Essays

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Conventions/Fan Culture

Sakura Con 2014: Objectification in Anime: Agency, Nudity, and What It All Means
Sakura Con 2016 Report
S
akura Con 2016: Interview with Rie Matsumoto and Toshihiro Kawamoto Part 1 and Part 2
S
akura Con 2016: Romance and Abuse in Shoujo Manga and Anime Panel Transcript Part 1, 2, 3, 4

Otakon 2016: Awesome Women Making Anime

How to Read Manga Legally: A Guide

Sakura Con 2017: Is this Feminist or Not? Ways of Talking about Women in Anime

Bakuman

Baku-“Man Smart, Woman Dumb”
Baku-“Man Dream Big, Need Supportive Woman”
Baku-“Man Have Drive, Woman Give In Easy”

From Far Away

Forgotten Realms: The Isekai Boom of the 90’s

Fushigi Yugi

Forgotten Realms: The Isekai Boom of the 90’s
Simulwatchathon: Introduction
Simulwatchathon: The Girl of Legend/The Priestess of Suzaku
Simulwatchathon: The Seven Stars of Suzaku/Missing Love
Simulwatchathon: Bewildered Heartbeat/If I Die…
Simulwatchathon: Going Home/Brief Parting
Simulwatchathon: Enemies Unseen/Looking for Yui
Simulwatchathon: Priestess of Seiryuu/Only You

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Popular Isekai Light Novel Adaptations as Guys Who Lived in Your Freshman Dorm

Interviews with Monster Girls

Succubus-san is Guilty until Proven Innocent

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Reimi is Unbreakable: Female empowerment in Diamond is Unbreakable

Kiss Him, Not Me

Sexual Assault and Subversiveness in Kiss Him, Not Me

Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Dragon Ladies from Another World: Foreigner Identity in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!

Popular Isekai Light Novel Adaptations as Guys Who Lived in Your Freshman Dorm

Log Horizon

Popular Isekai Light Novel Adaptations as Guys Who Lived in Your Freshman Dorm

Love Hina

My Tsundere Life

Magic Knight Rayearth

Forgotten Realms: The Isekai Boom of the 90’s

Maison Ikkoku

The Mourning After

Miss Hokusai 
Missing Miss Hokusai

Ore Monogatari

Their Love Story
The Iron Lily

Overlord

Popular Isekai Light Novel Adaptations as Guys Who Lived in Your Freshman Dorm

Paradise Kiss

A Coming of Agency Tale
Modeling Agency
The Lost Girls

Persona 4

Reach Out to the Truth

Please Tell Me! Galko-chan

The Grossest Educational Anime You’ll Ever Watch
No Middle Sliders: Body Type in Anime

Princess Mononoke

Spirited Away by Princess Mononoke

Ranma 1/2

My Tsundere Life

Red River

Forgotten Realms: The Isekai Boom of the 90’s

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Utena and the Four Horsemen of the Patriarchy: Introduction
Utena and the Four Horsemen of the Patriarchy: Saionji and Violent Control Through Abuse
Utena and the Four Horsemen of the Patriarchy: Miki and the Virgin/Whore Complex
Utena and the Four Horsemen of the Patriarchy: Juri and Internalized Misogyny
Utena and the Four Horsemen of the Patriarchy: Touga and Gender Essentialism

Re: Zero

Popular Isekai Light Novel Adaptations as Guys Who Lived in Your Freshman Dorm

Shirobako

No Middle Sliders: Body Type in Anime

Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World
The What and Why of “Wa”

Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Kind of Boring Anime Series

Spirited Away

Spirited Away by Princess Mononoke

Sword Art Online

Popular Isekai Light Novel Adaptations as Guys Who Lived in Your Freshman Dorm

Tiger and Bunny

Rad and Bad Anime Dads

Twelve Kingdoms

Forgotten Realms: The Isekai Boom of the 90’s

The Vision of Escaflowne

Forgotten Realms: The Isekai Boom of the 90’s

The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

Who is the Woman Called Fujiko Mine? Part One and Two

Yuri!! On Ice

The Women of Yuri on Ice

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