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On Exploitation

On Exploitation

During my recent trip, I noticed that not much has changed in Japan since I came last summer, but one can see the commercialization of moe progressing rapidly. The new rage in Japan is what my friends and I have facetiously dubbed “life goods” (after Kyoto Animation’s booth at ‘ket, which sold K-On character “life […]

Tsundere Sexuality: A Second Cut

Tsundere Sexuality: A Second Cut

October must be Tsundere Appreciation Month here at BtNHRV. Sorrow-Kun‘s random twitter thought seemed to have generated much discussion and debate amongst the readers of this blog. I happen to think that there’s no direct correlation between tsundere and sexuality or promiscuity. Each character is different; it is our reaction to them remains constant across […]

What if Saten had been Railgun’s Protagonist?

What if Saten had been Railgun's Protagonist?

Yesterday, Saten Ruiko (of A Certain Scientific Railgun) won Group H of Saimoe, edging out Fate Testarossa by 39 votes. This is quite a feat, and she will now join moeblob powerhouses Nagi (Hayate), Shana (Shana), Nodoka (Saki), Koromo (Saki), Yamada (Working!), Mafuyu (Maid-Sama!!) and Azusa (K-On!!) in the final eight. She is also the […]

J.C. Staff Knows Friendship

J.C. Staff Knows Friendship

Romance is rife in anime, and why not… it’s a fascinating and ever relevant topic that anime has a decent track record with overall. Friendship, outside of romance (since romance innately implies friendship) isn’t a so frequently explored topic. But, it’s not hard to find examples of wonderful and genuine friendships between two or more […]

Railgun – A Humble Sidestory Becomes an Epic

Railgun - A Humble Sidestory Becomes an Epic

Our modest forum gets a little bit of anime related discussion and one of the ongoing series that’s particularly being talked about is Railgun. I found it was interesting that a couple of the guys thought that ep 13 was going to be the last… until recently, I too didn’t realize that the show had […]