Review: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out (Light Novel)

It’s finally time for new content in the Rascal Does Not Dream franchise! The latest volume of the light novel series dropped last week, and with this release, the English-language publications officially outpace the anime. In the wake of the dramatic conclusion of Shouko’s arc, it’s time for Sakuta and his friends to face the… Read More Review: Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out (Light Novel)

Summer of SoL: Dwelling in the Ordinary

Every year, liturgical Christian churches celebrate a season called “ordinary time.” It’s like the “slow arc” of the church calendar: no Easter or Christmas, no super special feasts—just quiet, normal life. I think the citizens of the metropolis of slice-of-life are always celebrating ordinary time. After all, they spend each and every day in the… Read More Summer of SoL: Dwelling in the Ordinary

Summer of SoL: Koi, You Don’t Have to Know Everything

Do you remember that kid from elementary school that everyone called the “teacher’s pet”? The kid all the adults loved because they were responsible, mature, and generally did everything expected of them? Koi Yoshinaga from Slow Loop probably grew up as that kid. And while it’s nice to get all that praise for doing well,… Read More Summer of SoL: Koi, You Don’t Have to Know Everything

First Impression: TEPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing ’til You Cry

(And yes, it does actually have all those exclamation points.) Ambitious for a life of manzai stardom, budding comedian Yayoi Sakamoto took the entrance exam for Kagetsu High School in Namba, a city known for its steady stream of new talent. There, by sheer coincidence, she ran into her childhood friend Yomogi Takahashi, with whom… Read More First Impression: TEPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing ’til You Cry