Female Representation in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

I recently finished watching Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, which happens to be both the fourth part of the manga and the fourth season of the anime adaptation. Having had plenty of things to say about my enjoyment of this particular entry in the franchise on social media, I figured I would set aside […]

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Transformers: Complex Gender Dynamics, In Disguise

‘Transformers’ is a multimedia franchise chronicling the timeless struggle of a sentient race of transforming robots. Since its first introduction into the public eye over 30 years ago, Transformers has become something of a cultural icon among western viewing audiences, defining childhoods back in the 1980s and then again in the mid 2000s with the […]

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Opening the door to Fata Morgana

This post will contain full spoilers for The House in Fata Morgana. The story is great, and I highly suggest you experience it first hand before reading. Purchase: GOG / Steam / MangaGamer. Exploring Memories The House in Fata Morgana opens with the formation of a disembodied presence in an otherworldly mansion. A maid who has been in this place […]

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The challenges of “Be Critical”

“Be critical of the media you consume” and all subsequent variations, has become something of a buzzword among certain social circles recently. While the sentiment itself is not exactly new, the way it has been adopted as the go-to catchphrase for a not-insignificant collection of commentators has in turn created a zetigiest without definition. Though […]

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The Fate Series & The Impact of . . . Delaying

Day 8 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] (Spoilers for Fate/Stay Night: UBW – 2015) Have you ever watched an anime in which two fighters are participating in what could only be described as an epic showdown? If you’ve seen any sizable amount of shows, particularly shounen’s, the answer will […]

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Visual Storytelling techniques in The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan

Day 4 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] *Knock Knock* “Who’s there?” Only “Only who?” ONLY THE BEST SLICE OF LIFE SHOW SINCE 2006.  And what show came out in 2006 you ask? The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya! If that has jogged your memory, then what you may also know […]

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A Tale About Windy Tales

Day 2 of ’12 Days of Anime’ – [See other posts in this series] Have you heard of Windy Tales before? The likelihood is that you haven’t. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, as the show released back in the mid 2000s to a lukewarm reception and stunted post airing distribution. I think it’s […]

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Etoile, A Race Case of Gender Non-Conformance in Arslan Senki

Day 1 of ’12 Days of anime’ – [See other posts in this series] In 2015 The Heroic Legend of Arslan otherwise known as Arslan Senki, was released by Sanzigen Animation Studio & Liden Films. The 25 episode TV show was presented as a modern retelling of the original fantasy story, which had already seen multiple iterations since […]

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Yoko Case Study: Exploring the Visual Representation of Women’s Bodies in Anime

This article was originally released on September 17th 2016. In its previous iteration, the post contained a Frankenstein’s amalgamation of blog update, community drama and anecdotes that distracted from the points being made. In this release I have heavily edited the essay, removing now defunct fluff while adding new material to improve or change past positions […]

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