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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

Recommended Watch: WhytManga

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting With almost 500k followers on YouTube, many of you reading this are likely already fans of, or followers of, Whyt Manga on YouTube. However, if you haven’t heard of WhytManga (full name: Odunze Whyte Oguguo) yet, then let this be a brief introduction to this amazing creator! My first encounter with WhytManga on YouTube was about six months ago. … Continue reading Recommended Watch: WhytManga

Ascendance of a Bookworm: I Don’t Understand Its Popularity

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting A few years ago, I read the beginning volumes of Ascendance of a Bookworm. I thought it was okay, but there was nothing in particular that hooked me. The explanations felt like the kind of tutorials and information I’d see in a Dr. Stone story, and the characters were as unrecognizable to me as almost any other reincarnation/isekai I … Continue reading Ascendance of a Bookworm: I Don’t Understand Its Popularity

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 – An Okay Movie that Shines Sometimes (Review)

Title: JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 | OFFICIAL TRAILER 3 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2docezZl574&ab_channel=CrunchyrollCollection

By: Beata Garrett  |@clearsummers

My first thought after leaving Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is that the price and trip to the movies to see it wasn’t worth it. In many ways, the movie is perfect if you know what you’re getting into and if you love the manga because the movie’s very faithful to it. It’s arguable whether this makes it a good or bad adaptation, but the end product is nevertheless bland and pretty forgettable.

To prepare for the movie, I reread Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the manga, which was released before Jujutsu Kaisen (the manga). Jujutsu Kaisen 0 follows Yuta Okkotsu, a boy who’s haunted by his childhood friend, Rika. Her cursed spirit captures the attention of jujutsu sorcerers, who sentence Yuta to be executed since they fear her being too powerful and uncontrollable (sounds pretty familiar). Yuta’s journey to break Rika’s curse sets him in the path of many dangerous characters, including Geto Suguru, an evil sorcerer intent on destroying humanity.

Disclaimer: This post contains discussions that may be triggering for some readers. Content warning for death of a child. By clicking “Read More,” you understand that you may encounter such content. Reader discretion is advised.

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Kotaro Lives Alone: It Takes a Community to Raise a Child (Review)

Title: Kotaro Lives Alone | Official Trailer | Netflix Anime

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLzmLUtVkxA&ab_channel=NetflixAnime

By: Beata Garrett  | @clearsummers

Disclaimer: This post contains discussions that may be triggering for some readers. Content warning for child abuse, child neglect, and trauma. By clicking “Read More,” you understand that you may encounter such content. Reader discretion is advised.

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“Not Just a Princess:” Women in Animation (Recommended Watch)

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting​ It’s Women’s History Month (March for those that don’t know), and I have recently found myself in a lengthy discussion about women in animation and comics. Some of the discussion was industry based, and some was more geared towards depictions of women in comics, some favorites too, as well as prevalent resources we were looking at in regards to … Continue reading “Not Just a Princess:” Women in Animation (Recommended Watch)

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Alright y’all–if I get sick because of attending this movie, I hope you all enjoy the post as appreciation. Last Friday I had an emergency appendectomy, this Friday I drove to see the premier of MHA’s 3rd movie, World Heroes’ Mission. Am I in some pain? Yes. Should I maybe not have gone for my compromised immune system? Also, … Continue reading My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission

Faith in Saihate no Paladin – Analysis

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Faith is an interesting topic to really dive into for a manga and anime. We often encounter Saint or Priestly characters in Isekais and other genres, and we also see the reinterpretation and depiction of folk tales or religious elements (such as Shinto practices, Yokai, even Jesus and Buddha). However, faith as a concept, is a topic rarely reviewed … Continue reading Faith in Saihate no Paladin – Analysis

Crunchyroll Expo 2021 – Behind-the-Scenes Story of “The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat” (ft. Masafumi Tamura, Katsuhiko Takayama, Satoshi Motonaga) – Notes

Credit: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting About the Event This panel at Crunchyroll Expo 2021 features exclusive behind-the-scene info from the staff of “The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat,” Masafumi Tamura, Katsuhiko Takayama, and Satoshi Motonaga. This is NOT a perfect transcription of the panel. It is a close transcription, with some cuts in the dialogue. Still, I have … Continue reading Crunchyroll Expo 2021 – Behind-the-Scenes Story of “The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat” (ft. Masafumi Tamura, Katsuhiko Takayama, Satoshi Motonaga) – Notes