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)

Izetta: The Last Witch- Representing A Positive Image of Witchcraft

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

The End of Euphonium 2- Hints At Kumiko’s True Feelings For Asuka

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

Is Lizzy A Proper Lady? Part 2- An Analysis of Black Butler And The Gender Roles Of The Victorian Era

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