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Personal

Golden Kamuy, culture, and authenticity

Satoru Noda’s Golden Kamuy continues my enthusiasm and interest in Japanese culture. How does it do it so well?

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Personal

Aoashi, sports manga, and the balance of tropes

This week I wanted to talk about a soccer manga I’ve been reading lately, “Aoashi”; sports manga can be a bevy of tropes, and I like the balance here.

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Opinion

Game, Set, Match: Goodbye, Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu!! is over, and this is the big ‘Haikyuu!! is over’ blog post. There will be spoilers. Lots of spoilers.

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Opinion

All-time faves: Harold Sakuichi’s BECK

One of my favorite manga, Haikyuu!!, is ending soon. The chapter that was published this week let us know that the next would be the “final chapter”, which gives me a lot of emotions. While I’m waiting for that (so I can write something properly) I thought I’d write about another series that’s similarly influenced […]

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Opinion

Reading: Giant Killing

I’ve been trying to make more of a habit of reading before I go to bed, both to get myself away from the PC itself and the social media that I find myself scrolling through. There’s something particularly insidious about the habit of diving deep into reddit, Twitter or Wikis when you’re not fully engaged; […]

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Opinion

Atelier Ryza and comfort fiction

2020 has been off to a slow start for me, mostly because I’m waiting on some (good) job news, and also from personal choice. After taking November and December off after leaving EG, I’m kind of feeling the rumbles inside of me to get working and get creative again. In 2019 I felt that I […]

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Opinion

Reading: Delicious in Dungeon

I’ve been trying to sleep better lately, and part of that is improving my sleep hygiene. This mainly means changing a longtime habit I have, which is being on my PC until I get tired enough to sleep. I’ve described to my therapist before that being on the PC is basically my “default state of […]

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Opinion

Match end: concluding Haikyuu!!

This article contains heavy spoilers for people who aren’t current to the Haikyuu!! manga. Specifically, it’s written after reading Haikyuu!! 374.

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Opinion

Haikyuu!!, and killing The Small Giant

Haruichi Furudate writes good shōnen sports manga — I say this, because I’ve been really enjoying Haikyu!! lately, and I felt like I should explain why. To note, this post is going to spoil the last six or so chapters of the manga, which is currently on Chapter 338 and onward.