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
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 Is The Love Live Franchise So Popular?
When I watched Your Lie in April a couple of months ago, I was impressed by its breathtaking animation, the enthralling music, and the excellently executed character development. This anime is about Arima Kousei, a prodigy pianist, who loses his ability to play the piano after his mother’s death. He retires from his piano career until … Continue reading The Use Of Symbolism And Metaphor In Your Lie In April Part 1 – Major Symbols