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The following post for Mental Health Month is by Lauren Orsini, the Otaku Journalist. She decides to talk about how a highly underrated and beloved series takes a look at mental illness in a fascinating way. Enjoy!
“Maybe you should toughen up and stop wallowing in bed.”
You wouldn’t say the above sentence to somebody with a broken leg. So why is it acceptable to say to somebody with an equally real disease, depression?
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Here’s a game that’s fun for all fans of Japanese pop culture! These happen in a lot in manga too. Which of these is your favorite/non-favorite trope? Usually there is some interesting history behind these tropes. They happen for a variety of reasons.
Kudos to the Otaku Journalist for this lovely piece of work.