In an inclusive world, everyone would understand people with disabilities as a valuable source of social diversity. This world would be materially and socially accessible and barrier-free. This world does not yet exist, but there are ways to imagine what it would look like. Anime, as a medium with the potential for radical reimaginings of society, is one way we can anticipate alternatives to current ableist environments.
The main driving theme of Tokyo Babylon is Subaru’s unlimited empathy for everyone, be it victims of supernatural occurrences, earthbound spirits, or simply an elderly man at the park. To Subaru, all deserve to be cared for, even at the cost of his own well-being.
We’ve all got them–stories that were there at the right time when we needed them most, but might be kind of hard to recommend now.
This week: an interview with Ikuhara about Revolutionary Girl Utena’s influences, Ikumi Nakamura’s fan-favorite E3 appearance, and a podcast on Ainu oral history.
Episode 1 of our 4-part watchalong of the shoujo classic Princess Tutu with Vrai, Chiaki, and special guest Miranda Sanchez
Dee, Peter, and Chiaki check-in on the Spring 2019 season!