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When Inauthenticity is Fanservice, It’s a NICE MONOGATARI BRO (Nisemonogatari 06)

[Nisemonogatari 05] The  manipulations of this show lends to an amazing symmetry. No, I don’t want to talk any garbage about “trolling.” Here’s the manipulation: There are two value propositions in Nisemonogatari that on the surface at least, work at  … Continue reading

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Ookami-san and the Curious Ironies of Modern Moe

Consider the case of Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi, a show which, while ultimately unapologetic about its use of moe elements, is bound by the demands of its target audience (or something) to include one of those episodes. You know … Continue reading

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