The summer 2020 anime season is here! By all accounts, it’s a weird one—we have several series series that already re-started, and so already had a first impressions post (we’ll add these below anyway in case they’re new to you), and others with a delayed start. And it’s summer, which means there won’t be as… Read More Summer 2020 Anime First Impressions
Summer in Odaiba—a time for traveling, summer camps, and…a massive cyber attack? Taichi Kamiya and his new friend, Koushiro Izumi, are thrust into a network security assault that throws Tokyo into chaos. As Taichi attempts to help his mother and sister, who have boarded an out-of-control train, he and Koushiro not only discover the reason… Read More First Impression: Digimon Adventure: (2020)
I’ve been watching anime now for almost 35 years. Crazy, huh? But that’s not to say that I’ve been an otaku for that long—just as with many of you, my original viewing of the medium was as a youngster and without realizing the origin of what I was watching. It wasn’t until years later that… Read More What Anime Are Most Significant for Your Otaku Journey?
How should you face an opponent who is bigger and scarier than yourself? Let’s increase the difficulty: How do you do it well? Further? What do you do when that enemy is part of you? Join Matthew of Team Anchester as he continues his Romans kick, this time looking at the 2018 series, Megalobox. Learn… Read More Tanglecast 48: Fighting with Myself
Welcome to the next installment of Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club! I will be leading the discussion this time around for a series that quickly caught my interest once I started reading it: Infinite Dendrogram! Available digitally from J-Novel Club, this is one of several light novel series about a VRMMO (a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 5: Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 1
It reached 110 degrees here where I live in Texas last week. In other places of the country, it’s even hotter or feels worse because of the humidity. Man, summer may be a time for fun and sunshine, but it can also just be really, really hot and uncomfortable. What are you doing to stay… Read More How Are You Staying Cool This Summer?
Hi, folks! TWWK here to add a few comments about an article before Samuru takes it away for the rest of this month’s round-up. Perhaps the biggest news story to come from the world of anime the last few weeks was Nobuhiro Watsuki’s arrest for possessing child pornography. The impact has been pretty widespread, and… Read More Something More: Winter Anime, the Music of Re:Zero, and Perfect Black and Blue
That’s right, today is Pocky Day—and for Koreans out there and others who otherwise prefer Lotte Pepero, its Pepero Day, too! (A little trivia: Pepero Day is just as much a marketing tool as Pocky Day is, but it also has a Valentine’s Day kinda feel in Korea and even in the U.S. among Korean-Americans.)… Read More Happy Pocky (and Pepero) Day!
I loved my group of friends in high school. We bickered a lot, but we were also always cracking each other up. We were also a bunch of nerds, so we pushed each other to excel academically and had similar pop culture interests that we shared (The Matrix is the best movie everrrr adlkjalcjvaoeiw!). But… Read More The Importance of Being Digi-Destined
Never turn your back on family, even when they hurt you. Sakae’s final words in Summer Wars reminds the Jinnouchi clan of the importance of family. It’s a significant message, both in how most of us can connect to that idea and its complexity. The quote above, and the longer message it accompanies, instructs her… Read More Mamoru Hosoda and God’s Unconventional Family