Category Archives: Book

Book Review: MS Era 0099– Mobile Suit Gundam 0001-0080

As some of you may remember, I was in Japan almost exactly one year ago! And you know what? I bought a ton of books over there! I’ve been meaning to review them for a good long while, but I … Continue reading

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Anime fans are known to often spout off Japanese they don’t know because they think it’s cool. Okay, sometimes they do know Japanese, and still spout off Japanese words. I do this, too. For instance, when I was in Japan, … Continue reading

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what is going on

How am I going to find time to read all these books in between sitting around and doing nothing, humping hug pillows and having delusions of grandeur about running a Shinbo panel at Anime Boston?

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I bought a book in which most of the pages are filled with words as opposed to pictures

But there’s still some pictures. Ever since I’ve returned to the US I’ve developed something of a shopping list of US releases that need to get picked up at one point or another. However, since I’m already under a backlog … Continue reading

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Books by Matt Alt and Yoda Hiroko! Hello, Please! Very Helpful Super Kawaii Characters from Japan and Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide

I don’t remember when, but at one point when I was reading Matt Alt’s blog, I noticed that I hadn’t read any of the man’s books! I quickly rectified this by breaking out my old dusty copy of Hello, Please! … Continue reading

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The Grand Battle Of December 25th 20XX: War Spoils (The Haul ’08)

Pictured: Gurren Lagann PART I w/ box and core drill Reading lamp Zero no Tsukaima Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Toki Wo Kakeru Shoujo SE Insignia MP3 player Yokai Attack! (review copy) Black Lagoon s2 vol 1 SE Karin vol 4 … Continue reading

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The Kaitai Shinsho

While my summer job was something as draining and strenuous as watching over children, there were moments when the kids were all being good and I could just relax. Seeing as I was around technology, I took these chances to … Continue reading

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Review: Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno

Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook by Patrick Macias and Izumi Evers, with illustrations by Kazumi Nonaka The image of the Japanese schoolgirl is one that many a Japanophile fantasize over and romanticize to ridiculous degrees. But really, … Continue reading

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