Great Moments in Winter 2015 Anime

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The Winter 2015 anime season is wrapping up, and once again, I am taking the time to share some of my favorite moments from this season. The theme this time is Colorful, thanks to this season’s Saekano.

You can find all of the titles shown here on Crunchyroll’s website. These are some of my favorite moments, but not necessarily the greatest moments of the season! Also check out some of the Funny Moments in Winter 2015 Anime.

As always, there will be SPOILERS!

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Funny Moments in Winter 2015 Anime

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The Winter 2015 anime season is wrapping up, and once again, I am taking the time to share some of my favorite moments from this season. The theme this time is Colorful, thanks to this season’s Saekano.

You can find all of the titles shown here on Crunchyroll’s website. These are some of my favorite funny moments, but not necessarily the funniest moments of the season! Also check out the Great Moments in Winter 2015 Anime.

As always, there will be SPOILERS!

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Anime Review: Wandering Son

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For my final segment under the Girl’s perspective theme, I have decided to take a spin on it with the “boy’s perspective.” But I promise you, this is still very relevant to the theme I’ve been talking about for Women’s History Month. I don’t say this very often in my reviews, but this is one of my favorite manga/anime series of all time. I love the series’ art and story, I have grown to respect many of the key contributors to the making of this anime, and believe it or not, I was compelled to name Prof. Shuichi Ginkgo from my fan fiction after the main character of this series.

Fair warning: many of the works created by Takako Shimura are under a very heavy influence of queer theory, and this one is no exception. So if you fundamentally refuse to accept those from the LGBTQ community, please STOP READING IMMEDIATELY!

Also, there will be plot spoilers.

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Anime Review: Blue Spring Ride

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This is my third review under this month’s section on the Girl’s Perspective in anime. And to commemorate the vernal equinox, I intentionally decided to review this show (but also because I’ve been putting off a review of this series for far too long)! This shoujo anime is adapted from the manga by the same title, which first serialized in Bessatsu Margaret, and is written and drawn by Io Sakisaka.

One goal of empowering girls and women is to encourage them to act in activity, as opposed to passivity (to borrow a few words from Simone de Beauvoir). Girls tend to be much more active than passive, in that they can still dream and feel like they can do anything so long as they work at it. But in several feminist critiques I have read, women soon learn of their social destinies, and many have come to accept a role that holds them down to certain expectations that are not self-imposed, but imposed by others. But as we come to know this series, our Yoshioka Futaba refrains from acting in passivity, actively pursuing her goals and making her own decisions!

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Anime Review: Wolf Girl and Black Prince

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One thing that girls concern themselves with more than boys usually would is their appearance. Sure, there are plenty of guys who also take into consideration how they look, but not to the extent that the overwhelming majority of girls do! This is not necessarily a bad thing. Despite our desire to be whoever we want to be or to do whatever we want to do, other people will always judge us based on our appearance.

That being said, this anime comes to us from the girl’s perspective through the eyes of manga artist and writer, Ayuko Hatta. And when our protagonist Erika Shinohara identifies herself and her relationship with others, image is EXTREMELY important!

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Erika’s a good wolf girl! Wait… what?

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