These comics and graphic novels make women’s friendships the focus.
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A couple of US colleges are trying to be better, new horror movies you can watch, scary books to read, consent, the Golden Girls as Sailor Moon, more street harassment than you can shake a stick at, LGBT youth of color, Twin Peaks, and a picture of my Halloween wreath.
Do you like pumpkin spice, or does it repel you?
The East Coast’s largest anime convention came with a premiere of and more info on the new, faithful Sailor Moon dub, and a chance to chat with the voice actors for Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask.
Along with the new Sailor Moon anime coming in July, the original series is back unedited with a new, faithful and queer-friendly English dub coming later this year. Here’s your guide to this trip down nostalgia lane.
Anime gets frequently stereotyped as full of empty “fanservice” girls, with cardboard personalities and unrealistic body proportions. But in spite of them I’ve found plenty of great female characters in anime who I can relate to…and lust after.
While the first Sailor Moon anime’s English dub was infamous for removing its lesbian couple, the 20th-anniversary reboot plans to keep the queer characters the way they were intended.
Maybe it’s the influence of Sailor Moon that is part of what made me a feminist, someone who didn’t think that being a girl was a weakness but was, in fact, a special kind of power.
How is sexism perpetuated in anime and manga? What is the role of women in geek culture? Just some of the interesting topics covered by my visit to the East Coast’s largest anime convention.