Does the anime we like reveal what kind of person we are?

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I’ve touched on this topic in bits and pieces in other posts, but I don’t believe I’ve actually delved into it fully. It’s an idea that permeates anime fandom, or really, all communities of media fandoms where people tend to judge one another based on the game or show they like, and people who take such criticisms of their hobbies as personal insults. But is there any merit in either?…

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How I spent my summer vacation…and returning to blogging!

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Feels good to be back! As many of you know, I put Mainichi Anime Yume on hiatus at the end of May, returning only briefly in July for my Anime Expo coverage. But now that September has come and I start my fall semester of school tomorrow, I figured it’s time to get back into the swing of blogging! After the jump below, I discuss what kinds of posts and blogging schedule I have planned, as well as what my non-blogging self has been up to these past few months…

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Anime Expo 2014 coverage and photos

Once again I attended the full 5-days of North America’s largest anime convention, and once again I had a great time despite a few bumps along the way…

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Summer hiatus and announcements

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After 5 straight years of consistent blogging, rarely going more than a week without a new post, I finally have to put MAY on hiatus for an extended period of time. As for why that is and when you can expect to see a new post again, read on…

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How to watch anime on a healthy schedule

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I’m sure we’ve all heard the lament before, whether from others or from ourselves, that goes “I don’t have time for all the anime I want to watch!” or “I keep falling behind on my weekly anime!” As someone who very rarely falls behind on anime and usually finds time to watch the shows I want to watch, today I felt like offering advice and tips I go by for keeping up on all my anime amidst limited free time while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle…

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Yumeka’s top 20 favorite animated movies (#10-1)

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Continuing from last week’s post, I’ve been counting down my top 20 favorite animated movies, ending today with my top 10…

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Yumeka’s top 20 favorite animated movies (#20-11)

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This is a favorites list I’ve been wanting to make for a while and now I finally feel like I’m ready! As many of you know, I’m not just a fan of anime but of the animation medium in general, especially animated movies. But despite being a fan of animated movies long before I was a fan of anime, I never actually made a list of my favorites. So for this post and the next, that’s what I’ll be doing…

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Are some anime genres inherently bad?

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We all have our preferred genres of anime, but there’s some common opinion among fans that certain genres are somehow inherently better or worse than others. Today I want to think about why or why not that could be true…

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How I write and enjoy anime reviews

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Since I just finished writing a bunch of anime reviews over the past few posts, I figured now is a good time to bring up this topic that I’m sure anyone who reads and/or writes anime reviews has thought about: what makes them enjoy reading certain kinds of reviews over others, and if they write reviews themselves, what kind of voice and structure do they give their reviews…

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First impressions of the spring ’14 anime I’m watching

Now that I’ve seen two episodes of all the spring ’14 anime on my watch list (except for Mekaku City Actors, which has only one episode out so far) I figured it’s time to once again write my initial impressions of them…

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