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9th April 2013

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Be Right Back - Undergoing Fujoshi Therapy

Sena Akagi, the hardcore fujoshi, returns in Oreimo Season 2!

Amazing words, Akagi-senpai. You go, girl!

My brain feels fried and I need some pretty men to get me going again. So I’m taking a break this week. 

Some upcoming entries will be about Kuroko no Basket, Pandora Hearts, Blue Exorcist, Kuroshitsuji, and Gintama (Yes, I want to discuss that “Rule 63”/Dokobekko arc going on in the manga).

Now if you excuse me, I’m off to play otome games for further inspiration

What? I…it’s not like I’m enjoying fujoshi material because I want to, ok!? I just find it a fascinating study for research purposes, ok!? You should be thankful……..

IDIOT ONEE-CHAN!!!! *runs away in tears*


Tagged: mangapsychologyfujoshifujoshi therapyOreimoSena AgakiKuroko no BasketPandora HeartsBlue Exorcistmanga therapymanga psychologymanga characterKuroshitsujiGintamaJapanese pop culture

20th December 2012

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"You’re Not a Burden!" - A Lesson from Pandora Hearts

Elliott Nightray confronts Oz Vessalius in Pandora Hearts about his "suicidal" behavior.

"All your ‘self sacrifice’ only pleases yourself! Have you ever saved anyone that way? All you want is to protect yourself! People who think so lightly of their own lives, DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTECT ANYONE!" - Elliot Nightray to Oz Vessalius

Just got into Jun Mochizuki’s Pandora Hearts recently and came across an intense moment in Volume 6, Chapter 26 (Episode 18 in the anime) that greatly reflected my mindset when it comes to not worrying about myself. 

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Tagged: Jun MochizukiMonthly GFantasyPandora Heartspsychology of emotional burdenmangamanga psychologymanga characterOz VessaliusElliot NightrayPandora Hearts psychologypsychologypsychology of suicide

18th December 2012

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Crave Mental Stimulation? The Psychological Manga Gift Guide

Artwork from the Neon Genesis Evangelion Omnibus, published by VIZ Media.

With another holiday season here, it’s often time to take a look at what manga series make good gifts. Though let’s get a bit more specific. What if you want someone to read titles that presents characters plagued by personal issues and the stress of the worlds they reside in? Have I got some ideas for you. Here are some of today’s top awesome English-licensed manga that dives deep into the recesses of the mind.

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Tagged: Death NoteDurarara!!Fruits BasketHunter x HunterNaoki Urasawa MONSTERNeon Genesis EvangelionPandora HeartsTakehiko Inoue REALmangamanga psychologypsychological mangapsychological themes in mangapsychologyOsamu TezukaOsamu Tezuka Black Jackmanga gift guide

28th October 2011

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Sweet Anime/Manga Characters That Love Sweets

If you’re a sugar lover, you might find this interesting. A study published in the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology states that people who love sweets tend to be nice people overall. They are more likely to help others & are more sociable than those who don’t like sweets. With that said, this study makes me wonder about anime/manga characters who love sweets and are sweet-natured. Let’s look at a few notable characters that fit the mode of loving sugar and giving some sugar.

Honey from Ouran Host Club

Mitsukuni “Honey” Haninozuka (Ouran High School Host Club)

He LOVES cake. Honey is generally a happy, go-lucky character who would be nice to you if you don’t piss him off. If you like cute things, he will be your best friend for life.

Gintoki Sakata from Gintama

Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)

The only hero in Shonen Jump that needs sugar before a big fight with bad guys. He’s often seen eating parfaits and sweet red bean rice bowls. Also, the word “sugar” is put as a banner in his office. Despite his lackadaisical & goofy nature, Gin is an honorable man who deeply cares about the people in his life.

Tony Tony Chopper from One Piece

Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece)

His wanted poster has him listed as “Cotton Candy Lover” Chopper. What more can I say about his cute & courageous behavior? Chopper can be a coward at times, but his goal to become the best doctor drives him to help sick parents.

Usagi Tsukino from Sailor Moon

Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

She eats a lot of food, which includes sweets. Usagi is a very caring friend to those who are fortunate to associate themselves with her.

Xerxes Break from Pandora Hearts

Xerxes Break (Pandora Hearts)

Probably one of the biggest sugar fiends in all of anime & manga. He is very protective around Sharon Rainsworth and her family.

Yui Hirasawa from K-ON!

Yui Hirasawa (K-ON!)

When she gets depressed, sweets really cheer her up. Yui is very affectionate towards her friends, especially Azusa.


Misaki Shima (Futaba-kun Change!)

Her love of sweets is a running gag (i.e. anything she cooks becomes sweet) in the series. Misaki loves Futaba and grows to accept his female form. She even joined the wrestling club alongside Futaba to watch over his female form (although this was before she realized that Futaba was also a girl).

That’s about it for now. I know I didn’t list certain characters, like L from Death Note. He’s not really that nice of a person.

Regarding the study, I do think that a decent amount of sugar can do some good for people. Face it, if we don’t satisfy our sweet indulgences from time to time, then we could end up killing ourselves mentally.

If you know any other characters that love sugar and are friendly, list them in the comments below!


Tagged: anime/manga characterspsychology of sweetsGintamaOuran High School Host ClubSailor MoonOne PiecePandora Heartssweet toothmanga psychologyk-on!

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