Author Archives: Don Don Kun

Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii First Impressions – We Gotta Please the Male Viewers!


If you were ever wondering how not to do a lighthearted high-fantasy title, this is probably as good of an example of any.

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Moe-Alternative has Reached 100,000 Views!


At long last, our humble blog, Moe-Alternative has reached 100,000 views! Although small-time compared to the big anime blogs out there, it’s nonetheless a huge achievement for us and we’d like to take a few moments to go through all the obligatory congratulatory mubo-jumbo that nobody likes reading.

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Shamanic Princess – A Diamond in the Rough

Shamanic Princess

A slightly obscure yet ambitious OVA for its time period, Shamanic Princess is a peculiar fusion of demonic motifs, metaphysical imagery and unorthodox chronology.

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Arguing about Anime – A Survival Guide


Ever felt as though you’re constantly getting brushed off during heated arguments, or just want your writing to be more persuasive? If so, then look no further, as this guide will acquaint you with some strategies that can help you manage and get the most out of online discussions about anime.

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Merry Valentines Day!

1296973174398Anime picture? Check. Valentine’s Day? Check.

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Runback Recap – Wake Up, Girls!


Hello, and welcome to the Runback Recap, where the East meets West, the episodic meets the editorial, and the finer points of multiple author input are pushed to the limit!

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Happiness Charge Precure First Impressions – Not Heartcatch, they said


The most Heartcatch Precure that wasn’t quite Heartcatch Precure, but still Precure nonetheless.

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Writing About Anime 101 – A Review Guideline Collaboration Post


A collection of tips, tricks, and pro strategies to help budding young writers on their merry path into the world of writing about anime and reviewing them, written by resident authors Don Don Kun and Aleksei!

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Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta First Impressions – My Fantasy Light Novel Adaptation Can’t Show Promise!


A Light Novel adaptation with a fantasy backdrop, meshing CGI with moe character designs. Sounds like a recipe for disaster in this current day and age, but is it really?

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Anime and the Originality Paradox


The concept of originality is a tricky one as there isn’t a single universal definition. If we were to look at originality as it pertains to fictional media at our current juncture in time, it would definitely be facing a mid-life crisis.

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