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2017


'Peepo Choo': Turning Japanese 
Felipe Smith's 2010 manga did more than show a Western creator could make use of the form; it provided a riotous critique of the very audience that might seek it out
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2016


Anime Roundup: July 29, 2016 
Massive reissues of 'Ghost in the Shell' and 'AKIRA' manga for 2017, 'Bleach' finally set to conclude; 'Macross' shows up on Amazon Prime.
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'Otaku no Video': Geeks4Life 
GAINAX's satire/mockumentary is fascinating as a time capsule from its moment in fandom history, but most of its insights are inadvertent -- that is, when it's not just being downright cruel
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2014


'Cøde:Breaker': Someone Else's Idea Of Fun 
A show this dismal is best seen as a symptom of anime's growing insularity
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Why Miyazaki's 'Otaku' Problem Is Everyone's Problem 
A creative industry shouldn't be led by its own least common denominator of taste
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2013


Just Like Me: The Otaku Protagonist 
Why a growing number of anime feature otaku as a protagonist, for reasons greater than audience identification alone
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