Pop Culture Lens on Akira

In the twenty-fifth episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I welcome friend of the podcast, Charley Reed, to discuss one of the most influential anime feature films of all time, Akira (1988). Charley is a tremendous fan of the anime and manga, as is Chris, and we wanted to talk boutContinue reading “Pop Culture Lens on Akira”

The Rise of Hentai in America, Part 1

(This paper was done in 2006 for a women’s studies course at Ohio State University.  Some of the facts may be a bit outdated, some have been updated, but I still stand by the interpretation of the texts. Part 1 here discusses the subject matter; Part 2 compares hentai to live action pornography; Part 3Continue reading “The Rise of Hentai in America, Part 1”