June 27, 2022

Anime-inspired Historical Fiction with Author Olivia Thompson

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Olivia Thompson has an anime series with Black female protagonists. We discuss what anime is (don't judge, I didn't really know!), writing Black female action characters, Japanese folklore, and more! Check it out!
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Olivia Thompson


Today, when Olivia's not saving the world by working for a non-profit, she's pouring all of her energy and time into writing. Her love of anime, however, started when she was a child. She'd rush home from school to watch whatever came on Toonami (initially called Tsunami). It was at this time that her passion for writing and reading began. But she's a lover of novels, not manga so much. (Her comic book phase ended before she got to middle school.) It's only natural that her book series bursts with anime tropes and themes. Female Protagonists Anime Stories was a long time coming, and she's thrilled to finally share it with you all.