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Making sense of my pregnancy through anime

It’s not just strangers, family or friends who see me differently now; every aspect of my life and view of myself has been altered by the fact that I’m a mother. During pregnancy, I’d wonder about the magnificent and cruel world around me, and how I’d teach my daughter its better lessons as a guard against the negative. I’d rehearse whole conversations with my daughter … Continue reading Making sense of my pregnancy through anime

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Guardian, neighbour, trickster: aspects of the anime faery

Wee folk, fair folk, good folk. Faeries travel under many guises and by many names, the mischievous gatekeepers of nature’s small and secret realms of nature. But in all their forms they are irresistible, and humanity’s unified wondering about these oft-invisible beings is no less present in anime. In the latest instalment of our series on supernatural creatures (after witches and vampires), let’s follow the … Continue reading Guardian, neighbour, trickster: aspects of the anime faery

The sweet and the sulky: top five shy guys in anime

In our last list, we saved the spaces for the reserved girls, so this time I wanted to celebrate our fave kuudere and dandere guys. They may come across churlish, aloof or outright furious, but we know all they need is a little time and care, and they will show you their loving and sweetly courageous hearts. However, you may need to search for the … Continue reading The sweet and the sulky: top five shy guys in anime