I spent too much time translating this year to read much of anything, so you’re not getting a proper end of year post.
In any case, we’ve entered that awkward space between seasons. The taint of anime, if you will. Perhaps zoomers would more readily understand it as the Backrooms of anime, a liminal space where you’re chased around by video essays singing praises for the latest prestige shounen until you phase through the floor and plummet toward the next heap of shows. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of isekai to break your fall. You know, fans of the Backrooms and adjacent media would probably get a kick out of Otherside Picnic. I think there’s some serious potential in pushing it with that crowd. But I digress.
Otherside Picnic and Castlevania 2 have taught me that it’s a risky proposition to traverse supernatural territory at night, so consider this post a sort of encampment, a safe haven until the dawn has broken and the creepy crawlies have retreated. Soon it will be safe to seek out an exit once more, but until then, join me in pondering what has passed and what is yet to come. Continue reading “the [E]nd of anime” →
It’s been an exciting week. From lesbian tomato innuendo to choreographed maid slaughter, truly this season has something to offer no matter one’s preferences and proclivities. Now that everything I’m interested in has aired, let’s explore how they made me feel, because I have feelings too, god damn it. Continue reading “Fall 2022 Anime – One week in” →
I wanted to talk about what I’m planning on watching next season, but I had a bit too much to say about a few shows for it to fit neatly on Twitter, so please enjoy my first blog post about anime in over a decade. Let’s dive right in. Continue reading “Fall 2022 Anime – Preseason Thoughts” →
Don’t expect much from this. It’s just links to a few songs I liked from games released in 2021. Come back in a few weeks and there might be a real post. Continue reading “[Moogy] VGM I liked in 2021” →
This is a list of especially fascinating, provocative, humorous, invigorating, edifying, or otherwise compelling media that I, Moogy, the one and only, the almighty arbiter of taste and apex of the JOP hierarchy, consumed over the course of year 21 of our lord Tanaka Romeo. There’s a lot to cover, and my motivation can only hold out for so long, so let’s jump right into it. Continue reading “Cool Media Recommendations from Moogy 2020 #JOP_Supremacy #VtubersReplacedEroge #YuriOnly” →
Isekai (異世界) has become a word many people involved in the subculture in the West —whether they’re fans of anime, manga, or light novels— have seen more and more frequently. The term is gaining traction especially now. You can find the term either in the titles of certain anime and manga or, more commonly so, in the title of a light novel.
Continue reading “Isekai — A World of Possibilities” →