Interview with mynameissport, English Anisong Cover Producer

The amount of fan-made anime videos on YouTube grows and grows every day. And just like with all internet content, there are tons of good-quality videos, and then there's some that are... not so good. Out of the vast sea, one channel that stuck out to me as unique, creative, and deserving attention is mynameissport. … Continue reading Interview with mynameissport, English Anisong Cover Producer

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Pokemon ORAS

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Review

I finally did it. I FINALLY completed my Pokedex in ORAS! It took a total of 2 years (4 years if you include the first time I played the game), but I did it! :') Why did it take so long? Because I am insane... I catch every single Pokemon from scratch. I don't trade from … Continue reading Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Review

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

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