Category Archives: Essays

Why criticizing anime blogs is a bad idea

Every so often, anibloggers get the urge to evaluate each other in the name of meta blogging. Continue reading

Defining Cyberpunk and Steins;Gate

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?

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