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SOTBNerdy: Let’s Talk Welcome to the NHK

Over the past few months, I’ve taken a deep dive into anime readily available on services such as FunimationNow and CrunchyRoll. I have subscriptions, so I might as well use them. After watching Evangelion, I began and finished Serial Experiments Lain. While I may talk about Lain at a later date, the TL;DR version is that I felt […]

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Weird and Black: Con Survival 101

Have you ever wanted to go to, for instance, Otakon or Comic-Con? Have you wanted to know more about how to get into them? Do you think that if you’ve been to one, you’ve been to them all? Well, Amanda Jay returns to SpeedontheBeat.com with some tips and tricks to survive conventions (cons)–and a definitive answer […]

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Weird and Black: Black Otaku and Life Lessons

As the introductory piece to the series, I asked an Otaku near and dear to my heart to gather some friends who would be willing to answer my questions about being a Black Otaku, and how the obsession with some or all aspects of Japanese culture shapes their lives. Jay obliged me; he and two […]

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