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Tengoku ni Namida wa Iranai — Symbolisms Through Moe
Moe is a controversial word.
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イリヤの空、UFOの夏 — Welcome Back to Your Youth
The Mystique of the Ancient — Japan Through the Lens of Literature & Folk Tales
It’s the Only Neat Thing to Do — A Trip into the Japanese World of Western Science Fiction
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響け！ユーフォニアム — I Hear the Silver Strife
ディスコ探偵水曜日 — You are the Cause By Which I Die
Hideyuki Kurata: Beyond Bibliophilia
Hideyuki Kurata, the writer of Read or Die and the good episodes in Samurai Flamenco, has once purchased more than 100K USD worth of DVDs in two years. He owns every single edition of Die Hard. Why? Because, according to him, Bruce Willis fuckin’ rocks. The same thing happens with every other mainstream movie franchise you can think of.
He also writes in his essay collection, Kurahon: Kurata no Kuradashi (倉本倉田の蔵出し): Women exist either in paper or in a JPG (perhaps a MPEG) for me.
Magazines, manga, encyclopedias, hardcovers, limited editions, eroge, dakimakura — you name it, he buys it. Size and price are meaningless to his credit card. All he does is buy. His life is a dream come true to many people.
But isn’t this life a bunch of nothings? Isn’t this just squandering? What kind of life is that?
He has heard all the questions regarding his eccentric lifestyle. Hideyuki is probably sick of hearing them because, to him, the answer is quite simple. You only need one word to understand everything about his life. That word is passion.
On Best-selling Light Novels
What are the best-selling light novels of all time?
I’ve been wondering about this as I was reminded about it thanks to a question I received recently.
As there doesn’t seem to be any approximate information about the subject—at least in English, or any other language that isn’t Japanese—I decided to go ahead and write a post about it, including the 25 best-selling light novels of all time by their total of volumes. Continue reading “On Best-selling Light Novels”
Today’s News in Stealth Marketing: August ’16
Editor’s Note: Three writers. 11.2k words. Moebutas. We go through GAGAGA’s LN that is being adapted as a live action drama, Nikuniku guro CGs, and a legal comedy drama. Words, words, words! Continue reading “Today’s News in Stealth Marketing: August ’16”