Ten years ago today, we posted our very first article, and with that, a ministry was born! I’ve said as much before, but at the time, I had no inkling that we’d last ten months, much less ten years. I was very aware of a bad personal habit of giving up on hobbies and plans… Read More Happy 10th Birthday to Us!
“Allow me the privilege of distorting your life.” Only Hikki would make his love confession in such a way. But isn’t that just like him in the end? It’s as authentic as it is awkward, honest as it is strange, and precisely the proper way for him to end the first journey he was on… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 11: A Genuine Confession
All year long, I’ve been posting Throwback Thursday columns as we celebrate ten years in existence. It’s been a lot of fun digging through old posts and memories and recollecting life and aniblogging, but I think it’s well past time to get some other folks involved, those particularly vital in keeping this ministry on track… Read More Throwback Thursday: Revisiting Former Columns
(It’s getting difficult to distinguish between the titles of my posts and the titles of light novels, isn’t it?) You’ve probably heard that the winners write the history books. The victors of various conflicts (military, political, cultural, etc.) fabricate self-glorifying stories at the expense of the losers. Except that’s not how history actually works. Since… Read More The First Duty of Every Starfleet Otaku is to the Truth, Whether it’s Scientific Truth, or Historical Truth, or Personal Truth
What do you do, and how do you move forward, after you’ve experienced a bittersweet, youthful love? Happy-Go-Lucky Days, currently streaming at the Asian Pop-up Cinema Festival, examines these questions through three stories, each particular in a variety of ways, but all connected by same threads of sadness, joy, and maturation. Those who have read… Read More Review: Happy-Go-Lucky Days
Have you started reading volume one of Re:ZERO? You haven’t?! Better get to it! For those that need reminding, and others that may not have heard, our next Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club selection is Re:ZERO volume one! Here’s the synopsis from Yen Press: Subaru Natsuki was just trying to get to the convenience… Read More Re:Zero Light Novel Discussion Begins Next Tuesday on Discord!
Yusaku Godai is done with his fellow residents at their boarding house. Between voyeur and expert instigator Yotsuya, rarely clothed hostess, Akemi, and gossip queen, Mrs. Ichinose (and her rambunctious son), Godai can’t the find the quiet he needs to study for his second go at college entrance exams. And just as he’s about to… Read More Maison Ikkoku: Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 6th through 12th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you excited for a Shenmue anime? Will… Read More Doki Doki News: Danmachi 3, Shield Hero 2, and Shenmue Anime
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I haven’t made any qualms about feeling that the final act of Oregairu is the weakest, both in the light novels and thus far, in the anime. But that doesn’t mean I don’t find it to still be extremely well thought out (Wataru Watari used those several years well in completing his series!). This specific… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 10: A Gallant Kind of Love