• Can a Bad Anime Be Art? Heat Guy J

    Can a Bad Anime Be Art? Heat Guy J0

    Heat Guy J was a twenty-six episode animated series that aired in Japan in 2002 and wasn’t particularly well-received. For whatever reason, possibly in recognition of the positive reception director Kazuki Akane had previously enjoyed in the West through Escaflowne, it was exported anyway. Box sets with dub and sub experiences available were later sold

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  • [NSFW] Moon Over June Offers Vulvas and Nothing Else

    [NSFW] Moon Over June Offers Vulvas and Nothing Else1

    Moon Over June is super problematic. Several websites have called it out for its anti-Japanese sentiments from a Japanese character, the fact that the Ob-Gyn character is aroused by her pregnant patients, and the goofy facial expressions of the characters. Reading it for the purpose of reviewing, it taught me a valuable lesson: Sometimes it is

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  • Your Average Russia: Codename Baboushka And Cultural Appropriation

    Your Average Russia: Codename Baboushka And Cultural Appropriation11

    Codename Baboushka is a pulp story about Annika Malikova, the last member of a Russian noble family… who turns out to be a mafia boss, as well as professional hitman and a double agent running errands for a USA government agency. In few words, she’s a blend of everything pulp movies usually appropriate from Russian

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