Reader’s Corner: A Dissociated Haruhi, Reincarnated Dragon Hatchling, and (Already) Dead Detective

Farewell to My Alter A collection of one shots including the debut commercial work by Nio Nakatani, the writer of Bloom into You, Farewell to My Alter is one of the engaging volumes I’ve read in 2021, not least of which is because the stories contain twist endings. It’s like The Outer Limits or Twilight… Read More Reader’s Corner: A Dissociated Haruhi, Reincarnated Dragon Hatchling, and (Already) Dead Detective

‘Yuri Will Save the World’? Why You Should Watch Yuri and Why I Don’t Anymore

“Yuri will save the world” is a popular saying in the comment sections of yuri and shoujo-ai manga online. It’s pretty cringey from a Christian perspective, but in an odd way, for me, it was also somewhat true—though probably not in the way that the comment-writers mean.  Let me give you some context. You know… Read More ‘Yuri Will Save the World’? Why You Should Watch Yuri and Why I Don’t Anymore

Reader’s Corner: Kyle’s Little Sister, Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence, and Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend

I Refuse to Be Your Enemy!, Vol. 6 This volume is a lovely conclusion to the reincarnated-as-a-villainess isekai story of Kiara. She was reborn into the world of a tactical RPG she played in her previous life (for a prime example of that kind of game, think Fire Emblem: Three Houses). Similar to a Fire… Read More Reader’s Corner: Kyle’s Little Sister, Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence, and Guide to the Perfect Otaku Girlfriend

Reader’s Corner: Spy x Family, Laid-Back Camp, and Drugstore in Another World

Spy x Family, Vol. 5 The hilarious hijinks of Japan’s favorite fake family continue apace in Volume 5! Spy Loid “Twilight” Forger, assassin Yor “Thorn Princess” Briar, and mind-reading Anya are joined now by Bond the dog who can see the future—especially what’s for dinner. This can be a real life saver when it comes… Read More Reader’s Corner: Spy x Family, Laid-Back Camp, and Drugstore in Another World

Interview with Rie Fu

We’re excited to announce that the next interview in our recent series of Instagram live streams will be with singer and artist, Rie Fu! A multi-genre talent with a vibrant YouTube channel and several new tracks released in recent months, Rie is probably best known to English-speaking otaku for her contributions to several anime soundtracks,… Read More Interview with Rie Fu

Reader’s Corner: Springtime Window, Boys Run the Riot, and A Sign of Affection

A Sign of Affection, Vol. 2 Volume one of A Sign of Affection was a manga I had on pre-order a full year before it released, and I instantly hit the preorder button whenever a new volume becomes available. No surprise then that I stopped everything to read volume two when it arrived, and it… Read More Reader’s Corner: Springtime Window, Boys Run the Riot, and A Sign of Affection