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TWO AVERAGE   FILMS: “THE BOY” (2016) and “THE FOREST” (2016)—AND MORE EBOOKS! 

TWO AVERAGE   FILMS: “THE BOY” (2016) and “THE FOREST” (2016)—AND MORE EBOOKS! 

Ebooks and more ebooks! Cheap and plentiful; Steve... Read More »

April Nostalgia for the Land of the Rising Sun

April Nostalgia for the Land of the Rising Sun

Morgana explores the wide-ranging consequences of ... Read More »

Yoshihiro Togashi and Growth As A Creator

Yoshihiro Togashi and Growth As A Creator

A look at Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi in ... Read More »

An Homage To Feminine Male Characters (And The Women Who Voice Them)

An Homage To Feminine Male Characters (And The Women Who Voice Them)

It has long been a fascination that the shonen ma... Read More »

Thank You, Hayao Miyazaki

Thank You, Hayao Miyazaki

As we grow older, we are forced to accept the fact... Read More »

Why Hollywood Needs to Stay Out of Anime (At Least For Now)

Why Hollywood Needs to Stay Out of Anime (At Least For Now)

Media apologists everywhere would have you believe... Read More »

Where (Comic Book) Art Meets Philosophy: A 1000 Ideas By 100 Manga Artists Review

Where (Comic Book) Art Meets Philosophy: A 1000 Ideas By 100 Manga Artists Review

A review of the art book: 1,100 Ideas By 100 Manga... Read More »

A Year With Amazing Stories: My Anime Blogiversary!

A Year With Amazing Stories: My Anime Blogiversary!

Morgana Santilli reflects on a year of posts and b... Read More »

Is the Anime Renaissance Upon Us?

Is the Anime Renaissance Upon Us?

An examination of the world of anime in its curren... Read More »

Living With the Nazis

Living With the Nazis

With its haunting portrayal of the unthinkable, Fa... Read More »

Have You Heard About Anime Jesus?: A Saint Young Men Review

Have You Heard About Anime Jesus?: A Saint Young Men Review

Religious figures and anime make for a provocative... Read More »

Dandy Delivers the Goods, Baby

Dandy Delivers the Goods, Baby

A look at Space Dandy, a new anime series. Read More »

A Post-Apocalyptic Christmas

A Post-Apocalyptic Christmas

Felicity Savage recommends some SFF classics for y... Read More »

Satoshi Kon and Christmas Miracles

Satoshi Kon and Christmas Miracles

You may have heard of the famous Japanese director... Read More »

Why “I Don’t Like Anime” Doesn’t Really Make Sense

Why “I Don’t Like Anime” Doesn’t Really Make Sense

Morgana Santilli discusses etiquette of how to say... Read More »

Characters That Will Always Remain

Characters That Will Always Remain

Is anime a way for some of us to retain our childh... Read More »

RWBY: The Anime-Inspired Webseries I Can’t Stop Talking About

RWBY: The Anime-Inspired Webseries I Can’t Stop Talking About

Morgana Santilli talks about what makes RWBY a gre... Read More »

Consider the Magical Girl

Consider the Magical Girl

With the Sailor Moon relaunch just a few months aw... Read More »

Battle Fever J! This Is Why I Love Japan (and You Should, Too)

Battle Fever J! This Is Why I Love Japan (and You Should, Too)

Battle Fever J was a forerunner of the Power Range... Read More »

Dubbing Gone Wrong: Americanization, Racism, and Willful Ignorance

Dubbing Gone Wrong: Americanization, Racism, and Willful Ignorance

It is extremely difficult, as a creator of any sor... Read More »

Halloween in Japan

Halloween in Japan

In Japan, Halloween is pumpkins and ghosts, just a... Read More »

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part VI (and Final): The Scariest Characters Make the Best Halloween Costumes

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part VI (and Final): The Scariest Characters Make the Best Halloween Costumes

The final installment of this year's Ooky Spooky A... Read More »

A Review of Flashback by Dan Simmons

A Review of Flashback by Dan Simmons

This book kicks posterior. It's a wild turbo-boost... Read More »

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 W... 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 tha... 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 »

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 »

Swimming Anime – Not Just Fan Service (Really!)

Swimming Anime – Not Just Fan Service (Really!)

Back in March, the studio Animation Do released a ... Read More »

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