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)
I am graduating from grad school next week. Yay! Anyway, in order to graduate, I needed to complete my "Final Project." Basically, this was a hypothetical research proposal and we could write about anything related to education. Naturally, I chose Japanese education. As an anime fan and someone who is interested in education, I noticed … Continue reading Japanese Culture’s Influence On Its Education System
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?