Category: Diary of an Anime Lived

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“But To Be Chuunibyou Was Very Heaven!”: A Memoir of Art and Embarassment

Another reminisce of gendomike’s teenage years: those foolish, imagination-soaked days of late middle school and high school, when a king named Sareth Darva Arakin Tanera ruled Andor and started showing up online. Oh, and some parallels to the recent anime Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai.

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What if I had never gotten into anime?

Ray gives a heartfelt confession of what anime, fandom, and God has meant to him over the years. Another entry in the “Diary of an Anime Lived” series.

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Jazz Hands: “Kids on the Slope,” Jazz, and Me

A musical memoir about how Mike, a classically trained pianist, learned to swing in his high school years, with reference to the new anime Kids on the Slope. Includes a terribad piano solo recording of “Moanin'” from 1998!

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The Childhood Friendzone

A Valentine’s Day meditation for those left behind, in anime and perhaps in life: the childhood friend. Examples from Ano Natsu de Matteru and Onegai Teacher, as well as from Mike’s own sorry childhood history with women.

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That Summer, I Waited.

Or, a Diary of an Anime (Sort Of) Lived: the unforgettable spring and summer in which I made an 8mm film and girls (kind of) liked me. Inspired by the nostalgic haze induced by Ano Natsu de Matteru and my ability to recontextualize screenshots.

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Diary of an Anime Lived: The Slice-of-Life Age, Part 3 (FINAL)

On the strands that make up “slice of life” in our day, and what it means to be a fan in this time where it…

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