I really love the fanart created by うえすと because it’s almost always lovely depictions of Rumiko Takahashi characters, including my favorite series from the famed mangaka, Maison Ikkoku. ★ 【うえすと】 「 splendid allegory 」 ☆
What does it mean to be free? And further, what does it mean to live free? I was pondering these questions recently after a conversation with my husband. For the past few months, he and I have been watching One Piece. I came in prepared to laugh and enjoy this thrilling pirate adventure, but I… Read More One Piece Stirs A Call to Freedom, A Call to Adventure
Come catch the recording of our recent live stream with the lovely and talented Xanthe Huynh! We chat about about voice acting, including her roles in anime and games like Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Maquia), Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Marianne), and Persona 5 (Haru), and all manner of other things, like cooking, cosplay,… Read More Interview with Xanthe Huynh
Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 8 Love Me, Love Me Not is a simple story. The characters are basic, and though they have their struggles—as do all teenagers—theirs are not overly complicated. The obstacles they face are moderate, and growth feels attainable and realistic. I think that’s part of what makes this series special—it… Read More Reader’s Corner: Bofuri, The Catlords’ Manservant, and Chasing After Aoi Koshiba
It was the tagline that got me. The thumbnail looked a little too bubblegum bright, the animation a tad old-fashioned, and to top it all, it was apparently instalment sixty-two or thereabouts in a franchise I knew nothing about. All good reasons to avoid ViVid Strike! But the tagline piqued my interest: I was not… Read More ViVid Strike! The Tagline Says What, Now?
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of April 25th through May 1st! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Will you be watching N-Ko? Did you… Read More Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer Slays, Netflix Goes Vtubing, and Madoka Returns!
When this lovely science ficition-flavored illustration popped up on Pixiv feed, I was excited to share it—and that was before I took a closer look. “Wait a minute…is that Nadeshiko?!” I became super-excited: a Laid-back Campgirl at some sort of towering windmill industrial structure! How interesting! A third look at the illustration provided even more… Read More Fanart Friday: Laid-back Spire
Three chapters in to Blue Box, a manga serialization on Shonen Jump, and my love for the series continues to grow. Did I mention I’m a fan of manga that has a seamless blend of sports and romance? It’s definitely one of my favorite genres, and I have continued to be impressed, excessively giggly, and… Read More Review: Blue Box, Chapter Three
There are a great many adjectives one could use to describe Sawa: fierce, focused, driven, deadly, merciless, inscrutable, intimidating, and most of all, vengeful—albeit justifiably so, (right?) since she’s the protagonist. But there’s one more key descriptor I must highlight: Sawa is also self-aware. That is, she is fully aware of what she has become.… Read More We Become What We Behold: Joran The Princess of Snow & Blood, Episode 5
Kyojuro Rengoku, the flame hashira, is first introduced during the latter episodes of the Demon Slayer TV series. With wide eyes and a resolute style of talking, he comes across as simple-minded, and so is an unexpected selection to be at the center of the first movie in the franchise. More unexpected, still, is that… Read More Kyojuro Rengoku’s Victory