All posts by Alex Jackson

Avid reader of otokonoko manga and fan of slice of life. Interests include otaku cultural studies and writing fiction. Alex Jackson is a pen name.

Of Dubs and Dealers at Liberty City Anime Con

I took the trip to the great New York City to attend Liberty City Anime Con 2017 some time ago. It was my first time attending the convention, as well...

/ September 6, 2017

Behind the Scenes of Manga with the editors of Weekly Shonen Magazine

On July 30th 2017 at the Kinokuniya in New York City, representatives of Kodansha talked about their work as manga editors on Weekly Shonen Magazine. Heading the talk was Ben...

/ August 1, 2017

Symphogear G, The Self, and the Importance of Thematic Clarity

With Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ currently airing, I felt it was well time for me to dive into Symphogear. While season one was a fun romp, the sequel Symphogear G,...

/ July 19, 2017

Narrative Through Fighting in My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is an anime that is rich for analysis. It takes the aspects of various battle shonen anime and executes them well. Executing those tropes deeper than some...

/ July 1, 2017
Black Clover

Black Clover’s staff and The Myths Around Studio Pierrot

Fans of the manga Black Clover are no doubt excited that their beloved manga is getting the anime treatment. Though the fact that Studio Pierrot will be heading animation caused...

/ June 9, 2017

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shita – Take on Me film announced

Fans of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shita (all 10 of us) will be happy to know that the franchise is coming back after 4 years for a new feature film! The...

/ May 20, 2017

How Should Honorifics Be Handled in Translations?

If there is one piece of the Japanese language most fans have picked up from anime, it’s the honorifics system. Despite this, or perhaps because of this, there is constant...

/ May 17, 2017