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
Hey, otaku! As I’m sure you know, a week from today the NFL kicks off the opening day of its annual draft, in which college players from around the country are selected to play professional football. I’m kidding of course—I know that you had no idea that it was next week. Most of you probably… Read More Join Us Live for Our Anime Draft!
As I’m writing this piece, a headache is roaring through my head. It is the result, probably, of allergies, but there’s a voice in my mind that says nope, it’s not that. It’s actually because of all the stress and bad decisions that have crept up on me and today, finally, reared their ugly heads.… Read More Don’t Let the Anime FOMO Destroy You
I recently posted a wonderful illustration of Link in casual Breath of the Wild clothing on our Instagram account, along with this question: “If you were dropped into an epic story, The Legend of __________, would you be the hero, the villain, a supporting character, or a NPC?” While a good number selected the villain,… Read More It’s Okay to Be a Tomoyo
Valentine’s Day isn’t a happy holiday for everyone. In fact, it can be downright depressing. To avoid the misery, some run away from the love stuff on February 14th (out of sight, out of mind), but for me, even when I was a lonely single, I still always embraced the day as I drowned in… Read More Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day
Life is good for Sakura—she’s starting junior high, her boyfriend has returned, she continues to keep in touch with her friends, and the clow cards are under control. But in the midst of all this happiness, something is off. Sakura begins having nightmares about a new type of card, clear ones, and a mysterious hooded… Read More First Impressions: Cardcaptor Sakura ~ Clear Card Arc
Episode four of Cardcaptor Sakura is basically a lesson in how to be Asian. Especially within the first five minutes, we get scene after scene of characters putting on a face, acting strong, as if they’re fine with a situation when inside, they’re really not. Okay, granted, that’s not just an Asian thing, but it… Read More Sakura’s Authentic Face