General essays, character analysis, lists, year-end recap, and other free & awesome stuff like that. Okay, free.
You and I Have Memories: Talking About Our Superstar Cat Robot
Examining the immense popularity and lasting appeal of Doraemon for the kids who grew up with him.
A space where I recap and comment on specific fragment (whether a chapter of a manga, an episode of an anime, or even a particular story arc) of a series that I love and/or found especially noteworthy. Spoiler abound regarding everything happened in said fragment, obviously.
On Writing & Characters
I like to write stuff and comment on other people’s writing. These are pieces with emphasis on writing techniques and/or character design, what work for me and what doesn’t, hypothetical idea and suggestion in re-writing existing narrative, and thoughts on characters I found especially memorable.
Character Building in Coming of Age Fantasy: Yona & Arslan
Criticizing A Fave: Things That Don’t Work in Shirobako
Retrospective Thoughts on AnoHana’s Writing
Revolutionary Girls: Reflection on Rose of Versailles
No More Half-Measure: Hiro, Handa, and Pursuit of Self-Fulfillment
Lists & Rankings
Making arbitrary lists and rankings is fun!
Discussion of recurring themes, narrative ideas,or other form of pattern that crop up in multiple works.
Where I write walls of text to gush/moan about anime I’ve watched on a past season, and mini-preview of stuff I’m excited to see in the next season.
Sometimes, I write about books that don’t have pictures on them.
Slice of Mango
Impression and write-ups on manga volumes per batch.
Ajin (Gamon Sakurai/Tsuina Miura): 1-2
Akatsuki no Yona (Mizuho Kusanagi): 8-10
Barakamon (Satsuki Yoshino): 1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-9
Birdmen (Yellow Tanabe): 1
Green Blood (Masasumi Kakizaki): 1-3, 4-5 (finished)
I’m Sakamoto, You Know? (Nami Sano): 1, 2
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun (Izumi Tsubaki): 1-2 (dropped)
Kasane (Daruma Matsuura): 1-3
Kindaichi 20th Anniversary Series (Seimaru Amagi & Fumiya Sato): 1-5
Laughing Under The Cloud (Karakara Kemuri): 1-3, 4-6
Mix (Mitsuru Adachi): 1-3, 4, 5-6
Montage (Jun Watanabe): 1-3, 4-5, 6-7
Orange (Ichigo Takano): 1-3, 4-5 (finished)
Rin (Harold Sakuishi): 1-5
Secret (Yoshiki Tonogai): 1-3 (finished)
Sket Dance (Kenta Shinohara): 1-5
Sunset on Third Street (Saigan Ryouhei): 1-4
The Phantom Tower (Taro Nogizaka) : 1-2
The Shape of Voice (Yoshitoki Oima): 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (finished)
The Sluggish Tanaka (Nozomi Uda): 1 (dropped)
Yo-Kai Watch (Noriyuki Konishi): 1-2 (dropped)