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Negima! and its Graduating Class of 2012

Negima! and its Graduating Class of 2012

Considering the response to the end of Mahou Sensei Negima! has been far from positive both within Japan and abroad, I definitely think most people can agree that the ending of the series was a cop out. It’s unfortunate because Negima! is to me the manga equivalent of what Harry Potter is to much of […]

Looking at Criticism: What Anibloggers can learn from Manga

Looking at Criticism: What Anibloggers can learn from Manga

I recently found a couple of copies of the Japanese literary magazine Eureka (romanized as Yuriika) at my school library. The book I checked out, the first volume of 2006, had a theme surrounding manga criticism, and strongly drew from an influential book published earlier in 2005 by Itou Gou called Tezuka is Dead. For […]

I Don’t Know. You Don’t Know. And That Sucks.

I Don't Know. You Don't Know. And That Sucks.

Original Article from Sankaku Complex I should probably criticize Sankaku Complex for fear mongering, but while they do go overboard with some of their conclusions, the general theme is sound.  That theme is uncertainty.  The unfortunate problem with vague laws is that we really don’t know what they can and will do. I’m going to […]