Relationships in “Sailor Moon”

Romance, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Romance, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

In today’s podcast, I talk about “Sailor Moon.” There were a number of spoilers mentioned from the manga and from the obscurest of the movies, just so’s ya know.

True love?

True love?

Just a normal family...

Just a normal family…

This episode is an in-depth analysis of “Sailor Moon” characters and their relationships.

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Love is represented in lots of different ways…
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…by lots of different personalities.

Rei knows what she wants and goes for it...

Rei knows what she wants and goes for it…

...wherever that may lead her.

…wherever that may lead her.

Studious Amy never gave up her love of learning...

Studious Amy never gave up her love of learning…

...which led her to true love and a bright future.

…which led her to true love and a bright future.

This domestic goddess knows how to kick butt.

This domestic goddess knows how to kick butt.

*Rainy Day Man, on your shoulder I cried...*

*Rainy Day Man, on your shoulder I cried…*

Love yourself for who you are!  Sailor V says!

Love yourself for who you are! Sailor V says!

I consider “Sailor Moon” to be a truly well-written romance series because it deals with everything love CAN be, not just what fairy tales and popular belief says it SHOULD be.

OMG! Isn’t Valentine’s Day, like, so totally romantic?!
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Vampire Anime

This podcast has returned from the dead!

Sorry about the unannounced hiatus, folks. My computer was broken for a while. Fortunately, it’s back in time for Halloween, so welcome to the Halloween episode of “Anime, Brains, and Culture.” This week, it’s all about vampires!

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Tsukuyoumi / Moon Phase


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Girl Power and the Stories We Don’t Tell

If you’ve watched coming of age movies or teen comedies, you might have noticed how they claim to be relevant to “every teenager’s life.” Maybe, though, you had a life that involved actual goals, hobbies, and personal beliefs, in which case those movies were more like a parody of people around you who were drunk out of their minds and trying too hard.

Today’s podcast is for you. Maybe. I can’t claim to speak for everyone, but I can definitely call BS on the one-size-fits-all model of growing up. What western media calls “growing up” is an insult, really. Not to mention, it’s completely focused on the guy’s perspective and ignores girls. There are, however, genres within anime that pick up the slack.



Just in case we need some clarification:

This is growing up.

This is growing up.

This is not.

This is not.

This is independence.

This is independence.

This is not.

This is not.

This is girl power.

This is girl power.

This is not.

This is not.

Capiche?