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    Thursday May 28, 2020
  • What Makes a Hikikomori Hero?

    No man is an island ... But that doesn't mean he can't try

    The shut-in hikikomori protagonist may seem like a nobody, but behind that fortress of solitude hides a truly unique type of hero.

  • Monday August 15, 2016
  • FEATURE: Found in Translation - The Hidden Social Commentary in “Re:ZERO”

    Re:ZERO might be set in another world, but what can it tell us about modern Japan?

    In this brand new weekly column, translator Kim Morrissy explores how our favorite anime, manga, and light novels are translated into English. What is lost in translation? More importantly, what is found in translation? This week, Kim looks at the first Re:ZERO novel, published in English by Yen Press! Hit the jump to read more!

  • Tuesday January 22, 2013
  • Book That Popularized Concept of "Hikikomori" Translated into English

    Controversial book slated to be released by University Of Minnesota Press in March

    Anime watchers will have undoubtedly encountered hikikomori who have withdrawn from society, but before it was a well established character trait, hikikomori was a social phenomenon, described and named by psychologist and critic Tamaki Saitō. The controversial work that popularized it has now been translated into English with Hikikomori: Adolescence without End set to be released in March. More after the jump.