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Doujinshi: Distinctly Japanese

Doujinshi: Distinctly Japanese

There are many expressions of fandom that cross ge... Read More »

Who Got Cultural Studies In My Fandom?

Bendições from Brazil!  By the time this post goes... Read More »

Weeaboos of the Renaissance

Weeaboos of the Renaissance

Weeaboos? Weeaboos? If you don’t know what a... Read More »

Voice Net

Voice Net

This man foresaw the NSA scandal before cell phone... Read More »

Erring On the Side Of Love: A Review of The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M. Valente

Erring On the Side Of Love: A Review of The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente's new collection teems with ... 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 ... Read More »

The Lasting Impact of Miyazaki’s Princess

The Lasting Impact of Miyazaki’s Princess

There are some artists who leave a lasting impress... Read More »

Michiko to Hatchin is the Best Anime You’ve Never Watched

Michiko to Hatchin is the Best Anime You’ve Never Watched

Michiko to Hatchin is as good as Cowboy Bebop. The... Read More »

That Fighting Spirit! Yankees, Bad Boys, and Yakuza

That Fighting Spirit! Yankees, Bad Boys, and Yakuza

Girls just love a bad boy, right?  At least that&#... Read More »

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Felicity Savage

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Felicity Savage

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVI... Read More »

Slice-Of-Life and the Open Ending

Slice-Of-Life and the Open Ending

I have noticed a trend in newer anime in the last ... Read More »

Your Majesty, I’m So Over You

Your Majesty, I’m So Over You

Ranks and titles are powerful tools in the fantasy... Read More »

The Trouble With Definitions; or, Not All Anime Fans Watch Hentai

The Trouble With Definitions; or, Not All Anime Fans Watch Hentai

[Author’s Note: The following post discusses... Read More »

The Fantasy of Fashion

The Fantasy of Fashion

The clothes make the fan. Is extreme fashion a for... Read More »

East vs. West: Comic Book Showdown

East vs. West: Comic Book Showdown

Though my position here, such as it is, is that of... Read More »

The Real Manga Blues: A “Me and the Devil Blues” Review

The Real Manga Blues: A “Me and the Devil Blues” Review

Of all the potential stories to succeed phenomenal... Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki and Epic Fantasy

Hayao Miyazaki and Epic Fantasy

Since taking on this blogging position, I have bee... Read More »

5 More Anime and Manga Titles for HBO to Adapt

5 More Anime and Manga Titles for HBO to Adapt

Between Game of Thrones and the planned American G... Read More »

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Why don't American kids dream of being astronauts ... Read More »

Art in Action: A Bakuman Review

Art in Action: A Bakuman Review

I spend a lot of time lately complaining about th... Read More »

The Young Animators’ Project, and What We Can Hope For

The Young Animators’ Project, and What We Can Hope For

It has recently been brought to my attention that ... Read More »

Pretty Soldiers: Minako Aino

Pretty Soldiers: Minako Aino

Minako Aino revels in frivolity. She loves pop mus... Read More »

The Meteor That Never Fell

The Meteor That Never Fell

Just kidding! Putin didn't really ride that meteor... Read More »

Acceptance or Exploitation?

Acceptance or Exploitation?

Author’s Note: The following post will discu... Read More »

The Future of Manga Looks Dire

The Future of Manga Looks Dire

I tend to avoid bookstores these days – not ... Read More »

Foxes, Cultural Appropriation, and Japonisme

Foxes, Cultural Appropriation, and Japonisme

Here's how to do cultural appropriation right. Loo... Read More »

The Empty Art of Onmyodo

The Empty Art of Onmyodo

We're all living on borrowed time, but it can take... Read More »

It’s Pretty – and Deadly: Horror Animanga

It’s Pretty – and Deadly: Horror Animanga

[Author’s warning: the following post contai... Read More »

From the In Box

Tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs New Haikasoru Rele... Read More »

Punk Rock Queen: A Nana Review

Punk Rock Queen: A Nana Review

[Image from animedepot.net. Nana belongs to Ai Ya... Read More »

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