Character Analysis: Rikka Takanashi

There was something powerfully cute about Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions. It’s about kids with delusions of having super powers (yeah, chunibyo), which puts them on the extreme end of the spectrum that includes things like identifying with magical or powerful characters, playing RPGs, and doing cosplay, and since I do all those things I […]

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The Power of Two: Mei and Yuzu

Citrus is the story of two teen-aged girls falling in love. I’d like to be profounder than that, but that’s what it boils down to. It has some problematic issues starting with the fact Mei and Yuzu Aihara are step-sisters, so legally, although not biologically, they’re involved with incest, but through volume four of the […]

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Irrelevant Post: New Suzumiya

Those of you who know the story know the Haruhi Suzumiya saga know it all started way back when with a light novel called The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. That book created nine sequels (ten in Japan), anime series of the same name, a manga series, a volume of fan stories, two more anime series, […]

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Oh, So Meta: Lucky Star

There’s just something so addictive about Lucky Star. I don’t know about you, but I can watch it over and over. And I have. And it cracks me up every time. Part of it is how subversive it is. Look, the main characters are supposed to be high school seniors, seventeen or eighteen years old. […]

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What’s In a Name: Rei Ayanami

Some of you long-term followers have figured out by now my posts tend to follow certain themes. Character analysis. How to build a series. The power of N. Stuff like that. What’s In a Name is something I’ve already touched on once without using the title. We figured out that Chise Hatori from The Ancient […]

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