Isekai for Christians, Part 2: Power Fantasies and Responsibilities

It is time to go back to the wacky world of modern world characters getting transported to fantasy worlds! If you have not read my last post on isekai, please go there and at least read up through the “Acting and Reacting” part of that post, to understand the basics of what isekai is (if… Continue reading Isekai for Christians, Part 2: Power Fantasies and Responsibilities

First Impressions: Mitsuboshi Colors

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"Colors", a group consisting of three young girls who have made it their mission to protect the peace of their town. There's the leader Yui, the mischievous Sacchan, and the game-playing Kotoha, and while they're supposed to help the town out with troubles like thieving cats, as kids they also just like having fun and… Continue reading First Impressions: Mitsuboshi Colors

First Impressions: Slow Start

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Ichinose Hana needed an extra year to study and get into high school. Add in how her birthday falls on the first day of school, and she's starting her first year of high school at seventeen years old, with all of her classmates two years younger than her. Given her circumstances, she feels quite apprehensive… Continue reading First Impressions: Slow Start

First Impressions: citrus

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After her mom remarries, Yuzu moves to a new school and immediately runs into a load of troubles. Getting into conflict with the student council on her first day for her "gyaru" looks? Check. Student council president frisks her and takes her cellphone? Check. School is an uptight all-girls school, largely killing off her chances… Continue reading First Impressions: citrus

First Impressions: Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp)

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On a cold autumn day, Rin takes a trip to a lakeside campground in Motosuko to look at Mt. Fuji. That night, she meets up with a girl, Nadeshiko, who just moved to the area and took a bike trip to see the same mountain, but fell asleep and did not wake up until after… Continue reading First Impressions: Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp)

First Impressions: A Place Further Than the Universe

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Tamaki Mari vowed at the start of high school to go on a journey and have a fulfilling youth. However, every time she tries to take the train going away from school, she gets cold feet, and so she made it to her second year feeling unfulfilled. She has a chance encounter when she picks… Continue reading First Impressions: A Place Further Than the Universe

12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 12: The iDOLM@STER’s Family Gathering

Last year during this season I talked about the Christmas episode from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, so it is only fitting that this year I would talk about the Christmas episode, Episode 22, from the “original” The iDOLM@STER anime. (And no, I do not mean Xenoglossia; the one from 2011.) Our 13 girls of 765… Continue reading 12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 12: The iDOLM@STER’s Family Gathering

Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Ep. 3-4: Melancholy of the Diamond Princess

I have been busy the last few weeks, so I will be doing a double-episode post to catch up, with a post on episodes 5 and 6 coming soon. Episode 3 Episode 3 marks the first major event of the season, as Aqours performs at both the Love Live competition qualifiers and the school open… Continue reading Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Ep. 3-4: Melancholy of the Diamond Princess

Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Episode 2: Do You (Not) Love What I Love?

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The good news for Aqours is, they get a second chance to save their school. If they can raise the number of prospective students to 100 by the end of the year, the school will stay open. Considering that they only have 10 at the moment, it is a daunting task, but they are thankful… Continue reading Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Episode 2: Do You (Not) Love What I Love?

First Impressions: Girls’ Last Tour (Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou)

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It's the end of the world as we know it, and Chito and Yuuri feel fine. Sure, they have to constantly scavenge for food and other necessities, but no one else is around to bother them, so they can explore the world in relative safety. As they make their way through a world destroyed by… Continue reading First Impressions: Girls’ Last Tour (Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou)