Otona Joshi no Anime Time & the state of women in Japan

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I am a 24 years old woman and, as the years pass by, I find more and more myself wanting grown-up protagonists with whom I can relate easier. Josei, a demographic targeted at women is relatively small, especially when we talk about anime. So it’s always more than welcome when a series appears in my radar.

With this title I was a bit hesitant, since I watched its very first episode, Kawame o Suberu Kaze, 2 years ago, but the anti-urban sentiment in it annoyed me. Now it was clearly stated though that these new stories would be based on awarded novels written by women, and the artwork was very appealing, too. Thus, I had to give it at least a chance. Three episodes all in all. Unfortunately, I got spades of housewifery stuff instead of work related troubles and successes.  Continue reading

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Artistic worries and other stories

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Being an artist is not all that easy…


*The following post is full of artistic rant and nudity. You have been warned.*

I have been a fan of visual art, especially comics and illustration, for most of my life. Thankfully, this love led me to becoming a (book) designer and so for the past few years I can do what I have fun doing. That being said, I am now in the stage of my life where all that is changing.

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