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KonoSuba and Comedy Through Theory

Originally posted on The Chuuni Corner:
What makes something comedic? What do you call a Japanese upperclassman who is good at math? Sen-pi. That’s a variation of a joke I found on a discussion thread where people provided anime-related funnies.…

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KonoSuba and Comedy Through Theory

Originally posted on The Chuuni Corner:
What makes something comedic? What do you call a Japanese upperclassman who is good at math? Sen-pi. That’s a variation of a joke I found on a discussion thread where people provided anime-related funnies.…

Yuri Kuma Arashi: Constructing a Wall of Severance

Originally posted on atelier emily:
Let’s talk construction – snazzy hard hats, ubiquitous cranes, winches, and the existing status quo. That is sexy. Shabadadu. Yuri Kuma Arashi‘s skyline is constantly under construction. Unfinished edifices and gigantic cranes loom in the distance of…

Yuri Kuma Arashi: Constructing a Wall of Severance

Originally posted on atelier emily:
Let’s talk construction – snazzy hard hats, ubiquitous cranes, winches, and the existing status quo. That is sexy. Shabadadu. Yuri Kuma Arashi‘s skyline is constantly under construction. Unfinished edifices and gigantic cranes loom in the distance of…

Hyouka: A Dying Land

Originally posted on therefore it is:
Management: While my opinion of the show is generally positive overall, this essay, by no means, is meant to serve as a comprehensive review, but rather, as an articulation and analysis of some of what I…

Hyouka: A Dying Land

Originally posted on therefore it is:
Management: While my opinion of the show is generally positive overall, this essay, by no means, is meant to serve as a comprehensive review, but rather, as an articulation and analysis of some of what I…

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Trumpet of the Heart; Hibike! Euphonium and Reina’s Youth.

Originally posted on Isn't It Electrifying?:
Do you remember your first love? I am personally all too familiar with it. In eighth grade, I experienced my first crush on one of my best friends. Of course, at the time, I…

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Trumpet of the Heart; Hibike! Euphonium and Reina’s Youth.

Originally posted on Isn't It Electrifying?:
Do you remember your first love? I am personally all too familiar with it. In eighth grade, I experienced my first crush on one of my best friends. Of course, at the time, I…

The Cultural Cross-Pollination of Shōjo Manga

Originally posted on Contemporary Japanese Literature:
On January 18 of 2015, Ed Chavez, the Marketing Director at manga publisher Vertical, replied to a Twitter user’s question on ask.fm regarding whether manga is becoming a niche entertainment industry outside of Japan.…

The Cultural Cross-Pollination of Shōjo Manga

Originally posted on Contemporary Japanese Literature:
On January 18 of 2015, Ed Chavez, the Marketing Director at manga publisher Vertical, replied to a Twitter user’s question on ask.fm regarding whether manga is becoming a niche entertainment industry outside of Japan.…

The Sexual Anarchy of Milo Manara’s Click! Vol. 1

Originally posted on 73:
Milo Manara is someone whose place in comics has become increasingly under attack, ever since he had the temerity to draw Spider-woman’s butt.  Suddenly interviews of his were being google translated to an outraged internet, and people…

The Sexual Anarchy of Milo Manara’s Click! Vol. 1

Originally posted on 73:
Milo Manara is someone whose place in comics has become increasingly under attack, ever since he had the temerity to draw Spider-woman’s butt.  Suddenly interviews of his were being google translated to an outraged internet, and people…

Interview with Hajime Isayama, creator of Attack on Titan: “Better to have memorable art, even memorably bad art, and stand out.”

Originally posted on manga brog:
Men’s culture magazine Brutus recently did a special issue on Attack on Titan that included a lengthy interview with the manga’s creator, Hajime Isayama, in which he talks about such topics as how it feels…

Interview with Hajime Isayama, creator of Attack on Titan: “Better to have memorable art, even memorably bad art, and stand out.”

Originally posted on manga brog:
Men’s culture magazine Brutus recently did a special issue on Attack on Titan that included a lengthy interview with the manga’s creator, Hajime Isayama, in which he talks about such topics as how it feels…