[Crunchyroll Article] “Bubbles and Bullying in the ‘March Comes in Like a Lion’ Anime”

Non-management: My latest article for Crunchyroll is on March comes in like a lion.

I’d like to give a big thanks to Crunchyroll for commissioning my article. Below is the (summary) short to the article. If you’re interested in reading it, click the link embedded in the title or at the end of the short:

Bubbles and Bullying in the “March Comes in Like a Lion” Anime

Throughout the school bullying subplot, Hinata Kawamoto has been the target of pernicious harassment

March comes in like a lion concludes its school bullying subplot with a conversation between a substitute teacher and a class bully. The teacher asks why the bully did it. The bully describes feeling alienated by modern Japanese society. She feels that the working world is a dog-eat-dog one. Her ruthless behavior as a bully was just the logical conclusion to her bleak observations. She’s not responsible for her actions, really. Society is to blame. She would presumably apply that ruthless mindset to everything outside of school once she becomes an adult. The teacher says that a callous world doesn’t justify her malicious actions toward people who’ve done no previous wrong toward her. She responds by saying that neither her teachers nor her family understand. He replies that he’s hear because he wants try to, if only she’s willing to talk. As an educator, he feels that it’s his job… READ MORE HERE

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