About this site

Welcome to Unnecessary Exclamation Mark!!

UEM! was started in the early summer of 2015 as a haphazard attempt to throw random thoughts about anime out of one bored student’s mind and into the blogosphere. Lately it’s become more and more centred on what’s airing each season and less on past shows and that ‘golden era’ of anime or whatever its called. I’ve enjoyed seeing my blogging experience transform and look forward to it going further.

I like to write about anime from critical, literary and Christian perspectives. If you’re a non-Christian and that last part sets off alarm bells, don’t worry – ‘Christianime’ posts are the only place where that stuff happens. Part of what I love about anime is making thoughtful links to Biblical concepts, which may help shed light on a show even for non-Christians. As for being critical, I’m an English student at Oxford University, so expect long sentences! I’m also a budding journalist, however, so expect me to try to shorten them as much as possible.

That’s it I guess. Hope you enjoy the blog!




  1. That is pretty interesting, to talk about anime with a Christian perspective. I am a Christian myself and watching anime is personal hobby. I can’t wait for more posts about Christianity and anime.

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  2. Interesting blog you have here. As someone who also enjoys watching anime as a hobby, I think that a lot of anime possess vast amount of content that serves as grounds for so much discussion. It’s great to find someone who has a similar perspective (or should I say, faith) discuss about these.

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    1. No, wait – I forgot that I can still accept awards that I haven’t received yet (I just don’t have the time to respond to multiple nominations). Apologies! I’ll get round to responding to this soon. :)

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    1. Thanks lynlyn! I’ll include your nomination in the post when I get round to making it; fortunately this award doesn’t have different questions per nomination, so I ought to be able to just compile the two nominations (or more, haven’t been keeping track of these things xD) I’ve recieved into one response. :)

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  3. I just wanted to say thank you, your comments on GATE have really changed the way I view anime and have made it more interesting.



  4. Just discovered your site, and I’m very interested! I have a Christian anime blog as well, and would love to work with you and your long sentences in the future!

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