When a manga reminds you of the joy and wonder of a younger protagonist, it is indeed a special one. Witch Hat Atelier was a manga I hadn’t been super curious about even though I had seen it in bookstores. However, thanks to a recommendation that helped improvise on the lack of magical girl at… Read More Embrace Your Inner Child & The Beauty of Magic: Video Review of Witch Hat Atelier
Are You Ready to Go Manga Shopping? Laura shops for a mystery and magical girl manga this time around!… Read More Are You Ready to Go Manga Shopping?
What does it mean to be in the world but not of it as a creator (John 15:18-19) who focuses on spotlighting manga? This is a question I have been deeply pondering as of late. Recently on my personal social media profiles, I’ve gradually (or not so gradually) made a transition where I am almost… Read More Loving Manga Isn’t Purposeless: Our Passion Has Eternal Value
Long time ago, I only read novels. And in that novel reading, dark fantasy was surprisingly one of my favorite genres of fantasy. I say surprisingly because when it comes to manga, I prefer lighter and humorous stories. While I will read the occasional “darker manga,” it’s not too often that I pick it up.… Read More Something’s Wrong With This Fairy Tale: A Video Review of Fairy Tale Battle Royale
The shoujo genre has quickly become one of my favorite manga genres. While sports manga and sports-themed manga is still my favorite, when I browse my shelves, I can’t deny that shoujo dominates my bookcase compared to other genres. I don’t necessarily mind this, thought I’ve begun to recognize themes and tropes that are common… Read More Shoujo with a Shockingly “Violent” Twist: A Video Review of Prince Freya
In episode seventeen of Demon Slayer, I saw myself in the cowardly and sniveling Zenitsu. And I hated it. Up to this point, Zenitsu had been one of my least favorite characters because, in so many ways, I felt he was the complete opposite of Tanjiro. Brave, selfless, and with a personal drive to help those… Read More Thunderclap and Flash: When Zenitsu Struck My Heart
Sometimes trying to decide on what prayer journals and devotionals to use is like trying to decide which brand of toothpaste to get. (Or maybe a more on point metaphor, trying to decide which anime you’ll watch first with a new season of anime upon us.) Either way, it can be a difficult and stressful… Read More Finding Jesus: A Prayer Journal (Review)