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About Django Wexler (27 Articles)
Django Wexler is the author of military fantasy THE THOUSAND NAMES and middle-grade fantasy THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY. He's a lifelong fan of SFF, anime, computers, and games of all sorts. He lives in Seattle with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. Follow him on Twitter as @DjangoWexler.

Lost in Animeland: Shirobako

Today, in another awesome installment of Lost in Animeland, Django Wexler takes an in depth look at Shirobako [...]

March 25, 2015 // 7 Comments

Lost in Animeland: Suzumiya Haruhi

Django Wexler is back with another installment of Lost in Animeland, and this time, he takes an in-depth look at Suzumiya Haruhi [...]

February 25, 2015 // 6 Comments

Lost in Animeland: Fall 2014

Fall season, traditionally probably the biggest of the anime seasons, is finally upon us! There’s an enormous avalanche of shows, more than even I can watch. Even [...]

October 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lost in Animeland: Sword Art Online

Last time I mentioned that I was watching Sword Art Online II, and enjoying it quite a bit. Unfortunately, it’s very hard to talk about part three of a series without [...]

September 17, 2014 // 6 Comments

Writing a Sequel: Lessons Learned

Sequels are utterly ubiquitous in fantasy, a genre that thrives on trilogies, quintets, cycles, songs, sagas, and every other form of length multi-volume narrative you can [...]

July 1, 2014 // 2 Comments

Lost in Animeland: Kino’s Journey

For me personally, the term “episodic” is usually not a compliment when it comes to anime. It depends on the genre, of course: comedies work better in an [...]

June 25, 2014 // 2 Comments

Lost in Animeland: Code Geass and Endings

Endings have always been a problem in anime. Even among my favorite shows, those that actually come to some kind of satisfying conclusion at the end of the series are a small [...]

June 11, 2014 // 11 Comments

The Problem With Godzilla (2014)

This past weekend, I saw the new Godzilla movie. It wasn’t terrible (nowhere near as bad as Elysium!) but I found myself thinking about it afterward. The thing that [...]

May 28, 2014 // 15 Comments

Lost in Animeland: Spring 2014, Part 2

More shows from Spring 2014! Lots of SFF this season. Related posts: Lost in Animeland: Spring 2014 Lost in Animeland: Ghost in the Shell SAC and Dennou Coil Lost in [...]

May 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lost in Animeland: Spring 2014

Apologies for the break! I’ve been a bit busy launching my new middle-grade fantasy, which means I haven’t had as much time to watch anime, let alone write about [...]

April 30, 2014 // 6 Comments

Lost in Animeland: Read or Die

Read or Die deserves its place on the list of Best Anime Ever, but I’ve always had a extra fondness for it, both because I identify with the heroine at times and [...]

March 5, 2014 // 7 Comments

Lost in Animeland: Hare+Guu and Nichijou

Comedy is hard. To date, I haven’t talked much about anime comedies, for a couple of reasons. First, and most important, in my experience they are much more of a [...]

February 19, 2014 // 4 Comments

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