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The Canon of Japanese Monsters

In the Western world, we have a canon of monsters and ghouls that we are used to. While folklore and stories of monsters have been passed down from generation to generation across...

On Zine Creation with Let’s Magical Cooking~!

Within fandom spaces, fan-created magazines (most commonly called "zines"), are unique projects. Writers, artists, and other creators within a fandom work together to create zines that are chock-full of art, fan fiction,...
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The Weird World of Japanese Variety Shows

What comes to mind when you think about Japanese variety shows? They’re wild, off-the-wall, and hilarious to watch. Many think about their wild, unique nature. And while they come in many forms,...
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How World War II Influenced Anime

War can be an strong force in reshaping a society and its culture. It's produced incredible changes in our countries today. As a result of World War II, Japan became a technologically...
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Anime Conventions: Why They’re So Important

Fandom lovers all around the world have always enjoyed gathering together to revel in their interests and connect with likeminded fans. Anime fans are no different. Many anime fans long for cons...