Why Everyone Freaked Out Over The Citrus Anime (Including Me)

Last year, the words echoed throughout the anime community: "CITRUS IS GETTING AN ANIME." And finally, this past season (Winter 2018), the dream finally became a reality. Citrus officially premiered as an anime! During its run, both positive and negative reviews of the show popped up everywhere. Yuri fans screamed victory while others weren't so … Continue reading Why Everyone Freaked Out Over The Citrus Anime (Including Me)

Little Witch Academia Represents What Is Wrong With Education In Japan

I should have probably titled this post "A Rant About Education Via Little Witch Academia" because that is what is feels like, haha. Anyway... I recently finished watching Little Witch Academia, and I loved it. The art, the surprising amount of depth, the different themes and motifs placed throughout the show... But what personally stuck out … Continue reading Little Witch Academia Represents What Is Wrong With Education In Japan

Violent Japanese Horror Movie Tag (Riaru Onigokko) Is A Strange, Surreal Yuri Metaphor

My fiance and I like to watch poorly done, low-budget Asian movies because we find it entertaining. Going in, we thought live-action horror movie Tag (Riaru Onigokku in Japanese) was going to be one of these movies. But we were wrong. So wrong. On the surface, Tag, directed by Shion Sono is a splatter, gore … Continue reading Violent Japanese Horror Movie Tag (Riaru Onigokko) Is A Strange, Surreal Yuri Metaphor

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)

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)