Japanese Horror Film Violence Voyager Is Really Out There: A Reflection

Just in time for Halloween, I watched a horror movie that's not quite like anything I've ever seen before. The film is Violence Voyager, an animated Japanese film directed by Ujicha. And oh boy. Where do I even begin? I'll start out by saying... Violence Voyager was weird. Downright bizarre. But that's okay because I like … Continue reading Japanese Horror Film Violence Voyager Is Really Out There: A Reflection

Yuru Yuri at famous Kyoto temple

A Place I’d Like To Visit From Manga Or Anime (The Animanga Festival)

Hello everyone~ I've decided to participate in this year's Animanga Festival! If you aren't aware, the Animanga Festival is an event hosted and created by Auri and Nairne  at Manga Toritsukareru Koto. "Simply put, it is a month-long festivity that includes aggressive writing prompts, intriguing competitions, whacky activities, remarkable talent, and all-round fun!" For my incredibly late post, I'm … Continue reading A Place I’d Like To Visit From Manga Or Anime (The Animanga Festival)

Sarazanmai Analsis

Sarazanmai: Desire, Love, Circles, and Buddhism. My Analysis and Personal Interpretation

Since Yurikuma Arashi is one of my favorite yuri anime and Kunihiko Ikuhara is one of my favorite directors, I had to watch Sarazanmai when I heard about it. Needless to say, I loved all of its surrealism, quirkiness, and... gayness. Ambiguous and metaphor-laced anime series always inspire me to write, forcing me to stretch … Continue reading Sarazanmai: Desire, Love, Circles, and Buddhism. My Analysis and Personal Interpretation

Rai’s Guide To Being An Environmentally Friendly Anime Fan

This is going to sound really strange, but I've been thinking a lot about plastic recently. About how it's literally everywhere and at the same time terrible for the environment. Then, while still contemplating this, I looked around my room and made a discovery: it's overflowing with plastic. There's the regular everyday items like water bottles, … Continue reading Rai’s Guide To Being An Environmentally Friendly Anime Fan

LeChat Album Cover

Interview with LeChat, A Professional Cosplayer Turned Singer

Anime conventions aren’t just a place to meet follows fans and buy rare merchandise. They’re also about discovering new series, artists, music, and performers. One thing I love about AnimeNEXT in Atlantic City, NJ is that they invite many talented Japanese guests that Western fans may not be as familiar with. And when I heard … Continue reading Interview with LeChat, A Professional Cosplayer Turned Singer

Deku watching All Might

Yuri Fans Can Love Guys Too: My Favorite Male Anime Characters

I noticed something about my blog recently. I'm always talking about girls. Whether it's my animated waifus, female manga characters, or real-life idols, I'm always like girls... gurls... GIRLS. I've also noticed a weird trend in the yuri community: some overly zealous yuri purists hate men or don't think they should be in certain anime … Continue reading Yuri Fans Can Love Guys Too: My Favorite Male Anime Characters