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Tsundere Sexuality: Part 1

Tsundere Sexuality: Part 1

A random thought which I posted on Twitter last night resulted in an interesting discussion on tsundere sexuality. The first thing I wanted to determine was whether I, along with other tsundere fans, were the only ones who noticed tsundere characters in a more sexual light than other moe archetypes, and, if that wasn’t the […]

Where Does Gap Moe Fit Into Post-Moe?

Where Does Gap Moe Fit Into Post-Moe?

In a recent article published on We Remember Love, Pontifus considered the confusing contradictions that appear throughout Ookami-san and pondered whether they indicated a statement on moe, or perhaps even a meta-reaction to it. He took it one step further by bringing up the question of whether a moe in conflict with itself (as appears […]

Ambition and Profit in Anime – What do We do About “Failed” Experiments?

Ambition and Profit in Anime - What do We do About

When omo, writing for his site Omonomono, gave his final impression of Angel Beats, he talked about seeing it fall under its own weight, and likened it to what a “failed” attempt to make ef – a tale of memories might look like. It got me thinking about the concept of ambition in anime, and […]

The Rise of the New Guard?

The Rise of the New Guard?

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the meteoric rise of several fairly small-name animation studios such as A1 Pictures, Brains Base and, most famously, Kyoto Animation, among others. Certainly, KyoAni has enjoyed unprecedented attention both domestically and abroad with very well-received series such as Lucky Star and Haruhi. There has been talk on the Internet of […]

We Are So Blessed

We Are So Blessed

It’s easy to complain. Fun too. But, equally important is being grateful. Obviously, this is easier said then done unless you have something to be grateful about, but I genuinely think that this season we, as anime fans, are spoiled for choice. It’s the calibre of anime which are on offer this season which reminds […]