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.

Otaku, she wrote Round-Up

What My Hero Academia ignores with the absence of female mentors: I love this show, but it’s frustrating when it fails to do right by its female characters.

Everything else

As a Halloween special, I wrote about 5 Fearsome Women in Japanese Horror Tales for YattaTachi.

Outside Otaku, She Wrote

October brought the start of a new, strong anime season –I’m following around ten shows and I’m still not watching everything I want to. It’s crazy.

Related to that, Anime Feminist’s premiere digest and their roundtable it’s essential to me at this point.

Land of the Lustrous is something special: certainlyawitch explains why this show is something else.

This was the land’s end: The Butterfly Effect, Making History, and Purpose in Land of the Lustrous: nanairocosmos writes about what makes this world so strikingly beautiful and desolating.

Five Reasons Why I’m Excited for “Recovery of an MMO Junkie”: I’ve never felt, in my life, so called out by a show. I love it.

‘My Girlfriend is Shobitch’ and what we teach teen girls about sex: I’m not following this particular show, but after Lauren’s article, I might check it out.

Sazae-san and the Grandmother of Manga: The importance of Astro Boy’s creator, Osamu Tezuka it’s undeniable. But how come we rarely heard of a similarly influential voice, Machiko Hasegawa? Anne Lee goes over the story of our Grandmother of Manga.

The Real-Life Importance of Happy Endings for Queer Characters: I fist pumped while reading this article. I also felt my eyes water a little, because it reminded me of one dear pairing of mine where sadly, one of them doesn’t make it by the end (I have just re-read that volume before that article, okay?). Just let us live, stories. Let us live.

Anxiety, Wish Fulfilment and the Unauthentic: TheSubtleDoctor analyzes the portrayal of disability and social anxiety by contrasting two stories. Here, he highlights the superficial, harmful ways some stories can deal with those issues.

The Gay Architects of Rock: When homophobia was choking them, some gay managers found release in architecting the images of some of the most successful rock stars.

Hire More Women, Write Better Characters: Why We Care About Women In The X Files Writers Room: In order to have more compelling female characters that are respected by their stories, who else is better suited to write about them?

Lead image via Recovery of an MMO Junkie

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