Maoyuu Maou Yuusha – Maou’s First Steps

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha - Maou's First Steps

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha’s portrayal of society is engrossing in that I’m having a blast just picking out historical analogues. Granted, it is a fantasy story at the core, what with the whole deal concerning the Human-Demon War, magic that allows people to teleport vast distances, and all manners of monsters from a giant walrus to […]

Entrepreneurship in Oji-san no Lamp

Entrepreneurship in Oji-san no Lamp

Though now a byword in the world of startup companies, the term “disruptive innovation” only began to take off around 1995 when business professor Clayton Christensen outlined the idea in his book Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave and extended it in The Innovator’s Dilemma. In a nutshell, disruptive innovation is a product or service that […]

Entrepreneurial Drive in Kuragehime

Entrepreneurial Drive in Kuragehime

A lot of the focus on Kuragehime lies in its overarching plot, romance, and comedy.  The quirks that define the characters don’t get nearly as much attention for good reason: the producers didn’t flesh them out fully, and so, many of them are little more than caricatures that are, unfortunately, left unexplored. But imagine what […]

Seeking Happiness and Loving What You Do – Nodame Sure is Subversive

Seeking Happiness and Loving What You Do - Nodame Sure is Subversive

(Minor spoilers to follow of Nodame Cantabile ~Finale~.) She had it all: her performance of Chopin’s 1st Piano Concerto was greeted with fanfare and was broadcast across the globe, reaching and touching the hearts of many classical aficionados.  Fame! Prestige! Honors! They were all within her grasp! Yet, when it was over, Nodame, wasn’t elated; […]

Zzeroparticle’s List of 20 Noteworthy Anime Titles

Zzeroparticle's List of 20 Noteworthy Anime Titles

That period between Christmas and New Year’s always leaves me in a sort of limbo, where the future is just about there, but not quite, and the past still needs to be nudged on a bit further until it can finally be called the past. Because of that, there’s never really a whole lot to […]