Rooster Illusion: Closing Time

That’s right, folks. After six years–holy shit, ten years if you count its origins as a column in a college newspaper–I’m laying this old bird to rest. Ideally, I would be writing this post after Rooster Illusion had reached majestic heights and launched every writer into the stars, career-wise. Then again, maybe not. I like…

Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Token Foreigner, Part 7 – Conclusion

For the past several articles, I’ve talked about a trope in anime that I called “the token foreigner”, and as we have seen there are several different types of portrayals of non-Japanese characters in Japan-centric cartoons. They’ve ranged from absolutely horrid to mostly harmless to full and well-developed characters. My purpose in writing these articles…