About Me

I am currently an undergraduate studying Sociology and I have been studying Japanese for 2 years. I am male and I enjoy anything that is BL-related, particularly visual novels and my OTP is Nezumi X Shion. ^___^ I do enjoy the following anime: Kuroko no Basugay (or as I call it: Kuroko no Harem), Junjou Romantica, No.6, Shiki, Mirai Nikki, Code Geass and Kuragehime. I am also a (semi)avid cosplayer who had cosplayed as Takahashi Misaki (Junjou Romantica), Firo Prochainezo (Baccano!) and Orihara Izaya (Durarara!!) to name a few.

My influences include Judith Butler, Salvoj Zizek, Michel Foucault, bell hooks, Gore Vidal, Northrop Frye, Jonathan Franzen, David Klass. My current areas of academic interest are gender studies, queer theory, media, pop culture, censorship, social inequalities, modernist and post-modernist literature and Nihonjinron.

When I’m not watching anime or studying Japanese, I do enjoy watching black comedy and I greatly appreciate caustic humor by comedians such as George Carlin, Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin.

Me as Takahashi Misaki from Junjou Romantica at Anime Festival Asia 2012. うさぎさんがいないけど。。。

I also do have a tumblr account: fudanshihaven.tumblr.com

Drop me any comments. XD

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19 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Oh my God. I love your blog so much and I look at it all the time, even though I don’t have a wordpress blog of my own. Haha, so I’m following you on tumblr. My username is: Starish666
    Please follow me! :3
    P.S: Your Misaki cosplay is so cute~!♥ So is Suzuki-san. XD

    • ❤ Thank you very much for your kind comments! Anyways let me know if there's any anime/manga/vn interests that you would like me to cover and if it's appropriate for this blog I'll try my best to cover it! XD

      • I was going to say “Zetsuen no Tempest”, but it looks like you already know about that. 😀 I’ll tell you animes and mangas to blog when I remember some.~

        P.S: I totally ship Nezumi x Shion. I was reading Nezumi x Shion fan-fictions, and they were so cute, not the usual right-down-to-business-type XD. They were well-written. Do you want me to give you the link?

        P.S.S: This is completely your choice but I don’t think you should blog about “Tsuritama”. It was kind of boring…”-_-

      • Noted about tsuritama; ill give it a 3 episode rule and if I’m not intrigued, I’ll drop it.

        NO.6 IS MY OTP ❤ But I find that the ending rather rushed and unsatisfactory for some reason… It could have been better in terms of plot direction and pacing. The novel was around 11 volumes or so and there's a lot more fleshing out which is more satisfactory than the anime. 🙂

  2. Its great to see you post again! I have a manga recommendation that I think you might like. Its called Genshiken, and its about a university club called “The Study of Modern Visual Culture”. Naturally, its about young men and women who identify as otaku and fujoshi, and the time they spend as part of the club. Its very much slice of life, with some great references to anime and manga. It also has some romance in it.

    Its just a really great series that describes otaku and fujoshi culture, as well as the complexity of enjoying something in fantasy that may not translate in reality. Also, one of its newest characters is a fudanshi that may or may not have a crush on another guy. Its published in a seinen monthly magazine. there’s an anime series but its incomplete, and a new season is on the way sometime this year.

      • Yay! I think you’ll like it, it starts off slow but picks up and gives insight to some really amazing situations. Like, the club decide to attend a doujinshi convention as a circle, and its really cute. I think with the age of the internet a lot of anime/manga fans don’t realize where doujinshi comes from — I myself didn’t think too much about it until I read Genshiken and thought, “Wow, this is really a product of love, isn’t it?”

  3. Glad to see there’s someone else crazy enough to look at anime from the zizekian perspective…

    I randomly stumbled on your blog a while ago (most likely that had something to do with googling fudanshi stuff…). Not to sound creepy or anything but it kind of inspired me to finally create my own blog. I’ve been thinking about it, finding an outlet for the endless train of thought in my head, but never really bothered to create a blog for it. If someone else finds sociological analysis of anime/manga perfectly viable I guess it’s OK for me as well. Maybe all that time I’ve spent on overanalyzing anime hasn’t been totally in vain.

    Anyhow, cool blog! As a fellow fudanshi (OK, that’s an exaggeration in my case…) / sociology student / leftist / Zizekian I’m following 🙂

    • Wow, it’s really rare to find a fudanshi, much less someone who is trained in sociology and likes zizek too! Thank you for your very kind words though I’m taking a temporary hiatus from anime because I’m busy exploring Tokyo (and I would love to upload stuff and discuss about Tokyo but I wonder whether would it be an unnecessary diversion from what this blog aims to do?) but give me some time to settle in and I’ll be right on track soon enough!

      Also, do let me know a little bit about yourself: your country, your favourite anime and theorists etc. 😛 I’ll love to get to know you better!

      • It’s an anime blog and you consider posts about Tokyo a diversion? 😛 Go for it! I’m pretty sure your followers wouldn’t rage about it, quite the opposite? Also, you’re on the other side of the globe. I live in Finland 😛 Like 6 hour time difference?

        I’m not so sure what my favorite anime is. I like stuff written by Gen Urobuchi (Madoka, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass) but then again I find myself watching mostly drama and slice of life (most recently Watamote, Genshiken Nidaime, Servant x Service and.. ha ha.. Free!). And then I have a weak spot for those ridiculous “LET’S WORK HARD!” anime series like Kuroko no Basugay, Bakuman and Chihayafuru.

        I’ve never seen a good BL anime. No 6. wasn’t really my thing either (sorryyy! T_T) I mostly consume my BL in the form of manga. I really loved Doushitemo Furetakunai and works by Yoneda Kou in general. Sakura Gari was also amazing, although cruel… Besides BL my manga bookmarks seem to be mostly shoujo and josei… I’m not this girly in real life! D:

        As for theory, I’m totally brainwashed by marxism: Slavoj Zizek, Fredric Jameson, David Harvey, Jodi Dean etc. I’m currently reading Eric Hobsbawm! And once I’m finished with this damn tome by Leszek Kolakowski I’ll move on to reading Alain Badiou 8)

        Oh btw, I’m actually taking an introduction course to gender studies currently. Your field of interest! It’s been quite interesting so far. I’m also impressed that I’m not the only guy in class there! Ha 😀

      • Ah at least you’re not living in America, that’s like a 12 hour difference from me in Singapore. 😀

        I love Gen Urobuchi since his visual novel days (Saya no Uta) and his foray into anime has been an incredible ride so far. I’m not very big into slice of life as I find my attention wandering off far too easily. Having said that, slice of life anime that managed to capture my interest are Honey and Clover, Wandering Son, Usagi Drop and Nodame Cantabile 😀 I love Kuroko, Bakuman which I hope to eventually cover in my blog later on, though I couldn’t get past the first few episodes of Chihayafuru. D:

        Mmm… Try Junjou Romantica? It’s the anime that introduced me to the wonderful world of BL heheh. I like shoujo anime too; my personal favourite’s Kaichou wa Maid-Sama, though I find certain recurrent themes of female dependency on male authority to be particularly distasteful. You find certain gems here and there though!

        Oh you love Jodi Dean too? I have just started on Jodi Dean recently; have you checked out this article yet: http://critical-theory.com/jodi-dean-and-andrew-feenberg-debate-the-interweb/

      • Wondering Son, Nodame Cantabile and Usagi Drop were all very cute. I think Wondering Son is much better as a manga though (it recently finished along with the author’s other great manga Aoi Hana – GO READ THEM! :P) I guess I could try Junjou. Just how similar is it to Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi? Because I hated Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi. It had decent art though. I’ve edited with it before.

        I totally agree that shoujo is generally really bad with presenting female independence, although the genre is more complicated than it looks like. Even the most generic stuff such as Kimi ni Todoke has its paradoxical aspects to it: if you look at the relationship between Sawako and Shota closely you’ll notice that it’s always Sawako who is pushing things forward while Shota fails to gets his feelings across. Looking at the series from this perspective one could see it as Sawako’s mental journey towards independence (with a lot of failures and obstacles though).

        And yes, by some strange coincidence, I have listened to that Dean/Feenberg debate before. I would recommend Dean’s The Communist Horizon and Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies, although the latter also has some quite redundant essays.

        Looking forward to your Bakuman…review? But now, excuse me, I’m off to party! (on a monday night…student life…)

  4. Hi, I’m following you =)
    Your blog is interesting, you explain everything rationally about the yaoi fandom, I like it.
    Anyway, are you still active user of this blog? You can message me anytime, I’m willing to chat with you (^_^)

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