Category Archives: Discussion

Debate: Does the “Artist Tax” Negate Pirating?

Recently, my best friend came to visit me for a week and -as is tradition whenever we see each other- we marathoned a show together. This time we settled on watching Princess Jellyfish, one of my favorite anime, despite the … Continue reading

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Hetalia’s Version of History: What Does It Offer Readers?

Full disclaimer: I work for TOKYOPOP as an editor, and I have worked on every print volume of Hetalia thus far. But I do enjoy Hetalia as a manga fan, and as a history nerd, and so this post is … Continue reading

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30 Day Yaoi Challenge, Day 8: Same Difference

Some of you have expressed (what seems like) interest in me reading yaoi manga that does not come from my original 30 Day Challenge pile. I don’t know if I could honestly continue the challenge past the original 30 days, … Continue reading

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30 Day Yaoi Challenge, Day 7: Kizuna vol. 1

Kizuna volume 1 by Kazuma Kodaka Ahhhh, Kizuna. This manga is not entirely what I was expecting in so many ways. The cover art is so pretty. Even though I knew it was new cover art, I thought the insides … Continue reading

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30 Day Yaoi Challenge, Day 6: Apartments of Calle Feliz and Yakuza Cafe

Yes! It’s our first double feature! Quite by mistake because I started reading Apartments of Calle Feliz by est em on Jmanga because of the sudden announcement that Jmanga is closing up shop soon. I have a small pile of unread … Continue reading

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30 Day Yaoi Challenge, Day 5: Caramel

Caramel by Puku Okuyama Caramel is about a young boy named Iori who is planning his move to Tokyo for college. He finds a great deal on rent: he just has to do all the housework, cooking, etc. and the … Continue reading

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30 Day Yaoi Challenge, Day 3: Affair

Before we set out to talk about Affair by Shiuko Kano, I want to first talk about how I write about BL/yaoi and how I feel about BL/yaoi. Yesterday’s post prompted a small discussion about how I write about BL/yaoi … Continue reading

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