Spot the purple: Change in Land of the Lustrous

I’ve talked about the use of purple for scenes and character design before, focusing mostly on My Hero Academia. In case you haven’t read that post, I’ll briefly summarize it for you. On characters, purple can express femininity, mystery or refinery depending on the tone. On scenes, it can foreshadow a drastic change, or death. However, this are only a few of the possible interpretations of the color.

Now, this season is definitely keeping me busy with its ridiculous number of interesting shows, but Land of the Lustrous is consistently one of my biggest enjoyments each week. With the predicaments of its immortal, genderless gems and the moon people after them, Land of the Lustrous has created a world that’s as interesting as it is breathtaking. And after this week’s episode “First Battle” here I am, talking about purple again.

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My Fave is Problematic: Ranma 1/2 [AniFem]

When I read Ranma ½ during my first year of high school, I fell in love with Rumiko Takahashi’s signature expressive art. I loved her colorful cast just as much, always getting caught up in over-the-top situations. Like many people, I remember it fondly. Yet the older I get, the harder it is to ignore some of the most problematic aspects of the series, especially how it deals with femininity.

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Otaku Round-Up: Premieres, gems and junkies

Ever since I started Otaku, she wrote, I’ve tried to keep up with my Weekly Links section with little success. In fact, I’ve only done six in half a year, so I guess it’s time to assume that this isn’t going to work for me.

Six months ago, I had a very vague idea of what I wanted to accomplish with this blog (besides sharing my thoughts). In some ways, I feel like I’m still figuring that out. If there is anyone out there who has been here since the beginning (bless you), you might have notice quite a few changes, from the design, the ways I edit my images to well, the sections of this blog. I even started a channel on something of a whim.

Hopefully, I’ll soon have all my goals for Otaku, she wrote figured out. For now, let’s give this another shot, this time with a monthly roundup.

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