Why Mage in a Barrel?

As I expect most of you have probably noticed, there’s a new banner at the top of my blog! You probably have also realized that the words scrawled across that banner by my barely sufficient graphic design skills say, “Mage in a Barrel,” not “Life and Anime.”

Take this as the official announcement: the name of my blog has changed to Mage in a Barrel.

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Blogging Hiatus

Hey all!

I just wanted to drop a quick note and let you all know that I will be taking a brief break from blogging. I am taking a two week trip around Europe, and I’m not bringing my laptop, so I won’t be watching anime or blogging about it while I’m away.

I have exciting projects in the works for when I come back, including my spring premiere reactions, an essay on the applying the critical process of media to watching anime and a review of Durarara!!

Stay well, and we’ll chat when I get back!


Karen Wave

Until later!

EDIT: Oh, and don’t worry. I promise this isn’t a Togashi-esque hiatus. Really.