This month for OWLS, our theme is colors! Although OWLS usually only concentrates on anime and Japanese pop culture, I decided to use a Western cartoon when I heard this month's prompt: “Colors” refers to people of color in anime. For this monthly topic, we will be discussing how people of color or characters of … Continue reading The Colorful World Of Avatar (OWLS April Blog Tour)
I usually only write about anime and Japanese-related topics, but I am also a big fan of western animation. Beauty and The Beast is one of favorite Disney movies, so I was interested when I heard they were making a live-action version of the cartoon. I became even more interested when I heard that LeFou, played … Continue reading Gay LeFou: A Positive Or Negative Portrayal of Homosexuality?
If you were not already aware, I am part of an otaku group called OWLS, whose goal is to bring acceptance to the world using anime as a medium. For March, our theme and prompt is sanctuary, which is defined as: A sanctuary is a place of safety and stability. In anime, there are several … Continue reading Chuunibyou- A Disease or Sanctuary? (OWLS March Blog Tour)
With the Ordinal Scale movie debut in Japan, North America, and other countries all over the world, Sword Art Online has been receiving all kinds of attention. For many reasons, the reception of this show is divided in half: anime fans believe it is either a great series, or a terrible one. I have personally … Continue reading Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale and a Rant About Asuna As A Female Character
Since the last time I wrote about Pokemon Go in depth, the smartphone game has greatly improved. The developers have fixed many of the minor bugs and major ones too- the game runs smoothly, the navigation system works, there are fun events, and new Johto Pokemon have been released. When I have the time, I … Continue reading Is Pokemon Go Against The Morals Of The Pokemon Franchise?
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)
When most people think of witches, the first thing that probably comes to their mind is a creepy old hag with over-sized moles, or the infamous Wicked Witch of The West from Wizard Of Oz. In Western culture, the term witch and witchcraft is synonymous with evil. Even in modern times, witches are associated with … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch- Representing A Positive Image of Witchcraft