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)
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
Hi everyone! It has been a while... But I felt I needed to write a New Year's post to help finish off the year. Life is strange. This year was terrible for many. Natural disasters. Terrorist attacks. Certain "presidents." But for me personally, it was a really good year. My Personal and Professional Life in … Continue reading My 2017: The Year of Anime and Professional Writing
Hi everyone! I apologize that I have not written any blog posts for a month. Actually, that is the purpose of this post. I would like to discuss some of the things that are going on in my life and how they are going to affect this blog. Don't worry, I am not going anywhere. … Continue reading Personal Happenings- What’s Going On With Rai? (Personal Post)
I am going to go on a rant about review Hinako Note because this was one of my favorites for this season and I assumed that others would like it as well. However, Hinako Note received a lot of hate. "Too much fan service." "Generic. Average." "The animation is bad." I am usually open to … Continue reading Hinako Note Review and How Relatability Helps Us Enjoy Anime
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)
I have been awarded the Blogger's Recognition Award by Matt In The Hat! Thank you so much! :3 This is my first award on WordPress and I couldn't be happier. Here are the award rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Write a post to show your award. … Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award + 6 Months of Blogging!
I have been watching anime since the days of daytime Toonami and Saturday mornings on WB Kids. I got my first Gameboy in 1st grade, adventured in Ocarina of Time with my mom as a child, and have played Pokemon as well as other games throughout the years. There have been times where I have taken … Continue reading I Just Turned 25 and I Am Still An Otaku- My Geeky Birthday Celebration
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 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)!