Self Care in My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (OWLS September Blog Tour)

Hi everyone - it's time for my monthly OWLS post! For September, our theme was self-care, and I immediately thought of Nagata Kabi's manga My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness. This compelling biographical manga tells the real-life story of Nagata, a Japanese women who dealt with depression, anxiety, and mental illness for years before accepting her … Continue reading Self Care in My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (OWLS September Blog Tour)

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Where Has Rai Been Lately? Busy But Not Gone

Hi everyone, hisashiburi! If you haven't noticed, I have not been actively lately, but I wanted to let everyone know I'm not giving up on this blog. I've just been... super busy. Last year I was mostly freelancing, and my flexible schedule allowed me to always put some time aside for this blog. I was … Continue reading Where Has Rai Been Lately? Busy But Not Gone

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)

The Work Place In Anime- Positive and Negative Experiences in New Game and Re: Life.

Many anime- if not the majority- take place in high schools. We get to see the everyday lives of students attending class, participating in clubs, and the drama of first loves, dates and kisses. Even if an anime does not take place at a traditional school setting, they usually involve characters that are teenagers. There … Continue reading The Work Place In Anime- Positive and Negative Experiences in New Game and Re: Life.

The Summer of Pokemon: Pokemon Go, and Pokemon Sun and Moon (But Mostly Alola Raichu)!

The summer is officially at an end for me. I began yet another semester of grad school. It has been an interesting summer. When I left my teaching job and decided to take some time off, I said to myself that I was going to catch up on anime. I was going to binge tons of … Continue reading The Summer of Pokemon: Pokemon Go, and Pokemon Sun and Moon (But Mostly Alola Raichu)!