Your name, our anime: defending the new and female otaku

It’s time for another episode of Old Fogies Take a Dump on New Anime. Mamoru Oshii’s done it, taking pops at Mamoru Hosoda, Hideaki Anno, and all currently-airing anime in general. Now it seems Toshio Okada, co-founder of Gainax and so-called “Otaking”, wants to get on the boat and rock it too. Except his unwitting victim is Makoto Shinkai’s your name. Since Okada left Gainax in 1992, he’s … Continue reading Your name, our anime: defending the new and female otaku

Event: Otaku Speed Dating does away with awkward dates

As otaku, we’ve all been in that situation where someone asks, “So, what are you into?”, and you steel yourself up for that potential glazed look or condescending comment. On a date especially, it’s one of the biggest buzzkills. It would be so much easier if you could know in advance that your date understood and shared your fandom. And that’s what Otaku Speed Dating figured … Continue reading Event: Otaku Speed Dating does away with awkward dates

Review: 7th Hokage T-Shirt

For too long, Great British anime fanatics have looked across the pond with wide-eyed wonder (read: raging jealousy). We’ve long been deprived of Toonami, and it’s taken until 2016 to get FUNimation to our shores. But worse than that is finding a good stockist or supplier of quality merchandise without having to endure the obligatory three week wait ordering from China. Enter Japan Goods. Based … Continue reading Review: 7th Hokage T-Shirt