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On Gothloli Takkyuu

The cover. Hi there. Remember the recent news about Aoyama Sagu, the author of Roukyuubu, coming up with a new work? You’d probably miss that news article if its title wasn’t as attention-drawing: Gothloli Takkyuu. Well, guess what? I could … Continue reading

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What is Sekai-kei? It’s Horseshit

The cover. I recently bought Sekai-kei to wa Nani ka by Maejima Satoshi, a book on theory of nerdy culture. It somehow made its way to my wishlist – I’m pretty sure Twitter is to blame, but I can’t remember … Continue reading

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On Ankoku Joshi

The cover. Ankoku Joshi (The Dark Maidens) is a bit of deductive storytelling written in 2013 by Akiyoshi Rikako, a mystery novelist with some stellar educational history. I stumbled upon its film adaptation directed by Yakumo Saiji, with a screenplay … Continue reading

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On “Bishoujo wo Kirai na Kore Dake no Riyuu”

The cover. June 2012, the time when the first volume of the Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku series came out wasn’t the first time Endou Asari had the attention of light novel readers in Japan. In September 2011, his debut novel … Continue reading

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Kokosake wo Kaku Made or A Life of an Uchibenkei

The cover. A while ago, you could read news about this book on matome blogs: Okada Mari, the divisive anime scenario writer is putting out an autobiography. You might know her as the mind behind Ano Hi Mita Hana and … Continue reading

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