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    About In Asian Spaces

    Hi there! My name is Shannon, and I run a small (but growing!) blog called 'In Asian Spaces'.
    https://inasianspaces.com/
    Many moons ago, in what feels like a different lifetime now - I was bullied. Dissatisfied with the current 'real world' then, I dove headfirst into anime. I stayed up all night sometimes watching different TV shows on Adult Swim. Later searching for them online on the rudimentary 'steaming' services available at the time, that now no longer exist.

    This went on for years. Purchasing books on Japanese culture, teaching myself the language by trying to copy the hiragana and katakana on Naruto Shippuden ED screens. Finally, after years of accumulated knowledge and customs I never thought would be put to use - I got a job at a Japanese cultural center. It was completely by chance, but up until that point - it was the happiest period in my life.

    Everything I saw through anime, TV shows, films, and even read in manga seemed to hold some degree of truth. I could now experience the culture firsthand, and it completely changed my life for the better.

    After leaving that job due to circumstances beyond my control, I was lost.

    I floundered a bit, before starting a small blog meant to be a portfolio until I found remote work. Deciding to write about Japan in a blog post one day gained a lot of attention, so I continued. Then, reporting on a convention garnered even more, and the website has morphed into what it is today: an exploration of facets of Japanese culture, animation, conventions, and everything in-between.

    Now, I'd like to shift and cover the space between anime and reality. 

    Is there a historical basis in your favorite anime? Does it include real-life places, ancient civilizations, and their tech? Is it a retelling of a primordial story, or tale?

    Let's find out together - this is the creation of an Anime Anthology!

    Your support would help with the produrment of books, documents, equipment and materials necessary to continue the series.

    I sincerely hope you would consider joining me on this ride.
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    With your support, we can purchase more books, original documents, photography and illustration rights, and other necessary materials to keep the Anime Anthology series going! Thank you in advance!
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