Welcome to Organization Anti-Social Geniuses, your Japanese Pop Culture Resource. From Anime, Manga, Gaming, Music, Conventions, Figures, and more, we provide you with information on a valued medium to interviews and thought provoking editorials covering the medium you all love. This is your hub for Japanese Pop Culture.
If you have any inquiries (questions, guest post, etc), please email at organizationasg [AT] gmail.com.
Some Pages of Interest:
Anime/Manga Page: Places To Watch Anime and Manga Legally
Anime Related: Top 12 Anime of 2012, Places to Watch Anime Legally in 2013
Manga Related: Great Manga For Beginners
Visual Novel Related: 2012 Visual Novel Round-Up
Video Game Related: Enjoyed Ni No Kuni? Here Are the Games You Might Want To Play Next
The Writers of OASG
AnimeEmily (Anime Reviewer)
AwesomeCurry (Video Game/Visual Novel Reviewer)
ConfusedMuse (Subdued Figures Columnist)
Illogicalzen (Anime Reviewer)
Kuuki (Go For Broke Columnist)
LCMoran (Anime/Manga Reviewer) – Hiatus
Lynn (Life, From Japan Columnist)
Manjiorin (Manga Reviewer)
Naru (Anime Reviewer)
Sweetpea (Bookmarked Columnist)
Trollkastel (Music Reviewer)
Her Background: Anime Reviewer and only blogger for Amateur Rambling.
- Has a MAL
Her Background: An adventurer who has traversed multiple lands and saves poor defenseless villages from monster attacks. (Writes Video Game Reviews.)
Summary: I like RPGs and visual novels.
- curryforall on Skype
- Maintains Curry Curry Chronicles.
Summary: A twenty-something grad student who’s always had anime in her life at one point or another (her childhood can be summed up with one word: Pokémon) but didn’t become a hardcore fan until she discovered seasonal anime in 2007. A few years later, she took up blogging to try to meet and connect with other fans like herself. She is still pleasantly surprised that people seem to like and sometimes even agree with her opinions on Japanese cartoons and plastic toys.
- Her Twitter
His Background: Anime Reviewer.
Summary: My name is Illogicalzen, at least that’s what I go by on the Internets. I have been watching anime off and on since the mid-90s, and it has slowly grown into something that is probably beyond my control. I am currently in the process of a postgraduate degree in Anthropology, with half of the course focusing on the Society and Culture of Japan. So my writing is partly informed by what I’ve learned, but also by what I enjoy. I wouldn’t call myself an Otaku though, aficionado sounds like a better title to me. Hopefully people enjoy my wonderful ramblings on romance and the lighter side of anime.
Summary: Justin is an ineffectual man who just likes to write about anime and manga, or something else between. You can read his History of Anime post to get a sense of his fandom, but in short, his anime interest started as a child, but it spiked to new levels in Summer 2011. His interest in Manga started slightly earlier. You can find out when by reading his History of Manga post. You can also get some more information by reading his Aniblogger Interrogation post.
Has done some panels:
- SpringFestNY 2012: What I Learned From Starting A Blog
- Castle Point Anime Convention 2012: So Let’s Talk Manga!, What I Learned From Starting A Blog
Has Written Guest Posts Here and There:
- Manga Weekend: This Genius’s Manga to Highlight: Doujin Work
- Anime News Network’s Right Turn Only Reader’s Choice: Review of Dojin Work
- The Akiba: How Much Do You Want To Know About Your Series
- ISugoi: Outlanders Review
- Manga Bookshelf: Manga, And The Olympic Inspiration
- Nabe!!: The Five Anime I’m In Dire Need of Re-Watching
Her Background: Go For Broke Columnist
Summary: “In her twenties or something (in human time), Kuuki takes residence in the country of France. Some say she’s the root of all evil, the very essence of everything bad happening around you, but trust me, I know what I’m talking about and it’s not true. At all. What is true on the other hand is that she’s planning on taking over the world, using English as her weapon to spread the holy word of anime. To make that goal true she believes that her interests, both in anime and outside of anime, should be as wide as possible, as such she’s willing to try and read and watch pretty much everything. “That should make for some interesting reviews, no?”
- Her History With Manga
- Writes: Every Tuesday (Go For Broke!)
- Also has a blog Kuuki no Puraido
- Has a Twitter (@Kuro_Yuki)
- And can be found on MAL
Her Background: Anime/Manga Reviewer/Co-Founder
Summary: I was born into this world a mythical half human, half cat hybrid and I continued to live my life in secret! Away from the prying eyes of society I have continued to my research on the Otaku Subculture. But honestly, I’m just a person who likes to read, write and watch anime. I love sweets and junk food. I love anime, especially cats.
- Has a Twitter.
Background: Living in and writing about Tokyo, Japan for OASG’s Life, in Japan column and my own website Wander Tokyo. Also, secretly a parakeet.
Summary: I spend much of my time riding my bicycle and reading mysteries on the train. As you may guess, I enjoy wandering around, but am also completely directionally challenged. Somehow, this works out well, since getting lost is the best way to find things. As far as manga (and novels in general), I like mystery/thriller/horror, like Death Note, Gantz, and Monster. I also have a special place in my heart for Japanese rock and visual-kei, with some of my favorite bands being Buck-Tick, GLAY, and Golden Bomber.
Her Background: Weekly manga reviewer at OASG, posts at Manga Connection.
Summary: I’m a twenty-four year old recent college grad with a boring but mostly bearable desk job, where I pass time discreetly scrolling through manga blogs on Google Reader. I also like manga a lot, who would have guessed? I enjoy seinen and horror the most I suppose (the more blood the better), though I have guilty pleasures like Kimi ni Todoke and Dengeki Daisy. I hope to one day have a boring desk job that involves manga, but hopefully writing manga reviews will scratch that itch for a while.
- Check out: My History with Manga.
- Social Media Stuff: I’m the terribly original @mangaconnection. Yeah, that’s it. Originality, I have it.
Her Background: Anime Reviewer and the one and only blogger of What Is This “Culture” You Speak Of?
Summary: Naru can either be described as a sloth in disguise or as an eccentric bishounen addict. Being a Japanese pop culture appreciator has made her countlessly receive the degrading/weeaboo title of Otaku over the years and slowly, she is starting to get used to it. Apart from that, she enjoys being her evil random self which can easily be seen in her lazy writing.
Her Background: Bookmarked Columnist.
Summary: I’m on the older side of anime and manga fans–a lot of people my age have stopped watching and reading it. I, however, discovered it a bit later in life, and haven’t yet grown tired of it! I’m an English major, recently graduated. I started blogging a few years ago as a way to recall what anime and manga I’d read/watched, and it’s just snowballed from there. Nothing is more relaxing than a great manga, and I love sharing what I know about them.
His Background: A godly Music Reviewer at OASG, a review hater on Going Commando, a kawaii uguu aniblogger~
Summary: I write for a satirical blog called Going Commando on Anime. My column there is called Shinning Terribad, where I become a grammar Nazi and start trolling every single bad review out there. I also edit other columns there to make them readable including “Homerun-chan Explains Really Complex Things in Weeaboglish”. I’m like Justin in that blog except I don’t own it and I hate my job. They’re godawful writers.
In OASG, I applied for AwesomeCurry’s job as VN reviewer, but I got the second easiest job in my head: music reviewing. I’m a big fan of VN composers, especially Alicesoft’s Shade and Liar-soft’s Blueberry&Yogurt. I also dig Choro Club (who doesn’t?), Azure&Sands, and Kajiura Yuki. I used to play acoustic and electric, but I’m no Jimi Hendrix. My favorite instruments include accordions, organs, and string instruments especially the electric violin. I also enjoy female singers more than male because
boobies~ they sound better.
As a music reviewer, I must explain myself in a song that I love. This challenge has the following criteria:
- It must be a song of Japanese origin.
- It must reflect my musical taste.
- It must have an anime, a visual novel, and a game under its belt (because they are my favorite mediums).
- It must have that strange, quirky personality of mine.
- Most importantly, it must be awesome.
I give you:
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