Reader’s Corner: Kaiju No. 8 (Vol. 6), Sunbeams in the Sky (Vol. 1), and I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World (Vol. 2)

Flowers aren’t all that’s blossoming this season. Love is in the air as well! But to bloom, challenges must be overcome, like all those involved with imitating your twin sister at school or with getting through your familiar’s thick skull that you like him or just a simple lack of confidence. Some difficulties, though, may… Read More Reader’s Corner: Kaiju No. 8 (Vol. 6), Sunbeams in the Sky (Vol. 1), and I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World (Vol. 2)

After the Rain, Episode 8: If You Were the Servant, What Would You Do?

Retreating from the unpalatable romantic scenes that occurred in the last episode, After the Rain this week returns to the sometimes discomforting, sometimes humorous dance between Tachibana and Kondo, the latter of which continues to emphasize a point he made after giving her an amorous hug in episode 7: the two are just friends. Friendship… Read More After the Rain, Episode 8: If You Were the Servant, What Would You Do?

What Would it Take for You to Approve of After the Rain’s Romance?

One of the most controversial (and best) shows this season has been After the Rain, a seinen series examining a blossoming May-December romance between 17-year-old high school student, Akira Tachibana, and 45-year-old Masami Kondou, the manager of the restaurant at which she works. The question for a lot of viewers was similar to those for… Read More What Would it Take for You to Approve of After the Rain’s Romance?