Isekai is a Terrible Genre

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Anime is upon us, and today, as part of my commitment to resolve various thought threads i've been mulling over this year, i'd like to talk about something that I've seen EXTREMELY extensively lately. You can probably guess from the title, but i'm going to be talking about …

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Why do I Dream of a Bunny Girl Senpai?

Welcome everyone to Day 4 of the 12 Days of Anime extravaganza! (insert trumpets and confetti here.) I'm having  a great time with this challenge so far, and i've got a lot of things to write about... but a lot of work still ahead of me if i'm going to keep on top of things. …

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The Art (and Addiction) of Gacha Games

Hello, my fellow Gacha Game players. What's that you say? You don't play Gacha games? Well... you might be mistaken about that. Though you may not realize it, many games nowadays have been sneakily implementing Gacha systems into their games, with varying degrees of success and/or intrusiveness. A great example of this is the Loot …

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Carnival Phantasm and the Rules of Comedy

Recently, the lovely Irina wrote a post on her blog called The Lighter Side of Deconstructions, where she analyzed Comedy anime, and several forms of 'deconstruction' that can occur in that genre. I left a comment on that article, as it reminded me of an assignment I once had to do in my Advanced Theater …

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The Melancholy of Lordgenome — Unime

When I was asked by Yasumo, the head of Unime, to write a post about Villains we want to root for, I immediately thought of Lordgenome, from Gurren Lagann. I had a great time delving down into the inner workings and history of this charismatic villain. When a hero takes things too far, when a …

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