Reader’s Corner: Springtime Window, Boys Run the Riot, and A Sign of Affection

A Sign of Affection, Vol. 2 Volume one of A Sign of Affection was a manga I had on pre-order a full year before it released, and I instantly hit the preorder button whenever a new volume becomes available. No surprise then that I stopped everything to read volume two when it arrived, and it… Read More Reader’s Corner: Springtime Window, Boys Run the Riot, and A Sign of Affection

Reader’s Corner: Sword Art Online, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, and A Sign of Affection

I’ll Never Set Foot in That House Again! Vol. 2 While I really liked the first volume of this series, the second definitely falls off a bit. Part of this is simply because, now that the storyline of Chelsea mentally overcoming her abusive upbringing and getting justice against her abusers has concluded, the narrative has… Read More Reader’s Corner: Sword Art Online, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, and A Sign of Affection

Making Assumptions: Violet Evergarden, Disability, and Imperfection

Our final thematic post this Holy Week was written by Twwk and originally posted two years ago this past Thursday in the now-discontinued Area of Effect magazine. It is reprinted today by permission. Leon, a student at Shaher Observatory, is an absolute brat in the anime Violet Evergarden. Despite his good looks and high IQ,… Read More Making Assumptions: Violet Evergarden, Disability, and Imperfection

Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her

Jeskai Angel continues our Holy Week series on anime and disability by examining a condition that might quality as the latter, but which as he mentions, can certainly be significantly disabling. Shame is an extremely common result of being abused, and it can happen with any kind of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, etc. Shame isn’t… Read More Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her

In/Spectre, Violet Evergarden, and Invisible Disability

We continue our Holy Week series on anime and disability with an article about two recent popular shows featuring characters with disabilities—Violet Evergarden and In/Spectre. If there’s one series in recent years that expertly pulls at the heartstrings, it’s Violet Evergarden. But as stirring as the show is and despite how beloved it’s become, Violet… Read More In/Spectre, Violet Evergarden, and Invisible Disability