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The Soul of Anime

Anime-2What makes anime so popular? The academic Ian Condry answers this question with… memes.

He never actually uses the word “meme”, but when he talks about the “dark energy” of fandom, we can be fairly certain that he is talking about the same processes which turn images, videos and catchphrases into memes. Memes turn viral when they are shared around by people; they transcend geographical borders and even language barriers. They are easily adapted and rewritten to fit different contexts, and they rely on social connections to thrive.

The Soul of Anime (2013) could easily be called The Soul of Memes.

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The Anime Drinking Game – Fall 2013 Edition

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All right, let’s do this.

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My Husbando in Free!

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This is a post about my gay lover.

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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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How To Watch Anime Correctly: The Sacred Blacksmith

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A couple of weeks ago, I watched this super cool show called The Sacred Blacksmith. Then I looked at its MAL score and at the critic reviews and it appears that the general consensus is that it’s a sack of shit.

In my humble opinion, you’re all doing it wrong. So this post is going to teach you how to watch anime correctly for 45.683934% more effectiveness (numbers are exact, by the way). While my example for this post is The Sacred Blacksmith, you won’t need to have actually watched the anime to understand this. Just mentally swap it out for that show you really like, I dunno, Boku no Pico or something.

Anyway, onto my demonstrative example:

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Shipping: Haruto x L-Elf (Kakumeiki Valvrave)

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Screw that love triangle bullshit. L-Elf is mai waifu.

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Five Anime Characters I Want To Punch In The Face This Season

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Funnily enough, there are actually no girls on this list. I’m not on Touma’s level yet.

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How to Pick Up Girls in Sword Art Online

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Follow this simple advice and one day you too will have a harem just like Kirito’s.

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