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Our Favorite Things: Female Ninja in Naruto

Our Favorite Things: Female Ninja in Naruto

Naruto has one of the most extensive casts of characters I’ve seen in manga or anime. It features characters from different backgrounds, villages and, more importantly, genders. There are only a handful of female ninja compared to the male ones; [...]

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On Our List: August 2013

On Our List: August 2013

On Our List brings you, the reader, a little mid-month excitement: a look into the reading and watching lists of the Girls in Capes staff members.  Check out what we're reading and watching now: "My boyfriend recently introduced me to a [...]

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Comics 101, #005: Cursed Pirate Girl

Comics 101, #005: Cursed Pirate Girl

When my copy of Cursed Pirate Girl arrived, I knew I was in for a different type of graphic novel. I didn’t even have to open the cover – the jagged page edges, textured light blue cover, and detailed cover [...]

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Women of Naruto

Women of Naruto

Ninja have always captured our imaginations with their secretive ways of dealing death and war from the shadows, their mystery an enchantment that’s hard to ignore. Since it began publication in 1999, much of the world would probably turn to the [...]

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The Flying Pirates That Do Something

The Flying Pirates That Do Something

I am a huge fan of films that feature scenes depicting flight or flying. That’s probably another reason why I love Hayao Miyazaki’s films: with the exception of Princess Mononoke and Ponyo, many of his films feature a flying machine [...]

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Pirate or Princess? Tetra in Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

Pirate or Princess? Tetra in Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

*This article contains spoilers* I’ve always been fascinated by the motivations of pirates. Historically, pirates ransack for selfish reasons, or simply for the thrill of it, their goals, more or less, one sided, and their motivations thinly veiled. Modern fictional pirates [...]

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Editor’s Letter: The World’s Greatest Rivalry

Editor’s Letter: The World’s Greatest Rivalry

Throughout time, a great rivalry has destroyed love, ended friendships, and cast doubt on even the strongest relationships. This rivalry notoriously divides those who would otherwise stand as allies, creating endless battles and leaving a trail of strife and misery [...]

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