The Nature of Anime Fandom “Discussion”

Icon-AnimeIcon-MOEThe “#EducateAnime” movement has popped up recently. It’s growing, but where it goes still remains to be seen. The premise is to encourage discussion and debate, and discourage blind hatred and negativity.

Longtime She’s Lost Control readers might recognize this as everything I’ve been on about since before this site launched, back when I was on Blogspot and writing for The Moé Coalition.

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Anime Review – Denpa teki na Kanojo

Icon-AnimeSometimes, the best shows are the ones you’ve never heard about and watch on a whim after reading the premise. A lot of us are caught up in watching the bleeding edge, current anime, and while that’s all well and good, it can sometimes cause some of us to miss out on stuff that might’ve flown more under our radar.

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Fandom Hate

Icon-AnimeIcon-GamingIcon-MOEFandom hate is something a lot of us are familiar with. While it almost always comes down to a sweeping generalization about an entire group of people based on the actions of a few who identify as part of that group, it happens quite often. As negativity continues to be called out, however, those who blindly attack fandoms are being taken to task.

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Anime Review – Engaged to the Unidentified

Icon-AnimeTo preface this review, I need to explain a concept. Iyashikei describes a calming, almost therapeutic sort of anime. It brings the viewer into a relaxed state of mind. They’re very subtle in presentation and rarely, if ever, are heavy in any aspect, whether it’s comedy, drama, or action. This isn’t that kind of show, but it does have some of those qualities, and that’s significant to my impression of it.

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How to Improve First Impressions

Icon-AnimeSo, it’s the beginning of the season, and we all know what that means: It’s once again time for a cascade of “First Impressions” articles all across the anime blogging community. People are giving their initial reactions to the first episodes of the various anime that are starting to air.

Every season, part of me wants to join in, but I don’t.

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Anime Boston 2014 – Post-Con Media Frenzy

So, Anime Boston happened.

The con was great, as it always was. Wasn’t without its problems, but regardless, I had an absolutely wonderful time.

This is the con report. I’ve got a bunch of media from the con and about the con here, as well as photos. Check them out after the jump.

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Ten Potentially Controversial Assertions About Anime


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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Anime Review – He Is My Master; Sentai Filmworks Release

Master1Ahh, the maid. A staple of otaku culture, representing grace and femininity, purity and devotion, maids are special. They’re not really an archetype, per se. It’s not really a genre, either. Maids are quite the versatile element.

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