Good morning, afternoon or evening where you are out there in internetland. It’s Sunday in my corner of the hinterlands, which means it’s time for another edition of The Otakusphere. It’s been a bizarre week out there in animeland. In particular, a bizarre start-up cropped up and claimed to have a plan to stream anime […]Read More The Otakusphere: Mecha, magical girls and my own shortcomings
So gatekeeping made its way around the AniTwitter circle in a dramatic fashion this week with a tweet that was so hyperbolic that the only non-attention-seeking response is derision. Talking about gatekeeping anime itself is not especially interesting. Gatekeepers are fighting over imaginary cultural real estate for imaginary stakes that only really matter to them. […]Read More In My View: Was Gatekeeping guy wrong?
I recently went on a tear of buying anime. I collected Pat Labor, Dennou Coil, bought Serial Experiments Lain and a Sengoku Basara and a few others. I’ve always been a collector. I have stacks of video games, piles of books and an avalanche of movies. I appreciate owning the physical version of the stuff […]Read More Reflections: Yes. I still want to buy stuff. So can I please have these?