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[Possibly slightly NSFW] First they came for the tentacle monsters, and I did not speak out because I was not a tentacle monster. Then they came for the porn stars, and I did not speak out because I was not Lenore Zann.

So the Daily Mail felt that it could safely publish a frame from a porn movie made by famous porn star Lenore Zann. Here it is: Lenore Zann might try to pressure WordPress to remove it, or even eliminate this … Continue reading

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A minimal manga adaptation versus a high-budget moe adventure

The first animated version of Yozakura Quartet was pretty minimal. It just showed you the important stuff. It was a little rough around some of the edges, but it was charming as all heck. And it had an awesome, awesome … Continue reading

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Three levels of artistic engagement – Inspired, Training In The Mountains, and Phoning It In

I don’t have some perfect kind of clairvoyance that allows me to measure the mental states of the artists who make the entertainment I consume. Thus the following is just guesswork. I can categorize non-satirical anime shows into three groups, … Continue reading

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An art film for grass-eating boys: Kemonozume says, on behalf of two generations:”We might have been comparing ourselves to an ideal that doesn’t exist.”

http://myanimelist.net/anime/1454/Kemonozume/ is not just an anime. It is a cerebral art film done in the medium of anime. This is not a huge surprise when one considers some of the staff – http://myanimelist.net/people/5068/Yuasa_Masaaki was the original creator of the so-ugly-it-becomes-beautiful … Continue reading

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Hinomoto Oniko asks: Are you a bad enough otaku to expel the foreign barbarians? Does your desire for moe indicate your alienation from feminism?

Ex-Army has returned to his anime-loving ways by posting plenty of moe girls and links to SanCom. Therefore the time is right to discuss whether what effects a love for anime has on right-wing viewers. Ex-Army writes: Well, much as … Continue reading

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