[Event Review] ANIME Impulse San Diego 2023 – A Good Experience!

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting TL/DR I would say that this is a good starting point for first-time attendees to anime conventions, with a single qualifier: this is a PG-13/TV-14 sort of event based on some of the items I’ve seen sold. So, be aware of that when making a final decision. Size and Scale + Food Alley This is definitely a small-scale type … Continue reading [Event Review] ANIME Impulse San Diego 2023 – A Good Experience!

PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS: This #TikTokBan Bill Is Far More Restrictive Than You Think

We do not usually post political content here at The Anime View, but this is important to understand. The S.686 bill (also called the RESTRICT act) is far more restrictive than many realize. It is not just a bill against a single platform but a bill that opens the gates which have protected internet freedoms of the people from overwhelming US governmental control. S.686 is … Continue reading PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS: This #TikTokBan Bill Is Far More Restrictive Than You Think

[Letter from the Editor] Meet Our New Mascot, Mōna!

Meet our new mascot, Mōna! From a galaxy far, far away, there’s a new mascot in town–Mōna, the lunar rabbit! This cute bunny has a passion for exploration, and she’s always eager to share her love and appreciation for media! Whether it be good reads, watches, or games, she believes that everyone has something worth sharing and that there are endless possibilities for discovery and … Continue reading [Letter from the Editor] Meet Our New Mascot, Mōna!

[Recommended Watch] Lines In Motion

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting If you’re looking for insight into animation techniques, then Lines In Motion on YouTube is definitely a channel worth checking out. There are several reasons why I personally enjoy the work presented on Lines In Motion, but most notable is the attention this creator pays to minor details in art that are important aspects building toward story in comic … Continue reading [Recommended Watch] Lines In Motion

Fan Content Creates New Fans! (& Other Important Things To Consider)

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Introduction If you have been on our Instagram or Twitter lately, you might have seen the notice that I will be presenting a panel examining how fan-created content leads to a cycle and influx of new fans to fandom as well as provide a brief introduction to intellectual property rights and what this means for creators of fan content … Continue reading Fan Content Creates New Fans! (& Other Important Things To Consider)

[Theory] Villains Are Destined to Die: I Think It’s a Coma (Spoilers)

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting I tend to dislike “it’s a coma” theories when I read them because the idea of everything being a dream or part of a coma is overused and clichéd. However, I can’t say that these types of theories don’t have merit. I mean, a cliché becomes one for a reason, right? And, for the first time (I think) in … Continue reading [Theory] Villains Are Destined to Die: I Think It’s a Coma (Spoilers)

[Game Review] Blanc: Two-Player Fun

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Blanc, on the Nintendo Switch, is a wonderful cozy game for a night-in playing with friends or a loved one. By playing with another, you can enjoy the full game in about 2 to 3 hours as either the deer-fawn or wolf-pup (or even switching between the two). I recommend that you play with another person because the controls … Continue reading [Game Review] Blanc: Two-Player Fun

[Analysis] The Precious Sister of The Villainous Grand Duke: The Not Incest, Incest Romance

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Many, many years ago someone asked me if I shipped Kaname and Yuuki from Vampire Knight and I answered with a hard no–I also didn’t ship the other main pairing, Yuuki and Zero, despite both of them being canonized in the series. My reasoning is simple–it’s because both pairings are incestuous to some degree. Kaname is Yuuki’s ancestor/brother while … Continue reading [Analysis] The Precious Sister of The Villainous Grand Duke: The Not Incest, Incest Romance

[Analysis] Pearl Appreciation (Steven Universe)

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting I must admit that when Steven Universe (SU) was airing, I wasn’t a fan of the show. However, I did watch the series at random intervals due to my friend group being largely obsessed with it. As many friends moved on from the series, I continued to check back in because of my favorite character from the show, Pearl. … Continue reading [Analysis] Pearl Appreciation (Steven Universe)

[Analysis] Happy Hearts & Matching Outfits: A Family Unit

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the season of love than by talking about one of my favorite romantic tropes in comics–matching outfits. It’s something I’ve discussed a few times or mentioned briefly, like in my appreciation of Smurf’s World’s costuming for a special dinner, but this trope extends beyond just romance. … Continue reading [Analysis] Happy Hearts & Matching Outfits: A Family Unit