Hello! Otaku Warriors for Liberty & Self-Respect (OWLS) are now on our 11th blog tour. This month, we are discussing a difficult topic “Diplomacy”. If you haven’t done so yet, please check out Lita’s tour post “Some Of Us Are Lovers Not Fighters” on her blog Lita Kino Anime Corner.
“Diplomacy” November Blog Tour
Whenever we have a disagreement with someone, we use our words to express our thoughts and opinions. However, there are those who would rather use fists instead of words, those who forget that being “right” isn’t the most important thing, and those who lose sight of compromising and acknowledging differences in opinion and belief. Diplomacy is an important skill and tactic that not many of us have or are able to utilize properly especially in “social media wars” for sensitive issues and anime discourse—we just express our opinions without really listening. For this month’s prompt, we will be exploring some of the best negotiations scenes in pop culture media and discuss how effective these diplomatic moments are and what we can learn from them. We will also discuss why communication and listening are important traits to have and whether or not there are other means to enforce peace.
Continue reading Fight or Be Beaten in Street Fighting Manga “Holy Land” (OWLS Blog Tour)
Hello! Otaku Warriors for Liberty & Self-Respect (OWLS) are now on our 10th blog tour. This month, we are discussing the topic “Dreamers”. If you haven’t done so yet, please check out Takuto’s tour post “Death Parade: That’s Just the Name of the Game” on his Anime Cafe.
“Dreamers” October Blog Tour
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?”
Due to recent events that happened in September, this month’s OWLS topic will be on “Dreamers.” Every individual has a goal or ambition that they devote their whole life to with passion and courage—whether it’s landing your dream job, traveling, or finding the love of your life. However, there are those who spent their whole life working towards a dream but it was cut short due to an unexpected occurrence. Those people are left only to dream and wonder about the possibility.
This month’s topic will be dedicated to these characters in pop culture entertainment. We are not going to focus on the individuals that achieved their aspirations but instead, we will focus on characters that weren’t able to. We will explore what happens to characters who had their wings forcefully cut off as well as those who gave up before they even started their journey. We will also discuss what it means for “a dream to be deferred.”
Continue reading He’s No Dreamer, The Lost Boy in “Silver Spoon”
Hello! I just want to share something happy that happened to me recently. Last week, my cousin gave me awesome anime posters as presents for my birthday. She’s the sweetest. Made my day extra special.
She gave me ONE PIECE and Yuri!!! on ICE posters. She really knows what I like!
Here’s a poster of the Straw Hat Pirate Crew before Franky & Brook joined them. Love it!
Continue reading I Received Anime Posters for my Birthday
Hello! I have an exciting post for you today. Let me introduce a fellow aniblogger, Lejla Imširović (World of Anime Girl). The two of us are doing an interview collaboration together. Yay yay! So exciting! Here’s a little background information about Lejla.
Lejla Imširović is from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is currently an undergraduate student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She writes on her own blog at World of Anime Girl. Her absolute favourites are fantasy, action and adventure anime.
This collaboration post lets us know more about Lejla. We provided 5 questions each and answered our combined 10 questions. I’ll post Lejla’s answers here on Fujinsei, while she’ll post my answers on her own blog at World of Anime Girl.
Continue reading Get To Know Lejla: An Interview Collab With World of Anime Girl
Hello! Arria here for my turn in this month’s blog tour. Thank you so much for supporting our monthly OWLS blog tours. For this September, we are keeping the conversation alive about the serious issues of mental illness, depression, and suicide. Don’t forget to check out “Themes of PTSD and Psychosis in School-Live!” by Rai (Rai’s Anime Blog).
There are moments in our lives where we lose our sense of self-worth and value and as a result, we find ourselves deep in darkness or drowning in the ocean. However, every person in this world is a treasure—we treasure ourselves or we are treasured by others—and at times, we may need to be reminded of that.
For this month’s topic, we will be exploring pop culture characters who have suffered from mental illnesses, depression, and/or suicide. We will be discussing how these individuals cope with these issues, the reasons for their emotions, and how they handled the situations they are in.
Continue reading Breaking Free From One’s Dark Side With Love in “Kare Kano”