First of all, thanks to all the people who participated on my survey! I’m really thankful. It’s still open by the way, especially if you feel like suggesting some topics.
I’ll be releasing my first video soon. It will be an updated version of one of the first articles of this blog about Lady Eboshi, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke (which I now find lacking). Look forward to it!
Some sources I’m using in my work
One interesting link to check out is on shirabyoushi. Their appearance have lead some people to link Lady Eboshi to them, often believing they were prostitutes. I’m unsure why people think that (although I have some theories), but they actually were female entertainers that performed traditional Japanese dances, always in men’s clothes. Some were concubines, but that was not their intended purpose as shirabyoushi.
“Ecofeminism” isn’t a word I heard often, but this a long article examining Lady Eboshi through that perspective. I don’t entirely agree with it, mind you, but I can’t deny it’s a very interesting take.
Around the web
- Crunchyroll added Michiko & Hatchin to their catalogue yesterday (heck yes!). This series was the debut of director Sayo Yamamoto in 2008. If you loved Yuri on Ice, you absolutely have to watch this. Unfortunately, it’s not available everywhere (yet, I hope). But if you already use VPN or DNS to change your location (or for general protection of your privacy), this won’t be a problem for you.
- Angels in America and Log Cabin Republicans: How Dream Daddy’s Joseph Reflects Gay Conservatism. Vrai examines how representation means variety, and how Joseph resemblance to real life figures can be scarier that his “cult ending”.
- Failed Tanuki and Half-Baked Tengu: Identity and Community in “The Eccentric Family”. The first part of a series of essays by Dee. If you haven’t seen this series yet, you’re missing out. Both seasons are available on Crunchyroll.
- This week’s Bookscan chart is a wake-up call for the comics industry. Heidi MacDonald finds that the top five of the charts features women and minorities.
- The YOI PR confirmed that Victor and Yuuri are indeed in a romantic relationship, which lead to a heated debate over twitter. Anime Feminist then opened a talk about Creator confirmation of fan interpretations. Personally, I found the YOI PR gesture really nice. But they didn’t tell us anything new, as I believe the show already did all the talking.