Human?

We're all just trying to find the missing parts of ourselves on the journey through life. Whether we remain humans or become demons is up to us. This is the thought that went through my head after I finished watching the anime, Dororo. Humans seek completion, and we desperately search for it in so many [...]

Transcending Meaning – Why I Studied Translation

I've always had a fondness for languages. I realised, when I was younger, that it always thrilled me when a movie in a foreign language was on the television. Subtitles have never deterred me, I loved nothing more than hearing people speak with different words and accents. I couldn't agree more with what South Korean [...]

Fruits Basket’s Tohru Honda and her Path to Self-Acceptance

SPOILERS for the entire Fruits Basket manga. Tohru Honda, the kind-hearted, slightly oblivious heroine of Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket, is a fascinating study of a self-sacrificing female character. Selfless heroines are common in anime and manga, but Tohru is particularly noteworthy because her development throughout the series serves as an example of growing up, coming to terms with one’s [...]