Anime Worth Watching: Lupin The Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

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I wrote about The Woman Called Fujiko Mine for The Avocado. Check it out.

Anime Worth Watching: Planet With

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I forgot to link to it when I wrote the article, but I wrote about Planet With for The Avocado. You can check out my write-up at this link, two weeks behind schedule.

What I’ve Been Reading: April 26, 2020

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Oh hey, it’s time for What I’ve Been Reading! Let’s talk about Japanese pop culture and the post-apocalypse.


Things I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2020

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I know we’re already a few weeks into 2020, but I haven’t had time to put this up until now. Such is life! In any case, here’s the pop culture I’m anticipating in 2020. More

Animated Films of 2019

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I only watched five animated films in 2019. I chalk this up to leaving Los Angeles and no longer being able to go to the Animation Is Film festival. In any case, here they are, ranked: More

Anime Series of 2019

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Same format as last year: my top 5; my honourable mentions; my regular mentions; and my dishonourable mentions. No fancy intro. Let’s just get right into it. More

The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2019

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Content warnings for discussions of mass violence and sexual misconduct.

I really don’t want to do this.

When I first started this feature, my list of pop cultural disappointments at least included some creative works that failed to live up to my expectations. But with each year, it seems like scandals and disasters occupied more and more of my attention. Well this year, it’s all scandals, and I just don’t have the energy to go in depth on each one, find source links, and write a compelling mini-essay.

But I’m nothing if not a traditionalist, and this is one of my blog’s annual traditions. So reluctantly, I bring you 2019: The Year in Shit. More

Anime Worth Watching: Shimoneta

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I wrote about satirical sex comedy Shimoneta for The Avocado. Check it out.

What I’ve Been Reading: July 28, 2019

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This is a particularly Asia-centric edition of What I’ve Been Reading, and also a particularly serious one. More

Things I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2019

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I probably should have put this up a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been busy (mostly wallowing in self-pity as I am wont to do). So here’s what I’m most looking forward to in 2019! More

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