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This is Anime and Grantland

Recently, Kriz on Baka Laureate wrote a lengthy piece questioning not just his blog, but aniblogging as we know it. He challenges himself to hone his craft, and our community to do the same. We at O-New do not know how to back down from such a challenge.

So it happens that another blog has issued a challenge. Over at The Beautiful World, Kitsune and Neko asked for our Genshiken Diaries. In other words, they would like to hear about the real world experiences that led to our involvement in modern visual culture. Perhaps one might interpret this challenge as a mere request, but again we do not accept such questioning and will respond in kind.
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Fetish Fanservice

I never fully understood fanservice until I watched Mysterious Girlfriend X episode nine.

Mysterious Girlfriend X has a persistent theme of fetish. The show starts with a fetish for saliva, as everyone knows by now. It doesn’t stop there, though. The show explores exhibitionism, secret love, clothes fetishes, some light BDSM themes, sweat, and tan lines. Episode 9 is about hair. That’s what finally got me.

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Mouretsu Pirates 22

You’ve seen me moping about being sick the past few days. Actually, hopefully you haven’t, because this post was actually published on June 7th, 2012 and totally not June 18th because why would I publish a post that’s already been published?? It doesn’t make any logical sense! :o

Anyways, hopefully, you haven’t seen me moping about being sick the past few days. This is because I did not go to school the past few days, and if you saw me, it would be within the confines of my own home. And that’s creepy regardless if you’re a family member or not, for if you are, this blog is creepy, and if you aren’t, you are creepy. Stalkers. (psssssst click the link to understand this ~inside joke~ that’s not even a joke)

Regardless of whether you have or haven’t seen me moping about being sick or not the past few days, there is no doubt that Show is undoubtedly and indubitably radical sick

It’s Show-time»


Hypocrisy in Sankarea

A guest post by @redball of shinda akachan, reprinted on O-New with his permission.

Sankarea has two recurring themes. The first, on the surface, is the theme of zombie obsession, and thus an obsession with death. The second is easily overlooked, but the theme of hypocrisy is pervasive.

Now I have to give credit to twitter. I think it was Captain L.B.C. who first pointed out the hypocrisy in Sankarea, noting that the main villain in the series is guilty of the same crime as the series itself. Both Rea’s father and the viewer ogle and objectify Rea via his risque photographs of her. He goes to the utmost extremes, with a shrine to his daughter’s nude form and later bath scenes with the photos strewn about. Yet, the viewer is presented with many of these same images. What, if not fanservice is the purpose of this?

At first I did not notice this hypocrisy. I figured the series was trying, without much tact, to show the depths of the father’s depravity. I won’t claim to be above fanservice, but I didn’t take that as a presentation thereof. However, once this alternative view was presented I watched with a more critical eye and realized that it is correct. The series is quite hypocritical in this regard and it does objectify and sexualize Rea much the same as her father.

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Avengers of O-New: Some Non-Anime Post

That’s right. Take the capital letters of that title, and what do you get?

AON’S NAP.

Wait, no, that’s not right. That sounds too much like ‘K-On’ to be on a blog like O-New, which is entirely safe-for-moè-haters and quite dangerous to moè. Take out the N, O-New’s supposed to be Onew anyways (but it isn’t, because Onew sucks.)

AO: SNAP.

…Oh snap. Time for an editorial post.

Mouretsu Pirates isn’t anime!»


What are Little Women Made Of?

Before you accuse me of depraved intentions, no, this is not a post dissecting the many features of the female form. Instead, it is a post about Hourou Musuko, femininity, masculinity, and gender roles in a society where a boy is not a boy and a girl is not a girl. Except when they are, of course. Now, you know that I can’t tackle serious issues like this, so I hope you guys will comment and actually discuss, y’know, real stuff, and not the shit I put into my posts. My newfound popularity (?) after a spectacular loss to Shameful Otaku Secret ought to promote this discussion. OUGHT TO.

That boy is actually SPINACH»


Anime Time Management

Heh, so, apparently, ‘this is a topic that’s been going around various blogs recently’. It all started when Kai, someone I don’t know, wrote a post on his blog, rallying the aniblogosphere into yet another activity that I never participate in, because, like, everybody hates me or something! :) At least I joined the SCCSAV, yet, I’ve never been able to find the time to actually watch an episode.

So yes, this post is actually a post. Why do I never have the time to watch an episode? Well, seeing as I constantly bemoan about having mountainfuls of homework to my parents (anyone who knows me knows the exact opposite is true – mountainfuls of homework have me), it’d be pretty shameful to be caught watching those pornographic childish Korean films in front of my strict Chinese parents. Seeing as I don’t have a laptop, I can’t watch anime peacefully within the vicinity of my secluded room (unlike my brother), and so, I watch anime in bursts of five minutes when my parents aren’t looking. This is rather hard, as my computer is smack-dab in the middle of the living room, and my parents’ computer is smack-dab right behind mine. Seeing as they watch Korean dramas for two hours a day.. yeah.

Anime Time Management. How do I manage my anime time? How did I make it so that I’m not even halfway through the Fall season yet? How am I still on episode 1s of all the shows besides Mouretsu Pirates and Black Rock Shooter this Winter? But there’s a difference between me and others. Many others blog anime because they love watching anime. I watch anime because I love blogging anime. Heck, I’ve alienated at least three people on twitter for my heretical thoughts that you can have fun blogging an anime you don’t like. After all, the more you like an anime, the more you’ll have fun blogging it, even if you blog the same thing over and over, over and over, over and over…

I… don’t even want to explain anymore. Heck, this whole post is late. I’m writing a post about Time Management, and this post wasn’t even published on time. Time management was my (school-sanctioned) IEP goal for four years of elementary school. I still haven’t started writing the report or making the display for my science project. I’m procrastinating on blogging, an activity I don’t even need to do. Irony at its finest.

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