The first season of Euphonium made a huge impression among yuri fans, who ship the two main characters, Kumiko and Reina. As the first season progressed, the two girls grow closer and Kumiko confesses to Reina, who already has a love interest. With the second season approaching, fans were excited to see if anything would … Continue reading The End of Euphonium 2- Hints At Kumiko’s True Feelings For Asuka
In my previous analysis, I explored female gender roles in the Victorian Era and discussed how Lizzy Midford from Black Butler fit into the social norms of the time. Based on the beginning of the manga and the three seasons of the anime that have been released so far, my conclusion was mixed. At the … Continue reading Is Lizzy A Proper Lady? Part 2- An Analysis of Black Butler And The Gender Roles Of The Victorian Era
With Episodes 8 of Flip Flappers came more insanity and more... yuri! In this post, I am going to relate the events in this episode to my last analysis about the homosexual themes in Episode 7. In that piece, I analyzed all of the nuances and symbols that possibly represented Cocona's lesbian feelings for Papika. … Continue reading Flip Flappers Episode 8- The Crazy Robot Fight Symbolizes More Yuri Themes
Because Episode 7 was just as strange and nebulous, and because my last Flip Flappers analysis was so well received (thank you!), I have decided to write another explanation for the latest episode. This episode explored Cocona's relationship with Papika because she begins to have doubts about it. The episode also hints at underlying issues … Continue reading Flip Flappers Episode 7- Why Were There So Many Papikas? An analysis of Cocona’s identity.
Flip Flappers has been confusing since the first episode. Its surreal and abstract storytelling can confuse those of us who think more concretely. Episode 6 was quite the same. However, its underlying message is powerful and so I wanted to explain this episode to those of us who may not have understood who "Iro" was. … Continue reading Who Was Iro In Flip Flappers Episode 6? An Analysis and Explanation
As a fan of classic literature, I have read Jane Austin's famous novel Pride and Prejudice and more recently read Sense and Sensibility. The second book, Sense and Sensibility, is about two young women in 19th century Britain trying to find suitable husbands. In their search for a lover, the book outlines many of the gender … Continue reading Is Lizzy A Proper Lady? Part 1- Analysis of Black Butler And The Gender Roles Of The Victorian Era
h my, where do I even start? This anime... was something else. Some parts were enjoyable and even thrilling, but most were in need of improvement. Here is my spoiler-free review! Introduction Qualidea Code is about a post-apocalyptic Japan that was attacked by creatures called Unknown. The majority of adults were killed off, but, in … Continue reading Qualidea Code Review- Tropes and Plot Holes
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.
As I was watching Seraph Of The End, I was bothered by the fact that Hyakuya Yuu, the main character, had a personality that reminded me of another character from anime I had watched a while back. And then I realized the other character was Okumura Rin. In this piece, I am going to compare … Continue reading Similar Shonen Characters: Okumura Rin (Blue Exorcist) and Hyakuya Yuuichiro (Seraph of The End)
With the premiere of Love Live Sunshine last July, the Love Live franchise seems to more popular than ever. But what exactly makes this anime so great? After watching the original Love Live series last year, I too became obsessed. Here are the reasons why I believe that the 9 (now 18) idol girls are … Continue reading Why Are Love Live and μ’s (Muse) So Popular?