It is is pride month! :3 And for pride month, the blogger group OWLS (Otaku Warriors For Liberty And Self Respect) which I am a part of has decided to celebrate LGBT characters in anime and manga. Here is our prompt for this month: June is known as “Pride Month” within the LGBT & Queer … Continue reading Yuri Anime and Manga: Validating Lesbian Relationships As Real (June OWLS Blog Tour)
Yesterday during my shift as an intern at Anime News Network, the editor came across a new anime streaming site. Neither of us had heard of it and we began exploring it. The site is called HiDive, and we discovered something very important (and awesome). In the site's "Exclusive" section, there are a ton of … Continue reading A Place To Finally Watch Some Official OVAs!
Happy Father's Day, everyone! To celebrate today, I wanted to write a feature on an anime Dad that I admire. I have been watching the old Cardcaptor Sakura over the past few months, and I noticed how awesome the main character's (Sakura Kinomoto) father is. Firstly, Fujitaka Kinomoto is a single father, which is something you … Continue reading Father’s Day Special: Fujitaka Kinomoto (Sakura’s Dad from Cardcaptor Sakura)
Thanks to Funimation, I was able to go see the movie Black Butler: Book Of The Atlantic in theaters on June 12. Japanese feature films can be difficult to see in the United States and it usually takes a long time for them to come out on Blu-ray or DVD. I am eternally grateful to … Continue reading Black Butler: Book Of The Atlantic (Sub) Review
The day after I went to Castle Point, my mom and I went to Sakura Matsuri at the Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York. Sakura Matsuri is exactly what it translates to: a festival celebrating cherry blossom trees. There are also many events related to Japanese culture, including performances, arts and crafts, and other activities. You … Continue reading New York Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) Review