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The case of Kuttsukiboshi

For today’s post, I’d like to focus on Kuttsukiboshi, which I’ll call a steamy lesbian love story, much more explicit than anything you’d find in American or Western media, with no surprise. Personally, I did not like the anime very much and had a lot of problems with it, but I still think a post about it is worthwhile. They spend one scene in a library within the school library during the summer:

The whole scene itself I think is short, only 1-2 minutes long, but it’s still a great part of this anime. It’s a nice and touching romance, despite some problematic elements like sexual assault which is seen as OK (it never is), which makes me cringe, to say the least. There’s nothing else I have to say about this, I really don’t.

© 2020 Burkely Hermann. All rights reserved.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on my History Hermann blog but has been re-edited and fixed before being posted on this blog. Enjoy!


By Burkely Hermann

Burkely Hermann joined the National Security Archive as an Indexer and Metadata Librarian in March 2020, using his experience with arrangement, indexing, electronic databases, cataloging, metadata creation, and knowledge of history on a daily basis. In December 2019, he completed his Master of Library and Information Science, specializing in Archives and Digital Curation, at University of Maryland. In 2016, he received a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Political Science and a minor in History, from St. Mary's College of Maryland. He previously interned at the National Archives II facility in College Park and worked at the Maryland State Archives, Digital Curation and Innovation Center, and the Enoch Pratt Free Library. He is also a member of the Society of American Archivists. In his free time, he researches his family genealogy, serves as a judge for National History Day, which he participated in for several years, writes fictional works, and keeps up with changes in the library and archives fields. He currently runs seven WordPress blogs, primarily about his family history, or reviewing archives and libraries in pop culture.

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