Fri 28 Mar 2008
Japan? We need to talk. Have a seat.
It has come to my attention that you have shown a… lack of appreciation for some of the finer members of your community. Among these is one Nobuhiro Watsuki. I’ve looked into the case of Busou Renkin, and my associate Dio Bravo has written up an excellent analysis of this issue, but it seems that there is an even earlier case of your disrespecting this man.
I speak, of course, of your strange reaction to Gun Blaze West.
I now have, in my possession, the first volume of three from this series, and I cannot find anything to complain about. So, I would very much like to ask: why do you favor Rurouni Kenshin and shun the equally good but in different ways Gun Blaze West and Busou Renkin?
(The above is a lead in to the essay, after the more.)