Opinion

Opinion

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.

Opinion: Noe Kawashima’s Glasses is Not Just for Show

To celebrate Glasses Day, one of our staff explains why Noe Kawashima from Taisho Baseball Girls is the most special glasses-wearing character for him.

Opinion: Cool Japan’s Critical Issues

"Cool Japan" has been widely circulated in the discussion of the spread of Japanese popular culture in the world. What are the critical points to consider while discussing this topic?

Opinion: Kitab Visual Ianfu and Reflections on World Ianfu Day

The Kitab Visual Ianfu exhibition and the commemoration of World Ianfu Day provide a moment to think of the problem of military sexual violence more holistically.

Henohenomoheji Band to Perform in Road to KAORI Expo

Are you familiar with Henohenomoheji? This Bandung-based band is ready to rock Road to KAORI Expo!

Opinion: Captivated by Signum’s Dashing Elegance

On the occasion of Ponytail Day, one staff writes on how he was captivated by Signum's powerful character image.

Love Live! vs IDOLM@STER: An Unnecessary Conflict?

Two groups of idols, one never-ending bickering between the fans. But is it all worth it?

Win AFAID 2016 Ticket On Si Kaori’s Birthday Fanart Contest

To commemorate the birthday of our lovely and trendy mascot Si Kaori, KAORI Nusantara held a fanart competition with 2 days AFAID 2016 ticket as the prize.

Seven Neo-Noir Anime Recomendation

Do you know the Neo-Noir genre? Interested to see some Neo-Noir anime? Our staff member shares his thoughts and recommendations on Neo-Noir anime.

Opinion: Behind the Practice of Apology and Resignation in Japan

Public apologies done by Japanese officials may seem admirable. But is it really so?

Exploring Electronic Music in Anime: From Samurai Champloo to Porter Robinson

What does Samurai Champloo, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and Porter Robinson have in common?