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Birthday Rouge

When I first moved to San Francisco in 2008, I had little idea what to do with myself, beyond knowing that I had graduated with a degree in "Communications" and probably should be working. So I took a writing workshop that included an...Show More Summary

A Night out with Nichijou

It was the usual chatter at the club. Friday night, in the lower levels of some monolithic, imposing institution of academia, nerds are having fun. "So why do you like Nichijou so much?" "It's not that funny, yeah, do tell." "What are...Show More Summary

A Date with Destiny

Chapter One: Awakening I opened my eyes. There was an odd feeling of tension as I opened them, as if they had been left unused for a prolonged period of time. Little by little, my body was slowly coming to life, feeling the familiar rush of warmth and blood coursing throughout my body. Show More Summary

Gamagoori and Sensibility

Erioto set his gaze on the gigantic building towering before him, in awe of its splendor and majesty. Honnouji Academy. From today onward, this would be his new high school. As an incoming first- year student who had just moved fromShow More Summary

King Vegeta's Queen

My name is Akiko. I am the last female Saiyan, and I have finally found King Vegeta.To others, he may be a prince, but he is the king of my heart. I've been searching for so long. And I've finally found him. I've been watching, you see, with the same type of technology these Earthling miscreants created, for the longest time. Show More Summary

Announcement: All Fanfiction, All the Time

There's no easy way to say this, so I'm just going to come out and say it: anime writing is kind of terrible. Maybe it was good at one point, but these days it's all swimsuit episodes, school festival episodes, and being trapped inside a computer game while you go on dates. Show More Summary

Here's 22 minutes of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Many an hour of my life has been lost to the original Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for the 3DS. A rhythm game utilizing music from first Final Fantasy to the thirteenth, it was a great little celebration of the franchise and the works its various composers have created. I couldn't be more excited for the sequel, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. Show More Summary


You know what? It's been a little too long since I've kicked The Dose into high gear. It's also been brought to my attention that my eye hasn't been watching the exciting new Visual Kei action that's been cooking up in Japan lately. Well, let's get that itch scratched. Today's upfront treat is brought to us by the striking band, NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST. Show More Summary

Video: Knights of Sidonia still looks awesome

Here's a look at the sixth and latest CM for Polygon Picture's upcoming adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia set to begin airing next month. It's one series I've been eagerly awaiting, but I admit I found myself cringing after learning the show would be premiering exclusively on Netflix this Summer. Show More Summary

Video: Opening for Gonzo's Blade & Soul anime

I'm never quite sure if I'll ever fall in love with a series based on a popular MMORPG, mostly because I tend to avoid the genre like the plague. However, that's certainly not reason enough to avoid an anime altogether. If Blade & Soul's opening is truly indicative of what we can expect from the series, then it's worth a shot at the very least. Show More Summary

Review: Strider

I have a confession to make. I really love the original NES Strider. Yes, it's glitchy, unpolished, and generally a confusing oddity. I understand all of that. But for every strange design decision that didn't work, there are flashes of greatness. Show More Summary

Royal Mint X Mirai Suenaga

I didn't believe it when I got an invite from the UK Prime Minister last year regarding the UK's gover...


As you know, I've been working on designing and making my own line of 60cm tall dolls called Smart Dol...

Final Impressions: Pupa

Pupa has been a long, strange ride. I'd love to say that I enjoyed it, but the truth is I couldn't wait for it to be over. Instead of a gritty, disturbing look at a symbiotic brother-sister pair and the challenges that come with turning into monsters, I got a neutered mess that had no cohesive plot. Show More Summary

Asian Air x Mirai Airlines

Two years ago today, I concocted an April Fool where Mirai was to have her own Airlines. Two years on,...

Tony Taka Mirai Suenaga

Up until now, many popular artists have illustrated our Mirai Suenaga and today I'm absolutely delight...

Smart Doll 003 : Shimakaze

Well I didn't expect the anime licensing of Smart Doll that I mentioned in the 4 Years From Now post t...

Four-minute Girls und Panzer Vita game trailer, Vor!

Remember that tiny peek of the Girls und Panzer PS Vita game I showed last week? Where we had ten seconds of actual video? Forget about that. THIS is the trailer we've been waiting for. It's a rather substantial trailer, running at nearly four minutes, and full of new information. Show More Summary


As announced on the official Good Smile Gumako Twitter, Gumako is to join Mirai Suenaga and friends a...

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