Monthly Archives: February 2011

An Idiot’s Guide to Tokyo’s Harmful Books Regulation

(With apologies to Dan Kanemitsu, Takeshi Nogami and Takaaki Suzuki.) “You are the creators of a new era.”

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Let’s get meta: Why do people want to be linked to ‘otaku’?

Recently, as I was writing my ‘history with anime’ post, I stumbled upon an interesting conundrum : why do people want to be linked to the word, ‘otaku’?

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Valence’s history with anime

Recently, Nopy proposed a project in which we anibloggers post about our history with anime. Being the reflective sort, I tend to like doing reflective posts like these ones, but where do I begin?

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The problem with over-speculating over Madoka Magica

(Spoilers aplenty, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!) I expect those people who watch Madoka Magica and follow anime blogs to have one bizarre feeling from watching the latest episode of MSMM. On one hand, the episode, with all … Continue reading

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“I’ll be calling him something different soon enough.”

I …am okay with this.

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Time to put on your tinfoil hats! Symbolism in Madoka episode 7

Since an essential and crucial part of being a blogger is the ability to over-speculate, here’s my thoughts on Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica episode 7. In a flimsy attempt to seem more educated and proficient in literature than I really … Continue reading

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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND I WANTS IT

Yep. It’s Valentine’s day today, the day where couples realize they don’t love each other enough and proceed to buy overpriced roses and eat food and spend more time than usual to convince each other that theirs is true love. … Continue reading

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