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Animated Discussions collects more than a dozen essays on anime, from a study of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood‘s use of alchemical symbols to what the heck was going on at the end of the Utena movie, spanning decades of anime from Akira to Erased. Some of my most popular panels have been expanded and adapted as chapters, including “Anime Apocalypses” and “Heroic Trauma in Anime.”

Includes an exclusive guest chapter by Charles Dunbar, special excerpts from The Very Soil, and more!

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The Very Soil: An Unauthorized Critical Study of Puella Magi Madoka Magica contains expanded and fully revised versions of all 19 The Very Soil articles, from the introduction through “Against Ourselves,” and covering all twelve episodes of the original anime plus Rebellion. It also includes revised and expanded versions of two articles predating the Very Soil project, one on the relationship between the series and Faust and the other on cheese, decay, and putrefaction, plus another four chapters entirely exclusive to the book version! It is available from the following online retailers:

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The wraparound cover of the book My Little Po-Mo vol. 1 by Jed A. Blue
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My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season One contains expanded and fully revised versions of the first 26 My Little Po-Mo articles, from the original site introduction through “Best Night Ever.” It also includes seven articles not appearing on this site, three of them heavily revised versions of articles I originally published elsewhere, and four entirely exclusive to the book! It is available from the following online retailers:

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The wraparound cover of the book My Little Po-Mo vol. 2 by Jed A. Blue.
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My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season Two contains expanded and fully revised versions of 25 My Little Po-Mo articles, including a rewritten introduction and everything from “Return of Harmony” through “A Canterlot Wedding.” It also includes three “Elements of Harmony” articles giving in-depth character studies of Rarity, Applejack, and Zecora, and six articles available nowhere else, including a brief history of Equestria and articles on brony-related topics such as clop, Derpygate, and aspirational fandom! It is available from the following online retailers:

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My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season Three and Derivative Works contains expanded and fully revised versions of all My Little Po-Mo articles covering Season Three of the show, plus additional essays on licensed works such as the IDW comic series and the Equestria Girls spinoff movies, analysis on more than a dozen fanworks, including Friendship Is Witchcraft, Ask Jappleack, Rainbow Factory, and Mega Pony, a case study of Doctor Whooves as an instance of fan influence on the show, and more! It is available from the following online retailers:

 

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