When Aoi Mashiro walks into Kura, an antiques store in Kyoto she doesn’t find the owner there, or the owner’s son. Instead, she’s greeted by Kiyotaka Yagashira, a graduate student known to the locals as “Holmes.” Although young and serving as an apprentice, Holmes is no novice—his knowledge of antiques and ability to discover a… Read More First Impression: Holmes of Kyoto
We’ve just concluded the third book in our light novel club series, but it’s time to forge ahead and move to the next one! While the last two selections were in the new style of digital releases, our newest takes us back in time to Toonami and the birth of the anime fandom for many… Read More Our Next Light Novel Club Selection is…The True Tenchi Muyo Light Novel (Vol 1)!
Two years after Yuuto Suou was summoned to the Earth-like, Norse mythology-based world of Yggdrasil, he has managed to rise to the position of patriarch of the Wolf Clan. Using military and negotiation strategies from his original world stored on his smartphone, and with the help of the superhuman Einherjar Felicia and Sigrun by his… Read More First Impression: The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar
Drip. Drip-drip. 10 AM and the promenade outside the convention center was already the equivalent of a baking sheet. Despite the conditions, fans lined up by the droves to pass through bag check and find air-conditioned refuge within. Drip-drip. Standing within the Priority queue alongside the building, the radiant heat seared, turning me into a… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 2
There’s an area of Japan named Okinawa, and that’s where Harukana Receive takes place. It starts off with the story of Haruka, who goes to live with her cousin Kanata while her mom leaves to travel. Once she arrives, the sight of the ocean and beach leaves her jumping for joy and immediately gets into the water.… Read More First Impression: Harukana Receive
Chio is your typical below-average high school girl who loves playing video games and hates standing out. Her love of video games sometimes gets her in trouble when she stays up all night playing them, then finds herself running late for school… and when the shortcut that will still get her to school on time… Read More First Impressions: Chio’s School Road
After witnessing a violent event, Rachel Gardner is taken to a hospital for counseling. But she awakes to find herself not in a clinic, but in a strange, dark building, filled with literal questions and most frighteningly of all—a crazed man with a bandaged face wielding a scythe. As Rachel tries to escape this killer,… Read More First Impression: Angels of Death