Essays

Strong Female Characters: Feminism and the Ladies of Final Fantasy

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

Men, Women, and Tentacles in Japanese Animated Pornography

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Challenging Auteurship: Dōjinshi as Creative Fan Interpretation

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Short Essays

In Defense of Fujoshi: Bara, Yaoi, and Fantasies of Queer Sexuality

Writing “Strong” Female Characters

Maidens and Witches: Purity and Power in Magic Knight Rayearth

Rethinking Girliness: Sailor Moon and Femininity

Pokémon as Japanese Literature

Rape in Yaoi Narratives: Sexuality, Fantasy, and Subversion

Visual Essays

Anime Boobs: A Visual Essay on the Male Gaze

What Is Moe?: A Visual Essay on the Aesthetics of Erotic Fantasy

Academia

On Being Poor in Grad School

In Defense of Japanese Studies

Kazuo Ishiguro and the Problem of “Japaneseness”

Miscellany

Fandom Glossary

JManga

The Best of Tokyopop

Japanese Literature for the Kindle

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(The above art is by Cynthia Liu.)

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