Category Archives: Anime

Why Mecha Anime Are in Decline

Recently, a Youtuber named Glass Reflection posted a video talking about why mecha anime have declined in popularity in recent years. In summary, he believes that the genre has exhausted itself, that the major franchises Gundam and Evangelion have crowded … Continue reading

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Moe Problems

On a Google Plus thread, JD Cowan discusses what led to the decline of the anime industry in the US: It was the perfect storm of bad management and the overseas industry going insular. There’s a reason there’s such a … Continue reading

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Why My Hero Academia Will Remain a Cult Hit

UPDATE: JD Cowan responds. As I said before in my analysis of Deku, My Hero Academia is one of the best anime out right now, and it is well worth your time to watch it. That being said, however, My … Continue reading

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Growing up with Manga

It was the early 2000s. 9/11 had happened, and the War on Terror dominated the news. Broadband was only beginning to spread. Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter did not yet exist. Most video games were still purchased physically, in stores. I … Continue reading

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Izuku Midoriya: The Anti-Snowflake

My Hero Academia is one of the best anime currently in progress. It is not a grimdark bloodbath. It is not a trippy experimental piece. It is not a harem. It is an exciting, action-packed series with an optimistic bent … Continue reading

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Futari wa Insomnia Cure

(Inspired by a recent Deus Ex Magical Girl post.) A while ago, I watched an anime called Futari wa Pretty Cure, the very first series in what would become the Pretty Cure, or “Precure,” franchise. I had heard good things … Continue reading

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GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There (review)

Itami Youji, First Lieutenant in the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and otaku extraordinaire, is heading to a special otaku event when a magical gateway appears in Ginza and a stream of medieval soldiers and inhuman monsters comes rushing out, slaying … Continue reading

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Castalia House Post: Deus Ex Magical Girl

Today on the Castalia House blog, I spotlight Deus Ex Magical Girl, an anime blog focused on the magical girl genre. That blog is worth looking at juse for the takedown of Cardcaptor Sakura, though it has other excellent content … Continue reading

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Castalia House Post: My Hero Academia vs. Iron Fist

At the Castalia House blog, I compare My Hero Academia with Iron Fist. I put forth the argument that MHA beat Iron Fist at its own premise.

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Castalia House Post: My Hero Academia (Season 1)

Over at the Castalia House blog, I give a spoiler-free review of the anime My Hero Academia’s first season. It’s a good series that would leave the viewer quite excited for more.

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