Japanese Culture’s Influence On Its Education System

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

The Colorful World Of Avatar (OWLS 2017 April Tour)

Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra both ended some time ago. However, both series have left a lasting impact on fans. For me personally, I love how colorful the world of Avatar is, including its characters, locations, and themes, story. When I saw the prompt for the OWLS 2017 April blog tour, I … Continue reading The Colorful World Of Avatar (OWLS 2017 April Tour)

Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale and a Rant About Asuna As A Female Character

With the Ordinal Scale movie debut in Japan, North America, and other countries all over the world, Sword Art Online has been receiving all kinds of attention. For many reasons, the anime community is divided in half when it comes to this show: fans either believe that it is a great series, or a terrible … Continue reading Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale and a Rant About Asuna As A Female Character

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

Is Lizzy A Proper Lady? Part 2- An Analysis of Black Butler And The Gender Roles Of The Victorian Era

In my previous analysis, I explored female gender roles in the Victorian Era and discussed how Lizzy Midford from Black Butler fit into the social norms of the time. Based on the beginning of the manga and the three seasons of the anime that have been released so far, my conclusion was mixed. At the … Continue reading Is Lizzy A Proper Lady? Part 2- An Analysis of Black Butler And The Gender Roles Of The Victorian Era

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