Opinion

Opinion

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.

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!