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Reflections on Animanga Blogs: What’s in a blog?

Reflections on Animanga Blogs: What's in a blog?

Having missed some of the previous blog carnival action going on over at The Beautiful World, we thought it would be fun joining in on the most recent Reflections on Animanga Blogs carnival. The cool thing about this project is that you get to see just how much variance there is in the types of […]

Rock Outside Japan

Rock Outside Japan

I recently had the pleasure of meeting translator and writer Naoki Matsuyama (Twitter) from Contectures, a Japanese publishing company started by literary critic Azuma Hiroki. We sat down at a large café in Shinjuku, the heart of Tokyo, along with freelance translator Ko Ransom (Twitter), who had graciously set up the meeting for me by […]

The Myth of the Season

The Myth of the Season

Fans and critics of anime across English-speaking communities over the internet have all been operating under a terrible misunderstanding. It is a misunderstanding that, I believe, will require significant effort to correct on the part of hundreds of people, and will take much time for us to overcome – particularly for the blogging and fansubbing […]