Don’s shutting down Beware the Kawaii and replacing it with The Kawaii Menace, although he’s having a little, er, issue, with the host and a rocky start. I’ll wait to see what he does before changing the links in the sidebar.
Because of the change-over, his thoughts on the new season are split between the two blogs, but so far, we seem to be in a fair amount of agreement about the new season. He’s sampled far more than I have, thus far, and I’ll be putting a post up later with my thoughts on what I’ve seen. (Nagasarete, Lucky Star, El Cazador, Hayate. DL but not viewed: Romeo X Juliet.)
You may call it the Rational Western Mind at work: on top of research, English-speaking fans like to take a body of details and develop theories of how these details are connected. After gathering the who, when, what, where and how, English-speaking fans want to know the why. I must say – although I frequent Japanese and Chinese fandoms as well, the most interesting analysis I have ever read all come from English-speaking fans.
Edit: And the comments are even more interesting.