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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 tha... 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 abo... Read More »

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part I: Vampires

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part I: Vampires

Autumn in New England serves to transport me immed... 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 sch... 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 an... Read More »

Drawing Classes with DC Pro Jack Purcell

Drawing Classes with DC Pro Jack Purcell

I would be lying outright if I said that I didn't ... 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 ... Read More »

Doujinshi: Distinctly Japanese

Doujinshi: Distinctly Japanese

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

Wonder Woman’s Foreign Successors

Wonder Woman’s Foreign Successors

I’ve been reading Mike Madrid’s The Supergirls, a ... 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 »

Characters: Jet Black frmo Cowboy BeBop

Characters: Jet Black frmo Cowboy BeBop

Rounding out the characters from Cowboy Bebop, we ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Pretty Soldiers: Hotaru Tomoe

Pretty Soldiers: Hotaru Tomoe

Hotaru Tomoe is abused by her father. She suffers ... 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 »

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 »

Art in Action: A Bakuman Review

Art in Action: A Bakuman Review

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

Pretty Soldiers: Minako Aino

Pretty Soldiers: Minako Aino

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

Pretty Soldiers: Makoto Kino

Pretty Soldiers: Makoto Kino

The strength of characterization in Sailor Moon is... 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 »

I, Shebot

I, Shebot

If this photo gives you the creeps, congratulation... Read More »

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Manga

The Japanese manga Planetes reminds us that itR... Read More »

Sequential Wednesdays #0 – Origins & Purpose

Hello and thank you for taking time out of your da... Read More »

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