Mashi

Mashi

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo-based researcher interested in investigating ethnicity and identity in media.
May
27
S1:E1* For Real This Time

S1:E1* For Real This Time

More than half a year ago I recklessly promised a new approach to this blog in the form of weekly
4 min read
May
26

Example

May
20
A Future in Wallachia: Castlevania's Unexpected Hope

A Future in Wallachia: Castlevania's Unexpected Hope

Through nudging each of its characters towards a path of their own, Castlevania's final season provides us with a much needed drop of hope.
4 min read
May
14

Character Bios

A quick look at some of the original characters I've created for my hack. Sprites created through splicing and Photoshop.
4 min read
May
11

Design Blog #1: I'm still here!

I thought up a few reasons why I've been able sustain my energy and interest through such a huge project.
3 min read
May
11

Introduction

Introducing: my very own Fire Emblem hack! I will be updating my progress over time, while deliberating design and story elements.
1 min read
Nov
15
Still Stuck in the System: Misplaced Optimism in Deca-Dence

Still Stuck in the System: Misplaced Optimism in Deca-Dence

Deca-Dence offers a compelling story of breaking free from corporate rule - but unfortunately stops short of committing to an alternative.
4 min read
Nov
12
S1:E1 Big Tech, Eggs, and Sorcery

S1:E1 Big Tech, Eggs, and Sorcery

Though we've averted ourselves from one disaster, there are plenty of others lined up to keep us busy. Throughout this
4 min read
Nov
07
Big Tech & Workers' Rights in Little Witch Academia

Big Tech & Workers' Rights in Little Witch Academia

In Episode 14 of Little Witch Academia, magitronics developer Croix's sabotage of the negotiations between Luna Nova's witches and worker faeries reveals how the tech industry acts in the interests of the elite.
6 min read
Oct
29
What Comes After Detention: Exhibition on the Lives of Asylum Seekers in Japan (10/25)

What Comes After Detention: Exhibition on the Lives of Asylum Seekers in Japan (10/25)

An exhibition by photojournalist Sachiko Saito and the Society for Understand Kurds shows how Japanese immigration law has failed refugees, and warns us that the worst is yet to come.
5 min read