We proudly present Part Two of our Decade Selections, affectionately titled: “I can’t believe my teammates have such bad taste!”
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The Inclusive World: Positive representation of disability in Natsume’s Book of Friends and Masamune-kun’s Revenge
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.
Using both its fantastical premise and grounded characters, Natsume’s Book of Friends tells a story with strong parallels to real-world mental illness and trauma. But what really makes it special is that it’s far more interested in exploring the recovery process, offering hope to its viewers who are trying to do the same.
Now that we’ve knocked out the Summer 2017 premieres, it’s time to take a fond look back at our favorites from last season.