- Remove a letter from the title of an anime. What is the show about now? R/anime plays this game to great effect. Some of my favorites:
- K-O!: High school girls form a fight club.
- Sailor Moo: A cow becomes a magical girl.
- Blech: The same show.
- If you’re like me and you’ve read a lot about Japanese women’s unique struggles in the workforce, you might be surprised to find out some of your favorite animes were directed by women. I’m so glad to discover that a woman directed Free!
- Want to read part of my book for free? Lisa posted an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Otaku Journalism on her blog last week.
- While I was musing about anime piracy from a fan’s point of view this week, Ben Applegate of Kodansha Comics was sharing how piracy affects him as a manga editor.
- Tony also wrote about manga and scanlations for Project Otaku. Is it me or do I reblog Tony a lot? See, this is what happens when you email me your awesome posts.
- An oldie but goodie from Study of Anime: How Gundam Wing’s Duo Maxwell emulates a mythological shinigami.
Photo by Hina Ichigo.