Strength and Anxiety in Amanchu (OWLS May Blog Tour)

Another month has passed and that means there is a new OWLS blog tour going on. This month, our prompt is strength: “Your greatest weakness can become your greatest strength.” In anime, characters struggle with inner demons or physical weaknesses that make them feel insecure and prevent them from achieving goals. Yet when these characters … Continue reading Strength and Anxiety in Amanchu (OWLS May Blog Tour)

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Would Yuri and Viktor’s Relationship Be Accepted In Their Own Countries? Homosexuality In Japan and Russia (OWLS February Blog Tour)

I recently joined the otaku group OWLS (Otaku Warriors For Liberty and Self-Respect) that discusses different social issues portrayed in anime. Our theme for February is the infamous Yuri On Ice!!! and the concept of "flight." Our prompt for this month is: “An individual takes flight when there is a goal, a dream, or an … Continue reading Would Yuri and Viktor’s Relationship Be Accepted In Their Own Countries? Homosexuality In Japan and Russia (OWLS February Blog Tour)

Izetta: The Last Witch- Representing A Positive Image of Witchcraft

When most people think of witches, the first thing that probably comes to their mind is a creepy old hag with over-sized moles, or the infamous Wicked Witch of The West from Wizard Of Oz. In Western culture, the term witch and witchcraft is synonymous with evil. Even in modern times, witches are associated with … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch- Representing A Positive Image of Witchcraft

The End of Euphonium 2- Hints At Kumiko’s True Feelings For Asuka

The first season of Euphonium made a huge impression among yuri fans, who ship the two main characters, Kumiko and Reina. As the first season progressed, the two girls grow closer and Kumiko confesses to Reina, who already has a love interest. With the second season approaching, fans were excited to see if anything would … Continue reading The End of Euphonium 2- Hints At Kumiko’s True Feelings For Asuka

Magical Raising Project- A Bittersweet, Hopeful Message Behind All Of The Death and Gore

Firstly, I am happy with the ending of Magical Girl Raising Project. Before the final episode, I admit I was worried that the ending was going to be disappointing. With all of the death and violence, I was afraid that every character was going to die and that the ending was going to be hollow … Continue reading Magical Raising Project- A Bittersweet, Hopeful Message Behind All Of The Death and Gore

Flip Flappers Episode 11- Is Cocona’s Mother Insane? An analysis of Pure Illusion and Its Effect On Personality.

Introduction and Recap  In Episode 10, we were introduced to Mimi, Cocona's mother and the key behind Pure Illusion. Mimi is a young girl who, for whatever reason, can access Pure Illusion freely, and because of this, she is kept in a lab where she is researched. This is where Mimi was introduced to Papika, … Continue reading Flip Flappers Episode 11- Is Cocona’s Mother Insane? An analysis of Pure Illusion and Its Effect On Personality.

Flip Flappers Episode 8- The Crazy Robot Fight Symbolizes More Yuri Themes

With Episodes 8 of Flip Flappers came more insanity and more... yuri! In this post, I am going to relate the events in this episode to my last analysis about the homosexual themes in Episode 7. In that piece, I analyzed all of the nuances and symbols that possibly represented Cocona's lesbian feelings for Papika. … Continue reading Flip Flappers Episode 8- The Crazy Robot Fight Symbolizes More Yuri Themes