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If you're an LGBT kid that grew up with anime, you probably found a show or two Sumika is a high school girl who is in love with her best friend Ushio, but . Their relationship was not explicit, but it generated a ton of hate among . Rant on Twitter Follow Screen Rant on Youtube Screen Rant RSS Feed. Okay, so I don't know if anyone else cares but I'm mad and I just need to vent somewhere. Citrus has done something right by doing several. These frustrating shoujo relationships leave you wondering if it's really that hard to find love in the world. We kind of love these shoujo relationships (but hate.
There are scenes showing the harassment Yoshino faces in school, his struggles with puberty that parallel his attempts to transition, and there's even a refreshingly accurate scene where he purchases an actual safe chest binder, rather that wrapping dangerous ace bandages around himself something that media portrayals of trans men often do.
Most of the series is focused on Yoshino, but his friend Shuichi identifies as a trans girl through most of the series.
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Both of them express that they struggle with body dysphoria. Overall, the series accurately portrayed the strangeness that is puberty and how that strangeness can become very dark for trans kids. In Noir, we follow the two young assassins as they go on a journey to find out about their mysterious past and lost memories. They know that they are somewhat related to each other, but eventually find out that a secret organization created them both and used to control them for terrorist purposes.
One could argue that the fantastic character development for each character and subsequent unbreakable friendship that they form is nothing more than a passionate platonic relationship. However, there were plenty of scenes that seemed to transcend platonic friendships. These two badass ladies made this list because their relationship was one of the healthiest around.
Despite being ultra-deadly assassins, they both leaned on each other and protected each other on their missions and had an unbreakable trust between them.
She begins to question her life and where's she's headed, and ends up encountering a group of fashion students who have created their own clothing label called "Paradise Kiss".
He's pretty encouraging to Yukari as she tries to figure out her identity as an adult. It is also worth noting that ParaKiss's mother figure in the group of fashion designers is the elegant Isabella Yamamoto, a transgender woman that's as classy as she is inspiring. But what relationship doesn't have its moments? Ryouma is under the belief that the dress-clad Izumi is a girl and falls immediately, obsessively in love. He attempts to reconnect with his "dream girl" for nearly ten years and finds his "girl" on the set of the commercial's sequel.
TV Anime Presented by The amount of detail and attention that animators give to anime food can sometimes turn the lousiest nitpicker into an anime foodie.
In almost every anime series or movie, we see the main character or yandere chowing down on a bowl of ramen or taking a bite out of a rice ball. With so many foods to choose from, what should an anime fan or non-fan try first? But, he continually breaks this rule.
Katsudon is a heavenly mix of deep-fried pork cutlet, eggs, and rice. So, if you are ever in Japan, you can go to a shopping center and find food stands selling these delicious treats. Onigiri Better known as a rice ball, onigiri is a quick snack made out of Japanese rice and often wrapped in seaweed. There are many ways to prepare the perfect onigiri — some opt to fill it with umeboshi pickled plumsfish, jelly, or meat. This easy snack can be found in almost every anime series.
Ramen Ramen is one of those foods that has taken on a life of its own. Ramen was not only seen as food, but also a symbol of friendship, family, and happiness. When ACCA first popped up on my social media feeds, the portrayal of fruit, enormous and appetizing, caught my eye, and food-focused anime is one of my favorite genres. I struggled through that first episode, not because the plot was boring it wasn't or because the characters were bland they were actually quite charming.
My shallow hang-up was with uniforms. Each government worker was clad in a black outfit: This detail, seemingly superfluous, yanked me right out of my suspension of disbelief and my enjoyment of the anime. The setting is clearly not WWII-era Germany, the characters aren't portrayed as evil, and yet the imagery turned my stomach.
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It dawned on me that I wouldn't feel comfortable seeing people cosplay as these characters, and I deleted the series from my watchlist. Was my reaction petty?
Should I have just powered through the series even if the uniforms offended me? Other anime fans were able to watch this without getting upset, so why couldn't I?
What is up with anime and fascism anyway? One of the most popular anime series in recent years, Attack on Titan, takes place within a walled city whose citizens are dominated by a militaristic government. The main character, Eren Jaeger, joins the elite army corps tasked with the destruction of gigantic, ravenous, human-like creatures called Titans. The government controls every aspect of life within the city and spreads propaganda praising the military.
Eren, seeking vengeance for losing his mother to the Titans, completely buys into the corps' "kill 'em all" rhetoric. Attack on Titan takes place in a fascist state. Fullmetal Alchemist, one of the most beloved anime series of all time, is set in Amestris, a vaguely Germany-esque nation with, you guessed it, a militaristic government.
This connection is made more overt in the Fullmetal Alchemist movie, Conquerer of Shambala, where the plot reveals that Amestris is an alternate reality Germany. Even Hitler makes an appearance, in full-on anime form. The long-running series Mobile Suit Gundam, known for constantly reinventing itself since the late s, almost always features an antagonistic sovereign state based on a jingoistic, WWII-era Germany. Legend of the Galactic Heroes, a Japanese novel series adapted into multiple anime shows, also contains a similar government called the Galactic Empire.
Axis Powers portrays a group of anthropomorphized countries with a sympathetic, long-suffering Germany as the main character. It's bad enough when these blond-haired, blue-eyed, Nordic-featured characters are paraded about. It's even worse when these themes are packaged alongside overly-cute "moe" girls.