[Link] Age-gap relationships in fiction

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I talked about Gankutsuou’s handling of teen crushes on adults last week, but here’s a more extensive discussion on age-gap relationships with Dee and Caitlin: the ethical, the bad, and the normalizing. Oh, and the “that doesn’t actually fall under this pernicious problem.”

(I can’t believe I forgot to bring up Yuko/Watanuki, over which I still have the longest and most exhausted sigh).

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I Missed This Show, and You’re Not Helping – a Sailor Moon Essay

Today I watched the JJ Abrams Star Trek of anime. Alright, that’s unfairly cruel. I watched a money-minded reboot of an integral part of my youth, which was well cast, and extremely pretty, and missed the ball spectacularly most times it tried to change something.

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So I watched the JJ Abrams Star Trek of anime today. Now, on the one hand this rerelease means that those of in the States are actually getting legal Sailor Moon again. Toei’s been clinging tighter to those expired rights than Seth McFarlane to cut-away gags, and it’s nice to know that a younger generation will have the option of binging on the classics once they’ve dissolved the sparkly cotton candy this season is offering.

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If I know my anime, that expression means you’ve been fatally stabbed somewhere

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