Video games, graphic novels and comic books and manga, and fantasy literature continue to share the same criticism from those who are neither fans nor creators: they are for children and/or they have no place in a classroom or in an academic setting. The fact that such notions continue to be made is a disconcerting… Continue reading Adult Fantasy: Is There Such a Thing?
War Girls #1: War Girls By: Tochi Onyebuchi Published: October 15, 2019 Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian Fiction/Historical Fiction/Young Adult Their resources. The blue minerals buried beneath Onyii’s feet and, farther out, beneath the ocean floor. This is what the Nigerians are killing Biafrans for. Not a morning passes that Onyii doesn’t think about setting charges to those things… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “War Girls”
Battle Royale: The Novel By: Koushun Takami Translated by: Yuji Oniki Published: April 1999 (Japan); February 26, 2003 (in English) Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian/Horror PLEASE NOTE: The following contains spoilers from this novel. You have been warned. Shuya took a moment to think before he received his black day pack, and he did the… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: Battle Royale: The Novel
I remember the first imported Japanese cartoon, or anime, I saw and which forever became one of my favorite genres of television. I had just started middle school and there were times I woke up before my alarm clock went off. With an extra half hour to kill, I… Continue reading Factions in Popular Culture that Made a Difference: Anime: Sailor Moon