About a year ago, our own stardf29 ranked the light novels he’d read. I thought that sounded fun, but felt it would be for kind of lame to just write a copycat post immediately after his. So here we are. I call this a taxonomy of light novels because although it involves some rankings, I’ve… Read More A Light Novel Taxonomy
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of December 6th through December 12th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Do you think the merger will be… Read More Doki Doki News: Star Wars Visions, Chainsaw Man Ends (Sort of), and Funi + Crunchyroll!
Despite its enduring popularity, somehow I never got around to starting DanMachi in a proper way, from episode one. I’m beginning to regret that, as I’ve caught chunks of the series this season while others around me watch, and have even sat through most of a couple of the recent episodes. For those unaware, the… Read More Danmachi’s Monsters, Philemon’s Slave, and Unexpected Paths
The new anime season is off and running and I’m currently continuing on with almost a dozen shows. So naturally, it’s a perfect time to look into trying other anime and media…heh heh hrrrrr… Despite this “busyness,” there are a number of anime and games on my mind that I do want to give a… Read More FGO, Danmachi, Cowboy Bebop, or Genshin Impact: Pick What Twwk Plays or Watches Next
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 27th through October 3rd! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Excited about all the news series? Which… Read More Doki Doki News: New Demon Slayer and Promised Neverland and Where to Find Fall 2020 Anime
The fall 2020 anime season is here! After a spring season cut short by the pandemic, and a strange catch-up summer season, the autumn is full of promise with a few returning series and a number of big name shows and well-known creators with new projects. Check out our thoughts on the new series and… Read More Fall 2020 Anime First Impressions
The new anime season is upon us! The first episode of the first new series of the season (the remake of Higurashi) drops this Thursday—can you believe it? And it should be an interesting fall, a leveling up in quality judging by the names involved (and perhaps a result of the industry catching up after… Read More What Fall 2020 Anime Are You Most Looking Forward To?
I usually read up on anime before watching them, trying to get a feel for the content and whether it’s something I’d enjoy. One show I ending up deciding not to watch, despite the high regard in which many hold it, is Puella Magi Madoka Magica. After reading about PMMM, I still tried the first… Read More Despising the Shame of Heroic Hypocrisy
Let the madness begin! Round one of our annual Anime March Madness opens today as a field of 32 series vie to be crowned as the best anime series. Each year, we bring back the shows that do the best from previous years and mix in a variety of new competitors to keep the tourney… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Round One (Day One)
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is, as the absurd title implies, generally a fairly lighthearted show. So I was quite surprised when it abruptly featured an arc dealing with sex trafficking. I appreciated the unambiguously evil portrayal ofthe goddess Ishtar and her chief pimp Phryne. The show clearly… Read More Bell’s Heroic Love (in a Dungeon?)