Glass Mask Anime (2005): The Rivalry between Maya and Ayumi

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Glass Mask is a classic shoujo manga that started in 1976 about a young girl named Maya Kitajima who dreams of becoming an actress and goes through plenty of hardships in order for her dream to come true.  Thanks to the anime adaptations that came out in 1984 and 2005, Glass Mask has gained immense international popularity and continues to be Suzue Miuchi’s best work. Continue reading “Glass Mask Anime (2005): The Rivalry between Maya and Ayumi”

Steven Universe – My Thoughts on the Show and Battle of Heart and Mind

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The season 5 finale was the conclusion for the entire series as far as I’m concerned.

Despite the fact that both season 6 and a movie have been confirmed, the entire hour special felt like a disappointing conclusion to the complex themes Steven Universe has built up over the years. Continue reading “Steven Universe – My Thoughts on the Show and Battle of Heart and Mind”

BANANA FISH – A Bittersweet Experience

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The animated version of Banana Fish ended in late December of 2018 and I still feel exhausted.  I had a lot of hope that the anime would address the problematic aspects of the series and make much-needed updates to amend those issues, but ultimately for the better or worse the anime left a bitter taste in my mouth. Continue reading “BANANA FISH – A Bittersweet Experience”

Banana Fish and the Real-World Racial Politics of 1980’s America [AnimeFeminist]

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This article was published on November 7, 2018, on AnimeFeminist.  Banana Fish was probably the most emotionally exhausting series I have ever read.  Despite many painful moments, I was impressed by the immense research Akimi Yoshida did for the series and how she was able to depict how pervasive white supremacy is throughout all sectors of society.  However, those historical events depicted in the series can be painful for new QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) readers.  Please read the original article on AnimeFeminist.



13 Bolivian Heroines That Should Have Been In Your World History Books But Weren’t [FierceMitu]

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This list was a passion project for me.  It took a few months to research every amazing Queer and Trans BIPOC on this list and while the research often led me to tears, I am grateful and humbled to have studied the lives of these amazing Queer and Trans BIPOC. While I will often be the first to denounce borders, it is so rare for our past and present leaders in Bolivia to be celebrated on a global scale.  This list is for them.  I love them, please celebrate them with me.  My followers can read this passion list on FierceMitu.

[Podcast] Chatty AF 53: Michiko & Hatchin Watchalong – Episodes 18-24 [FINAL] – [AnimeFeminist]

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That’s it folks!! In this episode, we discussed many topics such as womxn friendships, inspirations and how we would pitch the series to anyone.  It was a lot of fun chatting about this series with the AnimeFeminist team and I would highly recommend for everyone to support their work because they prioritize marginalized voices in the nerd community.  Please listen to this final episode on AnimeFeminist.

[Podcast] Chatty AF 49: Michiko & Hatchin Watchalong – Episodes 1-6 [AnimeFeminist]

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If folks thought I was done talking about Michiko to Hatchin, they were wrong.  I feel very humble that I was invited by the AnimeFeminst team to discuss the series in depth with other amazing folks about this show.  I was so nervous in this episode that you can literally hear me stuttering throughout this entire episode.  I hope listeners were able to understand what I was desperately trying to say.  There were a lot of heavy topics we discussed such as Mejorando la Raza, Sexual Violence, Police Brutality, etc. so please be advised that these episodes have trigger warnings.   Please listen to this episode on AnimeFeminist.