Sexual Harassment in anime – Comedy, Carnivalesque, and Socially Constructed

Sexual Harassment or more broadly comedy involving sex jokes, references and general ‘dirty humor’, is something that is hardly unique to anime, or Japanese television, and appears in a wide variety of media around the world. Sex jokes and general dirty humor adds an element of the carnivalesque to many series, helping to break up the action or drama by injecting an element of madness into the plot. There is also a certain ‘Bacchic’ quality to such jokes, with characters in anime finding themselves in situations that would get anyone in the real world sent to jail. While most people will not necessarily want to do exactly what these characters do, there is something in their actions that many people may wish for. The idea that you could potentially do something as audacious as many anime characters, wondering perhaps what it would be like, although not necessarily wishing to actually do it knowing the consequences. Read more of this post

Kore wa zombie desu ka? Of the dead First Impressions – Now 100% cuter

Oh Kore wa Zombis desu ka, how I missed you and your gender-bending madness, it might be a ridiculous concept with many recycled jokes, but it does it so well there is no real need to change anything. This second season starts off in much the same way as the first, with Ayumu, Hellsythe, Seraphim and Haruna sitting down to breakfast. In fact the majority of the first half of this episode is given over to reintroducing the cast, along with all their little quirks and eccentricities. Read more of this post

Spring 2012 Preview – Thoughts on next seasons shows


The list of anime in the Spring 2012 line-up is pretty varied, and there are those shows that I either don’t care about or are entirely indifferent too. So, here’s a list of the shows that I will be watching, and possibly a few that I wont.

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