It is is pride month! :3 And for pride month, the blogger group OWLS (Otaku Warriors For Liberty And Self Respect) has decided to celebrate LGBT characters in anime and manga. Here is our prompt for this month: June is known as “Pride Month” within the LGBT & Queer communities in honor of the Stonewall … Continue reading Yuri Anime and Manga: Validating Lesbian Relationships As Real (June OWLS Blog Tour)
Yesterday during my shift as an intern at Anime News Network, the editor came across a new anime streaming site. Neither of us had heard of it and we began exploring it. The site is called HiDive, and we discovered something very important (and awesome). In the site's "Exclusive" section, there are a ton of … Continue reading A Place To Finally Watch Some Official OVAs!
Happy Father's Day, everyone! To celebrate today, I wanted to write a feature on an anime Dad that I admire. I have been watching the old Cardcaptor Sakura over the past few months, and I noticed how awesome the main character's (Sakura Kinomoto) father is. Firstly, Fujitaka Kinomoto is a single father, which is something you … Continue reading Father’s Day Special: Fujitaka Kinomoto (Sakura’s Dad from Cardcaptor Sakura)
Thanks to Funimation, I was able to go see the movie Black Butler: Book Of The Atlantic in theaters on June 12. Japanese feature films can be difficult to see in the United States and it usually takes a long time for them to come out on Blu-ray or DVD. I am eternally grateful to … Continue reading Black Butler: Book Of The Atlantic (Sub) 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
Because of its extreme popularity, Attack On Titan has received all kinds of merchandise from t-shirts and hoodies to mugs and lamps. It has also had a fair amount of jewelry, such as plastic bracelets and necklaces. However, there hasn't been any authentic jewelry until now. The creators of Attack On Titan collaborated with Material Crown … Continue reading Attack On Titan Jewelry 🙂
Another month has passed and that means there is a new OWLS blog tour going on. This month, our prompt is strength: “Your greatest weakness can become your greatest strength.” In anime, characters struggle with inner demons or physical weaknesses that make them feel insecure and prevent them from achieving goals. Yet when these characters … Continue reading Strength By Overcoming Anxiety in Amanchu (OWLS May Blog Tour)