Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Moe from Character Relationships – Asymmetry or Convergence?

The writer recounts how reading about fujoshi has brought him to see another interesting side to moe.

Opinion: Conjuring a Kind World – “Cardcaptor Sakura” and the Idea of Magical Girl

One of KAORI staff revisited the original "Cardcaptor Sakura" manga and found more than just nostalgia.

Opinion: When Romance is Not Everything – Reading Relationship in “Castle in the Sky”

How and why does the film "Castle in the Sky" avoid showing romantic relationship between its lead characters?

Opinion: First Impression and Three Episodes Rule are Not the Gospel

Three episodes rule shouldn't be the absolute measure to judge whether an anime is worthy to follow or not, this opinion argues.

Opinion: Making Peace with “Isekai” Stories

Stories about living a new life in another world or isekai is still trending. A light novel fan shares some experiences with such kind of stories.

Opinion: Scum’s Wish, Akane-sensei, and the Truth of A Player’s Life

A viewer of Scum's Wish explains how closely the anime depicts the life of people who treat romance as games.

Opinion: Why Granblue Fantasy Episode 13 Makes the Show Worth It for Me

Reason to watch Granblue Fantasy the Anime: There is Djeeta now.

Opinion: I’m an Otaku, and Also a Devout Muslim

Can an otaku also be a devout Muslim? Indonesia presents the interesting case of Muslim otaku holding on to both fan and religious identities.

Opinion: Naoka Ueno and the Reality of Social Interaction

Naoka Ueno in A Silent Voice film has been a polarising character among fans. Our staff offers to take a more objective evaluation of her actions and motives.

How I Discovered IDOLM@STER (and Learned How to Deal with People)

Being in a fandom isn't just fun and games; but it can also teach you important things in life and working with others.

Opinion: 12 (Episodes of) Titan and the Animator Crisis in Anime Industry

The shorter new season of Attack on Titan is only the tip of the iceberg of the lack of skilled animators in the face of increasing demand. How can this problem be alleviated?

Japan’s Child Abuse Is Wrong, But BBC Reveals Western Disregards On Japanese Moral Standards

Instead of really exposing problems in Japanese society, Dooley fallen to the judgement trap usually observed in Western programme about Japan.

Opinion: JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure is a Moe Anime

Everything can be moe, even the muscular and manly character in JoJo's Bizzare Adventure anime series have their own hidden side of moe.

Opinion: Vivid Moe Chatter

How fans can talk passionately and vividly about moe might deserve a more serious look.

5 Reasons Why Cowboy Bebop is a Moe Anime

Our staff explains why Cowboy Bebop's characters can be seen as moe character archetypes

The Moe Elements in Haikyuu!!

KAORI staff member argues why the sports anime Haikyuu!! with all its male characters is a moe anime.