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
Sometimes trying to decide on what prayer journals and devotionals to use is like trying to decide which brand of toothpaste to get. (Or maybe a more on point metaphor, trying to decide which anime you’ll watch first with a new season of anime upon us.) Either way, it can be a difficult and stressful… Read More Finding Jesus: A Prayer Journal (Review)
Kanon Shibuya loves singing, but she has difficulty singing under pressure, which led to her failing the audition to get into Yuigaoka High School’s prestigious music program. Enrolling in the school’s general program, she does some no-pressure singing on the way there, and encounters Keke Tang, an overseas student from China who wants to start… Read More First Impression: Love Live! Superstar!!
You can never get enough manga, right? But have you ever been unsure of what to pick up, lost in a seas of titles? Beneath the Tangles and I recently did a super fun collaboration where you helped me choose what manga I should read next! And not only that, but the collab had me taking you book shopping with… Read More Let’s Go Manga Shopping!
Just two episodes in and the slice-of-life time travel series, Remake Our Life!, is already falling flat. There are a number of reasons for the disappointing start, but the greatest is perhaps that the vehicle for the protagonist’s life change is too extravagant. While I feel bad for Kyouka making the “wrong” choice in career… Read More Remake Our Life! (No Time Travel Needed)
If you missed our most recent Instagram live stream this past Friday, no fear! We’ve uploaded Twwk’s interview with voice actress Christina Kelly, whose noted anime roles include Mimimi (Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki), Koko (Golden Time), and Mine (Akame ga Kill) to our YouTube channel. We talk about her roles, answers lots of questions, and even… Read More Interview with Voice Actress, Christina Kelly
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
Ryuhei is a typical teenager who plays video games, hangs out with his friends, and also boxes in a gym in his free time. But after taking a nap, he wakes up in a dream-like world—one where he has some incredible jumping skills. Of course, moments after that, he is chased by some ugly hand… Read More First Impression: D_CIDE TRAUMEREI THE ANIMATION
Just Because! starts with a certain Haruto trying again and again to achieve a home run in an empty school field. If he does, he will confess his feelings to Morikawa, who played the trumpet with such passion at his baseball matches. Does he really know her? Well, no. His friend Eita, back in town… Read More Shoujo and the Bride of Christ (and IV): Just Because!, Utena, and Princess Tutu