Annalyn’s Corner: Girls, Tanks, and Gender Stereotypes

I avoided Girls Und Panzer for a long time, because “panzer” sounds a lot like “pansu,” which, well… I’m sorry, more innocent fans, but I won’t explain further. Thankfully, my first reaction to the title was completely off base: “und Panzer” isn’t a Japanese (or even Engrish) phrase, and it has to do with tanks, not… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Girls, Tanks, and Gender Stereotypes

Annalyn’s Corner: Rakugo Shinjuu’s Traditionalists and Rogues

The ninth episode of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is marked by conflict that leads to separation. It’s also marked by beautiful animation, but I decided to focus on the conflict instead. [Spoilers ahead. If you haven’t watched the latest episode yet, I recommend you do, even though the big events in this episode were rather predictable.… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Rakugo Shinjuu’s Traditionalists and Rogues

Examining Old School Anime: The Inequality of the Sexes

Watching Lupin III and reading perhaps too much of Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, a philosopher who would have agreed with Charles V Britannia’s points on inequality, inspired this article.  The word inequality strikes many people’s ears like the word injustice, but this is hardly the only way to think about inequality: it is only the unequal… Read More Examining Old School Anime: The Inequality of the Sexes