Category Archives: Editorial


Reflections on a 3rd Year of Fangirling…

Hello, loves! It’s been a while, but I couldn’t let my 3rd blog birthday pass without something to mark the occasion. Basically, the last twelve months have been mega busy on the personal and work fronts, which meant that I fell behind with watching and blogging the more recent shows. However, I shall quickly add […]

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Notes on Being an Adult: Where the Nine Hells Can I Find a Time Machine?

So I am not really dead yet but I have managed to fall off the face of the Earth for the better part of two months now. No, I am not calling it quits but it seems that EO and Hana are having a merry old time sipping tea with the Queen of England. Hopefully […]

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What Makes a Good Title: Flow and Euphony in Entertainment Media

Generally, I prefer translated titles. It’s not always the case, but English titles are usually easier to remember. So, naturally, before I watched Zetsuen no Tempest, I asked The Twitter what the translation for that was. The response I got was ugly. I don’t mean as in they were mean to me, but the actual […]

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Belated BirthdayAnniversary

So yeah this post comes months late but I just wanted to thank every one who has stuck around ever since Impz decided to become the cloistered trap. It has been a year of change for me and my lack of activity has largely been due to starting a new job while foolishly taking on […]

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Reflections on a 2nd Year of Fangirling…

Um, basically, it’s my second blog birthday today and I wanted to mark the occasion, share a few memories and thank yous, and then bugger off again for another few days or so, lol. Seriously though, the last 12 months have been even more of a roller coaster than the previous ones, but, overall, they […]

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Hotarubi no Mori e and the unbearable lightness of feeling

‘Don’t forget…’ A canopy of trees glimpsed through a blue-tinged mist, the quiet sounds of early birds, a dew-soaked spider web nestled among still leaves, the winding mossy stone steps of an outside shrine, the hazy surface of a flower-strewn lake, and a silent masked man seated on a rock in the middle of it. […]

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‘To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell’: on the rise and fall of men and monsters in Berserk

Image courtesy of Lyaska Hail, horrors! hail, Infernal World! and thou, profoundest Hell, Receive thy new possessor – one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven […] To reign is worth […]

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The April Fools Return of Toonami – Night of the Nostalgia Bomb

Last night, for April Fools, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim had a special (re)broadcast of Toonami, the programming block that brought a lot of us in the US our first real taste of anime. Needless to say, enthusiasm spread like wildfire online as they played some of the first anime series many of us who grew up […]

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‘The most important place to me right now is here’: on photos, memories and home in Natsume Yuujinchou Shi

 Natsume, you really should say this stuff out loud… In short: this week’s episode of Natsume Yuujinchou Shi (no. 11) was amazing. In not as short: it’s probably my favourite episode to date, as it focuses on Natsume’s backstory and development and finally gives us information about his parents, as well as some really great […]

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Anime and ‘the uncanny': case studies on Shiki and Another

Creepy. Even if you’ve only seen the opening episodes of Shiki (Autumn, 2010) or Another (Winter, 2012), the chances are that you’ll have noticed the distinctly creepy atmosphere in both series. Clearly, these are horror shows, but I think that both particularly excel (albeit, in differing degrees) at creating and sustaining genuinely unsettling feelings within […]

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