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

Disclaimer: This is 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 the … 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?

What is a Minus?

Disclaimer: Since this is my 20th blog post I decided to make this one even more personal and for myself than usual. Since I’ve just finished Medaka Box and it’s become my favorite completed work I figured I write about that and my meditations trying to figure out what a minus even truly is basically … More What is a Minus?

Losing in Order to Win: Medaka Box’s Perversion of Shounen Values

There’s alot of bullshit in the anime community. It’s a common fact to anyone who’s been here for awhile that everyone thinks they are right and no one actually knows anything. But the example that pisses me off the most is the current consensus view on shounen action series. You’ll never hear anything more ignore … More Losing in Order to Win: Medaka Box’s Perversion of Shounen Values