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Before Akihabara Was Cool: Akiba Maid War and the Importance of the Late 1990s in Otaku Culture

Before Akihabara Was Cool: Akiba Maid War and t...

  Akiba Maid War is a curious anime that combines the maid cafés of otaku culture with mafia-style struggles for territory. As the name implies, it’s set in Akihabara, the...

Before Akihabara Was Cool: Akiba Maid War and t...

  Akiba Maid War is a curious anime that combines the maid cafés of otaku culture with mafia-style struggles for territory. As the name implies, it’s set in Akihabara, the...

Gawr Gura’s Shark’d: Thoughts on the Roles of Animated Adaptations

Gawr Gura’s Shark’d: Thoughts on the Roles of A...

  Recently, the world’s most subscribed virtual YouTuber had her first official 3D live. The 4-million-strong Gawr Gura of Hololive English has been a record-shattering titan since she debuted back...

Gawr Gura’s Shark’d: Thoughts on the Roles of A...

  Recently, the world’s most subscribed virtual YouTuber had her first official 3D live. The 4-million-strong Gawr Gura of Hololive English has been a record-shattering titan since she debuted back...

Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 Quick Review: Introducing the Role of the Senpai

Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 Quick Review: I...

The Love Live! Superstar!! anime has returned, and one of the biggest changes of the second season is the introduction of four new characters. This brings the main cast up...

Love Live! Superstar!! Season 2 Quick Review: I...

The Love Live! Superstar!! anime has returned, and one of the biggest changes of the second season is the introduction of four new characters. This brings the main cast up...

How Ao Ashi Puts the “I” in “Team”

How Ao Ashi Puts the “I” in “Team”

One of the most common tropes in sports anime is having characters discover the importance of coming together as a group. It’s not a bad message to convey—there’s a reason...

How Ao Ashi Puts the “I” in “Team”

One of the most common tropes in sports anime is having characters discover the importance of coming together as a group. It’s not a bad message to convey—there’s a reason...

Top 3 Anya Forger Speech Flubs: Exploring Japanese Translation through Spy x Family

Top 3 Anya Forger Speech Flubs: Exploring Japan...

Spy x Family is an undeniable hit. Its premise of a spy, assassin, and telepath who start pretending to be a family is fun enough by itself, but it’s the...

Top 3 Anya Forger Speech Flubs: Exploring Japan...

Spy x Family is an undeniable hit. Its premise of a spy, assassin, and telepath who start pretending to be a family is fun enough by itself, but it’s the...

Lanzhu the Heel: How Love Live! Nijigasaki Explores Differences in Personal Goals

Lanzhu the Heel: How Love Live! Nijigasaki Expl...

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Season 2 introduces new girls to the anime, including Lanzhu Zhong from Hong Kong. Unlike other previous rivals in Love Live! such as...

Lanzhu the Heel: How Love Live! Nijigasaki Expl...

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Season 2 introduces new girls to the anime, including Lanzhu Zhong from Hong Kong. Unlike other previous rivals in Love Live! such as...