The Apothecary Diaries, Vol. 1 This is quite a different light novel from what we’re used to seeing. It features a unique setting inspired by a historic Chinese imperial palace, complete with consorts, eunuchs, internal politics, and people of varying levels of morality. The protagonist, Maomao, is a teenage girl and apothecary worker in a… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frozen 2, Those Not-So Sweet Boys, and My Friend’s Little Sister Has it it for Me!
It’s that time of year again! In just a couple of weeks, we start our annual AniMarch Madness tournament where you, our dear readers, determine the best anime by voting on single-elimination matches in a playoff tournament resembling that other, only slightly bigger March Madness. The actual tourney will begin on March 1st, but we’re getting… Read More AniMarch Madness 2021: The Play-in Matches
We posted a piece earlier today celebrating the lunar new year, but we couldn’t let this special weekend go by without commemorating another certain holiday. Let Mash bring you into the weekend with some chocolates, and whether you’re with a loved one or not, may you have a lovely Valentine’s Day! ★ 【YeoNwa】 「 バレンタインマシュ… Read More Fanart Friday EXTRA: Happy Valentine’s Day from Mashu
Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 1 After passing through the ornate gateway marking the threshold of the temple’s courtyard, lavished with lush floral arrangements, our pure-hearted protagonist is finally ready for her new life with the nobility at the temple…or so she wishes. In reality, while Myne was able to gain approval from… Read More Reader’s Corner: One Piece, Orient, and Oregairu
This guest post was written by longtime support and contributor to our ministry, Bob Aarhus. I encourage you to also read his excellent article about Kimi no na wa (Your Name). If you have not yet watched at least the first episode of Wonder Egg Priority, stop reading now. Even if you have no intention… Read More WONDER EGG PRIORITY: We Don’t Talk About These Things
Mint Chocolate, Vol. 1 Of all the variations of the incest romance one might find out there, the “stepsiblings who meet as teens” variant is probably the most “acceptable” for most people. After all, when you have someone like the protagonist of this shoujo manga, Nanami, who finds out that her new stepbrother Kyouhei is… Read More Reader’s Corner: She’s the Cutest, Mint Chocolate, and Assassin’s Creed
Can you believe it? We’re almost done with our Toradora watch parties! We’re going to finish the last six episodes over two nights. Come join Chickennuggee as she hosts episodes 20-22 of the classic series Amazon Prime this Thursday, February 4th at 7pm Central / 8pm ET. Then we’ll view the last three episodes (23-25)… Read More Watch Party! Let’s Finish the Final Episodes of Toradora!
Today’s guest post is from a longtime friend of the blog, Micah. A former anime blogger for Otaku Collision, Micah is an aspiring writer from Tennessee who has a passion for fiction and storytelling. He also enjoys listening to Kendrick Lamar, playing Pokemon, and doing both at the same time. The smell of fresh-grounded coffee… Read More Seeing the World in Color
Eniale & Dewiela, Vol. 1 Eniale is an angel. Dewiela is a demon. But the two of them are buddies. It’s an Odd Couple situation with two celestial ladies who love fashion, babies, and being over the top to cause the world to spiral. The humor of this series lies in the absurdity of it’s… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: KH3, Eniale & Dewiela, and Reset!
We’re super excited this season for the return of Laid-back Camp, the peaceful and funny series about camping girls. The first episode of season two put us into the past, showing ace camper Rin Shima (“Shimarin”) on her very first solo camping adventure, several years prior to the current day. This piece of fanart helps… Read More Fanart Friday: Shimarin’s First Laid-Back Camping Trip