On the Gendering of Merchandise

I went on a long ramble in the tags of a magicalgirlsandcerulean post, so I might as well elaborate on my thoughts here… Although sometimes it may not seem like it, anime merchandise can be quite gendered. Certainly, it makes sense for clothing items which are exclusive to some gender presentations to be gendered –... Continue Reading →

What’s the Point of Magical Boys?

Some weird merchandising ideas for Fairy Ranmaru made me think: who are magical boys for? Let’s face it – by this point in the decade, an entire generation of magical girl fans has been raised on Sailor Moon and PreCure, among other magical girl series. However, what do magical girl fans move on to after... Continue Reading →

Colourful Stories Tag

Thanks to Phoenix for the tag. Rules #1 Share your favourite stories—movies/books/anime/manga/drama/songs—by classifying them on these seven colours’ traits: red: passionate, exciting, invigoratingblue: peaceful, calmingpink: romantic, caringorange: warm, motivatingblack: mysterious, thrillinggreen: fresh, unexpectedwhite: random #2 Send this challenge invitation to at least one of your friends. Let them fear your superiority, as you—decide their fate. #3 Link back to the... Continue Reading →

Hyping Up Spring 2021

I'm not even finished with winter yet... As usual, this goes from best to worst. Bold is Funi and friends, underline is CR, strikethrough is everything else I can't access (Netflix, Amazon, HiDive etc.). There's a lot to get hyped for this time, but also a lot to say "no" to. Fairy Ranmaru: The more... Continue Reading →

What To Look Out For in Fairy Ranmaru

Boueibu started as a gender-flipped Sailor Moon, the “Battle Lacklusters”. Now that it’s come and gone, what does it mean for this next magical boy anime from some of the same creators? As a magical boy show, it’s no secret I’m watching Fairy Ranmaru closely. It’s only doubly so when you realise the same studio... Continue Reading →

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