Without the fan service Free!’s now just another sports anime – and it pales in comparison to the rest

Errr…so, hi, guys! Loooooong time no speak!

I have no excuses for not being around – just that this blog is no longer a priority for me. I still love anime and manga, but I have other writing projects that need to take priority over this platform.¬†And the online comic project that was the reason for this blog’s creation has fallen through. More on that later.

But something has happened that has made me come crawling back to this site because I want to talk about it.

Free! Dive to the Future.

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Winter Anime 2018: Quick End of Season Roundup

Rather than doing my old style end of season round up, where I gave my opinion on every show I had watched over the season, I thought I would talk about some of the shows that really struck a chord with me.

Or rather two shows that made a deep impression for the same reason.

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Secretive Otaku: When to reveal your true self to your colleagues

Being into anime and manga in the west isn’t easy.

In the past decade nerds have become more accepted – liking comics (such as Marvel and DC) isn’t viewed with the same strangeness was it used to be because their film counterparts have dominated the box office. But there are still negative connotations when it comes to Japanese nerdy culture.

And “coming out” as an otaku when you’re a full grown adult in the workplace can be one of the hardest things to do, because of the fowl miasma that hangs around the misconception that anime and manga is full of hentai and peadophila.

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