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Trope Overload: Anime and the Hero’s Journey

If you've ever studied literature or film, you've probably heard of "The Hero's Journey". Originally coined by Joseph Campbell in his 1949 book The Hero With A Thousand Faces, it as an archetypal story structure that can be found in everything from Star Wars to The Epic of Gilgamesh. Studying ancient myths from around the... Continue Reading →

Trope Overload: Romance in Anime

So, romance. It's a huge part of our culture and the media we consume every day. And of course, it's a big deal in anime - with Valentine's Day around the corner, a ton of my anime blogging friends have been writing about some of their favorite love stories and romantic couples in the medium.... Continue Reading →

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