Everyone welcome our newest writer, Abigail! A student who loves art, writing, and video games, Abigail was inspired by anime from a young age, and plans to major in animation, hoping to one day have a hand in creating an anime series. She is often found lost in her imagination. Standing on the dusty, barren… Read More Simon’s Sorrow in Gurren Lagann
Sonia Summers is a cop from Lower Town, which looks very much like New York City (I’m from there, so I know) who was transferred to Upper Town. It’s like Uptown or Downtown, basically. She is taken for a drive around the city, quickly realizing how corrupt even the police are by accepting bribes from… Read More First Impression: Bem
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is an ongoing anime/manga series that tells the tale of the Joestar family across multiple generations. Their story involves high adventure in the vein of Indiana Jones with the addition of magical artifacts, musical references, and intense posing. As is fitting of the title, multiple characters are each given the nickname JoJo… Read More Newman’s Nook: JoJo’s Bizarre Family Impact
Despite a very cartoony, westernized animation style, Made in Abyss lets us know from very early on that this series is no child’s affair; by featuring children who get seriously hurt through dangerous situations in the opening episodes and a story centered on a missing parent, the anime hints at something sinister from very early… Read More The Right to Die in the Insanity of the Abyss
Yes, Amazon Prime Day is here. For the uninitiated, that mean that for the next two days, Amazon is running a multitude of deals in a variety of categories, extending even to anime DVDs—we otaku have some earning power after all (even the shut-ins among us!). Here are five anime and anime-related recommendations running through… Read More Five Anime Recommendations for Amazon Prime Day
*Warning: presumptive spoilers for a future season of Sword Art Online Alicization* Lingering the background of Sword Art Online Alicization has been the question of the nature of the soul. Early in the anime, the story established that scientists had narrowed down the soul’s nature to a light-based phenomenon they call a fluctlight. These fluctlights… Read More Love Versus Materialism in Sword Art Online Alicization
We have a new contender in the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! This time our protagonist is Masato, who has an overly doting mother. After filling out a survey on his relationship with his mom, a mysterious informant arrives and allows him to fulfill one of his dreams: get sent to the world of a… Read More First Impression: Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
Here it is! The Light Novel Club discussion featuring the longest and silliest title yet is upon us, and TWWK and JeskaiAngel have joined me in discussing this isekai title. With an anime adaptation coming this fall, now is the perfect time to take a look at what awaits us in FUNA’s not-so-average journey into… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 12: Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Vol. 1
We’re back with the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! In the yellow corner is Isekai Cheat Magician and… wait, is that a tag team of two protagonists, one male and one female, getting sent to another world? Looks like they’re childhood friends and ordinary high schoolers who now have to survive in a fantasy world, but… Read More First Impression: Isekai Cheat Magician
With the excitement surrounding Cop Craft, I was reminded of the anime classic, Full Metal Panic!, written and developed by the same writer, Shoji Gatoh. I’m a serious fan of that series—when it came out, Full Metal Panic! hit all the right tropes for me, and I loved Fumoffu, too, if not TSR so much… Read More Contest: Win Full Metal Panic! (The Complete Series) on Blu-Ray!