Madoka Side Story Magia Record, Episode 02: Broken Friendships, Crumbs for Clues

Anime series come and go—even popular and impactful ones don’t often stand the test of time. However, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a series that so intensely captured popular and critical imagination almost a decade ago, some of that based on a surprise twist (and thus would seem to be among series that have been dismissed… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record, Episode 02: Broken Friendships, Crumbs for Clues

First Impression: Infinite Dendrogram (for Newbies)

In the year 2043, the first ever full-dive VRMMO, Infinite Dendrogram, has been released, providing gamers infinite ways to interact and play around within its world. Reiji Mukudori, having just recently bought it, enters into the game under the name Ray Starling and, joining alongside his older brother Shu and his partner Embryo Nemesis, marks… Read More First Impression: Infinite Dendrogram (for Newbies)

First Impression: Infinite Dendrogram (for Light Novel Readers)

As someone who absolutely fell in love with Infinite Dendrogram after being introduced to it through the Light Novel Club, the series’s anime adaptation was easily the show I was most looking forward to this season. And it doesn’t disappoint. While not without room for improvement, it was a strong introduction. If you don’t already… Read More First Impression: Infinite Dendrogram (for Light Novel Readers)

First Impression: BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense

At the encouragement of her friend, Kaede decided to try out the VRMMO “NewWorld Online,” despite not having played many games in her life. When setting up her character, she decides she would rather not get hurt at all, and puts all her stat points into VIT (vitality, essentially defense). The downside is that she’s… Read More First Impression: BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense