The story behind anime localization

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Feb 3, 2019

The story behind anime localization

by Roland Kelts

"The structure of Japanese storytelling does not adhere to a strict three acts. At times, the story meanders and takes the viewer on a seemingly unrelated path. ... Characterizations are richer, deeper, darker. Plots are often complex and convoluted, serving primarily as vessels to ...

Motherhood in modern anime

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Jul 22, 2018

Motherhood in modern anime

by Roland Kelts

"I still feel the loneliness of being hikikomori. Maybe I'm successful, maybe not. I can't tell. But I still feel the loneliness. The only difference now is that I can express my loneliness, my pain, and all those feelings in my writing. They don't ...