Last Updated: December 30, 2010
Welcome to Nigorimasen!
My intention with this blog is to write somewhat intelligently about subjects including anime, manga, and Japan (books, culture, film, sports, etc.) so those thoughts can get out of my head and be read by others. I consciously eschew making frequent news-related postings (many websites seem to do a pretty good job of that) or churning out episodic entries of what I’ve been watching or reading (too time-consuming and, again, many other blogs do this). Unfortunately, such selectiveness means I have an irregular posting rate.
About the Writer
My name is Tom Langston (alias: calaggie) and I’m a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s in philosophy. During college, I volunteered at the campus radio station for a few years and used to host a morning music show on there. I was also president of the Davis Anime Club from March 2007 to June 2008. My broad range of interests outside of the blog’s focus include politics, economics, movies, video games, sports (especially baseball and soccer), and linguistics.
From May 2006 until January 2, 2007, this blog was hosted on a WordPress.com subdomain and was called “Part-Time Otaku” – it’s still up if you want to check it out, even though all those posts were migrated onto the new domain. Another move took place on August 20, 2008, when the blog’s URL changed from anime.crumplednapkin.net to nigorimasen.com. I changed from Mandigo to Tarski on Jan. 9, 2010 and then to 2010 Weaver on October 20, 2010.
About the blog’s name
The current name (濁りません, “Don’t misread it!” or, more literally, “Don’t muddy it”) comes from one of the characters in Zettai Shonen, Sukawara Akira (須河原晶), a public access news reporter who uses the phrase within her on-air introductions because the kanji in her family name can be misread as Sugawara.
Profiles on Other Websites
- Anime Vice
- Giant Bomb