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Still Not Done With HatoMada

I think in order to truly be HatoMada fan, you really have to embrace brevity and transience. The gratifying moments of a fan of this pairing are short, far between, and riddled with “ifs” and reasons why they shouldn’t happen. 594 more words


The All-Gender Gaze (also Chapter 22 of Spotted Flower)

I’m sure somebody has made this point before, but I thought of it on my own so whatever. Genshiken the original focuses more heavily on the male gaze and how the largely male cast observes female anime characters as objects of lust. 1,595 more words


30 Day Anime Challenge Day 3: My Favorite Male Anime Character.

For my favorite male character I’m going with Kanji Sasahara from Genshiken. The way he was at the beginning of the series reminds me of how I was a few years ago. 394 more words


Return to Genshiken: Volume 5 - Pride and Fujo Justice

Volume 5 holds a very special place in my heart—it was my first ever manga purchase when I studied in Japan, and my first real exposure to the character of Ogiue. 1,706 more words


Return to Genshiken: Volume 4 - Ogiue Descends

It’s finally here—the advent of Our Lady of Surly Shipping, the Angriest of Fujoshi, Ogiue Chika. To call this a major event in the series would be an understatement, but I’m getting ahead of myself. 1,920 more words


Backlog: Week 14

Here we go again. This week I watched 13 full (10+ minutes) episodes and 9 shorts. Roughly three episodes per day on average.

Shinkai’s short movies and advertisements… 191 more words

Anime & Manga

Day 13: Anime Character You're Most Similar to

It took a lot of soul searching but I finally found the anime character I’m most similar to. Drumroll please! It’s Kanako Ohno from Genshiken. I just finished the first season and am now on the second season of the show. 185 more words