SHIROBAKO, the series about five young woman and a production company clearing challenge after challenge to make anime, is my comfort series, occupying a special place in my heart. Somehow, P.A. Works was able to make their large cast feel like a family for the viewer. When it completed its run, I felt I had… Read More Review: SHIROBAKO The Movie
Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News continues with our fourth guest host! Today, Michelle Lee joins us as our newscaster. You’ll recognize her voice from Date A Live (Origami Tobiichi), Assassination Classroom (Sumire Hara), and Tokyo Ghoul (Kurona Yasuhisa), among other series. Follow Michelle on Twitter and Instagram, and please subscribe to us… Read More Doki Doki News: Hosoda vs. Miyazaki, Chung Drops Your Name, and Guest Host Michelle Lee!
Just two episodes in and the slice-of-life time travel series, Remake Our Life!, is already falling flat. There are a number of reasons for the disappointing start, but the greatest is perhaps that the vehicle for the protagonist’s life change is too extravagant. While I feel bad for Kyouka making the “wrong” choice in career… Read More Remake Our Life! (No Time Travel Needed)
If you missed our most recent Instagram live stream this past Friday, no fear! We’ve uploaded Twwk’s interview with voice actress Christina Kelly, whose noted anime roles include Mimimi (Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki), Koko (Golden Time), and Mine (Akame ga Kill) to our YouTube channel. We talk about her roles, answers lots of questions, and even… Read More Interview with Voice Actress, Christina Kelly
Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News continues with guest host number two! Today, Marisa Duran joins us as our newscaster. You’ll recognize her voice from recent anime series like Shadows House (Lou / Louise) and Horimiya (Hori). Follow Marisa on Twitter and Instagram, and please subscribe to us on SoundCloud, our platform for… Read More Doki Doki News: Star Wars Visions, Vinland Saga 2, and Guest Host Marisa Duran of Horimiya!
Anime love comedies have hit upon a successful formula: Boy meets girl. One has obvious issues and the other less obvious (or developing). A severe obstacle—medical, fantastical, metaphysical—gets in the way. Love overcomes, but can it overcome the deeper issues within? Add fantastic animation, variations of the same soundtrack (including catchy song to play over… Read More Review: Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Malnourished and maltreated, the orphan Rio awakens with a clear story in his head of a him in another time, but instead of living in the slums of a fantasy world of magic and knights, this other version of himself, named Haruto, in living in the modern world until he dies in a bus accident,… Read More First Impression: Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
Ex-gymnast Uramichi is the high-energy, always-smiling host of the children’s show, Together with Maman, and joined by his fellow actors / musicians, including a couple of kohai dressed as abunny and bear mascots, he performs in front of and with an audience of kids, Barney the Dinosaur-style. But something is a little off—namely, the advice… Read More First Impression: Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan
The metropolis of New Himuka is constantly under threat of invasion by alien creatures called the “Others,” who descend upon the city in waves. To protect New Himuka’s citizens, the Other Suppression Force (OSF) fights these creatures when they invade, and a new set of some 2,000 cadets are graduating today to join the battle.… Read More First Impression: Scarlet Nexus
How does prejudice turn into acceptance? How does a visionary veer away from the troubling decisions of the past? And what could make a woman sacrifice her own desires to accomplish what’s best for those who despise her? Korean-American animator and former Blue Sky Studios artist, Gene Kim, explores these questions—at once universal and personal—in… Read More Review: One Last Monster