It’s February, also known in these parts as “new Precure time!” Satou Junichi (Ojamajo Doremi, Sailor Moon, Princess Tutu) helming the new Hugtto Precure! means I’m eagerly anticipating it, though I’m trying not to get my hopes too high up. As much as I love his shows, he’s not infallible or anything.
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My favorite posts from January:
Down-Home Food Therapy: Atari no Kitchen!
A food manga I’ve been enjoying for a quite a while, I finally got around to writing about it!
A Strong Foundation: How the Japanese Smash 4 Tournament Format Helps the Community
A detailed look at what I believe are the underlying reasons behind Japan’s noted character diversity at high levels of competitive play.
“We’re Just Like You!”: The Empathy Scam of the Alt-Right
A post on a more serious topic: how the alt-right’s use of internet memes and subculture might act as false masks to lure in frustrated young men.
Part 7 of my Genshiken re-read delves into the depictions of love and lust in my favorite manga.
The Past and Future of Anime Blogging
I wax nostalgic about anime blogging but also how it’s positioned versus other mediums.
I’m high off of watching EVO Japan 2018 and seeing both Asuka and Shinsuke Nakamura win the Royal Rumbles. I’m also hyped for the new Kio Shimoku manga coming out this month.
May your February be as inspired.