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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Military and Does Japan Love or Disrespect the Armed Forces?

So with the constant release of things like KanColle, and it’s predecessor Strike Witches it’s clear that Japan understands that even though it may not make much sense, a woman in military uniform has an attractiveness (to Japan’s loli lovers) mixed with wanted to have your ass kicked – a perfect recipe for your otakus. However for a country that has been restricted from having a full military, it’s insane how much it has affected the genre of anime.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: S2 and Why it’s More Like Movie Sequels Instead of Multiple Seasons

There’s something that’s been percolating in my mind. With a lot of truly good American television it’s actually quite rare that the first season of the show is considered the best. In truth many feel that the 2nd and 3rd are better as the show begins to really find it’s footing. Compare this to anime, where if a show is broken into multiple seasons – it often feels more like with each season the show is just worse and worse.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Hetalia and Why it’s Like Joining ISIS

I normally try to avoid making title lines so click-bait-y so let me get something out of the way real quick before the fans get their usual course of angry. I am in fact generally okay with Hetalia – I enjoy jokes at Canada, DBZ references – and overall nationality based humor. However my enjoyment of Hetalia is tempered by something that most fans of it seem to ignore – that a whole lot of people fucken died.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Hellsing/Hunter x Hunter and Why Can Anime do Remakes Well?

There’s a large movement in current Hollywood movies in that there are a lot of remakes. Despite that many of these remakes can fix the 90’s vibe many of them carried, it’s rare that the remake is superior to the original. This however is different in anime where most remakes are usually much better – which doesn’t make sense at first.

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I Hope Nippon-sempai Notices Me: Wind Waker and Anime is Forcing Anti-Isolation

I know this is my anime column (I swear I’m not mixing it up just because I switch off every week now), but something that’s striking in video games like Shadow of the Colossus and Wind Waker is that overall feeling of isolation. Not that the world us empty (my parallels to The Last Man on Earth are coincidental), but that an overall feeling of isolation is a good thing.

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