Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News continues with our fourth guest host! Today, Michelle Lee joins us as our newscaster. You’ll recognize her voice from Date A Live (Origami Tobiichi), Assassination Classroom (Sumire Hara), and Tokyo Ghoul (Kurona Yasuhisa), among other series. Follow Michelle on Twitter and Instagram, and please subscribe to us… Read More Doki Doki News: Hosoda vs. Miyazaki, Chung Drops Your Name, and Guest Host Michelle Lee!
Season 1 of Emma: A Victorian Romance is like Neapolitan ice cream—when you only like strawberry. You have to eat the chocolate and vanilla to get to the part you like. I mean, it is all ice cream though, so it’s not exactly torture, but if you’re honest, you only really enjoy a third of… Read More Emma: A Victorian Romance, Season 1 (BD Boxset Review)
In episode seventeen of Demon Slayer, I saw myself in the cowardly and sniveling Zenitsu. And I hated it. Up to this point, Zenitsu had been one of my least favorite characters because, in so many ways, I felt he was the complete opposite of Tanjiro. Brave, selfless, and with a personal drive to help those… Read More Thunderclap and Flash: When Zenitsu Struck My Heart
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
This week, Kageki Shojo!! surprised me more than the two exclamation marks in its title convey: it went far deeper than I ever expected of a series about an all-girls theatre training school. In fact, it may just have set itself up as a spiritual heir to Wonder Egg Priority, only engaging with its troubling… Read More Hope for the Abused & Traumatized: is Kageki Shojo!! the new Wonder Egg Priority?
Good Morning, Good Evening, Good Afternoon! Josh here! You know, I’ve been an anime fan for a little over 20 years now, and over the course of those 20+ years, I’ve watched shows or movies where I’ve said to myself, “I really don’t think I’m the target demographic for this one.” When I heard the… Read More Review: The Stranger by the Shore (Movie)
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!
After a vision of lines of light arising from the 3D world and connecting with each other, we cut to a nocturnal Japanese city. The world is close to ours, but flying drones kindly remain the citizenry that the worshipping of gods and Buddhas is forbidden, that nothing but the material is real, and that… Read More First Impressions: Night Head 2041
A boy lying on the floor of a classroom, staring at the ceiling. Seated on the teacher’s podium, a snot-nosed cat with sleep crusting its eyes. A strange girl appears, peering down at the boy and asking if it’s fun to lie on the floor. The setting is familiar enough, but the details are…incongruous to… Read More First Impression: Sonny Boy
A smug kid plays video games. Then on his way to school, a monster attacks him. He flees into a half-demolished building (?) and barely fends off of the zombie-thing. But wait! Now he gets wrecked by a creepy purple catgirl with an annoying voice. Awaking to find himself among a group of fellow prisoners,… Read More First Impression: Battle Game in 5 Seconds