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.

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

Sports Anime Like Haikyuu Has More Appeal Than Regular Sports

Sports anime are often dismissed by people, myself included. This is for various reasons, such as lack of interest in the sport, or people claiming it to simply be “fujoshi...

/ April 23, 2017

Fuuka – Wish Fulfilment and Art Criticism?

Within critique of media like anime or video games, there is often a desire to be objective. This desire is understandable; humans wish to find “the objective truth”. For me,...

/ March 20, 2017
Sword Art Online - Ordinal Scale

Sword Art Online – Ordinal Scale Is The Highlight of the SAO Franchise

Sword Art Online – Ordinal Scale, the Sword Art Online movie. Words that will illicit excitement in some and disdain in others. Thanks to Fathom events who provided Fighting for Nippon...

/ March 16, 2017

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Anime Proves That Adaptions Can Be Better Than the Manga

This season’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid shows there are lots to be gained in an adaptation. There is a widespread belief that the source material is always better, an idea that...

/ February 2, 2017