Tag Archives: Manga

September 02

Anime Attack: Sukitte Ii Na Yo

By: Meg Humphrey If you’re home sick from work on a Monday and/or are in the mood to have some feelings about a silly romance anime, Sukitte Ii na yo, or Say “I Love You” is the perfect medicine. The show is only 13 episodes long so if you’re dedicated, have nothing to do, or […]

August 24

Meg-chan in Wonderland: Why I Revert to a Weeboo When Distressed

By: Meg Humphrey It’s fair to say that most things I do involve fantasy and escapism. The bulk of what I read is fiction, I cosplay, I’m entrenched in the online Star Wars community, and I daydream often. All of these things add some adventure and excitement to my life, but what do I do […]

August 21

5 Fandom Friday: Crossovers I Needed Yesterday

By: Meg Humphrey Like all fangirls growing up, I have often thought of what would happen if so-and-so ended up in this-and-that show and what drama would ensue. Growing older, my crossover ideas have gotten a little less romantic, but no less obsessive! Here are my favorite from past and present. Alien vs. Predator vs. […]

January 12

Shoujo Manga Maniacs: Gakuen Babysitters

By: Meg Humphrey I lost it over this manga. Absolutely lost it. The plot is pretty simple, newly orphaned Ryuuichi (15) and Kotarou (~2) are invited by the chairman of a private school to stay. In exchange for room, board, and education, Ryuuichi must spend all of his free time as a member of the […]

September 12

Cross-Dressing in Anime and Manga

By: Leah Zoller and Kathryn Hemmann [A version of this series was originally given as the panel “Cross-Dressing for Fun and Profit” at Sakura-Con in Seattle on April 19, 2014, and was also published on the blog Contemporary Japanese Literature.] This past April, the ever-amazing Leah of The Lobster Dance and I gave a panel on […]

August 01

Shoujo Manga Maniacs: Sugars

By: Meg Humphrey   I stumbled upon Sugars one night while I was half-heartedly reading through a couple other manga. Sugars, by Yamamori Mika, are compilations of one shots. Each chapter is a different story revolving around a different way to love. It’s also very interesting that although each story focuses on different characters, there […]

July 14

Shoujo Manga Maniacs: Strobe Edge

By: Meg Humphrey The manga Strobe Edge by Sakisaka Io was a really refreshing take on the often told story of first loves. Ninako is a high school girl that has never experienced love before. Her friends tell her that her childhood friendship with the boy, Daiki (who is, in fact, in love with Ninako) […]