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

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*Warning this review contains spoilers*

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”

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.



Akatsuki no Yona Series Review: Women in Anime and Manga [AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on January 5, 2016. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This series review was about why Yona is such a great and empowering character and how overall the characters in the series are well written.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.

 

Tephlon Funk Manga Demo Review: Who Rules Queensbridge?[AnimeComplexium]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexium on December 1, 2015. Unfortunately, the website no longer exists and the original creator created a backup website to save the articles for contributors.

This was a short demo sent to AnimeComplexium to review. The story of Tephlon Funk revolves around a group of young Black kids trying to figure out the mystery of Tephlon Funk in New York City.  While this review is dated, please check out the original review on the backup website for AnimeComplexium.