Hello everyone! Another month has passed and there is a new OWLS (Otaku Warriors For Liberty And Self Respect) blog tour going on. Every month the members of OWLS discuss a particular topic in anime, manga, and other kinds of pop culture. This month, our topic is mirrors: “Magic mirror, on the wall—who is the … Continue reading Elfen Lied- Accepting Every Part Of Yourself, Good and Bad (Owls July Blog Tour)
I am going to go on a rant about review Hinako Note because this was one of my favorites for this season and I assumed that others would like it as well. However, Hinako Note received a lot of hate. "Too much fan service." "Generic. Average." "The animation is bad." I am usually open to … Continue reading Hinako Note Review and How Relatability Helps Us Enjoy Anime
It is is pride month! :3 And for pride month, the blogger group OWLS (Otaku Warriors For Liberty And Self Respect) 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 communities in honor of the Stonewall … Continue reading Yuri Anime and Manga: Validating Lesbian Relationships As Real (June OWLS 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 By Overcoming Anxiety in Amanchu (OWLS May Blog Tour)
I am graduating from grad school next week. Yay! Anyway, in order to graduate, I needed to complete my "Final Project." Basically, this was a hypothetical research proposal and we could write about anything related to education. Naturally, I chose Japanese education. As an anime fan and someone who is interested in education, I noticed … Continue reading Japanese Culture’s Influence On Its Education System
This month for OWLS, our theme is colors! Although OWLS usually only concentrates on anime and Japanese pop culture, I decided to use a Western cartoon when I heard this month's prompt: “Colors” refers to people of color in anime. For this monthly topic, we will be discussing how people of color or characters of … Continue reading The Colorful World Of Avatar (OWLS April Blog Tour)
I usually only write about anime and Japanese-related topics, but I am also a big fan of western animation. Beauty and The Beast is one of favorite Disney movies, so I was interested when I heard they were making a live-action version of the cartoon. I became even more interested when I heard that LeFou, played … Continue reading Gay LeFou: A Positive Or Negative Portrayal of Homosexuality?