We’re less than a week out from Valentine’s Day which might not be everyone’s favorite holiday, but anime certainly loves it with vigor. Paris, Tyler, and Twwk (sitting in for Mike) explore love—including agape love—in Darling in the Franxx, A Silent Voice, and Clannad, and chat about other series for those who love Valentine’s Day… Read More Tangle x Cast 9: Valentine’s Day and Agape Anime
Epic wars, yokai, budding romances, and a kitty mark the releases our writers cover for this week’s column. The reviews include a couple of first volume releases—The Bride of Demise and The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World—along with continuing volumes of other works and even a one-shot period piece light novel. The Bride of… Read More Reader’s Corner: Cat + Gamer, The Bride of Demise, and Romance of the Imperial Capital Kotogami
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
While so many manga cross somewhat into the fantasy realm, our reviews this week focus on series firmly set in that genre, with cooking penguins, talking books, and ancient dragons filling these volumes, in addition to the newest release in Frieren, a brilliant series about mage and her parties (past and present). The Ancient Magus… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frieren (Vol. 5), Penguin & House, and A Silent Voice
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! In honor of the day, we here at BtT are excited to celebrate some of our favorite women working in anime, manga, and light novels. We’re also joined by our friend Atelier Gokujou, who shares a few faves with us from the perspective of a professional anime artist. From the… Read More An Ode to the Women of Anime, Manga, & Light Novels
Hey guys, Josh here! You know, Valentines Day (Or if you’re me “Singles Awareness Day”) is coming up, and I found myself thinking about that famous piece of scripture from 1 Corinthians 13…you know the one: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.… Read More Love and Soul: 12 Anime Couples for Valentine’s Day Out of Song and Scripture
Our man Josh, who help manage our Twitter account, is going to be watchin A Silent Voice for the first time, and invites you to join along as he live-tweets the movie! He’ll be doing the live-tweet this Saturday, October 3rd at 9pm central / 10pm ET. Come follow us on Twitter for the event?… Read More A Silent Voice Live-Tweet!