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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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Diary of an Anime Lived: The Slice of Life Age, Part 2

The first period of my anime fandom ended with my college years. While I never stopped watching anime, the age of discovery was over, and…

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Diary of an Anime Lived: The Slice-of-Life Age, Part 1

Part 1 of a look at how anime has shifted away from SF/fantasy toward slice-of-life—and how I’ve done the same too.

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