Kyousuke is back, yet again. He lies over the table of the school canteen, tired—more so than he has ever been. The Refrain route, the last one, is about to begin. It is the last chance: Life, death, friendship, the past, the future, love and treason are all going to play out now. If only he… Read More Kyousuke Natsume and Meeting the Crucified Christ (II)
We return with another Toradora watch party this Wednesday! Come join Chickennuggee as she hosts episodes 10, 11 and 12 (the school festival arc) of the classic series and chats with you as we stream this Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm Central / 8pm ET. We’ll post the link shortly before airtime on our watch… Read More Join our Toradora Watch Party on Wednesday!
Why has Toradora retained its popular all these years while other anime romcoms, so beloved in their time, gone by the wayside? I would say that a substantial reason for its enduring admiration is because of the development of the central relationship between Ryuuji and Taiga: It’s messy and authentic, and actually leads somewhere. The… Read More Ryuuji is Mine! Taiga’s Protection and Jealousy
Our cosplayer, Paris, is back—this time as the mysterious and elegant (and least when she’s not munching on pizza) C.C. from Code Geass! A special thank you to j.a. vilches for the beautiful photography and to cosplayer nickythepixie for the costume! You can follow Paris on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitch, and Facebook, and see more… Read More Cosplay Beats! C.C. (Code Geass)
With the exception of Kimari, the four teenage girls on the Antarctic expedition team in A Place Further Than the Universe all have issues in developing strong friendships (and even Kimari has a struggle with her best friend, Megu). But Yuzu, the social media celebrity whose status was able to get the other three onto… Read More A Friendship Wilder Than the Universe
In the capital of a retrofuturistic empire with Ancién Régime elements, a troubled emperor deploys the army and grants emergency powers to his senate, the Diet. In many places of the countryside, dinosaur-like creatures called “mutants” are attacking villages. The traffic in firearms is on the rise in all the Empire, and with it have… Read More First Impression: Magatsu Wahrheit: Zuerst
Later this month, volume two of Tearmoon Empire will be the subject of our 25th BtT Light Novel Club Meeting. Can you believe we’ve conducted that many sessions? We’ve come a long way and featured a number of different members in our club, and have now even come to the point where our discussions are… Read More 25 Light Novel Club Sessions!
Based on the novel of the same name by Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl is a new, original English language (OEL) manga series about Cath and Wren, identical twin sisters who are entering college. Illustrated by Gabi Nam and adapted from Rowell’s original novel by American comic book writer Sam Maggs, volume one introduces the twins, and… Read More Review: Fangirl, Volume 1 (Manga)
Ino Sakura had always dreamed of becoming an idol, and finally gets her chance to move from the countryside to Tokyo to pursue her dream. However, as it turns out, she was assigned to a group of girls that had all dropped out of the entertainment industry: Roko, a former child actor who got tired… Read More First Impressions: Dropout Idol Fruit Tart
After years of failed auditions, comedy duo Tokonatsu, consisting of Mafuyu Kogarashi and Fubuki Kitakaze, finally get their first break—a slot at Shoka-Yono High’s cultural festival! There’s a little bit of fine print, though: the slot was reserved for a four-person band whose lead singer called in sick hours before the performance. (And they’re not… Read More First Impression: Maesetsu!