Steven Universe: Representing A Diverse, Modern Family (OWLS August Blog Tour)

Hi everyone! This month OWLS, a group of anime bloggers, is having a theme of "bloodlines." In this post, I am going to discuss modern concepts of family that exist within the Western cartoon Steven Universe. Here is the prompt for this month's theme that I followed: “Family means everything (or does it?)” This month, … Continue reading Steven Universe: Representing A Diverse, Modern Family (OWLS August Blog Tour)

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Elfen Lied- Accepting Every Part Of Yourself, Good and Bad (Owls July Blog Tour)

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)

Strength and Anxiety in Amanchu (OWLS May 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 and Anxiety in Amanchu (OWLS May Blog Tour)

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)