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[OWLS Blog Tour: Competition] Is it Really the Best to Be “The Best”?: My Hero Academia — 02/09/2018

[OWLS Blog Tour: Competition] Is it Really the Best to Be “The Best”?: My Hero Academia

Welcome to another OWLS post! This will be my eighth OWLS post, isn’t that insane? I still remember my excitement when I became a member and scheduled my very first OWLS post, back in June. I’ve also been able to contribute every month so far. There hasn’t been a topic too hard to completely block me, and for that I’m grateful and proud of myself.

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If you aren’t aware of our group, we are a team of bloggers and vloggers, focused on bringing awareness to important topics in life represented in pop culture. We are accepting of everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, etc.

In honor of the 2018 Winter Olympics, this month topic will focus on the theme, “Competition” because the Olympics is where athletes from all countries join together to compete in sporting events. Through these events, we see how “competition” brings out the grit, the teamwork, and the competitive spirit within athletes. This month, we will be exploring anime and pop culture media that discusses the good and the bad when it comes to competition and what it can teach us about ourselves and the world around us.

Thank you Lyn for the wonderful topic as always!

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[OWLS Blog Tour: Revival] A Second Chance at Youth: ReLIFE — 01/12/2018

[OWLS Blog Tour: Revival] A Second Chance at Youth: ReLIFE

We’re in our second year of OWLS now, and this is my seventh contribution to our blog tours!

If you aren’t aware, OWLS is a group of anibloggers and vloggers who do monthly blog tours on topics of deeper meaning. We’re accepting of all people, regardless of race, sexuality, gender, or upbringing. And we work to make important topics in our society known through writing and talking about anime and pop culture.

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This month we’re focusing on the topic of “revival,” or the change of a character whether it be for better or for worse.

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How Has 2017 Treated Me? — 12/31/2017
[OWLS Blog Tour: Warmth] Those Idiots Mean the World to Her (OHSHC) — 12/08/2017
[OWLS Blog Tour: Diplomacy] Is Violence a Solution?: Yona of the Dawn — 11/17/2017

[OWLS Blog Tour: Diplomacy] Is Violence a Solution?: Yona of the Dawn

This month’s word is “diplomacy.” When given the topic, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write about something this month, as most shows I watch don’t tend to have something like this as the focus. At first, I considered talking about the lack of diplomacy in Tokyo Ghoul, but I was beat to the topic. Then I thought through the anime I was currently watching and this lovely show came to mind.

I’ve only seen twelve episodes of Yona of the Dawn, but I think I have just enough information to make this post work. So bear with me, those who have seen all of it or have even read the manga.

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[OWLS Blog Tour: “Dreamers”] Nobody Wants to be Forgotten: Noragami — 10/20/2017
[OWLS Blog Tour: Treasure] Accepting Yourself Is Not Easy (A Silent Voice) — 09/08/2017

[OWLS Blog Tour: Treasure] Accepting Yourself Is Not Easy (A Silent Voice)

Hello! I’m back for another OWLS blog tour! This month, we’re covering the topic of depression, suicide, and other mental illnesses, so if that’s something that bothers you, be wary. I will be discussing how the characters in this manga grew past it, but I also discuss the dark reality of the things they faced. The topic is “Treasures,” talking about the people in our lives that tell us we are worth something, and that we are something to be treasured.

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[OWLS Blog Tour: Bloodlines] Familial Bonds in My Hero Academia — 08/12/2017

[OWLS Blog Tour: Bloodlines] Familial Bonds in My Hero Academia

Hello all! I have returned for a third OWLS tour! I will try to participate in all tours, though there are no promises.

For those of you new to OWLS posts, we are a non-discriminant group of anime loving people. We accept people of all race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. and we show our acceptance by writing a blog post or making a video on the month’s topic, focusing around anime or other pop culture. This month’s theme was on “Bloodlines,” or the family connections we have in our lives.

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[OWLS Blog Tour] Self-image in Fruits Basket — 07/07/2017

[OWLS Blog Tour] Self-image in Fruits Basket

This is my second post with the lovely group, OWLS, and I hope everyone enjoys this as much as they did my last one. If you missed that post, you can view it here.

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When given the topic of Mirrors, or self-image, my mind went to a couple of animes. Most were more mainstream and seemed obvious choices, so I thought a bit deeper and reminded myself of the fantastic show, Fruits Basket. Being one of the very first animes I ever watched, before I even had any interest in the anime world, I felt I had to bring it up again. When most people think of nostalgic animes, they think Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, or Naruto. Well, I never grew up watching anime. My friend introduced me to Ouran High School Host Club, Fruits Basket, and Sword Art Online far before I thought I would become a member of the fanbase.

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