Category Archives: ANIME-MANGA

Your Personality with a Little Anime

Anime Myers Briggs

In many ways we are connected to anime; through our thoughts and our feelings. Since anime is a creation of the mind, it is natural for us to share traits with the characters. We may have common birthdays, similar zodiac signs, and ideals. Perhaps we even share personalities.

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on Psychology and personality types. The most fascinating aspect to me is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; a type of test to examine the way you think. It’s primary goal is to assist in development and create psychological understanding.

At first, this test might be off-putting. Being summed up by a couple of letters may feel weird, and some may find it hard to believe. The key aspect of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is not to categorize and box people-in, but to reveal how the mind works and most importantly how you think.

This is done by the use of a four letter system. Each letter is ranked similarly to an RPG character creator, with scales of mental and emotional characteristics. The first consists of E and I which are extroversion and introversion. The second letter combo is S and N, standing for sensing and intuition. Following are T and F; thinking and feeling. The type finishes with P and J, Perceiving and Judging.

Source for this wonderful chart

After figuring out your preference, you’ll end up with set of four letters such as INTJ. This is your personality type. The system is not completely black and white, each aspect is in percentages. You can be a little bit of an extrovert or a huge extrovert; you’re definitely not limited to a binary category.

So how does this tie into anime you may ask? Well, …continue reading

    

A Mangaka Highlights a Popular Yet Problematic Western Bias

Ancient Magus Bride art by Kore Yamazaki

I couldn’t help but smile today after reading an interview with the mangaka I saw at Crunchyroll Expo. My friend, the Otaku Journalist, spoke to The Ancient Magus Bride’s Kore Yamazaki about her rise to the top in a short period of time. It may be considered to be a basic interview, but there was one question I loved from Lauren that brings out a feeling that I’ve been trying to fight against since the start of the year.

The buildup starts when Lauren asks Yamazaki about her fans in the United States.

“Orsini: Here at Crunchyroll Expo, were you surprised to discover that Americans love your work?

Yamazaki: Since I started my manga, I was drawing for a solely Japanese audience. I couldn’t have imagined that my work would be accepted overseas. It makes me very happy.

Orsini: What has it been like to meet your American fans?

Yamazaki: It’s been kind of like a dream to meet overseas fans. Regardless of whether they’re American or Japanese, it’s always a very good feeling to meet your fans.”

Now here comes THE question and also THE answer.

“Orsini: Do American fans act any differently?

Yamazaki: Japanese fans tend to transmit both the good and the bad, both positive and negative feedback, when they’re talking about their favorite author. On the other hand, overseas fans tend to harp on the good points and not talk about what they don’t like. I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing, or which is the better way to go about it, but in both cases it’s great to hear input from fans.”

I don’t think I recall an answer from a Japanese creator regarding overseas fans that really highlights the cultural differences in how people express emotions. Many social psychologists have highlighted how …continue reading

    

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni Episode 10 Impression

Source: Spark Blog
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On this episode, the Touya’s party have fun at the beach and invites more people to join. Later, Touya makes preparations to explore the ruins.

So it was cool to finally see some beach fan service and along with the support characters joining in. Also, it was nice to see Touya and Leen make some preparations for the ruins. Other than that, there’s some more funny scenes during the beach fun. Now what is our male lead going to do next in the ruins? Overall, cool beach fan service and new adventure development.

Conclusion: Cool beach fan service and new adventure development. …continue reading