Fumbling through anime, searching for animals

Some Spilt Ink

I have always been interested in representations of the animal within art and the media, and have previously analysed these depictions television shows like The Handmaids Tale (2017) to understand the societal attitudes towards farmed animals (Follow the link here to read). However, I have never seen such random representations of farm animals like the ones in Japanese anime. When I begun this project, I had no idea that I would be adventuring into a realm where intelligent, headless, plucked chickens with an agenda to take over the world, commit mass suicide. But, alas, I’m amongst it, and have stuck with my initial idea and run with it, albeit, quite shocked.

My introductory blog post firstly detailed my own experience with Indonesian and Japanese culture, with specific reference to being a vegan in those countries. I have become aware that I have a privilege that allows me to choose the…

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