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The Seasons Die Out, One After Another by amazarashi (Review)

(Originally published on lostinareverieblog.wordpress.com on June 4, 2017).

Even though it says review in the title, I’m no music critic and especially not one of Japanese music though that would be quite awesome. I thought I would start writing about some music that I really love or that strike a chord within me. This is one of them.

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Manga First Impressions: JJBA Steel Ball Run Vol. 1-10

Hey, I’m finally typing up a post about Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and it’s about the 7th part in the series. A bit odd understandably, but this part is the freshest in my mind since right now I’m in the middle of reading it and felt the urge to write up something about Jojo as a fresh fan of the series. I have also really enjoyed reading and watching the series greatly so of course I wanted to share.

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Posted in Opinions, Otome Games, Reviews

[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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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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