hidden Treasures: Review of a Manga Reference Book

Used bookstores are veritable treasure troves, as I’m sure many Amazing Stories readers will agree.  Digging through the shelves and piles of every type of book imaginable is a bibliophile’s dream especially when it doesn’t break th... Read More »

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