Doki Doki News: Bye Bye Beastars, a Winter Launch for Attack on Titan, and a Sword Art Online Progressive Anime

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 20th through 26th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you planning to purchase the PS5 this… Read More Doki Doki News: Bye Bye Beastars, a Winter Launch for Attack on Titan, and a Sword Art Online Progressive Anime

Ghibli Month Comes to a Close with the Ghibli Tournament Winner!

At the beginning of the month, we started with all 21 movies in Ghibli’s canon and added would-be canon film, Nausicaa, to the mix in our tournament to decide the best Ghibli film. It was a tortuous tournament for Ghibli lovers—how can you decide between Spirited Away and Howl’s? Between Grave of the Fireflies and… Read More Ghibli Month Comes to a Close with the Ghibli Tournament Winner!

As the Spirit Moves You: How Studio Ghibli Films Leave Room for A Range of Religious Interpretations

Today’s guest post is by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, a PhD student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara whose research focuses on the globalization of Shinto through popular and digital media and the growth of online Shinto communities. Since childhood, my life has been suffused with… Read More As the Spirit Moves You: How Studio Ghibli Films Leave Room for A Range of Religious Interpretations