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The cyberpunk world is always shockingly recognizable—it is our world, gotten worse, gotten more uncomfortable, inhospitable, dangerous, and thrilling. — Rosenthal
Recently, the anime community has labeled Steins;Gate as cyberpunk or post-cyberpunk. But hold on a minute now — before we crown the king, putting it up there with the likes of Neuromancer, Blade Runner and Japan’s own Ghost in the Shell, we must answer one question: what is cyberpunk?
A twelve year old boy has a chance encounter with a little girl at his great aunt’s home — literally a little girl.
Ore no Imouto is the best anime of the season.
Why are we so fascinated with pain? More importantly, can Japanese media help us answer this question?*
(I’ve had this post sitting around since July. In the end, I decided that if I don’t publish it now or I’d never get around to it.)
We all know kids loved the hell out of Pokemon at the height of its popularity, but since Pokemon’s been around for a while, at some point, those same kids must be adults by now.
In this post, I explore the similarities between Kiss x Sis and the mother-son incest myths that became all the rage the 1980s.