You may not have realized that Veterans Day this year was an especially significant one, marking the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice. I usually don’t think much of the day, honestly—I thank my father for his service, post a grateful message on Facebook, and then the day pass, but perhaps because of commemoration last… Read More For God or Country? Violet Evergarden and Divided Allegiance
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Everyone wants to win. Everyone wants to be a hero. That’s why we love anime about heroes who conquer all odds. But what’s left for the good guys to do once they conquer? When all the odds have been even-ed? Are they heroic in the off-hours? Does one eat, drink, and do everything else as… Read More TangleCast 45: What’s More Than A Conqueror?
Like so many science fiction stories preceding and following it, Battle Angel Alita follows the journey of a robot (or in this case, cyborg) who is learning who she is, and in doing so, is discovering what it means to be a robot and what it is to be human. These kinds of tales excite… Read More Battle Angel Alita, Vol. 5: Of Lost Sheep, Scapegoats, Lions, and Lambs
On Naral Island, the legend goes that a legendary Hero defeated the Demon Lord, and since then, every time the Demon Lord was resurrected, a Hero would appear to defeat it. Yulia Chardiet, a.k.a. “Yusha”, is supposedly that hero, but no Demon Lord seems to be in sight, so she’s just a classless, airheaded girl… Read More First Impression: Endro~!
Kaguya Shinomiya, Shuchiin Academy’s student council vice president, is heiress to automobile fortune (think Crazy Rich Asians level of rich). Miyuki Shirogane, the student council president, has grades that put him at the top of the school. Rumors abound that the two are dating, but little does the student body know that Shinomiya and Shirogane… Read More First Impression: KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR
Uesugi Fuutarou has a problem. No, it’s not that he’s frugal, or that he doesn’t have any friends, or that the whole student body looks upon him with disdain—none of those things bother him. The problem is that his family needs money, and just when he’s been given an opportunity to tutor a family for… Read More First Impression: The Quintessential Quintuplets