Category Archives: Anime & Manga Ramblings

Beauty Within the Monster in “The Ancient Magus’ Bride”

Hello, folks! Can you believe that we, the Otaku Warriors for Liberty & Self-Respect (OWLS), are already on our 7th blog tour? We’re now officially at the latter half of the year, and we are growing stronger by the month. Thank you very much for your support! This July, our topic is “Mirrors”. Please make sure to check out Shay’s take on this topic with a Youtube video on Anime Reviewer Girl.

“Mirrors”

“Magic mirror, on the wall—who is the fairest one of all?”

When we look in the mirror, what do we see? Do we see ourselves or someone we don’t want to be? For this month’s theme, we will be exploring some of our favorite anime and other pop culture media that redefine individual beauty—inside and out. Some topics we may explore are physical appearances, social expectations on gender, and the importance of self-confidence.

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Reaching For the Stars in “Space Brothers” (OWLS Blog Tour)

Hello, folks! OWLS is now on our 5th blog tour. Yay yay! Wohoo! As always, thank you very much for the support. We all appreciate it. For this month, our Chief Creative Officer LynLyn assigned us the topic “Strength”. Please don’t forget to read Rai’s tour post titled “Strength By Overcoming Anxiety in Amanchu”. She did an great job.

“STRENGTH” Blog Tour

“Your greatest weakness can become your greatest strength.”

In anime, characters struggle with inner demons or physical weaknesses that make them feel insecure and prevent them from achieving goals. Yet when these characters overcome their adversity, they can finally be able to express who they are or in other words, “Free to be Me.”

For this tour, we will be exploring anime characters that have overcome adversity due to a personal insecurity or physical weakness. It is these type of characters that many anime fans may identify as role models because fans are able to feel empathetic towards these characters’ struggles and insecurities.

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Yes, Real Men Cry (Masculinity in ONE PIECE)

Good day, folks! How are you all doing? Today, I would like to share my recent guest post I wrote for our friend Brandon on his website Anime Mode Universe. The title of my guest post is “Yes, Real Men Cry (Masculinity in ONE PIECE)”.

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5 Realistic and Must-See Naruto Battles That Never Happened

Hey, guys! My name is Brandon, and I am the founder and CEO of Anime Mode Universe, a new anime social media news network. More importantly, I am an anime blogger, and I have been given the great honor of dethroning Arria as the blogger here (kidding). Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did writing it.


The Naruto series has already gone down as one of the best anime series of all time. It is a household name in the anime industry, even to people who don’t watch anime regularly. Although Naruto is extensive with about 720 episodes, there are a lot of epic battles that just didn’t happen in this awesome series. Without further ado, here are the 5 hypothetical, must see Naruto battles.

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Sanctuary in ONE PIECE: Status VS. Nakama (OWLS Blog Tour)

Hello folks! We of the Otaku Warriors for Liberty & Self-Respect (OWLS) have reached our 3rd blog tour. How exciting is that? I hope that you enjoyed last month’s Yuri on Ice “Flight” Blog Tour. It was super fun, believe me. This month’s topic is Sanctuary and it’s our busiest blog tour yet, with 3-4 bloggers posting every week. I hope you enjoyed Rai’s tour post this past Monday about “chuunibyou”. She did a great job. Now it’s my turn. Here we go.


A sanctuary is a place of safety and stability. In anime, there are several different places and environments that characters call “home”. For this topic, we will be discussing various locations and settings within certain anime series.

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