• Article: The Influence of Magical Girls on Western Animation

    This is a really neat article, which explores the parallels between western animation and Magical Girl Anime's. It not only includes Steven Universe, but a lot of other cool cartoons which are currently airing.

    I've read a lot of articles and posts that praise Steven Universe for having a feminine male main character. It's really great how Steven, though born male, isn't afraid to express his feelings or be honest and caring (things which society repeatedly tells us are "girly"). There's nothing emasculating about showing emotion, and it's really cool that Steven demonstrates that. He is a protector, he defends his family and the residents of Beach City. But he also has a great heart, full of unyielding love.

    Be sure to check out the article for more comparison's between western animation and Magical Girls!

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