Kumoricon 2022 – Quick Update

Good morning, everyone! Today I have a repost of my “Cultural Differences between Japanese manga and American comics” video because I am currently presenting a shortened version of it at Kumoricon 2022 today! If it is too fast (and it probably is because I think I accidentally sped it up with the free software I was using to edit the video 😅), please change the … Continue reading Kumoricon 2022 – Quick Update

One Piece Film: RED (Review? Rant? Both?)

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting If you are a fan of One Piece, then you have probably already heard about the latest addition to the franchise: One Piece Film: RED. I remember getting a lot of promotional merchandise related to the film at AX this last year and have been looking forward to the movie for months. Now that it’s out, I’ll let you … Continue reading One Piece Film: RED (Review? Rant? Both?)

Happy International Animation Day!

This celebratory day was first created in 2002 and celebrates 20 years today! In celebration of the day, I tend to host a small watch party with friends for different independent works that each of us has enjoyed, and this year is no different! Later today, I’ll be binging Season 1 of Metal Family (and a few other favorites) on a Zoom call with friends. … Continue reading Happy International Animation Day!

Recommended Watch: ONE PIECE Official YouTube Channel

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting If you haven’t checked it out yet—now is the time to catch up on the ONE PIECE RED live streams that have been happening over the last few days. There were some big announcements, live music, and a lot more in the last few days. You can watch recordings of the stream on the official ONE PIECE YouTube channel. … Continue reading Recommended Watch: ONE PIECE Official YouTube Channel

How To Break Into The Manga/Light Novel Industry – Notes!

4:30 PM – 5:20 PM (PDT) | Anime Expo 2022 | Friday 1 July 2022 Panel Description: Ever wonder what it takes to work on manga or light novels? Not sure what skills you need in order to go pro? Join us in a cross-publisher roundtable where actual hiring managers… Credit: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Panelists: Jan Cash, J-Novel Club; Kristi Fernandez, J-Novel Club; … Continue reading How To Break Into The Manga/Light Novel Industry – Notes!

Recommended Watch: Anime’s Hidden Four-Act Story Structure (kishoutenketsu)

I’ve been learning more about Japanese narrative forms lately. This idea was something introduced to me by a professor, and I’ve been looking into it a lot more as I write a paper on the difference between Japanese manga heroes and American comic heroes (which is hard to summarize, but let’s leave it at that for now). The kishoutenketsu is a narrative form that actually … Continue reading Recommended Watch: Anime’s Hidden Four-Act Story Structure (kishoutenketsu)

Henshin Dekinai: The Doomed Queen is Doomed No More

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Years ago, I was introduced to the concept of a “doomed queen” in my LGBT+ Literature class. It came in the form of Andrew Holleran’s fictional novel, Dancer From The Dance, which, if you don’t know, is sort of like an updated version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby set in New York City and Fire Island. Both works … Continue reading Henshin Dekinai: The Doomed Queen is Doomed No More