This will be a growing list of topics (and resources) that may help others in understanding/navigating the culture and phenomena surrounding anime. This won't be a comprehensive guide nor will it solely be about anime; the topics presented here are centered around themes that I have a particular interest in. Let's dive right in. First, what … Continue reading My journey in understanding the anime culture
Previously, The Mary Sue argued that we should be critical of ‘objectification’ by ignoring contexts of characterization and treating anime girls as no more than objects in the first place. Now they want the community to be ‘critical about cuteness’, as they vaguely denounce the ‘adult male’ viewership of moe as misogynistic, and conclude that moe is ‘alienating’ for those who want to see ‘real women’ in anime, and not the lovable and hyperreal figures modern Japanese culture is full of.
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(Note: I don't have the necessary experience to discuss this topic myself, so I'll be doing a meta-analysis on what has been discussed already) A video by Geoff Thew (Mother's Basement) called, "Avatar is an Anime. F*** You. Fight Me." went to the top of r/anime today. But the focus of this video wasn't really about Avatar: The … Continue reading Linguistics of anime and moe
Because midterm season is in full swing right now, I haven't posted anything lately. But since blogging is always on the back of my mind, I thought I do a quick post on Kiniro Mosaic and its second season Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic (2015), which I finished watching two weeks ago. I also wanted to draw attention to the "Moe" category under … Continue reading On Moe and Kiniro Mosaic (2013)
(Note: This post was written after watching just the first episode) Urara Meirochou is a 2017 Winter season anime from J.C.Staff. Quite frankly, I decided to watch this series because it looked cute asf. But what added to my anticipation waiting for the series to start was when I checked that Urara's source was 4-koma manga. … Continue reading First thoughts on Urara Meirochou (2017)