Why Are Anime Girls Always Dieting? Female Body Image and Weight in Japan

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

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New York Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) Review

The day after I went to Castle Point, my mom and I went to Sakura Matsuri at the Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York. Sakura Matsuri is exactly what it translates to: a festival celebrating cherry blossom trees. There are also many events related to Japanese culture, including performances, arts and crafts, and other activities. You … Continue reading New York Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) Review

Would Yuri and Viktor’s Relationship Be Accepted In Their Own Countries? Homosexuality In Japan and Russia (OWLS February Blog Tour)

I recently joined the otaku group OWLS (Otaku Warriors For Liberty and Self-Respect) that discusses different social issues portrayed in anime. Our theme for February is the infamous Yuri On Ice!!! and the concept of "flight." Our prompt for this month is: “An individual takes flight when there is a goal, a dream, or an … Continue reading Would Yuri and Viktor’s Relationship Be Accepted In Their Own Countries? Homosexuality In Japan and Russia (OWLS February Blog Tour)