Almost! Appealing to the “Anime Demographic” (Now with K-pop!)

I keep forgetting, is that redhead Katarina or Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow? So I’m playing Overwatch, and I’m staring at the character select screen figuring out which one to learn first. One character comes to mind, D.Va, the Korean pro-gamer/idol-personality turned Eva pilot. After some quality time with the character, …

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RPGs, Nintendo, and Censorship – A Complicated Relationship

tokyo mirage sessions cover

You tried so hard… and failed.. Ahhh life. – Azama, Hoshido Monk   Ah the RPG, a monolith of video games and games in general. No game genre will weave its mechanics into every nook and cranny of other video game genres today. And yet while Nintendo consoles of yore …

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Light Novels and Heavy Sales

Haruhi novel cover

It’s reading rainbow, but for weebs! We’ve known it forever, since the days of Haruhi back in 2006, that light novels are money. Popular light novels get adapted into anime and manga, and sometimes spawn huge franchises, and here in the west, successful light novels have thrown their hats in …

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Max Scherzer Latest to Record Rare 100 Plus Bill James Game Score

While I don’t write about sports as frequently as I did in the past, they are still an important part of my life, so you’ll still see them now and then. Especially when a cool statistical feat has been accomplished, which is the case here. Earlier today, Washington Nationals pitcher …

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Sanity’s Other Side: Touch to Start

Fire Mario out of fireballs? Buy a reload flower today! After much heckling and nagging from investors, Nintendo has finally entered the mobile phone game market with popular mobile developer DeNA. With usual reactionaries and doomsayers about, what does the Inverseman think of the situation? Find out! Posts You Might LikeTuesday …

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Sanity’s Other Side: 4Kids – A Case Study Failing Business Forever

Only on 4Kids TV!   If you were a pre-teen in the late 90s and early 2000s 4Kids Entertainment is probably a household name. If you had any contact with the anime boom during those decades you’ve probably been exposed to one of their dubs and the resulting “reputation” they …

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