Masks (1958) By Enchi Fumiko Masks is about the family drama centered around the Togano line. Mieko Togano is the mother of Akio and Harume. Akio was the former husband of … Continue Reading Behind the Mask: Thoughts on Masks
Last month, we talked about femininity. This month we are talking about masculinity.
This month’s topic is “Grotesque”: In honor of Halloween, we will explore what we find vile and ugly in pop culture. For this month’s topic, OWLS bloggers will be … Continue Reading OWLS: The Grotesque Nature of Beauty in Angela Carter’s “The Tiger’s Bride”
Secret Garden (2010-2011) Directed By: Shin Woo-chul & Kwon Hyuk-chan Right before I went to Yosemite with some friends, my sister and I completed Secret Garden. I watched it before while … Continue Reading Switching Bodies: Thoughts on Secret Garden
Cheonsaeng Yeonbun (천생연분, Soul Mates) (Manhwa, Webtoon 2012-2013) By: Ho Kyoung Yeo Cheonsaeng Yeonbun is a South Korean webtoon created by Ho Kyoung Yeo. Ji-woo plans on inheriting her grandfather’s company, but … Continue Reading More Than Looks: Thoughts on Cheonsaeng Yeonbun
Hatsukoi Lunch Box (初恋ランチボックス) (Manga 2009) By Nao Kodaka While reading Hatsukoi Lunch Box, I would get hungry because they made really yummy, savory dishes and desserts. At the end … Continue Reading Quick Reads: Hatsukoi Lunch Box (初恋ランチボックス)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Anime, 2009-2010) By: Hiromu Arakawa A couple of weeks ago, my sister and I completed another anime. This time we watched both anime series of Fullmetal Alchemist. … Continue Reading The Women of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Hana Ni Arashi (花にアラシ, Flower in a Storm) (Manga 2005-2008) By Shigeyoshi Takagi Hana Ni Arashi was one of those manga series where “I shouldn’t judge the book by its’ … Continue Reading Quick Reads: Thoughts on Hana Ni Arashi (花にアラシ)