This blog is a reflection of myself, and my thoughts and feelings on anime and manga both for their own sakes and within the greater context of the world we share. So much has happened within this past week, let alone this past month, that I’m feeling overwhelmed. Between COVID-19 and the protests that have emerged in the United States, Japan, and Hong Kong in response to institutional injustice, I hope that everyone can stay safe as we fight for fundamental changes to transform the world into a place where power and authority are not used as tools of oppression.
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Blog highlights from May:
The House in Fata Morgana and Full House: The Inherent Limits of “Pure” Translations
Translation accuracy and localization have been recurring fandom topics lately. I thought I’d give my perspective on it.
A thought about Steely Dan in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure turns into an exploration of whiteness in America and its ties to the suburbs that dot the country.
Wishing for Hope, Reaching to Help
The recent deaths and suicides of so many have me wishing that everyone stays safe mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Chapter 28 puts some focus on the castle-loving Shinji.
My Favorite (?) Anime Computer Games
It is what it says, sort of?
Thinking about nostalgic sequels and their use of time.
Whether you choose to stay indoors or go out there to fight for justice, please stay safe. I will try to provide things worth reading, whether you want to engage more with the world around us or to stay within the realm of art. Just remember that the border between the two sides are porous and prone to mingling.