Interpreting Haibane Renmei

Although it came out in 2002, I only recently got a chance to watch Haibane Renmei…

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Haruhi season 2 episode 12: The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya (part 3)

“The Sigh” continues…

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Rebelling against corrupt authority in One Piece

As I’m making my way through the concluding episodes of the Enies Lobby arc of One Piece, I’m continually intrigued by the series’ reoccurring theme of “rebelling against authority,” particularly how the heroes of the show are pirates, and the villains are often the Marines or other authoritative figures…

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Hetalia and the phenomena of MAD videos

The skill, ingenuity, and often times bizarreness of fan-made anime MADs never cease to amaze me (and Hetalia ones are no exception)…

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My Japan trip photos, videos, and written coverage now posted!


Japanese karaoke booths will be dearly missed

For the past few days I’ve been working on uploading photos and videos, and writing coverage of the 3-week sightseeing trip to Japan I recently took. I finally finished everything today and posted it on the main site…

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Haruhi season 2 episode 11: The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya (part 2)

Part 2 of “The Sigh” continues exactly where part 1 ended…

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How Japanese young adults feel about anime and fans (at least from my experience)


Unlike Haruka, I didn’t hide my hobby in the least

During my trip to Japan a few weeks ago, I spent most of my time with Japanese college students (between the ages of 18 and 23) who I stayed with at the dorms and who took us out during our sightseeing. I was curious how Japanese people my age would feel about an American female anime fan like me…

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Haruhi season 2 episode 10: The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya (part 1)

The harrowing two months of “Endless Eight” have finally come to an end. Now we move on to the next story arc, “The Sigh”…

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Back from Japan (here’s all the anime goodies I bought!)


Me in front of a big K-ON! poster ad in Akihabara

I got back from my 3-week stay in Japan a couple of days ago. To say the least, I had an awesome time but it’ll take me a while to gather all the photos and write complete coverage of my trip. So for now, I decided to simply share photos and info about the anime goodies I bought while I was there, particularly at the anime center of the world, Akihabara.

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