Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill is a high estrogen thrill ride with plot twists, raunchy humor, and a feminist agenda. The title, which sounds a little odd in English, is the phonetic pronunciation of the Japanese title, which was the only way to preserve the clever pun: “kiru” when spoken can mean one of three things, either “to cut,” “to wear,” or “to kill.” A literal translation … Continue reading Kill la Kill

Mahou Shoujo

Adams, Natalie, Alison Schmitke, and Amy Franklin. “Tomboys, Dykes, and Girly Girls: Interrogating the Subjectivities of Adolescent Female Athletes.” In Women’s Studies Quarterly 33, no. 1/2 (2005): 17-34. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40005499. Allison, Anne. “Cyborg Violence: Bursting Borders and Bodies with Queer Machines.” In Cultural Anthropology 16, no. 2 (2001): 237-65. http://www.jstor.org/stable/656538. – “The Japan Fad in Global Youth Culture and Millennial Capitalism.” In Mechademia 1, no. 1 … Continue reading Mahou Shoujo

Sadistic Beauty

By Woo Yunhee To be frank, this is a femdom BDSM porn comic. With plot and interesting characters. The romantic relationships that slowly build up around the beautiful, accidentally seductive, Noona all have their own unique chemistry… and BDSM theme. If you can’t choose between wanting to read about a cute, blossoming relationship between a submissive boy and an older woman where everything is safe, … Continue reading Sadistic Beauty

The Ring Companion

Meikle, Denis. The Ring Companion. Titan Books, 2005. For my resources on Ring and The Ring: click here, or here for my Ring novel review. While this a definitive resource on the facts surrounding the various Ring films – of which many are included and examined in this book – the author’s tone is remarkably pretentious. He introduces his research by stating that his book … Continue reading The Ring Companion

Magic, Witchcraft, and Paganism in America

Melton, J. Gordon. Magic, Witchcraft, and Paganism in America: a Bibliography. Vol. 1. Garland Publishing, INC: New York, 1982. This 212 page book is an incredibly concise and thorough resource for its title subjects. Having been published in 1982, its more than a little outdated, but if general┬áhistorical eras or certain dates are what’s needed, this book delivers. It covers an eclectic selection ranging from … Continue reading Magic, Witchcraft, and Paganism in America

Revolutionary Girl Utena

By Chiho Saito There is something both epically heroic and tragically Shakespearian about this series. A valorous knight fighting to save a trapped princess is a tale as old as time, and modernizations of such a familiar plot are abundant, especially as romances. Utena is one such series. It features a helpless princess trapped in poor circumstances and kept under guard by a band of … Continue reading Revolutionary Girl Utena

Wizard of Oz

Fenton, Zanita E. “No Witch Is A Bad Witch: A Commentary On The Erasure Of Matilda Joslyn Gage.” Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 20.1 (2010): 21-38. Academic Search Complete. Web. 5 Oct. 2016. Gage, Matilda Joslyn. Woman, Church and State 1893 Original Edition. Watertowne MA: Persephone Press, 1980. Web. Hearn, Michael Patrick. The Annotated Wizard of Oz: the Wonderful Wizard of Oz / by L. … Continue reading Wizard of Oz