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)
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
Although 2016 was a very difficult year for the world and for me personally, it certainly delivered when it came to enjoyable anime. There were fantastic stories, great slice 0f life experiences, moe shows, and some groundbreaking yuri and other LGBT shows. I focus mostly on the latter- anime with cute girls and yuri … Continue reading Rai’s Recommendations: Anime Titles From 2016
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
The anime season of Fall 2016 brought with it yuri, cute girls, and mayhem. Among these were many genre-defying shows that included new and unique elements. Although I enjoyed every series I watched, some were better than others. Here is my list of the best and worst of the cutesy and moe shows I watched. … Continue reading Fall Anime 2016- The Best and The Worst
Unlike many magical girl anime, Matoi The Sacred Slayer didn't include magical girls. Instead, it featured exorcist girls- girls that could harness the power of different gods to fight demons. This concept, plus the adorable character designs, is one of the many things that led me to watch this anime. However, I was taken aback … Continue reading Matoi The Sacred Slayer Anime Review
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
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.
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
Because Episode 7 was just as strange and nebulous, and because my last Flip Flappers analysis was so well received (thank you!), I have decided to write another explanation for the latest episode. This episode explored Cocona's relationship with Papika because she begins to have doubts about it. The episode also hints at underlying issues … Continue reading Flip Flappers Episode 7- Why Were There So Many Papikas? An analysis of Cocona’s identity.