Hi, I'm Mr. Leo Mahaga.
Below are some websites that contain information that can be used to provide a good amount of background information on what I will start blogging about shortly.
"It's No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons"
This site gives a brief overview of how an artist can express themes through the way their art, the subject matter of the art, and so on. I will more than likely refer to all five of these main points throughout my study.
Anime/Manga Web Essay Archive
This database is amazing. It is filled with a near infinite amount of essays by a multitude of Anime/Manga scholars much like myself.
The Anime Cafe
This site has a lot of general information that one who is new to the world of Anime could definitely benefit from.
Reconciling Anime and Feminism
This site begins to tackle the topic I plan to explore. It tries to provide those outside of the Anime world with some explanation for the themes present that most may at first glance find offensive. It acts as a pretty acceptable introduction to this blog.
(I have also just recently joined a group on Yahoo! created for scholars like myself who study Anime. It promises large amounts of essays, studies, and opinions galore. Unfortunately I have to wait for approval. I will post the url once I've been inducted.)