Sales Numbers Matter, or, “Making Money is Bad”

Icon-MOEM134OpinionAmong some in the anime community, there’s an aversion to any commercialism in anime. To them, there’s a line between anime that’s meant to be artistic, and anime that’s just meant to make money, and naturally, the “artistic” anime is better than the anime that’s meant to make money.

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Video: Syfy Heroes of Cosplay – Controversy/Season 2

In this video, I join The Geeky Panda in discussing the aftermath of Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay series, the implications of the upcoming second season, and how the cosplay community can do it better themselves.

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On “Pandering”

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M134OpinionIt’s no secret that I hate the word “pandering” as it’s used by the Anti-Moé Brigade. Further than that, however, it’s often a poor word to use in the way it’s used due to its meaning and connotation. The way it’s used makes it really easy to obfuscate one’s meaning, or to say something that one doesn’t mean, and that’s harmful.

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Video: Guide to Anime Cons – Cosplay

I recently did a video with my good friend The Geeky Panda in which we talked about cosplay at anime conventions and gave some advice and some tips & tricks to cosplayers just starting out.

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Ten Potentially Controversial Assertions About Anime

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So, there’s a post idea making the rounds. The idea is simple: List and explain ten unpopular anime opinions you hold. I found out about it at Anime Yume, but it originally came from somewhere else.

And so, I present to you the list, in no particular order.

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