Organizing your anime fandom

It’s always amazed me how so many of us love anime yet we have such a wide variety of ways of relating to it. After all, anime is unique as a hobby because it’s not about being interested in one particular title or group of similar titles, like someone who loves Star Wars or Marvel comics. It’s a hobby that encompasses literally thousands of titles from an incredibly diverse range of genres. With so much variety in anime comes a variety of fans and a variety of ways in which they partake in the fandom. Today I’m going to see if I can find a good way for fans to organize different parts of their fandom, and in doing so, see the unique way that they personally relate to it…

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Anime and its misleading tones

Yet another unique anime attribute is how many series can convey a variety of different tones regardless of their genre or target audience. What I mean by this is that it’s not uncommon for action/violent anime to have scenes of beauty, anime laden with gore to have moments of cuteness, or cute, sugary anime to feature things that are dark and disturbing…

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A farewell to Harry Potter (and will there ever be an anime?)

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I wouldn’t call myself a Harry Potter fan, but I do enjoy the movies and have great respect for the books and overall series. With the release of the final movie, which I saw this past weekend in IMAX 3D, it seems like the franchise has now officially come to an end. With that, I feel like a bit of reflecting is in order, as well as wondering if a HP anime is ever possible…

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First impressions of the summer ’11 anime I’m watching

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Unlike the spring ’11 season where it took me a while to decide what to watch, this summer I feel like I’ve decided on too many to watch XD Here are my opinions on what I’ve seen as of now…

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How “real” should anime characters be?

As fans, we often praise anime for its realism – how it gives its characters human emotions that are easy to relate to and presents its stories and settings in very believable ways no matter how fantastical they are. But if you think about it, do anime characters really act that much like real people? A recent post by Myna got me thinking more about this…

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Can anime affect our personality?

An interesting post via MkMiku questions whether anime, and our attachment to certain characters, can in fact influence our personality in real life…

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Anime Expo 2011 coverage and photos

I had a fantastic four days at AX ’11, making it the fifth Anime Expo I’ve been to and the third in which I’ve stayed all four days. My coverage and cosplay photos of the con can be found after the jump…

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