YouTube Videos

All videos are embedded from my channel,

Title: Amourshipping: A Feminist Perspective – Pro/Con Video

Summary: My first feminist analysis video, an in-depth analysis of what a romantic subplot in the Pokemon anime means for the USA audience grown up on Disney princess stories, as well as what it means for Japanese women. I was a Sophomore in college when I wrote this, so I wouldn’t have known what the word intersectionality meant at the time, but in retrospect, this basically is an analysis at the intersection of gender and nationality.
Published: Oct 13, 2017
Title: Ico The Brave Little Horse Explained (Ico El Cabalito Valiente)

Summary: An introduction to an Argentinian animated film.
Published: Jun 3, 2017
Title: 5 Super Superheroine Anime To Watch While You Wait For One Punch Man Season 2 & My Hero Academia Season 4.

Summary: I made this video to highlight anime with a female lead I thought were underrated, underappreciated, or can set a new standard for quality or innovation in anime with female leads despite any of it’s other problems (the 5th title in particular is a problematic fave, but there’s a very important reason I included it if you stick with me till the end of the video. I probably should have made it it’s own video but oh well).
Published: Jan 20, 2019
Title: How Cana From Fairy Tail Got A DECENT Feminist Analysis Score From Me

Summary: The way gender markers work and what’s actually wrong with them is explained and expanded upon in a way that makes more comprehensive sense for people with a background in character design or media analysis. Additionally, Cana from Fairy Tail is better in this department than Wendy Koopa from the Mario series.
Published: Jan 7, 2018
Title: [RealTalk]: Why Are We Paranoid Of The Male Audience Of Magical Girl & Moe Anime?

Summary: I take the dive into a strange double-standard we have about the consumption of media.
Published: Dec 22, 2018
Title: Pokemon Sun & Moon Anime: Easter Eggs, References, & Etc You Might Have Missed

Summary: A fun video uncovering some of the most obscure continuity details in the first several episodes of the Pokemon Sun & Moon anime.
Published: Nov 16, 2017

Below are videos over 2 years old.

Title: Is Yo-Kai Watch HURTING or HELPING the Pokemon Anime? (And Why Was It Popular In The First Place!?)

Summary: A a follow-up to the Why is Ash Going To School Video. Back in the day, a lot of Pokemon Anime fans were blaming Yokai Watch’s influence for causing Pokemon to go in a more ‘childish’ direction. As someone who has watched both shows, I thought it’s more likely for Yokai Watch’s influence to do something entirely different: break Pokemon from it’s westernized mold.
Published: Mar 30, 2017
Title: Was Ash 10 Years Old In Kalos? The Truth Behind His Change In Appearance!?

Summary: A fun video putting a new perspective on the age-old question of Ash Ketchum’s true age. Also, I did not know that sh*t was a swear word when I wrote this.
Published: Jan 17, 2017
Title: Why Is/Was Paul A Jerk? – A Shockingly Simple Theory

Summary: The first video I ever scripted; a fun character-study on the character Paul from the Pokemon anime.
Published: Oct 28, 2016
Title: Why Is Ash Going To School? – A Serious Answer From Anime & Culture

Summary: The first video I finished editing. This is my response to an old controversy over the Pokemon anime where people assumed Ash going to school meant the Sun & Moon series was going to be exclusively for two-year olds (keep in mind all we had to work off of at the time was a fan-translated magazine scan). To be fair, if Pokemon was an American cartoon their concerns might have had some ground, but Anime’s use of the school setting did not seem to be the same as it’s western counterparts.
Published: Oct 19, 2016