Loving and Connecting with Your Monster Pet (OWLS Adore Blog Tour)

Hi everyone, it's been a while, but this month I am participating in an OWLS blog tour! If you aren’t aware, OWLS is a group of otaku bloggers whose goal is to use anime to spread acceptance to everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Every month, the members of OWLS are given … Continue reading Loving and Connecting with Your Monster Pet (OWLS Adore Blog Tour)

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Rai’s 2018 Blog Showcase~

Yay! This is my first post for 2019! I'll start out by saying that 2018 was a very good year for me personally. While 2017 was the year of professional freelance writing, 2018 was the year of professional writing... at a full-time job! Yep, in 2018, I got a full-time writing job, which was basically … Continue reading Rai’s 2018 Blog Showcase~

Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki Main Characters

Tenchi Muyo Character Talk Part 2 (Collab with Mechanical Anime Reviews)

Hey everyone, welcome to my collab with Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews. A while back, Scott and I were talking about space girls and we realized that we both like the classic sci-fi anime Tenchi Muyo. And that's how this collab was born! A big thanks to Scott for inviting me along 🙂 However, this … Continue reading Tenchi Muyo Character Talk Part 2 (Collab with Mechanical Anime Reviews)

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