Thoughts on Eden of the East

With two movies coming up in November ’09 and January ’10, any analysis of Eden of the East would just be incomplete, but despite the abrupt cliffhanger at the end, I still think of the TV series can stand by itself as one whole product. I think we are able to take a good look at a few of the themes and issues introduced, even if we must wait till the very end to resolve most if not all of our questions.

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This World is…Corrupt? “Fujoshi Moe”

Actual, unedited photograph of a real fujoshiWhile cruising WordPress for material I stumbled across the first and only non-professional articles I’ve found that apply the same level of scrutiny to anime that we here at Moe Sucks do. Am I losing my edge? Or hallucinating? Or is it just possible that someone else out there offers quality amateur anime analysis? Continue reading “This World is…Corrupt? “Fujoshi Moe””

Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~ Episode 1

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Or simply Sea Story. I know nothing about this goddamn show besides its egregious use of tildes. We’re gonna try to give our live impressions of most of the summer’s new shows. You won’t find any episode recaps here because we at Moe Sucks largely find them to be a pointless exercise. Inside jokes follow and we’re not comedians so take it with a grain of salt. Continue reading “Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~ Episode 1”

Where did all the manly men go?

Many outsiders bemoan the lack of masculinity in anime and other Japanese media. For a lot of anime fans or just weeaboos in general, however, they simply just accept and embrace this reality as another quirk of Nippon.

Looking absolutely fabulous there, Lelouch.
Looking absolutely fabulous there, Lelouch.

Let’s take a brief look at the visual representation of Japanese men and its underlying causes.

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