I attended the How to be a Villain 101 Panel at J1-Con because the title alone grabbed my interest. I wanted to understand the underline of what it took to be a villain, step by step and its process. Being a villain is not easy, there are many things you must do to become a villain and I learned about this in the panel; like having a good name, henchman, entrance music, entering a room, a catchphrase, and finally grabbing the attention of your audience. Every villain is unique in their own way.
Have you ever been pushed to the edge and turn into someone your not? In the anime Mob Psycho 100 the main character Shigeo Kageyama at first is your average middle school student who they nicknamed him Mob but, he is in fact a very powerful Esper when pushed to the edge. Mob looks like any ordinary person but as his powers peek he becomes something else. Mob’s power over time have increased as he grew older and he is loosing more control.
My first pick for this Women in Media Challenge is Lucrezia Noin of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Noin was one of first characters in animation I felt I could relate too. She was young, intelligent and well-respected. And even though she was a girl she could run with the boys and in more cases than not outdue them. At the time this was somewhat rare, especially for a supporting cast member who we rarely see.
As Black History Month comes to an end we start to roll into March which is Women’s History Month we decided to do a challenge. Over the 31 days of March each day we will post a woman who has influenced us in some way or another, This woman will be from an Anime, Comic, TV Show, Movie, Personal Life and more. For the month of March, we will celebrate women in all their glory.
As an anime fan, you learn to speak the language. And recognizing inconsistencies and common tropes is all part of the journey. After being suggested by a friend, I decided to dive a bit deeper into my expertise and discuss tropes that I can’t stand.
Korean American Rapper Heesun Lee is an artist I’ve followed for a while now. She can rap! Her music has a positive message and puts on a dope performance. Her energy level when on stage is truly something to be seen. I also love the fact that she puts on for the culture. Recently, the New York Native uploaded a spoken word piece titled: Female Rappers Rock. Before you read any further, Stop and check out the video.
I have two cats and I thought learning about Japanese folklore would be interesting, so I went the Supernatural Cats of Japan panel at Anime Next. In Japan, there are many different urban legends about cats and yokai. And many of these stories derive from events and have been passed down for generations.