A car I thought I’d keep for years got totaled before I’d even paid it off. That’s providence for you. Poor Calcifer, my beloved Nissan Sentra. He was sturdy, red, comfortable, reliable, and never gave me an issue. We took drives into the mountains and went on small bachelorette adventures. I named him, and I intended…

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If you haven’t yet, you should go check out the first installment of this series, which covers the roots of manga, anime, and some of the names that helped generate the medium’s earliest waves of influence. I’m going to start breaching the era where the repercussions of manga, and especially anime, could be observed in…

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