Month: April 2017

  • Fan Service

    The sexualization of female characters, specifically young girl characters, is something anime and manga are famous for and thus it’s something practically expected of the medium. This is highly problematic from...

  • Man Service

    Equal Opportunity Fan Service is Not So Equal One of the reasons anime is one of the more female friendly corners of nerdom is because the sexualization of characters seems...

  • Moe VS. Harem

    Moe is the feeling of love toward a fictional character. This concept is highly associated with slice of life shows like K-On!, Kinmoza!, Love Live!, and Tamako Market (which missed...

  • Utena is NOT a Magical Girl

    But Anthy is. Spoilers for Revolutionary Girl Utena. “It’s a deconstruction of the magical girl genre.” has been uttered by countless geeks both in person and online to describe the anime Revolutionary...

  • What Makes a Magical Girl?

    Video Version: Text Version: I’ve noticed that among anime fans there is sometimes confusion or difficulty when it comes to defining genres. This is understandable, given that genres are not...