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 →

Yuki Yuna is Empowering (Or Is It…?) [Oct. ’19 OWLS Blog Tour]

Did you know the prompt was entirely different when I pitched it to Lyn? Hey all! For those who aren't familiar with me already, I'm Aria of this here Animanga Spellbook and OWLS is the group known as the Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect, who promote acceptance, regardless of sexuality, disability, religion or race.... Continue Reading →

Why I Love Magical Girl Anime

It’s the tenth Weekly Wednesday, the world has been subjected to magical boys in their own show for (just over) 3 years and it seems like we’re having a magical girl rennaissance in recent years to boot. Let’s celebrate, with 5 reasons to love magical girl anime! Magical girls make dreams come true. Real life... Continue Reading →

How Do You Approach Anime?

I’ve been especially lacking in Christmas spirit these past few years, so I’ll pass on doing anything specifically Christmas-themed in the next few weeks… I was replying to Irina a few weeks ago and was thinking about how people’s personal preferences affect their liking of subsequent shows. For Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE!, its execution... Continue Reading →

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