PROVOCATIVE, YET MOE

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Anime Studies Online is a recently assembled website with a focus on the collaborative nature of academic journals – except with anime. A far more professional attempt at coverage of anime as the sum of its parts rather than a homogenous and general summary. Despite their provocative domain name, their intent is clear and concise.

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Copy Kitty – First Impressions

Do you hate your GPU? Do you like laser kitten girls? Then I've got a game for you!

Do you hate your GPU? Do you like laser kitten girls? Then I’ve got a game for you!

FOREWARD

Now this might come as a surprise to some of you, the readers, that Moe-Alt is doing a rather shameless plug of a video game; when the norm is to write about anime or other such topical industry and community interests.

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Hakaiju – Chapter 7 Completed!

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Yesterday, the completed translation of Chapter 7 was put up on Batoto and a few other sites I’m sure, and it feels great.

The pacing of the story is intense and lives up to the expectations of the suspense genre with ease. Especially with all the multiple-story tall genocidal monsters hunting you down like it’s going out of fashion.

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Hakaijuu – First Impressions and Translation Update!

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Hakaiju is interesting manga that I picked up yesterday focusing on a weird fusion of horror, suspense, mystery, and kaiju.

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Happy Birthday DDK!

This image can easily be interpreted as Sailor Venus wishing Donny a happy birthday.

This image can easily be interpreted as Sailor Venus wishing Donny a happy birthday.

Today, my dear old friend and co-resident writer Donny (aka DDK and DPRK) has turned the wonderful of 43 this year. To all friends and readers who appreciate the hard work he does, feel free to contact him on his social media sites and give him your best wishes!

An Insight on Storytelling

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With any kind of media, the weight and subsequent value of a good storyline can make or break most concepts. Originality has some factor in this; however a well written rehashed concept is still better than an original concept/soon to be flop because the story can’t hold itself together. It’s a “the worst of the best is far better than the best of the worst” situation that all content creators and their producers deal with all the time. Objectively and alternatively, a bad story made with heart is still better than manufactured “good” story.

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Masserati’s Fabulously Exciting Entrance

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Why hello there, Masserati’s the name and I’m pretty happy to be able to write for this blog. I’ve been wanting to write in a blog format for quite some time after becoming frustrated with how MAL does things, but I’ve never had the time to properly go about setting up my own. Needless to say, I was more than willing to accept an offer to write for a blog that I find to be as entertaining as this one. 

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Sailor Moon: Crystal First Impressions – Is This Really Moon Pride?

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You know you’re in for a bumpy ride when the most inspired parts of the Sailor Moon: Crystal pilot episode were its eye-catches and title cards.

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GitS Arise: Ghost Tears Review

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Ghost Tears opens with Motoko making passionate love to her then-lover, Akira, later even featuring the two attending another couple’s wedding with Motoko wearing a rather promiscuous, alluring dress. Her colleagues, especially Batou, make fun of how fatuous and short-lasting this relationship is. How does Motoko respond? She hacks Batou’s prosthetic arms, again reminding him of how humiliating it is to be punched by your own fists.

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Anime Cliques, Critics and Communities

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In which you get to hear me simultaneously rant about the negative aspects of anime communities and espouse “power of friendship” speeches from the 1000+ episodes of mahou shoujo anime that I’ve watched!

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