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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Mistborn and Anime Either Needs to Stop Explaining Magic, or Make it Better

Now it’s probably going to be a surprise to no one, but I am a huge Brandon Sanderson fan. Right now I’m currently partway through the 2nd Way of Kings novel. (Partly because it’s a lot to take in, but also because the book is able to stop blast doors.) Now one of the things he’s known for doing is the concept of taking a system of magic and explaining it a way that feels like it’s almost a science.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Nichijou and Why I Wish More of Daily Life Had Deer Wrestling

Though it pains me to think it, it’s been a little under 3 years since Nichijou was on the air, and all I’ve ever wanted is something that could truly replicate it. Sure the new things this season (which by new I mean sequels to shorts) Ai Mai Mi and Strange+ are certainly wacky and slapstick – they don’t capture the magic that Nichijou did though.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Paranoia Agent and Why Anime Producers are Doing the Wrong Kind of Drugs

I want to start this article off right by taking a moment of silence for Satoshi Kon, a visionary genius and one of the founding pillars of what anime should be. It is because of master craftsman like Satoshi Kon that get me through the slag and shit that anime can often be. He is dearly missed, and the medium as a whole is truly worse off from his loss.

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Writerscast: Whitecast 2k14 – The HetCisGenCast

HAAHAHAHA – Yeah for some stupid reason I am posting this cast, and I even hosted it. Hell I even posted it before the cast from last week. WHY? Because Buffalo Don’t Give a Fuck. So you get this CisGenWhiteHeteroCisGen cast where it’s all white guys talking about things like how Japan is awful, why certain companies control us by the balls, and what it means to be an adult.


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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Denno Coil and Why Mech Animes are Not Sci-Fi

Now first off if you are not aware of Denno Coil – I’d advise you to go watch it right now, and for that matter if you missed out on Ergo Proxy or Noein – you should watch those too. I mean it. You won’t appreciate this unless you have actually watched some good scifi.

Oh you’re going to ignore me because you’re a rebellious hero who will become the chosen one because you’re some kind of new-type of badass?

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Akira and Why You Either Die a Hero, or Live to See Yourself Become the Villain

While the quote from The Dark Knight is internet-famous, it really rings true with Akira – which as you may know has seen two recent reworkings of late. There is of course the superior version involving Simpsons, and the on-again/off-again movie it is getting. This is actually something you hear about often as potentially happening (I mean I’ve lost count of the times there would be a live-action Evangelion.) and for the most part we can pretend this is okay.

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