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A Better Bookworm: Bibliophile Princess [Short Review/Recommendation]

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Back in April, I wrote a post criticizing Ascendance of a Bookworm‘s main character, Myne, for liking bookmaking or the idea of reading rather than actual books. I stand by that statement still, as I feel like most of the series is still more about Myne and an isekai journey to being the greatest protagonist than it is about … Continue reading A Better Bookworm: Bibliophile Princess [Short Review/Recommendation]

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?)

Princess Tutu: Rewriting Your Narrative

Source: Episode 12, Princess Tutu By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers On the surface, Princess Tutu is a simple and formulaic story: Ahiru, a duck, is transformed one day by her love and desire to be with a prince named Mytho. To get closer to him, she becomes a ballet student at his school and transforms into Princess Tutu to retrieve shards of his heart. She … Continue reading Princess Tutu: Rewriting Your Narrative

The Temptation of Surrendering Control in Chainsaw Man (Part 1)

Source: Chapter 1, Chainsaw Man By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers If you haven’t heard of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man, buckle your seat and get ready because you’re in for a wild one.  Chainsaw Man is a manga that began publication in 2018. Since then, it’s exploded and received an anime adaptation. Part 2 also began its serialization this month. The art is wonderfully over the … Continue reading The Temptation of Surrendering Control in Chainsaw Man (Part 1)

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

Why “Wakaba Flourishing” is a Masterful Episode

Source: Episode 20, Revolutionary Girl Utena By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers It’s difficult to pick one episode of Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997) as my favorite because they all lend weight to the overall story and the themes. Removing one, even the silliest such as “The Cowbell of Happiness,” feels wrong. However, I can safely say that Episode 20, titled “Wakaba Flourishing” is not only one … Continue reading Why “Wakaba Flourishing” is a Masterful Episode

Arcane Family Dynamics: Silco and Jinx

Source: Episode 4, Arcane By: Beata Garrett | @clearsummers Welcome to Part Two of my analysis on Netflix’s original animated show, Arcane. You can read Part One of “Arcane Family Dynamics” here if you’re interested: https://theanimeview.com/2022/04/27/arcane-family-dynamics-vander-and-vi/ Part Two focuses on the other integral father-daughter relationship in the series, that of a grown-up Powder, who goes by Jinx now, and Silco. It’s a tragic and complicated … Continue reading Arcane Family Dynamics: Silco and Jinx

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: Worth The Watch For Fans Of Slice-of-Life And The Animation Industry

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! or Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is a series I overlooked when it first came out a little more than a year ago. I’m not a fan of the art style, and the name didn’t seem all that interesting when I did my usual scroll through MyAnimeList around the release time. I … Continue reading Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!: Worth The Watch For Fans Of Slice-of-Life And The Animation Industry