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Japanese Nostalgia (or, How Ranma 1/2 is the Only Thing Keeping Me Sane Right Now)

A big part of what’s been helping me get through the “Corona-Crazies” lately is nostalgia. As a retro video game collector, nostalgia is something which is ever-present in my life. Some people would see this as a negative thing, that we shouldn’t dwell on the past. But in trying times like these, remembering and trying to re-experience those simpler, happier times is, to my way of thinking, completely healthy.

But when you ARE someone like me, and you’ve surrounded yourselves with memories of days long past, you tend to double-down on nostalgia in times like these. I find myself watching old 90s Anime series I grew up with

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