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Morgana does the self-observational thing regarding her fannishness: I am happy in my self-awareness and my obsessiveness and my over-thinking-it-ness. I am happy to live partially in my head...
“Greetings! Welcome to SciFi4Me.com – where we talk science fiction, not wrestling. “ I ask you how can one not love a sci-fi based website...
It has long been a fascination that the shonen manga industry has allowed male characters who are not typically masculine to be interesting, complex, and relatable characters, as well as allowing women to take on the roles of young men.
As we grow older, we are forced to accept the fact that those people who helped to form our childhood are also getting older. We are made to understand that being influential does not make one immortal, at least not in a literal sense. And so, thousands of people the world over are slowly coming to terms with the fact that Hayao Miyazaki is truly, truly retiring this time.
Media apologists everywhere would have you believe that Hollywood only runs the way that it does because of this concept called "marketability." We could never have Asian-American headliners in an Akira movie because we don't have enough big-name Asian-American actors. We can't keep the integrity of the original story because it's not culturally significant to an American audience. God forbid a movie challenge an audience's perspective on another culture or give them an insight into how other parts of the world react to certain situations
a profile of the GeekTyrant website
A review of the art book: 1,100 Ideas By 100 Manga Artists
Morgana Santilli reflects on a year of posts and blogging. Happy Blogiversary!
An examination of the world of anime in its current state and with its current offerings.
Religious figures and anime make for a provocative mix.
A look at Space Dandy, a new anime series.
You may have heard of the famous Japanese directors Akira Kurosawa and Hayao Miyazaki. You should have heard of Satoshi Kon - and now you will....
Morgana Santilli discusses etiquette of how to say you aren't interested in anime, and the prejudice you show in saying you don't like anime.
Can wisdom be found in a ramen noodle shop? Fans, Anime and Food collide - but there's no need to call in Senator Blutarsky.
Is anime a way for some of us to retain our childhood fancies? Or do we recognize ourselves in the characters we've chosen to admire? Morgana Santilli discusses her reasons for her favorite characters when she was younger and how her preference have changed with growing up.
Morgana Santilli talks about what makes RWBY a great animated series, and webseries.
Libros Hubo muchas reseñas de libros el mes pasado. Gary Dalkin reseña la colección de 10 historias Feast and Famine: Book Review – Feast and Famine...
With the Sailor Moon relaunch just a few months away, I seem to be seeing an onslaught of magical girls in the media.
It is extremely difficult, as a creator of any sort, to escape your culture.
London Expo October, 2013
The final installment of this year's Ooky Spooky Animanga series focuses on the best scary animanga character costumes, and how to put them together.
Every culture has its ghost stories. Here in the West, ours tend toward narratives depicting souls who died violent deaths and have returned to take revenge. Or perhaps we tell tales of those who have died too soon and only wish for eternal playmates. As I briefly mentioned in my post last week, the Japanese have a very rich and far-reaching pantheon of spooks. The majority of these ghosts and their stories grew out of the Edo period (1603-1867; thus why a show like Mononoke asserts itself as particularly Japanese horror), and ghost stories with a certain antiquated style to them, or an air of the past, are usually referred to as kaiden (mysterious or strange recited narrative), whereas more modern horror stories would simply be called hora (a Japanization of "horror").
Do you like your comics with heavy inking? With a bit of body horror? With gruesome forays into the darkest parts of the human...
I don’t think there’s a single thing I dislike about Hayao Miyazaki’s 1989 film Kiki’s Delivery Service
Autumn in New England serves to transport me immediately into a Halloween world - where one finds Vampires. In Anime!
I was deep into Gundam Wing starting in middle school, and it was the catalyst for me to start taking drawing and writing very seriously.
I am glad that I've never had to defend myself and what I love because of something so trivial as my gender expression. I can only hope that the entirety of fandom can grow to this point and further as dialogues surrounding hobbies and sexism continue to spring forth.
I believe people of all types should be able to join in geek events and have fun whether they're sufficiently geek credentialed or not, but I wondered how one might one go about quantitatively evaluating "geekiness"
Anime is not intended as a definitive guide, but as wide ranging introduction to the field. Even so, seasoned anime watchers will find the book valuable for the opinions expressed
SBC Geek Festival August 25th Cultural Center Neighborhood Baeta Neves. Plaza St. Joseph, s / n º, Baeta Neves.