Breaking the Narrative Episode 43: Getting off your behind now AniFem? For the Mecha-Lolis!

Well then it seems that Ms. Amelia Cook is at it again finally, perhaps this will quench my anime bloodlust. Today I found upon her site a review of a new show called Frame Arms Girl. As of this writing the show is on its second episode and will be on its third soon after the release of this article.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 42: In Lieu of a Question, The Mary Sue Has an Answer?!”

I was planning on debunking some more AniFem bullshit but to my chagrin it seems Ameila Cook is… pretty damn lazy. So to go for something more recent, I searched something from this month concerning feminism and anime. What I got was… Marykate Jasper of The Mary Sue pushing something that I roundly debunked about a year ago before I started this particular feature series.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 38: Of Rebuilds and Rebirths! Lilith is a Feminist!

Alright, here we go back into the fray! Last time on Breaking the Narrative we were dealing with Freudian stereotypes, cult masturbation and exploding economies! In other words, another day in the life of feminist power politics. No surprise here.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 37: Third Impact! Anime Feminism Evangelist!

Why did I decide to do this one? Oh right, its more recent and I can’t just defend things I like all the time, it makes me sloppy. If you are an avid anime fan I think you can tell that I’m defending Neon Genesis Evangelion. As you can probably tell from my tone I don’t like this series. …

Breaking the Narrative Episode 27: Tokyo Godfathers Breaking A Review!

Good day my appreciative readers! I hope you have had a wonderful Yuletide, or Christmas if you’d prefer. In respect to the season and because I have heard various feminist run outlets are bashing anime fan service again I will review an anime.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 15: Cosplay is not Consent? Then Why Did You Jump On Me?

So since the past few years have seen a lot of signs talking about cosplay, slut shaming, and groping at various geek culture conventions. I couldn’t help but poke my head into this because of my own experience. Full disclosure here, I have been going to anime conventions since 2003 when I was 17 at the first Ikasucon in Cincinnati, Ohio.…

Why the Mainstream Media Actually Fears Gamers.

Full disclosure: This is purely an opinion piece however it is informed by the actions of the past.

When #GamerGate, The Quinnspiracy and the various events surrounding the Internet Culture War that spun out of it started two years ago, no one thought for a moment that it would last even a month.…

Depictions of Men in Anime

Well, after my diversion on something a little closer to my home I’m going straight back into Japan for understanding how men are viewed across the globe. This time from a more easily cited source material: Japanese Anime. I know and very easily understand how so many of you that follow the content of the Honey Badgers are avid fans of such.…

On Supposed “White-Washing”.

Alrighty then, while I’m trying to work something out on the regular article I am preparing on depictions of different men in anime I have to take a small, but related, diversion: Scarlett Johansson playing Major Motoko Kusanagi in the Hollywood production of Ghost in the Shell, the argument being that Miss Johansson shouldn’t be allowed to play the role because of her ethnicity in particular.…

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: One Of the Best MAN-ga You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

When I was a teenager, manga was a type of comic that was hard to get, often in a small section of my local comic book shop. They were usually wrapped in plastic and quite pricey by the standards of comics at the time.

Now that manga and anime have become the mainstream, more of the mediocre to bad stuff has become accessible as well, which of course damages the medium as a whole.…