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.

UQ Holder!

Modifying the Manga Material to Make Anime in UQ Holder! Episode 3

The third episode of UQ Holder! marks the first time the anime has significantly deviated from the manga. The big question is, how did the team do, and what do...

/ October 22, 2017

The Adaptational Aspirations of UQ Holder! Episode 2

UQ Holder!’s second episode leaves little for me to complain about! In many respects, this is what a good anime adaptation of UQ Holder! should look like. Honestly, if it...

/ October 14, 2017

The Adventure Begins Again in UQ Holder! Episode 1!

The anime adaptation of UQ Holder! – Magister Negi Magi 2 has finally graced the small screen. As a die-hard fan of Negima and a regular reader of UQ Holder,...

/ October 6, 2017

The Shifting Tones Between Work and Play in New Game!!

When New Game! first aired in the summer 2016 season, I enjoyed it a lot. It was comfort food to me. Imagine my surprise when I began watching season 2,...

/ September 26, 2017

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