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J Sensei

About J Sensei

Blogger, writer, linguist, former Japanese> English translator, rusty in French, experienced in Japanese, fluent English native. Writing for and various blogs. Skype: jeremiah.bourque (messages always welcome). E-mail: [email protected]

AKIRA and Buddhist Philosophy

It hasn’t been easy finding time to write on a blog because of family medical issues. Fortunately mine have taken a turn for the better. Recently, in the middle of this process, I actually saw the groundbreaking anime film AKIRA … Continue reading

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Signs of LIfe

Hi everyone. I’ve been on an extended hiatus from blogging for quite legitimate reasons, some of which I’ve posted about in the past. To quickly summarize where I am: – My father survived a bone marrow transplant that kept him … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko

English: “The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat”  Here’s a good example of another light novel adaptation. For the most part, this is a comedy series dominated by the interpersonal relationship between the main character, who is an ah, let us … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

  “Translating” a video game to anime is always risky business because the experience cannot but be different. In the first place, players with a given video game generally have a wide number of choices, or at least a few … Continue reading

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Reviving the Blog

Hi, it’s been way too long and I know a lot of blogs that go into hibernation stay that way, but it’s finally time I did some writing here. I won’t dwell too much, but to make a long story … Continue reading

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What Was Happening

So, I’m sure people noticed, but I haven’t been using this blog for months. Part of that was that I had some foot surgery, but that ended up being a fairly minor component. Mainly, my father lost both his lower … Continue reading

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Japanese Emperor: Cremate Me To Not Burden Japan

Sorry for the lack of posts, life intervenes. Now, the subject: Japan’s Emperor and Empress  (together) requested cremation rather than elaborate state burials out of consideration for the financial state of Japan (exacerbated by the tsunami last year). It’s seriously … Continue reading

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Hanashi Ga Aru: We Need To Talk.

話がある “Hanashi” is the root for the verb “hanasu” (話す、はなす), or “to talk”. Hanashi is “a” talk, more specifically. It is speech; it can also be taken as conversation, though we’d use “kaiwa” for conversation per se, and “soudan” for … Continue reading

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Grammar in Anime: B Gata H Kei

Small Words. Big Trouble. Sometimes it’s simpler for me to point something out in anime and, in so doing, give it context. Today’s subjects are the words “kata” (型) and “kei” (系). When playing second fiddle in a compound word, … Continue reading

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“I’ve come to keep my promise!”

約束、守りに来ました! At the end of a recent anime (High School DxD), a forced wedding is being crashed by the above youth (with the fancy gauntlet). He couldn’t accept being defeated and seeing the lady he served carried off in a … Continue reading

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