And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection is… The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Vol. 1)

Hello, everyone! This is stardf29 here, and from here on out I will be the leader of the Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club! I have been enjoying light novels a lot this past year, and I have especially enjoyed sharing in that love through the Light Novel Club, so I am very thankful for… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection is… The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Vol. 1)

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

If you are enjoying this season’s Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, you might also want to check out The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. The same author, Hajime Kamoshida wrote the original light novels for these adaptations, and he seems to have a knack for strong character writing. The strong source material is further amplified by… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Reverse Thieves Secret Santa: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card

Having joined in Reverse Thieves‘ Secret Santa this year, my Secret Santa graciously reminded me that I had yet to finish Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, the sequel to the classic Cardcaptor Sakura anime. I had gotten about nine episodes in before, like many other shows, it just kind of fell off my watchlist, but now I have… Read More Reverse Thieves Secret Santa: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card

Plot Twists, Character Designs, and Worldbuilding: Writing in Anime (and Other Media)

One of my favorite video game-centric YouTube channels, Extra Credits, recently put out a video about “The Three Pillars of Game Writing – Plot, Character, Lore“. I definitely recommend watching this video, especially if you love video games. It explains how “video game writing” is actually split into three “pillars”: plot, character, and lore or… Read More Plot Twists, Character Designs, and Worldbuilding: Writing in Anime (and Other Media)