Featured image: “MMD TDA:Magical Girls” by AmaneHatsura
Hello. I’m D. G. D. Davidson, archaeologist, science fiction fan, blogger, aspiring writer, and anime/manga enthusiast.
I might not qualify as an otaku, but I am a guy who found out he enjoys magical girl anime. I do not claim my knowledge of this peculiar genre is comprehensive, but I’m absorbing more and more all the time, so let us call it “modestly wide-ranging.”
The site, as you can see, is under construction. It will feature news, reviews, and essays. It also exists to promote my own work: I am finalizing a novel under the working title Rag & Muffin, and I will also be using this blog to serialize another novel entitled Jake and the Dynamo, which may appear as early as next week.
Tomorrow, I will post a free short story.
I will also showcase art, which I display under fair use with attributions, as in the eyecatch of this post. I will accept suggestions or submissions (nothing NSFW), or remove art if asked by the creator.
Reviews are on a “what I’m watching or reading” basis, so not all will be of recent works. However, the reboot of The Powerpuff Girls and the third season of Sailor Moon: Crystal, both of which have just broadcast their first episodes, are definitely on the radar.
I recommend this article, “Evolution of the Magical Girl Anime” by Michellejb, over at The Hyped Geek. There are a number of similar articles floating around the web, but this one is particularly accessible, as well as brief, keeping the discussion to the major highlights.