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[A Noob Review] Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

Hello fellow otome lovers, I have come with my first ever “review” on an otome game and I hope you stick around for more. As suggested by the title, I am going to be discussing the popular otome game franchise: Hakuoki. In this post, I will only be covering the remastered Steam edition of Kyoto Winds. I have little knowledge of the original games and never played them, so apologies if I appear quite ignorant here and there on the finer details of the series (and boy, what a series it is!)

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Posted in Academic, Opinions, Otome Games

Queering History and Japanese Masculinity through Otome Games: Hakuoki

Note: This is another piece I wrote during my grad studies and thus has a more formal tone to it. This short piece is a brief exploration of women creating their own alternative histories and pleasure seeking through the popular otome game, Hakuoki.

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Becoming a Villainess in a Man’s World

Note: This piece was originally written in one of my graduate courses last month as a short little final project. I thought it was a good fit for the blog so I decided to publish it here since the subject of otome games, manga, and anime are venues I hope to study and research more in the future. Plus, it’s just fun! I won’t lie when I say I have indulged in this genre for about the last year or so, so it was a given to explore this more from an academic angle. I hope this short little article gives food for thought and I hope to publish more about it in the future.

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Anime Thoughts: Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (Spoiler-Free)

I’ve finally returned with another anime “review” post. All I write on this blog is weekly J-pop “reviews” and I’ve been failing to do that properly. Oh well, this blog is for my fun and entertainment only really. If I get people stumbling onto this mess than that’s great, I guess.

But hey you, you’re here now so why not sit down with a nice cuppa and read on to see if this anime is right for you?

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8 May Weekly J-pop “Review” but my crippling sadness took over

And that is why I’m ridiculously late in publishing this but I always say mental health first when it comes to blogging, making videos, or any sort of content creation. Plus, why would I want to write when I’m a blubbering depressive mess? No one really enjoys reading that sort of stuff. Anyways, I hope that you still find this week’s lineup of songs to be enjoyable.

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3rd of May Weekly J-pop “Review” but I presented at a Conference so late post

Hey all, I had a busy, stressful and anxiety filled weekend so this post was pushed back to late Monday (even though I finished it on Saturday). I presented a video essay on the most famous K-pop group to date, BTS, at an online conference and was surprised I wasn’t chewed out because it was a rather critical piece. Anyways, back to the list. It’s a rather long one this week but with some good choice selections. Enjoy~

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24.04 Weekly J-pop “Review” but I suck at Instagramming

Hello. Usually I post these weekly reviews on Instagram but I have been failing to do that lately. It’s kinda fun to make the post but at the same time it’s like I can’t be bothered to post on Instagram. How do people social media? It’s hard and tiring.

Anyway, here’s this week’s selection. Let’s go~

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