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Good Soil Makes a Good Crop: The Story of Saiunkoku and the myth of meritocracy

Despite its fantastical shoujo setting, The Story of Saiunkoku is no traditional fairy tale, and the sexist hurdles Shurei faces to achieve her dream of becoming a civil…

Anime Feminist

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 2

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de ( In a Distant Time ) is an otome game franchise developed by Ruby Party. It spans at least a dozen…

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Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: Missing 99

Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99 ( Superdimensional Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99 ) is a 1986 sci-fi fantasy that makes no sense along m...

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Baby Love

Baby Love is such a familiar shoujo romance that it seemed like a refugee from the Margaret Video Series, but it was actually made somewhat ...

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TheOASG Podcast Episode 141: GTO, The Story of Saiunkoku, and…Celebs Fighting Over Akira

Show Notes 0:00: While Helen talks about prepping for Katsucon this weekend, Justin says out loud rather than in tweets about re-reading Great Teacher Onizuka after many years…

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Sensou Douwa: Aoi Hitomi no Onnako no Ohanashu

Sensou Douwa ( War Tales or War Fables ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

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B.B. Fish

There just aren't enough anime about scuba diving. Yes, there was Grand Blue , but it was primarily a gross-out comedy. And there was Amanch...

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Women Empowerment I’m Here! – Female Tag

She’s not in this post but one of my favs. I’m trying to uphold my own promise to myself this backlog of tags won’t be added to and…

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You Don’t Have to Kick Ass to Be Kickass: Shoujo fantasy and the value of the noncombatant hero

Over the years, the number of lady action heroes has slowly but significantly risen. And this is a good thing... for the most part. But the ability to…

Anime Feminist

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Waza no Tabibito

Here's a modern OVA that slipped under the radar, 2011's Waza no Tabibito ( Skills Journey ). Waza is virtually a one-man production - cr...

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Fushigi Yuugi (TV & OVA)

Sit down everyone, because I'm going to tell you a story.  Long ago in the dark days of the mid-90s, if you wanted to enjoy a bit of…

Renaissance Josei

OtakuGeneration (Show #61) with Otakon 2006 Highlights

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 061) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With…

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