It’s been more than 25 years since the first Tenchi Muyo! OVA was distributed. My recollection of the first two OVAs is still crystal clear because of my obsession with the series when I was younger, but everything else Tenchi-related has either dimmed or remains a blank spot in my fandom memory. But the upcoming… Read More Light Novel Club Kindling: Catching Up with Tenchi Muyo!
In lieu of writing something, I thought I’d share some of my fan art. I actually find fan art to be one of the trickier things to do—reverse-engineering someone else’s character takes you outside of your own habits and comfort zone. But for that reason it can also be very instructive. Unfortunately, no real thematic… Read More Josh’s Fan Art Gallery
Haruo isn’t good at much—his grades are poor and he doesn’t have any innate talent, except his skill at video games. He consider the arcade his domain, a practice facility for a career playing games, the place where he can excel at something, but that fortress is impeded upon by Akira, the all-everything ojou-san from… Read More First Impression: Hi Score Girl
Iori Kitahara is in an exciting time of life—he is about to start college and to do so, he’s moving to a sea-side town with relatives he hasn’t seen in years. And this transition won’t be a peaceful one—beautiful women, bitter cousins, very persuasive diving club members, an otaku rival, and drinking—lots of drinking—bid him… Read More First Impression: Grand Blue Dreaming
The Summer 2018 anime season is now well underway, so here is a post wrapping up this season’s “first impressions.” In case you’re late in starting the anime season, here are all the full first impressions we have written this season, listed in alphabetical order: Angels of Death Chio’s School Road Free! – Dive to… Read More First Impression Summer 2018 Wrap-Up
Picking up where season two, Eternal Summer, left off, Free! Dive to the Future takes us from high school to university. Haru has opted to attend a large university with a swim team so he can pursue his swimming goals. There, he reunites with old rivals like Kisumi and a friend from his early swimming… Read More First Impressions: Free! – Dive to the Future
Resemblances notwithstanding, I promise you that this post is not a rehash of TWWK’s stellar reflection. There are at least four scenes in MHA when All Might or Midoriya use One for All and go beyond their full power. Of course, Plus Ultra is one of the series’ catch-phrases, so it’s natural that we’d see… Read More All Might, Midoriya, and how to go beyond your limits