It’s worth remembering that as different as Simoun’s world is, it’s still colored by the ideas of the society in which it was produced.
Sanrio showed its horrifying dark side in this children’s film.
*Content warning for a graphic depiction of violence*
Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor questioned economic structures at an unmatchable level.
He’s not so bad!
Representation can be meaningless and downright harmful to marginalized people when not executed with care and consideration.
From Ukiy-o paintings to your phone and tablet screens, Tamamo’s reign over the Japanese cultural imagination is still as strong as ever.
*Content warning for a graphic depiction of sexual violence*