Pride Month: My Favorite Yuri Anime and Manga

Hi everyone, it's PRIDE MONTH!!! And for this year, I have decided to write about my favorite yuri series. Although I'm always talking about how much I love yuri, I realized I've never really done a post about my favorite girl x girl series. So, here are the best yuri series in my opinion. I … Continue reading Pride Month: My Favorite Yuri Anime and Manga

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Yuri Anime and Manga: Validating Lesbian Relationships As Real (June OWLS Blog Tour)

It is is pride month! :3 And for pride month, the blogger group OWLS (Otaku Warriors For Liberty And Self Respect) which I am a part of 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 … Continue reading Yuri Anime and Manga: Validating Lesbian Relationships As Real (June OWLS Blog 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

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

Flip Flappers Episode 7- Why Were There So Many Papikas? An analysis of Cocona’s identity.

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.

Is Lizzy A Proper Lady? Part 1- Analysis of Black Butler And The Gender Roles Of The Victorian Era

As a fan of classic literature, I have read Jane Austin's famous novel Pride and Prejudice and more recently read Sense and Sensibility. The second book, Sense and Sensibility, is about two young women in 19th century Britain trying to find suitable husbands. In their search for a lover, the book outlines many of the gender … Continue reading Is Lizzy A Proper Lady? Part 1- Analysis of Black Butler And The Gender Roles Of The Victorian Era