As someone who has watched many anime with all-girls casts, there’s a trend I've noticed over time. Anime girls are always going on diets - it happens in Sailor Moon, Love Live, Uma Musume, and even in Lucky Star. And loads more. I began to ask myself, “Why are all these girls so obsessed with … Continue reading Why Are Anime Girls Always Dieting? Female Body Image and Weight in Japan
If you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE idols. So, when I heard about the anime Music Girls (Ongaku Shoujo), I needed to check it out. Right away, I could tell this anime was going to be... different. The series is about a girl named Hanako and an unpopular idol group called … Continue reading Music Girls (Ongaku Shoujo) Anime Review
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)
After four days of early morning bus rides, questionable meals from food truck, and navigating around thousands (literally) of people, I survived New York Comic Con 2017! And soon, I am going to do it all again at NYCC 2018 as new correspondent! Last year, I had a great time overall, but my favorite part … Continue reading Interview with RWBY’s Kerry Shawcross and Lindsay Jones
Hey, everyone~ This piece was originally part of a longer piece called Analysis: The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April. However, that blog post was super long, so I decided to break it into two parts. Part 2 will look at symbols and metaphors in Your Lie in April that serve … Continue reading The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April Part 2 – Other Symbols
A couple weeks ago, the Nerdy Girl News and I decided to team up and do a collab post about some of our favorite unknown anime series. With all of the other shows that are out there, some have slipped through and don't get the attention they deserve. Because of that, it's our mission to … Continue reading Unknown Anime That Deserve Attention- Collab Post with Nerdy Girl News!
Hey everyone, it's time for my monthly OWLS post! If you aren't aware, OWLS is a group of otaku bloggers whose goal is to use anime to spread acceptance to everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Our theme this month was "Journey." The prompt was: We have all heard this saying in some … Continue reading The Journey and History of Yuri Part 1 (OWLS 2018 “Journey” Blog Tour)