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Posted in Manga Reviews

Shitsurakuen: A Tired Argument

Shitsurakuen is metafiction. However, rather than metafiction that cleverly employs existing genre tropes to make an argument, it is metafiction that simply arrives back at…

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Posted in News

Otaku no Ken II: The Dark Side

Its cold blade, collecting on its surface the moment it is drawn the vapour of the atmosphere; its immaculate texture, flashing light of bluish hue;…

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Posted in New York Anime Festival

AKB48 in NYC: Idolmaster Cosplay

Steam rose off the city streets as we partook of a Takoyaki stand a few blocks away from Webster Hall. “It was a lot like…

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Posted in Conventions New York Anime Festival

New York Anime Festival 2009, Day 0: Cake

The Dave and Buster’s was crowded. Black-attired waitstaff in crisp uniforms nodded professionally at me as I entered, pointing me up to the third floor…

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Posted in Editorials News

Meidonomics

Pat Galbraith has an interesting article about how maid cafes are a bulwark of stability in these troubled economic times. He dryly notes, “Maids in…

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Otaku no ken

When you take up a sword, you must feel intent on cutting the enemy. – Miyamoto Musashi, Go Rin No Sho The Associated Press have…

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