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2016


'Her Eternal Moonlight': 'Sailor Moon' Fans, Stand Up And Be Counted 
Steven Savage and Bonnie Walling's study of 'Sailor Moon' fandom documents the way the show transformed a generation of young women, and how they transformed it right back
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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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2015


Meet Me Halfway, Would You? 
Fans shouldn't be peeved when material made to satisfy them first and foremost isn't welcomed by audiences with no obligation to meet that material halfway
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In For The Long Haul 
Are we doing others a disservice when we recommend to them a series they might not be able to afford or complete?
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What I Did (Not Do) On My Vacation 
For the first time in years, I attended Otakon as a fan and not press, and felt none the poorer for it
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High Standards Or Impossible Standards? 
Do the impossibly high standards some fans set for anime come from the material itself, or from the way they're introduced to it?
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A 'Legend' Without The Myth 
With 'Legend of the Galactic Heroes' finally licensed for English release, it's all the more important to examine it critically, not reverentially
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Yes To The Canon, No To The Sacred Cows 
Anime needs a canon, for fans both new and old-- but one that manifests as a process, rather than as a list
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Influence: Good, Bad, And Ugly 
There should be no shying away from how the influences left by our favorite works are not always good ones
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2014


Confessions Of A Not-So-Former Anime Crate-Digger 
How the near-disappearance of physical stores has transformed one of the classic pleasures of anime fandom: stumbling across hidden treasure
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One Year Of Ganriki, 30 Years Of Fandom 
On the first anniversary of Ganriki.org's launch, a look back at our initial year -- and anime's past thirty years
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Well, Is Anime A Genre Or A Medium? 
How people see anime, as genre or medium, says as much about how we label cultural experiences generally as it does about the beholders
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Does The Packaging Make The Fan? 
Why deluxe packaging and other such marketing stunts may make it harder for fans to express their devotion, not easier -- and not just because of the pricetags
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All Aboard The Fandom Train 
Does introducing people to anime make them into fans, or does anime fandom arise more spontaneously than that?
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'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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Like Someone In Love 
Our love for things and our critical distance from them don't have to be in contradiction with each other
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