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The Fantasy World of Education: Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight

Utopia: a Perfect Society/World It does not exist, except as an ideal, a fantasy. It is a fiction. For the purpose of this post I will treat it in a broader sense: a fantasized, or desired world to observe or … Continue reading

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Hanasaku Iroha 13 and The Rare Air This Show Reaches (Aria The Origination 07 & K-On!! 10)

This will be a short post as I am writing it under strict time constraints. I do feel strongly about this so I need to get this out. While Ano Hana turned into a melodramatic mess with its heavy-handed seriousness … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Anime and Manga (Part I)

…is entertainment, I got it. However, it isn’t always as simple. There are complexities and nuances to the experience of watching anime and reading manga that, even if it arrives at an entertaining end, accomplishes (or can accomplish, at least) … Continue reading

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The Best Anime Experiences Shared with the Best Person to Share Them With

It’s been a difficult year for me and my family, for many reasons I won’t say here. But there is much to be thankful for, especially the health of our precious daughter. Today my wife and I have been married … Continue reading

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Anime and Manga Related Moments 2009: Those Who WON’T Make the List

I consumed more media this year than in any other year of my life, and most of the media is related to my anime and manga hobby. Given how the anime and manga I do consume are recommendations from friends … Continue reading

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