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What’s K-Pop Got To Do With Anime Fandom?

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Picture is relevant, I swear.

WARNING: 2500+ word long post ahead.

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Narrative Self-Projection and Hypocrisy: Why Suzaku is a Better Character Than Lelouch

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If you pointed a gun at my head and asked me what my favourite anime of all time was, I’d probably tell you that it’s Code Geass. It’s not the series I have the most nostalgia for (that would be Card Captor Sakura). It’s not the title that I consider anime’s finest artistic triumph (that would be Neon Genesis Evangelion). It’s not even the anime that’s resonated with me as a person the most (that would be Hyouka). But I’ve engaged with Code Geass on practically every level – as a robot fan, a shipper, a literary nerd, an otaku, etc. It’s the series I’ve gotten the most out of as a fan of anime.

tldr; I could write about Code Geass all day, but today I’ll focus on my single most controversial opinion about this show: I think Suzaku is a better character than Lelouch.

Yes, I’m serious.

Now let me write a whole essay about it.

Warning: This blog post contains Code Geass spoilers, word vomit and slight traces of yaoi shipping.

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Advertising New Anime Blogs [Liebster Award]

The year is 2014. Japanese cartoons featuring googly-eyed anime girls have taken over the world. What better way to spend your days in this post-apocalyptic world than to start a blog where you can freely complain write about your love of anime?

In all seriousness, I really encourage anime fans to express themselves and to get involved in the community. So here’s a post advertising some up-and-coming blogs under the guise of an award.

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The Psychology of Shipping

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Admit it, we’re all guilty of this…….. right?

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How To Have A Painless Argument About Anime On The Internet

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This can be done well in theory.

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What Anime Looks Like To People Who Don’t Watch Anime

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I think everyone has experienced that awkward moment when someone who does not watch anime walks in on you watching anime… at the worst possible timing. Damn you, fanservice scenes!

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Is It Wrong To Make Assumptions About People From Their Tastes?

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I’m going to make a controversial statement here. I don’t think it’s wrong to make assumptions about people from their tastes. I do it all the time.

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Between Life and Death: Lelouch Lamperouge

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I know it’s pretty late, but let me join the bandwagon and answer the million dollar question.

Note: Spoilers for Code Geass in this post.

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Falling in Love with Flawed Anime

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I like Gundam Seed Destiny. Shit taste confirmed?

I’m sure you’ve all done it before: fallen in love with an anime that everyone else you know seems to hate.

So what do you do then? How do you recommend a series that has so many objective flaws? Sometimes, it’s even a little difficult to explain to yourself just why you like something so much.

But hey, love’s an irrational thing. Just as we fall in love with people for all their flaws, so it can be with anime. A genuinely moving, engaging piece of work doesn’t need to lack flaws to be effective at what it is. We’re in it for the experience.

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