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”→
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, we focused on our favorite Queer character Atsuko, Portrayal of Chinese characters and behind the scenes speculation of the difficulties of working with men on a show that is predominantly about womxn. Please listen to this episode on AnimeFeminist.
In this episode, we took a break from Michiko to Hatchin in order to discuss what learning Japanese was like for Womxn of Color and Non-Binary folks of Color and what advice we would give to new language learners. Please listen to this episode on AnimeFeminist.
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.
This article was published on December 27, 2017, on AnimeFeminist. In this article, I discussed why Gankutsuou is the best adaptation of the Count of Monte Christo and how the effects of colonial violence felt in the book was conveyed properly in the anime. Please check out this article on AnimeFeminist.