Interview with Princess Principal Director Masaki Tachibana

Last year, Princess Principal was one of my surprise favorites. In fact, I think it took a lot of people by surprise - it seemingly came out of nowhere and blew everyone away with its adorable yet bad-ass characters, interesting and dynamic story, and its awesome steam punk setting. Then, I received another welcomed surprise … Continue reading Interview with Princess Principal Director Masaki Tachibana

Spooky and Cute Anime Episodes to Watch This Halloween

HALLOWEEN IS HERE! 😀 And to celebrate, I've compiled a list of Halloween anime episodes that are cute, lighthearted, and funny, (and filled with girls) for the anime fans who may not like horror. Author's Note: This is an update of a post that was previously published two years ago. Amanchu ~Advance~ Episode #6 - … Continue reading Spooky and Cute Anime Episodes to Watch This Halloween

Why Are Anime Girls Always Dieting? Female Body Image and Weight in Japan

As someone who has watched many anime with all-girls casts, there’s a trend I've noticed over time. Anime girls are always going on diets - it happens in Sailor Moon, Love Live, Uma Musume, and even in Lucky Star. And loads more. I began to ask myself, “Why are all these girls so obsessed with … Continue reading Why Are Anime Girls Always Dieting? Female Body Image and Weight in Japan

Self Care in My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (OWLS September Blog Tour)

Hi everyone - it's time for my monthly OWLS post! For September, our theme was self-care, and I immediately thought of Nagata Kabi's manga My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness. This compelling biographical manga tells the real-life story of Nagata, a Japanese women who dealt with depression, anxiety, and mental illness for years before accepting her … Continue reading Self Care in My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (OWLS September Blog Tour)

The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April Part 2 – Other Symbols

Hey, everyone~ This piece was originally part of a longer piece called Analysis: The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April. However, that blog post was super long, so I decided to break it into two parts. Part 2 will look at symbols and metaphors in Your Lie in April that serve … Continue reading The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April Part 2 – Other Symbols

The Journey and History of Yuri Part 1 (OWLS 2018 “Journey” Blog Tour)

Hey everyone, it's time for my monthly OWLS post! If you aren't aware, OWLS is a group of otaku bloggers whose goal is to use anime to spread acceptance to everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Our theme this month was "Journey." The prompt was: We have all heard this saying in some … Continue reading The Journey and History of Yuri Part 1 (OWLS 2018 “Journey” Blog Tour)