Reader’s Corner: SAO Project Alicization, Evangelion ANIMA, and Cooking with Fluffy Friends

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 3 Recently, I introduced my sister to the Ascendance series, and she’s hooked. As she gobbles her way through the novels from Part 2, I’ve been rereading them to keep up with her questions and comments. And I have to say, I really like this volume in particular.… Read More Reader’s Corner: SAO Project Alicization, Evangelion ANIMA, and Cooking with Fluffy Friends

Reader’s Corner: Those Snow White Notes, Your Lie in April Revisited, and A Couple of Cuckoos

She’s My Knight, Vol. 1 The premise of this lovely little comic is simple: Ichinose has always been the popular kid, attracting attention from all the girls until cool, collected Mogami comes along, stealing not only Ichinose’s popularity, but also his heart. I’m a total sucker for the Mogami type in manga and anime—the tall,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Those Snow White Notes, Your Lie in April Revisited, and A Couple of Cuckoos

First Impression: I’ve Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level

Azusa Aizawa was  was a full-time corporate slave, working long hours several days in a row, until one day she passed out and died from overwork. A goddess allows her to get reincarnated in a fantasy world, granting her wish of simply having an ageless, immortal body, although she starts at Level 1 like everyone… Read More First Impression: I’ve Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level

First Impression: The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent!

A sinister cloud spreads through a swamp. Office lady Sei arrives home after working extremely late, only to be transported to another world…along with some other random girl. The local prince ignores Sei and immediately decides the other girl must be the magical Saint they were trying to summon to drive out the monster-spewing miasma.… Read More First Impression: The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent!

Reader’s Corner: Demon Slayer, Nerdy Nurse, and Play It Cool, Guys

Date A Live, Vol. 1 Having enjoyed the Date A Live anime, I was curious to check out the source material, and the first volume didn’t disappoint. It’s a high school harem romantic comedy…that takes place in a borderline post-apocalyptic setting full of mystery, absurdity, and tragedy. There are plenty of sweet or humorous moments,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Demon Slayer, Nerdy Nurse, and Play It Cool, Guys

Review Plus: I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister (light novel)

This is more than just a review: it’s a Review Plus! There’ll be a review, and at the end I’ll throw in a short extra takeaway for Christians to think about. The Book Title: I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister Author: Kisetsu Morita Illustrator: Benio Translators:… Read More Review Plus: I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister (light novel)

Review Plus: Banished From the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, Vol. 2

This is more than just a review: it’s a Review Plus! There’ll be a review, and at the end I’ll throw in a short extra takeaway for Christians to think about. The Book Title: Banished From the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, Vol. 2 Author: Zappon Illustrator: Yasumo Translator:… Read More Review Plus: Banished From the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, Vol. 2

Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: Our Last Crusade or the Rise of Something Better Than the Anime

I tend to be a “The book was better than the adaption” guy. That is, if a story first exists as a novel, is later adapted to some other medium, and I have the opportunity to experience both, odds are I will prefer the book. This has been the case throughout my life, and remained… Read More Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: Our Last Crusade or the Rise of Something Better Than the Anime

Reader’s Corner: Carole & Tuesday, Rascal Does Not Dream of Siscon Idol, and The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya

Rascal Does Not Dream of Siscon Idol (Rascal, Vol. 4) My most consistent complaint about the Rascal series, which I otherwise find charming, is that the stories are too full of contrivances. with plots points and character actions often making little sense. Though these developments are often small, such as an explanation that the sisters… Read More Reader’s Corner: Carole & Tuesday, Rascal Does Not Dream of Siscon Idol, and The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya