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The Unbearable Lightness of Preaching About Suicide And Depression

Internal reaction EVERY TIME suicide is explored in anime Suicide is an act that, one way or another, is heavily charged emotionally, to the point that until recently…

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NetLibrary for Witchlings

Perhaps not the first place to go for proper research, but when your wallet needs a money spell to recover from everyday’s needs, there are some useful digital…

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Seeking Answers from Death- a Summer Ghost review

The illustration that brought forth a heartwarming film. From left to right: Ryou, Tomoya, Aoi. Title: Summer Ghost (2021)Duration: 40 minsDirector: laundrawScreenplay: OtsuichiMusic: Akira Kosemur…

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Illustrated Witchy Fiction from the Margins- a Power & Magic series review

Witchcraft is about reclaiming power, and those who have been oppressed know it the best. This witch anthology, which is drawn and written by WOC and non-binary folks,…

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13 books or so to start your Witchcraft Journey unlike others

Follow me in my journey as a non-theist pagan witchling with what I deem the essential readings to get started.

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Imagery from the cracks of my soul

A collection of my writings about my experience with depression and anxiety.

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Diving Into The Mysterious- Notes on Children of the Sea

Children of the Sea holds a special place in my heart but as it is relatively niche, it’s rarely discussed. Back in the 2010s, the golden era of…

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Women supporting women in the manga of Kaoru Mori and Mari Okazaki

We live in a society, where, especially girls, grow up hating their looks because that’s profitable for capitalism. They turn into insecure individuals in a heteronormative model where…

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A different kind of dragons – Tea Dragon series review

Kay O’Neill started her comic artist life with Princess Princess Ever After, a lesbian fairy tale, and then continued on with the Tea Dragon Society that was meant…

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The art of Mari Okazaki

There are few mangaka that can capture one’s heart wholly, both with their stories and their stunning artstyle, and Okazaki Mari is definitely one of them for me.…

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Girls’ & Boys’ Love Shorts Not to Miss

Each year we get more one cour anime with gay or lesbian characters, with some lovely additions from time to time, like Adachi to Shimamura or Given. But…

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From Hibari to Yu and beyond – trans* characters in anime

In the previous post, I made some short mention about gender identity representation, but wanted to dedicate more space. Manga in general have faired better and you can…

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The shifting landscape of queer narratives -with a focus in the 2010s

We are well into the 2020s and the global situation is more than ever stressful. Yet in difficult moments it helps to stop and remember where we’ve made…

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All My Darling Daughters review

All my darling daughters is a collection of five short stories that weave a complex tapestry exploring the important emotional relationships in women’s lives.Leyla Alert, Editorial Manager, V…

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Light & Darkness: Feminist Narratives by Tomoko Yamashita

Left: Ikoku Nikki (Different Country Diary, 2017); Right: Hibari no Asa (Morning of the Lark, 2011) Tomoko Yamashita is the kind of writer who writes what she wants.…

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Women confronting each other and the system in Jujutsu Kaisen (episode 17)

Clockwise from top left: Momo, Utahime, Nobara, Mai, Mei Mei, Kasumi, Maki Almost 1/2 of Weekly Shounen Jump readership nowadays is female. This is a fact and it’s…

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Glorious Love – Part 6

Some of this niche’s best, two of which are already published in English!

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The design of the world in Wonder Egg Priority & the symbolism behind it (ep. 1-6)

Analysis over tea time Wonder Egg Priority has set everyone on an early Easter egg hunt with its mysterious world and the symbolism around every other corner. Cloverworks…

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“I can be fine on my own” – a Will I Be Single Forever? review

Available in English digitally by VIZ Valentine’s Day is an open wound for people who unwillingly remain single, reawakening their insecurities and intensifying their craving for romantic hum…

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Everyday love in everyday things

The world loves to talk about love and especially in February romantic love is the one topic everyone’s very concerned about, whether they try to make special arrangements…

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Words, Touch, Growth & Love

Romantic and sexual relationships have been brought up on this blog in the past, but there’s always something to learn and a lot to remember to put into…

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The paths they chose – a Snow White with Red Hair review

That is, so to speak, my own story. If I had a wish, I would wish that the sounds of the turning pages of my story after this…

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Coming of age in Asatte no Houkou

Asatte no Houkou, translated as Living for the day after tomorrow in English, is a manga by J-ta Yamada, that was also made into an anime. The anime…

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Studying the bug – a DECAdence analysis

Fitting gaming aesthetics in the the opening sequence DECA-dence (2020) is an original anime by Yuzuru Tachikawa, a person who’s not new in the industry but surprised us…

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Challenging the social expectations- a Delta of Midsummer review

Everything from how the characters are placed towards each other to who’s in the shadows to what they’re holding is symbolic. With just one image you can decipher…

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Growing Into an Adult

IN THIS HOUSE WE RESPECT AND LOVE NANAMIN When I was a teenager, I was looking forward to being an adult, since I was longing for independence and…

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Oblivion – pausing to take it all in

When you come across something profound to the point of tears, there’s only one thing to do: share. My reviews here stem from this feeling of being in…

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Dancing in Music Videos

Music videos started becoming an important part of the music industry with the birth MTV in the 80’s, although their birth was even before the 20’s. There’s no…

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My Taste Journey

Itadakimasu! It’s such a wonderful word, really, if you think about it. “I will receive” Japanese utter before they start eating, putting their palms together as in a…

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Food & Morality: thoughts on plant-based diets

Both are fish dishes. The difference is that you don’t see the fish as a whole in the first, so it’s easier to distance yourself from the reality…

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When men want to cry

Every November you will spot in most English speaking countries a lot of men sporting a moustache. In 2003 a couple of friends in Australia started this trend…

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What’s in a foodie?

Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori (available on crunchyroll) There’s more to a foodie than an Instagram account full of carefully curated mouthwatering food pictures selling a lifestyle. Foodies are…

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Lessons in teaching

Teaching is the profession that people either talk down as just a content-dumbing babysitter or glorified as the enlightened authority. Of course, as it happens with almost everything,…

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Breathing in Demon Slayer

When someone gives you an advice, you might doubt it, dismiss it or just forget to apply it. It certainly depends on the charm and the power this…

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The Age of the Calm Evening – a Yokohama kaidashi kikou review

Alpha cradling her precious camera Mangaka: Ashinano HitoshiVolumes: 14Publication: 1994- 2006Awards: Afternoon magazine’s Four Seasons award for debut work     &nbsp…

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Gratitude – a stop on the road

Over a cup of tea, with the nose filled with splendid aroma and the tastebuds tickled, the mind wonders. When the memories start flooding in, nostalgia isn’t the…

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Promare: burning for justice and survival

Promare is.. … brilliantly beautiful! … flamboyantly fun! … incredibly intriguing!

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BLazed Passion Part 4

When you’re all alone, a bit low and horny, what’s better than reading some Boy’s love with an ounce of peppery playfulness, a pinch of drama and tablespoons…

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Gentle pointers from 2D worlds to a happy path

Like colourful candy drops falling from the sky, anime can speak to us in a uniquely unmediated way. The colours, the sound, the movement, the intensity of a…

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The sea is the womb of the Universe- a Children of the Sea review

There are times that as fans of a manga we know that its aesthetics and its plot turns and curves aren’t easy to translate into animation- taking in…

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Tamayura, Shutter Love and Photography

Photography changes everything. What printing was for the letters, photography became for the visual corpus of the world – in the sciences, in exploration, investigation, the arts and…

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Violet Evergarden & the art of writing a letter

Violet Evergarden, the 2018 series, focuses on war trauma, PTSD, and the journey of Violet into becoming functioning in society. This also meant her development into her own…

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A new start

Making tea is a ritual that stops the world from falling in on you. Jonathan Stroud, The Creeping Shadow It’s been five years since the last time I…

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The Red String: 3. Erwin x Levi

Humans are enclosed within a cage to be out of the reach of their frightening predators. Once upon a time there was a man who, as a kid,…

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Mystic Gaia Mix

If you’re too busy or broke to go in the countryside, you can connect with nature through some earthy sounds. Fetch the soothing mix here.

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Top 10 pre-2000 OPs & EDs

This is a topic loved by many anibloggers, so I’ll take the opportunity to take a look at it, too. My selection is based on the combination of…

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Drei Blütezeiten review at Yuri Reviews

Lena offered me her hospitality and so I got the chance to review for her site Drei Blütezeiten/ Sakikusa No Saku Koro by the emerging diamond that is Fumiko…

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