2018 OWLS Blog Tour Stops

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CHEERS to the second year of OWLS (I know, it seems so surreal!), new members in the community, and unity. Thanks so much for the support! And to another year of success!


January’s Theme: Revival

A new year implies “new beginnings.” Yet, rather than discussing the “new,” we will be discussing the “revival.” “Revival” has multiple definitions, but the meaning we will be focusing on is the improvement, development, or refinement of something. Our posts will be about characters that undergo a positive or negative transformation and what we can learn from them.

1/8: Coming from Rock Bottom | Cross Ange – Ronda of Angels and Demons “Revival” OWLS January Tour by Lita (Lita Kino Anime Corner)

1/9: Nightingale’s Decision [OWLS] by Moonid (Random Garage)

1/10: All That Glitters IS Gold in “Land of Lustrous” | OWLS “Revival” by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

1/12: [OWLS Blog Tour: Revival] A Second Chance at Youth: ReLIFE by Zoe (Let’s Talk Anime)

1/15: [OWLS Blog Tour] A Calligrapher’s Renaissance: Barakamon by Zel (Archi-Anime)

1/16: [OWLS Blog Tour] Walking in Your Truth: The Nature of Change in Samurai Flamenco by Naja B (Nice Job Breaking It, Hero)

1/17: [OWLS TOUR] New Life, New Goal New Purpose – Gunslinger Girl, the Revival of Once Normal Littles Girls by Mel (Mel in Anime Land)

1/19: Magical Transformation and Character Development in Cardcaptor Sakura [OWLS January Blog Tour: Revival] by Carla (Pop Culture Literary)

1/20: Owls Blog Tour – The Revival of the Rose Bride by Irina (I Drink and Watch Anime)

1/22: (OWLS POST) Devilman Crybaby: A Little Change in Character by Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)

1/23: OWLS Revival Blog Tour: Nishiura Helped with Mihashi’s Revival But Ultimately It’s Up to Him to Grow by Crimson (My Fujoshi Life)

1/24: OWLS Blog Tour: The Revival of the Otome Protagonist (in Code:Realize) by Gigi (Animepalooza)

1/26: From Thug Life to Maternal Life! Michiko’s “Revival” – OWLS Blog Tour by Stephanie (Anime Girls NYC)

1/27: Kiss and Never Cry: The Courage to Take a Failed Jump the Second Time (OWLS Blog Tour) by Auri (Manga Toritsukareru Koto)

1/28: Sawamura Spencer Eriri and her Art of Revenge [OWLS 2018 January “Revival) Blog Tour] by Shokamoka (Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders)

1/30: Clannad: The Revolving Ups and Downs of Life (OWLS 2018 “Revival” Blog Tour) by Rai (Rai’s Anime blog)

1/31: OWLS Blog Tour – Violet: the struggle to change by Miandro (Miandro’s Side)


February’s Theme: Competition

In honor of the 2018 Winter Olympics, this month topic will focus on the theme, “Competition” because the Olympics is where athletes from all countries join together to compete in sporting events. Through these events, we see how “competition” brings out the grit, the teamwork, and the competitive spirit within athletes. This month, we will be exploring anime and pop culture media that discusses the good and the bad when it comes to competition and what it can teach us about ourselves and the world around us.

2/1: Do you…like Glory? [OWLS] by Moonid (Random Garage)

2/2: Variations on Tropes and Themes: Competition in Anime [OWLS February Blog Tour: Competition]by Carla (PopCultureLiterary)

2/3: Stronger Opponents Bring Out a Stronger You: Aoharu X Kikanjuu (OWLS Blog Tour) by Auri (Manga Toritsukareru Koto)

2/5: [OWLS Blog Tour] How a Scoundrel from the Slums Became an Icon: The Rise and Fall of Joe Yabuki by Naja B. (Nice Job Breaking It, Hero)

2/7: [OWLS February Blog Tour] Clannad: Competition with today and past life by Matt (Matt-in-the-Hat)

2/9: [OWLS Blog Tour: Competition] Is it Really the Best to Be “The Best”?: My Hero Academia by  Zoe (Let’s Talk Anime)

2/10: [OWLS Blog Tour] Welcome to the Ballroom: The Spirit of Motivational Rivalry  by Zel (Archi-Anime)

2/12: [OWLS Tour] Winning Through Competition and Hardwork by Mel (Mel in Anime Land)

2/14: Kitauji High’s journey on getting the most out of the Regionals [OWLS 2018 February “Competition” Blog Tour] by Shokamoka (Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders)

2/16: OWLS Competition Blog Tour | Pinned! A Competition of Ego by Mistress of Yaoi (Yaoi Playground)

2/17: OWLS Blog Tour: The mirror and the fertilizer – Megumi Tadokoro and the competitive world of Shokugeki no Soma by Matt (Matt Doyle Media)

2/19: OWLS Blog Tour: Rivalries in Yowamushi Pedal by Gigi (Animepalooza)

2/20: PyeongChang on ICE!!! Celebrating Team Spirit in the 2018 Winter Olympics | OWLS “Competition”by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

2/21: OWLS Blog Tour: the Different Faces of Competition in Hikaru no Go by Irina (I Drink and Watch Anime)

2/22: OWLS Competition Blog Tour: I Wish I Could Be Like Sawamura by Crimson (My Fujoshi Life)

2/23: (OWLS Post) Yu Yu Hakusho: Surviving the Dark Tournament by Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)

2/24: Competition or Betterment? by Andrea (All Andrealinia)

2/26: OWLS Bloggers: My Love For Competition in Kuroko’s Basketball & The NBA by Lyn (LynLynSays)

2/27: The Boy Who Only Swims Free – A Short Analysis of Competition’s Effects On Haruka Nanase {OWLS BLOG TOUR} by Pink (Pinky’s Palace)

2/28: Competition Of The Heart | Owls Feb Blog Tour by Lita (Lita Kino Anime Corner)


March’s Theme: Squad

Although some people may like to be alone at times, we all have that one special friend or a squad of friends who we kick it and have some good laughs and fun with. However, there are friendships that don’t last a lifetime and usually, they end due to a falling out or a misunderstanding. For this month’s topic, we will be exploring some of the best friendships in anime and pop culture as well as the friendships that ended suddenly. We will talk about what a true friendship means to us, what we learned about ourselves and others through broken friendships, and our definitions of a “good friend.”

3/2: OWLS Squad Blog Tour|The Broken Friendship That Turned Into My OTP by Mistress of Yaoi (Yaoi Playground)

3/5: [OWLS March Blog Tour] Sword Art Online: Kirito the One Man Squad by Matt (Matt-in-the-Hat)

3/8: OWLS Blog Tour: What do you do when someone doesn’t like you? Recess vs. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic by Matt (Matt Doyle Media)

3/9: [OWLS Blog Tour: “Squad”] Friendship through the Eyes of an Introvert: Hyouka by Zoe (Let’s Talk Anime)

3/14: OWLS Blog Tour – The Incomparable Beauty of Friendship by Irina (I Drink and Watch Anime)

3/16: The Moment You Learn What A Friend Is – Owls March Blog Tour by Lita (Lita Kino Anime Corner)

3/17: OWLS Bloggers: No “Squad” — Bullying in Kimi ni Todoke & The Friendship Blades I Wear by Lyn (LynLynSays)

3/19: The Antarctic Dreamchaser Squad! [OWLS 2018 March Blog Tour] by Shokamoka (Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders)

3/22: Haikyuu!! — Growing Together Through Challenge & Failure | OWLS “Squad” by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

3/23: [OWLS Blog Tour] Falling in Love With My Best Friend: The Strength of Friendship in No. 6 by Naja B. (Nice Job Breaking It, Hero)

3/26: [OWLS] Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose, The Cost of Friendship by Mel (Mel in Anime Land)

3/28: (OWLS Post) Key:TMI and I: Of Humanity and Friends by Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)

3/30: Crimson Talks Ep #1: What Does Friendship Mean to Me (OWLS Squad Blog Tour) by Crimson (My Fujoshi Life)


April’s Theme: Melody

In one way, music is a form of healing and self-expression. For this month’s topic, we will be exploring some of our favorite musical pieces (anime/drama OSTs, movie soundtracks, music genres and etc.) and how it has impacted our lives and/or reasons why we enjoy listening to it.

4/1: Jun Maeda had me sold, musically. [OWLS 2018 April “Melody” Blog Tour] by Shokamoka (Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders)

4/3: [OWLS Blog Tour: “Melody”] The Melody is a Remedy: How Music Impacts Me by Zoe (Let’s Talk Anime)

4/4: What Do Any of Us Have Left When Words Fail Us? : A Look into Lyrics (OWLS Blog Tour) by Auri (Manga Toritsukareru Koto)

4/6: [OWLS Blog Tour]: Soundtrack to My Life by Zel (Archi-Anime)

4/8: OWLS: “Melody” — 10 Songs Dedicated To Every Awesome Woman Out There by Lyn (LynLynSays)

4/10: [OWLS April Blog Tour] The Lion King 2: African Melody that roars like a Christian Lion by Matt (Matt-in-the-Hat)

4/12: [OWLS] Once in a Lifetime – Making my Dreams Come True by Mel (Mel in Anime Land)

4/14: Yūki Hayashi: Music to Motivate the Soul | OWLS “Melody” by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

4/16: Anime Tunes to Push My Pen by Marina (Anime B & B)

4/17: OWLS: The Melody of Heartstrings by Kat (GrimmGirl)

4/20: (OWLS Post) Importance of Music in Code Geass by Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)

4/21: [OWLS] Epic Music by Moonid (Random Garage)

4/24: Our Each Melody – Owls April Blog Tour by Lita (Lita Kino Anime Corner)

4/26: OWLS: (Melody) Music and Wolf’s Rain The Symphony of Taking One Step Forward by Dylan (DynamicDylan)


May’s Theme: Movement

We join movements, organizations, and systems that align with our own personal values and beliefs. Sometimes we join these groups because they believe in doing good and making positive changes in society. However, these movements can turn sour when a dictator arises or behind the good intentions, there’s a hidden agenda of oppression. It is in these groups that individuals start to shape their identities by questioning their values and beliefs or conforming to the system. This month, we will be examining “real and/or fictitious” movements, organizations, or systems in anime and other pop culture mediums, and the positive and negative effects they have on individuals and society.

5/1: [OWLS May Blog Tour] Star Wars: Anakin’s Dark Movement for Justice and Power by Matt (Matt-in-the-Hat)

5/2: OWLS Blog Tour: Movement Through Sailor Moon by Kat (GrimmGirl)

5/4: When It’s No Longer JUST a Number : Assassination Classroom (OWLS Blog Tour) by Auri (Manga Toritsukareru Koto)

5/7: The fight for peace in Avatar – OWLS “Movement” Blog Tour by Miandro (Miandro’s Side)

5/8: OWLS Bog Tour – Small Steps in Sket Dance by Irina (I Drink and Watch Anime)

5/9: OWLS Blog Tour: Desire and Necessity – The Formation of Groups In IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Matt (Matt Doyle Media)

5/10: [OWLS] El Dorado: The Road to Eternal Happiness by Mel (Mel in Anime Land)

5/15: [OWLS Blog Tour: “Movement”] Maybe There is an “I” in Team: Bungou Stray Dogs by Zoe (Let’s Talk Anime)

5/16: (OWLS Post) Survival on the Mud Whale by Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)

5/17: OWLS Blog Tour: The Compliance Trap Within Soul Society by Karandi (100 Word Anime)

5/18: Lost Groups and Shifting Allegiances in Gargantia [OWLS May Blog Tour: Movement]by Carla (PopCultureLiterary)

5/20: [OWLS May Blog Tour] Stealing Hearts with the Phantom Thieves in Persona 5 by Marth (Marth’s Anime Blog)

5/21: [OWLS Blog Tour: “Movement”] Boruto and a New Time for Shinobi by Marina (Anime B&B)

5/22: Beatless: What Makes Us Human?(OWLS “Movement” for May) by Gloria (The Nerdy Girl News)

5/23: The End of Hope: Despair Conquers All in Danganronpa 3 | OWLS “Movement” by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

5/24: OWLS: (Movement) Gundam SEED and Racism by Dylan (DynamicDylan)

5/25: Movement / Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness by Andrea (All Andrealinia)

5/28: Welcome to the Hero Association… or not! [OWLS 2018 May “Movement” Blog Tour] by Shokamoka (Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders)

5/30: OWLS Blog Tour Movement | Yaoi and the History of the Fujoshi by Mistress of Yaoi (Yaoi Playground)

5/31: Defiant Youth In Succession – OWLS May Movement by Lita (Lita Kino Anime Corner)


June’s Theme: Pride

In honor of “Pride Month,” we will be discussing the word, “Pride” and its meaning. We will be exploring pop culture characters’ most satisfying and joyful achievements or skills that they possessed and whether or not these qualities could be seen as a positive or negative aspect in their personal lives and/or society.

6/5: [OWLS June Blog Tour] Black Clover: The blessing and curse of Pride by Matt (Matt-in-the Hat)

6/7: Never Lost at Anything Before, Prideful Akashi Seijuro by Mel (Mel in Anime Land)

6/12: [OWLS Blog Tour: “Pride”] Breaking the Boundaries of Society: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime by  Zoe (Let’s Talk Anime)

6/14: OWLS Blog Tour Pride | My Brother’s Husband – Through The Eyes of a Child by Mistress of Yaoi (Yaoi Playground)

6/15: [OWLS Blog Tour] Pride Goeth Before a Fall: Katsuki Bakugo by Zel (Archi-Anime)

6/17: OWLS Blog Tour: The Pride of the Protagonist by Karandi (100 Word Anime)

6/18: How Class 3E Found Their Pride Again (OWLS Blog Tour)by  Irina (I Drink and Watch Anime)

6/19: [OWLS Blog Tour] A Musician’s Pride: Finding Your Own Sound in Piano no Mori by Naja B. (Nice Job Breaking It, Hero)

6/20: [OWLS June Blog Tour] Rokka no Yuusha: The Strongest Man in the World by Marth (Marth’s Anime Blog)

6/20: OWLS Blog Tour June Pride Post: Hachiman Hikigaya, A Benefactor, and Victim, of Pride by Jack (The Aniwriter)

6/22: Homosexuality and LGBT Relationships in Anime: Yuri!!! on Ice by Gloria (The Nerdy Girl News)

6/23: Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori’s Touch of Quality by Marina (Anime B&B)

6/24: My Love for Professional Wrestling and Why I’m Not Ashamed of it [OWLS Blog Tour June 2018 – “Pride”] by Dale (That Baka Blog)

6/26: Princess Jellyfish: Confidence, Community, & the Beauty Below the Surface | OWLS “Pride” by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

6/27: (OWLS Post) [Legend of the Galactic Heroes] Yang Wenli: National Pride vs Personal Pride by Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)

6/29: Envisioning Worlds Without Hate [OWLS June Blog Tour: Pride] by Carla (PopCultureLiterary)

6/30: OWLS Blog Tour: Truly Out There – Mulder, Scully, and What They Achieve by Matt (MattDoyleMedia)


July’s Theme: Mentor

Throughout our lives, we might have encountered someone that we admired as a role model or has guided us in some life dilemma. This mentor could be a teacher at school, a coach, a boss or team leader at work, or a family friend. Whoever it is that person impacted your life in a positive manner. For this month’s OWLS topic, we will be writing about mentors or mentorships in anime and other pop culture media. Some topics we will be exploring include how a mentorship impacted a main character’s life, the types of mentor relationships a person could have, and/or personal stories about mentors or mentorships.

7/3: [OWLS July Blog Tour] Yu-Gi-Oh!: Atem, the King of Mentors by Matt (Matt In The Hat)

7/4: Live To The Fullest Is Mentoring, You Know – OWLS July Mentor by Lita (Lita Kino Anime Corner)

7/7: Mentors In Dragon Ball Z!!! by Shay (Shay Taree)

7/8: Comic Girls: Good Friends Make the Best Mentors (OWLS 2018 “Mentor” Blog Tour) by Rai (Rai’s Anime Blog)

7/11: OWLS Bloggers: The Mentor, Koro-Sensei, in Assassination Classroom by Lyn (LynLynSays)

7/13: A Lesson in Revenge: Itachi as the Anti-Mentor in Naruto [OWLS Blog Tour July 2018 – “Mentor”] by Dale (That Baka Blog)

7/14: (OWLS POST) [Gundam Unicorn] Banagher Links and his few mentors by Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)

7/15: OWLS Blog Tour July “Mentor” Post: What Sora and Shiro Can Teach Us About the Human Condition by Jack (TheAniWriter)

7/16: Detroit: Become Human – Everyone, or thing, can teach you (OWLS July 2018 Blog Tour) by Miandro (Miandro’s Side)

7/17: [OWLS Blog Tour] It Takes a Village: Four Phenomenal Anime Mentors by Naja (Nice Job Breaking It, Hero

7/18: Sanzang-chan. Oh, Sanzang-chan… [OWLS 2018 July “Mentor” Blog Tour] by Shoka
Shokamoka’s Blog Of Wonders

7/19: OWLS Tour | K: The Joker and His King by Mel (Mel In Anime Land)

7/20: [OWLS Blog Tour: “Mentor”] Competition and Teaching on the Court: Haikyuu!! by Zoe (Let’s Talk Anime)

7/21: OWLS (Mentor): Misaki and Selflessness by Dylan (DynamicDylan)

7/22: [OWLS] Food Wars! When the Mentor becomes the Student by Marina (Anime B&B)

7/23: Learning to Live Again: Ancient Magus Bride Review by Gloria (The Nerdy Girl News)

7/24: The Royal Tutor: A Heartfelt Lesson on Judgement | OWLS “Mentor” by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

7/25: [OWLS Blog Tour] Learning Through Understanding: Eijun Sawamura & Chris Takigawa by Zel (Archi-Anime)

7/26: The Magic of Hands-on Learning [OWLS July Blog Tour: Mentor] by Carla (Pop Culture Literary)

7/29: OWLS Blog Tour: The Small Words That Make All The Difference by Karandi (100 Word Anime)

7/30: [OWLS July Blog Tour] Mutual Mentorship by Megan (Nerd Rambles)


August’s Theme: Journey

We have all heard this saying in some shape or form: “Life is a journey.” We travel down a path in hope that we reach a goal or destination, but the travel in getting there isn’t always easy. Along the way, we encounter some personal struggles. It is in those moments where we must overcome an adversity to complete our journey or take a different route or path instead. In this month’s OWLS post, we will be discussing the personal journeys of pop culture creators, icons, and characters. We will explore the journeys that these characters went through, discuss the process and experiences they had on their journeys, what they discover about themselves, or share our own personal journeys.

8/4: The Topic of Journey According to Pokemon by Shay (Shay Taree)

8/7: From the New World: Through Horror, Calamity, & the Truth | OWLS “Journey” by  Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

8/9: [OWLS August Blog Tour] Naruto – Jiraiya’s Biographical Life Journey by Matt (Matt-in-the-Hat)

8/13: All Yui ever wants is to grow up meaningfully [OWLS 2018 August “Journey” Blog Tour] by Shoka (Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders)

8/15: What is a Journey? [OWLS] by Moonid (Random Garage)

8/16: OWLS Blog Tour August “Journey” Post: Magi’s Wonderful Adventure by Jack (The Aniwriter)

8/17: [OWLS Blog Tour: “Journey”] Growing through Loss and Regret: FMAB by Zoe (Let’s Talk Anime)

8/18: The Theme of the Journey in the Anime of Shinichiro Watanabe [OWLS Blog Tour August 2018 – “Journey”] by Dale (That Baka Blog)

8/21: [OWLS August Blog Tour] Granblue Fantasy: The great journey across the skies and across the screens by Marth (Marth’s Anime Blog)

8/22: (OWLS Post) [Space Battleship Yamato 2199] Kodai’s Journey to Iscander by Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)

8/23: OWLS – Flying The Great Condor Across a New World by Mel (Mel in Anime Land)

8/25: Galaxy Express 999 and Family! by Dylan (DynamicDylan)

8/26: Aoi and Hinata’s Journey: A Retrospective on Encouragement of Climb Seasons 1-3 by Marina (Anime B&B)

8/27: The Negative Makes Us Stronger – OWLS August ‘Journey’ Tour by Lita (Lita Kino Anime Corner)

8/28: Natsuyuki Rendezvous – The Journey of Grief & Acceptance – OWLS by Steph (Two Happy Cats)

8/29: OWLS Blog Tour: One Foot In Front of the Other by Karandi (100 Word Anime)

8/30: [OWLS August Blog Tour] Highway to Hell by Megan (Nerd Rambles)

8/31: The Journey and History of Yuri Part 1 (OWLS 2018 “Journey” Blog Tour) by Rai (Rai’s Anime Blog)

8/31: Exploring Grief Through Playing Rime [OWLS August Blog Tour: Journey] by Carla (Pop Culture Literary)


September’s Theme: Self-Care

In favor of positivity and good mental health, we will be exploring the importance of self-care. Sometimes, we are lost in our thoughts and emotions that it can cause a negative impact on our lifestyle and our relationships. For this month’s topic, the OWLS bloggers will be exploring the mental health of pop culture characters and how their mental health affects their environments. We will explore the dangers of mental health illnesses and how it might lead to self-destruction and/or how one has the power to overcome their demons. In addition, we will share our personal stories and struggles about mental health and discuss positive ways in handling mental health issues.

9/4: [OWLS September Blog Tour] Spider-Man: Revenge on the world is not Self-Care! by Matt (Matt-in-the-Hat)

9/12: OWLS Blog Tour: Rock Bottom by Matt (Matt Doyle Media)

9/14: Ebb & Flow: Taking Life Slowly With ARIA | OWLS “Self-Care” by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

9/17: “You Talkin’ To Me?”: New York and Mental Illness in Taxi Driver [OWLS Blog Tour September 2018 – “Self-Care”] by Dale (That Baka Blog)

9/18: OWLS September “Self-Care” Post: The Great Passage and Remembering Something Important by Jack (The Aniwriter)

9/19: [Sep. 2018 OWLS Tour] (Ghost in the Shell: SAC) Cyber Brains and Ghost Hacking by Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)

9/20: [OWLS Tour] Clouded Mind, Clear Hue, What do I do to Keep my Psycho-Pass in Check by Mel (Mel in Anime Land)

9/21: Aura and the Effects of Bullying! by Dylan (DynamicDylan)

9/22: OWLS Blog Tour Self-Care | Ten Count – Self-Care is not a Selfish Endeavor by Mistress of Yaoi (Yaoi Playground)

9/24: Am I Unlovable? Let’s Look at Some Anime by Gloria (Nerdy Girl News)

9/26: One Foot In Front of the Other by Karandi (100 Word Anime)

9/27: [OWLS September Blog Tour] Autism, Self Care and Other Issues by Megan (Nerd Rambles)

9/28: Losing Control of Your Strengths [OWLS September Blog Tour: Self-Care] by Carla (Pop Culture Literary)

9/29: Self Care in My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (OWLS September Blog Tour) by Rai (Rai’s Anime Blog)

9/30: OWLS: The Nonexistent Role of “Self-Care” in White Christmas by Lyn (LynLynSays)


October’s Theme: Grotesque

In honor of Halloween, we will explore what we find vile and ugly in pop culture.  For this month’s topic, OWLS bloggers will be exploring characters or aspects of the grotesque in a piece of media and how it is a metaphor or allegory for society, human nature, or some other philosophical or humane idea.

10/11: [OWLS October Blog Tour] Killing with Kindness by Megan (Nerd Rambles)

10/13: [OWLS Blog Tour] Architecturally Grotesque by Zel (Archi-Anime)

10/16: [OWLS October Blog Tour] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Perfectionists always Grotesque masks by Matt (Matt-in-the-Hat)

10/17: When You Stare Into the Abyss… (October OWLS Post) by Aria (The Animanga Spellbook)

10/19: Magical Girl Raising Project: Being Irresistibly Drawn to Death | OWLS “Grotesque” by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

10/22: [OWLS October Blog Tour] Wonderful Everyday ~Diskontinuierliches Dasein~ by Flow (Den of Nyanpasu)

10/27: Remaining Your Sane Self Before The Boom Comes – October OWLS Tour by Lita (Lita Kino Anime Corner)

10/28: OWLS: The Grotesque Nature of Beauty in Angela Carter’s “The Tiger’s Bride” by Lyn (LynLyn Says)

10/29: OWLS Blog Tour Grotesque | Humanity and the Grotesque of The Orc Bride by Mistress of Yaoi (Yaoi Playground)

10/31: OWLS: Grotesque by Fred (Au Natural)


November’s Theme: Thankful

Here at OWLS, we are pretty thankful that we are able to come together as a community and share a love and appreciation for anime and manga. This month we will be showcasing our appreciation by giving a shout out post to our favorite manga artists, creators, production companies, and writers who produced some of our favorite works. We will be discussing our favorite works by these creators and our reasons as to why we appreciate them.

11/7: [OWLS November Blog Tour] Eiichiro Oda – I’m thankful for being a pirate fan by Matt (Matt-in-the-Hat)

11/8: [OWLS November Blog Tour] Thanks, Tim! by Megan (Nerd Rambles)

11/10: OWLS Blog Tour – What Anime Creator is Irina Thankful For? by Irina (I Drink And Watch Anime)

11/12: [OWLS Blog Tour]: Thank You, Stan Lee by Zel (Archi-Anime)

11/16: OWLS November “Thankful” Post: March Came in Like a Lion and Became My Inspiration by Jack (AniWriter)

11/17: OWLS Thankful: Sentai Filmworks and LGBT Anime! By Dylan (Dynamic Dylan)

11/19: Thankful, 2 Anime I’m Thankful For By YumDeku (MyAnime2Go)

11/20: When Science & Magic Collide: Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Index/Railgun | OWLS “Thankful” By Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

11/21: OWLS: “Thankful” For the Creative Non-Fiction of Alida Nugent by Lyn (LynLynSays)

11/22: OWLS | An Ode to Fan Content Creators by (Mel In Anime Land)

11/24: Itadakimasu and Arigatō By Fred (AuNatural)

11/25: [OWLS November Blog Tour] Ef and Myself;Yourself by Flow (Den of Nyanpasu)

11/27: [OWLS Blog Tour] We All Live in a Pokemon World: An Ode to Pokemon III by Naja (Nice Job Breaking It Hero)

11/28: [Nov. 2018 OWLS Post] Thank You for Gundam 0079, Tomino!!  By Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)


December’s Theme: Miracle

Tis the season where miracles happen. For December’s theme, we will be exploring faith in anime and pop culture. We will discuss some of the miracles that enter a character’s life during their darkest moments. Some of their questions we will explore is how does a “miracle” change a person’s life? How do we define miracles? Can miracles only happen due to a legend or a mystical being? Or do miracles happen every day, but we just don’t see it? We hope that you enjoy this holiday season! Happy Holidays! –  the OWLS Team ❤

12/6: Miracles of the Mundane and Magical Kind in Cardcaptor Sakura (Dec. 2018 OWLS Tour) by Aria (The Animanga Spellbook)

12/11: December OWLS Tour – Natsume and the Small Miracles All Around Us by Irina (I Drink and Watch Anime)

12/13: Kiki’s Delivery Service: The Miracle of Self Belief [OWLS Blog Tour December 2018: Miracles] by Dale (That Baka Blog)

12/19: Finding a Place to Belong: Tokyo Godfathers & the Gift of Kindness | OWLS “Miracles” by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

12/20: [OWLS December Blog Tour] Practically Perfect in Every Way by Megan (Nerd Rambles)

12/21: OWLS December “Miracles” Post: Shonen Protagonists and Creating Miracles by Jack (The Aniwriter)

12/23: December OWLS Post – What’s Important Is What You Do After The Miracle by Karandi (100 Word Anime)

12/25: [OWLS December Blog Tour] Final Fantasy XV – Noctis, the Miracle King sacrifice in the dark world by Matt (Matt-in-the-Hat)

12/27: Sakae’s Human-Made Miracle in Summer Wars [OWLS December Blog Tour: Miracles] by Carla (Pop Culture Literary)

12/28: [December 2018 OWLS Tour] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Taking a Stand against Darker Times by Scott (Mechanical Anime Reviews)

12/29: [December 2018 OWLS Tour] Miracles can happen too by YumDeku (MyAnime2Go)

12/30: [OWLS December Blog Tour] The Miracle(s) of World End by Flow (Den of Nyanpasu)



I hope you guys have enjoyed everyone’s posts this year! If you want to catch up on some 2017 posts, here is a list of all the stops. Please join in the conversation ^^ Like always, if you’d like to join, contact OWLS. We’re always happy to have new members

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