This is (from left to right) Lizard as Sailor Jupitar, Zumreta as Sailor Mars, and myself as Sailor Moon
Greetings and Salutations! I’m Victoria Witt and I hail from Richmond, VA. I am a Freshman at William and Mary and I plan on being a Psychology major. I first became introduced to Japanese culture at a young age when I became obsessed with Sailor Moon and Pokemon, similar to many of my peers. I was then drawn into manga and my sister and I would illustrate our own stories. As I grew older, I was fascinated with Japanese films such as and not limited many Miyazaki movies (Princess Mononoke being my personal favorite), Battle Royale, Suicide Club, and many others.
I saw the opera Madame Butterfly with my sister a few years ago, and this also sparked my interest in Japanese culture. Japanese cuisine is delicious as well. Although I didn’t learn too much in high school, which is one of the reasons I wanted to take Japanophila, I was interested in Japan’s history of isolation and uniqueness.