Haruhi’s Five Ways, Way IV: The Participation of Yuki Nagato

Premise one, premise two, conclusion. Measures, data, ciphers. For quite some time, that’s all we get from Yuki Nagato of the one-member Literature Club, whose clubroom is invaded by Haruhi’s crazy SOS Brigade. Unfazed by the fact that she’s been “inherited” along with the clubroom’s equipment, the stone-faced girl reveals herself to our protagonist as… Read More Haruhi’s Five Ways, Way IV: The Participation of Yuki Nagato

Reader’s Corner: D-Genesis, The Liminal Zone, and Bleach 20th Anniversary Edition

In this week’s column, we look back to a couple of classics (including one getting a reprint), and to the usual suspects: isekai, romcom, and…magical school? Bleach: 20th Anniversary Edition (Vol. 1) • Chitose is in the Ramune Bottle (Vol. 1) • D-Genesis: Three Years after the Dungeons Appeared, Vol. 1 • The Liminial Zone… Read More Reader’s Corner: D-Genesis, The Liminal Zone, and Bleach 20th Anniversary Edition

Summer of SoL: Dwelling in the Ordinary

Every year, liturgical Christian churches celebrate a season called “ordinary time.” It’s like the “slow arc” of the church calendar: no Easter or Christmas, no super special feasts—just quiet, normal life. I think the citizens of the metropolis of slice-of-life are always celebrating ordinary time. After all, they spend each and every day in the… Read More Summer of SoL: Dwelling in the Ordinary