Racewashing in “Attack on Titan” Films & Other Adaptations (OWLS Blog Tour)

Hello, folks! Today is finally my tour stop for OWLS’ April blog tour. Please check out Rai’s tour post about “The Colorful World of Avatar”. She did a great job. For this month, our Chief Creative Officer LynLyn assigned us yet another awesome and meaningful topic: “Colors”. We are all part of one race, the […]

A Yuri on Ice Dream: Love is Love, Gay or Not (OWLS Blog Tour)

Happy February, my dear folks! I’m super excited to kick off this month’s OWLS Blog Tour. For the full schedule of tour stops by all the participating members, click here. I hope you enjoy my tour post. Thank you. Yuri on Ice “Flight” Blog Tour An individual takes flight when there is a goal, a […]

The Wonder of Short Film “Shelter”…and the Debate: Is it Really Anime?

I’m sure that many of you have already heard and watched the latest trending anime short film titled Shelter, a collaboration between electronic music producers Porter Robinson and Madeon and, of course, Japanese animation studio A-1 Pictures. Shelter tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by […]

What is the Great Treasure in “ONE PIECE”?

The heights that the ONE PIECE series has reached are on another level. Nobody can deny that. A Guinness World Record is certainly more than enough proof of its greatness. It’s also my #1 favourite series. But like so many people, I also wonder what in the world is the great treasure, ONE PIECE, which is the […]

Kamiya Hiroshi Shouldn’t Have Had to Apologize for Having a Family

Fans of seiyuu Kamiya Hiroshi (神谷浩史) like myself are abuzz by the disclosure of a photo of him carrying a little boy on a Japanese tabloid last month.  This photo and its implication that Kamiya fathered a child immediately trended on Twitter Japan, and in fact it was via Twitter that I learned about this incident.

It’s a Nasty World Down There at Diamond no Ace Fandom

During my recent break from blogging earlier this May due to another injury (sigh), I watched a lot of anime.  One of them is currently the hottest baseball anime Daiya no A (ダイヤのA), also known as Ace of Diamond or Diamond no Ace, based on the manga series by Terajima Yūji (寺嶋 裕二).