Mashi

Mashi

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo-based researcher interested in investigating ethnicity and identity in media.
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: Deca-Dence's Misplaced Optimism

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

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
Oct
18
Genshin's Hilichurl and Gaming's Colonialist Impulse

Genshin's Hilichurl and Gaming's Colonialist Impulse

Genshin Impact continues a long standing practice of depicting enemies as racist caricatures, reinforcing the colonialist design of RPGs.
5 min read
Oct
07
In Pursuit of Color: Being Brown in MMOs

In Pursuit of Color: Being Brown in MMOs

As I search for my first online adventure in years, I recall the difficulty of finding spaces that will allow me to be brown.
5 min read
Sep
25
Tokyo Immigration Bureau Protest with BLM Shinagawa and Justice for Pato-chan (9/21)

Tokyo Immigration Bureau Protest with BLM Shinagawa and Justice for Pato-chan (9/21)

Dozens of protesters gathered on Monday to condemn the Tokyo Immigration Bureau's abuse and discrimination of Black and Trans immigrants.
5 min read