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4th Anime Oscars?

4th Anime Oscars?

It was just a month ago that I covered the AnimeSuki 2011 Choice Awards, and it’s the time of year where I like to go over my own, personal mock awards for anime. To quickly go over the ground rules, not much has changed from last year. Anime are eligible if 1.) I’ve seen them […]

AnimeSuki 2011 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

AnimeSuki 2011 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

The AnimeSuki Choice Awards frustrate the hell out of me. I definitely think it’s a worthwhile idea, which is why I cover it each and every year, as it is a good exercise to see which anime a community of its size rate highly, and Haak does a good job organizing nomination and voting stages, […]

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 Nihon Revue, Episode Seven

The Nihon Revue, Episode Seven

It’s not often that we do two podcasts in two weeks, but it’s the time of the season where we get together to bitch about what we hated about the season just finished. Except, it was kinda hard to find enough shows from the last season that we hated, so we had to reach all […]

My Weekend With Akira

My Weekend With Akira

On the flight to Sydney to meet Akira, the word “off-kai” rang continuously in my head. This was the first time I’d gone to meet someone from the internet, and I was reminded of what 2DT said of his meeting with Akira and the nerves he had beforehand, in his post on 2-D Teleidoscope. I […]