Tadano is a regular guy who just wants to make it through school without being noticed. Komi is the school beauty, beloved both by her male and female classmates. They seem an unlikely pair, but are brought together by Komi’s problem—namely that she wants to make one-hundred friends, but is too afraid to even begin… Read More Review: Komi Can’t Communicate (Vol. 1)
【banishment】 「forget me not」 reprinted with permission
For our next light novel club meeting, we’re going to be doing something a little different. Instead of one light novel volume, we’re going to discuss many. Our light novel club members—President stardf29, Vice Prez Jeskai Angel, and me, the secretary, are each going to read different novels, first volumes of a series we haven’t… Read More Our Next Light Novel Selection is…Your Choice!
The anime season has started, bringing with it a plethora of new series. But perhaps unusual for the fall 2019 anime season is the number of high-profile returning shows. From critical favorites like Chihayafuru to fairly recent series like We Never Learn, the autumn should have any number of shows to get your nostalgia factor… Read More Which Returning Anime Series Are You Looking Forward To?
All Mile desires is to live a “normal life,” an existence where she doesn’t stand out and is able to make friends and find happiness. As she prepares to enter magic academy, though, it becomes apparent that despite being granted “normal” powers when being reborn into this world of fantasy and magic, Mile is anything… Read More First Impressions: Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next life?!
If you’re looking for a review of the new Rascal Does Not Dream film that’s effusive in its praise, this isn’t it. I recommend you check our other review of the movie by Jeskai Angel, which dropped earlier today. No, my take on the film, like the that of the series, is complex—I’m appreciative both… Read More Review: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl
Another typical romantic comedy, with it’s just-as-typical cast of characters: the athlete with the heart of gold. The background character. The minx…The stalker? And the b….what? ORESUKI: Are You the Only One Who Loves Me, a new romantic comedy based on a light novel series, follows Joro, Cosmos, Himawari, Sun-chan, and Pansy as they navigate… Read More First Impressions: ORESUKI
We’ve entered the age of big-blockbuster, live-action adaptations of anime and manga properties. While common in Japan, it’s been a slow build in the U.S., with most early adaptations flopping commercially (Speed Racer) and/or critically (Dragon Ball: Evolution). While recent ones have been a mixed bag (see the resounding failure that is Netflix’s Death Note),… Read More Miyazaki Declined Nausicaa Live-Action Adaptions (But We Cast One Anyway)
With Tanjirou and Inosuke’s battle against Enmu reaching its climax in volume seven, the Infinity Train arc is seemingly at a close – but one more challenge remains for the duo, along with Rengoku, Zenitsu, and Nezuko, and its even more dangerous than the lower demon moon they had been battling. Memories from the past… Read More Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Volume 8 (Review)
We’re proud to present a guest post today by blogger and Yale Divinity School student James, who has written series of articles for us in past about Planetarian and Steins;gate. Note: this essay is based solely on the anime adaptation of Welcome to the N.H.K. rather than the light novel or manga, whose stories differ… Read More Welcome to the Gift of Condescension