Gather round, Madoka Magica fans! We have good news: a new spin-off manga series has hit the shelves, and Twwk and I are here to give you the 4-1-1. So pour yourself a cup of orange pekoe, pull out that slice of cake you’ve been saving, and get ready to curl up in your freakishly… Read More Review: Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story, Vol. 1
A bevvy of competing voices accompany a disturbingly close-up shot of a pale sickly eye framed by white hair: one voice is calling out instructions for medical treatment; another begging Doctor to stay alive; yet another—a creepy AI-like voice—intoning obscure philosophical phrases. The voices are punctuated by labored breathing. Is it a medical experiment gone… Read More First Impression: Arknights: Prelude to Dawn
Anzu’s three loves in life are her cat Momohiki, video games, and chocolate. When a new game arrives in the mail just as she returns from the combini with a bag full of chocolate treats and a free arm to scoop up her kitty, it’s as if the stars have aligned just in time for… Read More First Impression: Romantic Killer
The day begins with a cheery “Gokigenyou!” as a dark-haired ojou-sama type admires the beauty of the flowers dotting her path and trades greetings with a prince type, bespectacled nerd type and a mildly snooty kawaii type. Just another day at an elite all-girls middle school! Er, until an upward pan of the camera reveals… Read More First Impression: The Little Lies We All Tell
Hitori Goto lives up to her name: “soliloquy”. She’s the girl who never had the courage to join in all the fun and games in kindergarten, who ends up eating with the teacher during school picnics, doesn’t go to after school club, and only has messages from her parents on her phone. She is a… Read More First Impression: Bocchi the Rock!
The story begins in the kind of back alley that makes it feel like nighttime when the noonday sun is still riding high. The crashes of thunder and sheets of falling rain work like a silencer when a gunshot rings out and one more woman falls victim to the gritty mob crime of 1980s Akihabara.… Read More First Impression: Akiba Maid War
Drones hover in the bright morning sky as a driverless bus pulls to a stop in a cheery watercolor town. The mood is peaceful and full of promise. Or at least it would be, if Serufu had not spaced out and messed up her high school entrance exam, much to the chagrin of her neighbor… Read More First Impression: Do It Yourself!!