The Aura of Shonen: Appreciating an Aesthetic

Disclaimer: This is a collaboration between myself and my friend CherryBoyWriter the initial skeleton for this post was written primary by him and you can see a different version of this same content here. Additionally to any creators out there we do not wish to imply that using and writing with the Shounen Aesthetic in … More The Aura of Shonen: Appreciating an Aesthetic

The Use and Abuse of “Deconstruction”: Togashi’s Core Philosophy

Disclaimer: This has been the hardest I’ve ever worked on a post so far. I don’t say this to brag but to let you know as the reader this means the post has ALOT of links/sources. You don’t actually have to read any of them since all the relevant info is in the post itself, … More The Use and Abuse of “Deconstruction”: Togashi’s Core Philosophy

To Be Lawful or Good: Why Crunchyroll is Doomed to Fail and Japan Needs Unions(along with co-ops)

Disclaimer: This is a Post-Marxist analysis of the anime industry. Reader discretion is advised. “The history of all hitherto society is the history of class struggle”-Karl Marx To be lawful or good, that is the question. For over 10 years corporate streaming sites like Crunchyroll have sought to gain power by claiming moral authority over … More To Be Lawful or Good: Why Crunchyroll is Doomed to Fail and Japan Needs Unions(along with co-ops)

What Ancient Greek Philosophy Can Tell Us About Stain

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” One of Western civilizations earliest and harshest critics of the arts (who himself wanted to be a poet before turning to philosophy) is Plato. It’s important to note that for the ancient Greeks the term “Poetry” meant all narrative art, … More What Ancient Greek Philosophy Can Tell Us About Stain

What is a Plus?

“Similarly, I think that the only real difference between a Minus and a Plus is one can choose to live for others while the other can’t live without others emotionally speaking” That’s what I wrote about the difference between a minus and a plus. And I stand by that statement. However, things might be a … More What is a Plus?