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.

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

JoJo’s Diamond is Unbreakable’s Rock Hard Community

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure‘s fourth part, Diamond is Not Crash, I mean Diamond is Unbreakable is quickly approaching it’s climax. It is, at least in my view, one of the best...

/ December 17, 2016

World Trigger Manga Enters Indefinite Hiatus Due to Mangakas Health

Bad news for fans of Daisuke Ashihara’s manga World Trigger, as the editorial staff at Weekly Shonen Jump have revealed the series will be taking a break due to the authors...

/ November 25, 2016

Magical Girl Raising Project episode 5 review – The Witch of the Forest

I won’t lie, I can’t resist gay magical girls. That’s a lot more to enjoy about episode 5 of Magical Girl Raising Project though. After the intense betrayal of last...

/ November 12, 2016
Magical Girl Raising Project

Magical Girl Raising Project episode 4 review – The Kingdom Crumbles

If one thing about this episode stands out, it’s the twist. The reason it stands out is because while parts are made very obvious, others are not. The twist in...

/ October 31, 2016