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The Animation Art of Sailor Moon – Ikuko Itoh: Tuxedo Mirage

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Setting The Record Straight: Are The Guardian Senshi To Be Forever Alone?

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT EPISODE VII ARE THE GUARDIAN SENSHI TO BE FOREVER ALONE? One of the major complaints about the Sailor Moon franchise is that it seems that Usagi, Chibiusa, and Haruka & Michiru are the only Senshi who … Continue reading

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Setting The Record Straight: Haruka’s Gender & The Prince Uranus “Scandal”

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT EPISODE V HARUKA’S GENDER & THE PRINCE URANUS “SCANDAL” Update: I have done my best to do some rewrites to this article to make it more inclusive. It’s tricky since it requires juggling a mid-90s understanding … Continue reading

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Setting the Record Straight: Homosexuality In The Series

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT EPISODE III HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE SERIES (Feel free to laugh at the “Straight” thing there) Sailor Moon is famous for having a comparatively large cast of gay, bi and lesbian characters, and, depending on interpretation, trans* … Continue reading

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From The Archives: Miyazaki Month – Howl’s Moving Castle

Published May 17, 2013 The next film featured in my “Miyazaki Month” retrospective is Howl’s Moving Castle. It was the successor to Spirited Away, which was supposed to be Miyazaki’s Swan Song, but then again so was Princess Mononoke. Dude’s … Continue reading

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From The Archives: The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published January 3, 2013  Spoiler warning. People have been asking me for a long time to cover this series, and it’s easy to tell why. A genre-blending young adult animated series, it is by far one of the most inclusive … Continue reading

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From The Archives: The Reception Of Corpse Bride

Published September 13, 2012 Corpse Bride is that odd film that is both original and derivative at the same time. Based on a Yiddish folk tale, it is a stop-motion animated film directed by bizarre auteur Tim Burton, and featuring … Continue reading

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From The Archives: The Feminism of Sailor Moon

Published July 11, 2012 This has been a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. I’m an absolutely die-hard fan of Sailor Moon, and part of that is because it served as my childhood introduction to feminism. … Continue reading

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