There’s a lot to love about Code: Realize, but a major part of its appeal is its heroine. While many otome games have meek, passive heroines, Cardia grows into an active protagonist who takes control of her own narrative. A significant part of this transformation comes when she trades in her gown for pants, a rare and welcome move for female characters all across anime.
Most western fans first heard of Izumi Tsubaki thanks to the anime adaptation of her manga Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, but Tsubaki’s work goes far beyond that. A look at how her manga has evolved over the years shows that she’s a master at making cutting commentary, crossing demographic lines, and poking fun at gender stereotypes.
This week: a postmortem of Clear Card’s shortcomings, a guide for LGBTQ+ folks looking to move to Japan, and a world summit for women in animation.
Every month, Seven Seas manga puts out a reader survey asking readers what they’d like to see licensed. In honor of Pride Month—and the company’s track record of bringing over series like The Bride Was a Boy and My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness in addition to several yuri series—so let’s shine a light on some […]
Part 3 of the 4-part watchalong of Ouran High School Host Club with Amelia, Dee, and special guests Alexis Pratt and Isaac Akers! Refreshing points are both given and revoked as the team travels through cute B&Bs, surprise department stores, touching flashbacks, and…sigh. Lobelia Academy again.
Unleash your inner rage panda and join Dee, Caitlin, and Vrai as they discuss corporate criticism, kawaii culture, dating debacles, and the fabulous female friendships of Aggretsuko, the surprise gem of the spring season.