Another “Cosplay Beats,” but this time from Paris herself! I had the opportunity to represent our blog at a convention for the first time and it was a blast! Being at Anime Matsuri for the first time since shut down was a surreal experience. I was surprised to see so many people again. The cosplayers… Read More Cosplay Beats! Anime Matsuri 2021
Gacha Girls Corps, Vol. 1 Gacha Girl Corps imagines that a gacha addict—in this case, series protagonist Heihachi—is isekai’d into his mobile game and discovers that his rolls might lead to collecting real characters in the form of cute but fierce young women. Based on a light novel, the premise is a simple but fun… Read More Reader’s Corner: An Angry Royal Highness, Babysitting Yakuza, and Mysterious Maid
Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News continues with our third guest host! Today, Jordan Dash Cruz joins us as our newscaster. You’ll recognize his voice from recent anime series like Shadows House (Shaun / John) and Millionaire Detective (Ryo). Follow Jordan on Twitter and Instagram, and please subscribe to us on SoundCloud, our… Read More Doki Doki News: New Bravely Default, Where’s Luffy, and Guest Host Jordan Dash Cruz!
86–Eighty-Six, Vol. 1 The recent anime adaptation piqued my curiosity about this series, and the first volume didn’t disappoint. A country steeped in racism and greed uses child soldiers from ethnic minorities (collectively dubbed the “Eighty-Six”) to fend off an endless robot army. The privileged Lena takes command of one such unit, Spearhead Squadron, and… Read More Reader’s Corner: 86, After-School Hanako-kun, Batmanga, and Marie Kondo
It’s not often you new Spike Spiegel fanart, especially a really nice piece like this one! But who knows, we may be in for a whole lot more with the Cowboy Bebop live-action film coming out. Bang! ★ 【やまよし】「 スパイクさん 」 ☆
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!
The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya While I started the Haruhi Suzumiya light novels long ago, it’s only since the announcement of Intuition that I decided to make my way through them all. And I’m glad I waited so long, for I can’t imagine being a fan and only getting one new novel in the thirteen… Read More Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon, Love Me, Love Me Not, and Play it Cool, Guys
While the quality of the final episode of Wonder Egg Priority was…questionable, the series remains a creative, original, and thoughtful fantasy tale about girls growing up and the immense pressures they often face. Here’s hoping we get something else in the future the better wrap up the tale, but in the meantime, enjoy this piece… Read More Fanart Friday: Wonder Egg Finale
We’re excited to announce that all month long, voice actors will be joining us as guest hosts for Doki Doki News, our weekly 90-second newscast about the major happenings in the world of manga, anime, light novels, and gaming! First up is a VA we know very well—Akudama Drive and Show by Rock’s Macy Anne… Read More Doki Doki News Month Kicks Off with Guest Host and VA, Macy Anne Johnson!
Farewell to My Alter A collection of one shots including the debut commercial work by Nio Nakatani, the writer of Bloom into You, Farewell to My Alter is one of the engaging volumes I’ve read in 2021, not least of which is because the stories contain twist endings. It’s like The Outer Limits or Twilight… Read More Reader’s Corner: A Dissociated Haruhi, Reincarnated Dragon Hatchling, and (Already) Dead Detective