Anime Matsuri 2015

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Blog

Anime Matsuri 2015

I’ll be presenting my Anime Mythology Panel entitled Mystics Priestesses & Warrior Women at Anime Matsuri on April 4th at 1:30pm.

You can also find the panel information on Anime Matsuri’s Schedule Page.

The panel will take place in the Panel Room 3 Building in Grand Ballroom C of the GRB Convention Center.

In my Mystics, Priestesses and Warrior Women presentation, I explore the hero journey from a woman’s perspective. Specifically, I look at the different types of female hero journeys in American and Japanese animation and how there are avenues for exploring the female hero journey in the East that are unavailable in the West. These different types of female hero journeys have their basis in the different mystical religious traditions of each country. These different concepts of mysticism East and West give rise either to Magical Girl or the Princess archetypes in animation. To wrap it all up, I explore how these different archetypes manifest and are subverted in the anime, “Revolutionary Girl Utena”.

Below is a trailer for my Anime Mythology presentations describing each one of them! Enjoy!


  1. Wish I could be there! Would love for you to teach a whole week workshop!

  2. I would like to point out that in your presentation at Anime Matsuri you talked about Fushigi Yuugi. I am not sure if you are aware of the Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden series that is only in form of the manga but it has the female with not just a male protector but the male protector’s celestial power allows him to become a woman. I just thought I’d like to mention that. AMAZING presentation by the way! I enjoyed it A LOT!!

    • I was not aware of that new Fushigi Yuugi show! Thanks for letting me know about it! I will definitely check it out! Sounds fascinating!

      So glad you enjoyed the presentation! Sorry we didn’t have time afterwards for Q & A.

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