Kathleen Townsend

Royalty and Revolutionaries: Revolutionary Girl Utena, Explained

By Kathleen Townsend Revolutionary Girl Utena is a series that draws on many things—from surrealism to post-war avant-garde to ancient Greek plays—and while some themes are pretty up-front, most people have a reaction more along the lines of: "That was...

5 Virtual Worlds We’d Have a Tough Time In

By Kathleen Townsend From virtual reality video games to the cognitive worlds of murderers, digital worlds are a staple in fantasy and mystery anime. Some virtual worlds bring fantasy to life, while others are just a thin veil over the...

The Folklore of Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Explained

By Kathleen Townsend Toilet-bound Hanako-kun is an anime filled with beautiful imagery, an adorable protagonist, and is absolutely chock-full of Japanese folklore and urban legends. Many of the characters, settings and events are based on or directly reference stories from...

Five Wholesome Sibling Relationships in Anime

By Kathleen Townsend Anime is filled with siblings at odds, just look at series like Code Geass or Fire Force. And while we love a good rivalry, anime is also filled with amazing and positive sibling relationships. Whether they’re close...

Growing Up Through Renton in Eureka Seven

By Kathleen Townsend The complicated and confusing time between childhood and adulthood is often fast-forwarded in anime. Part of this is due to format — a three-episode arc or an hour-and-a-half movie doesn’t always give creators the time to depict the nuances...

About Me

Kathleen writes about anime and edits light novels. When she’s not bingeing the latest shounen or isekai, she can be found shouting about books, podcasts, and other awesome nerd stuff on her blog.
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RUMBLE GARANNDOLL English Dub Announced, Cast and Crew Revealed

A new dimension has revealed itself! We're excited to announce that the RUMBLE GARANNDOLL English dub is officially on its...