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How Anime Saved My Life

You’re probably looking at that title and thinking it’s hyperbole. It really isn’t. There’s also a damn good reason for me writing this particular post now. Because, as I noted in this post, I’ll be talking about anime a fair bit going forward. There are a whole bunch of great—and not-so-great—shows out there, and I enjoy picking stories apart. The problem? Anime gets a bad rap. Sometimes deservedly so, I will admit. The likes of your generic, low-grade harem trash are hardly likely to set the world ablaze with their literary value. But I also don’t find them particularly objectionable. …

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Kyoto Animation Fire – Please Help if You Can

I woke up this morning to the news that one of my favourite animation studios has been burned down by some idiot with a grudge. Over the years, I’ve had innumerable hours of pure joy from this studio, especially the show I still consider to be their magnum opus, K-ON. So far, reports are that at least 33 people have died and dozens more injured, and the awesome people over at Sentai Filmworks have set up a GoFundMe to raise money for those affected by this tragedy. If you can spare a few dollars, please do so. Here’s the link: …