Category Archives: Features

The Shameful Otaku’s Secret Unveiled: A Triumph Over Inauthenticity; Breeding Life Into a New Generation

I always found this site interesting, given the name. It struck me as a humorous tightrope act between self-deprecation and self-loathing – which is why it attracted the two most shameless fanboys to write for it. Still, what bothered me a bit is the online handle of the founder. Sure, metaphorically he is my father […]

Read this »

SaiMecha nominations

Well, here they are. Completely devoid of obscure hispter robots that make me seem like I know more about what I’m talking about than I do. I’m so mainstream.

Read this »

The Eureka Seven drum finding operation

While being incensed at a probably-wrong musical reference on a Wikipedia page related to Eureka Seven, I opened the can of worms that is music gear reference in the series. Here’s some stuff about drum machines, bass synths, the KLF, and acid house.

Read this »

Inherent Flaws in Anime-Related Perception vis-à-vis 3-D Normative Standards and Criticisms: Colonizing Fictions, Consumption of Superflat Narratives, Teleological Retcon of Postmodernist Dialogue

An exquisite corpse by a gang of miscreant pseudo-intellectuals on the subject: “deep.”

Read this »

What is Reading Steiner, really?

Spoilers follow for Steins;Gate, the series that goes hand in hand with spoilers. The human mind is a wonderfully resilient thing. Like the rest of the body, it can heal even serious wounds. But in the brain, it can be hard to recognize shrapnel. As with a physical wound, the brain will grow anew, but […]

Read this »

Do your homework: The dubious power of Kyon and the Reading Steiner

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how complex or unique the story, at the core, a lot of anime values are pretty much the same.

Read this »