Crown Prince Siegwald can hear the voices of the gods. And all they ever want to talk to him about is someone else. If you were in the prince’s shoes, would you listen? It’s pretty common in Christian circles to talk about God speaking to us or hearing God’s voice. It’s a vital part of… Read More Endo & Kobayashi Live! Part II: Sieg Listens, & It Changes His Life
One day after school, Aoto Endo and Shihono Kobayashi become gods. One minute they’re playing Kobayashi’s beloved otome game Love Me Magically! (Magikoi), fangirl-and-boying over the tsundere villainess Lieselotte, and the next, they are being hailed as gods by the in-game male lead, Crown Prince Sieg, who can suddenly hear their voices. Fun premise for… Read More Endo & Kobayashi Live! Part I: God Speaks Like an Otaku!
Folks, we finally have it—a tsundere origin story! Endo & Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte tells all in episode 6, and what it reveals is quite surprising. It turns out that tsunderes are not born; they are made. But what’s more, not only do genetics have nothing to do with the matter,… Read More Hope Deferred & the Tsundere Heart: Endo & Kobayashi Live! Ep. 6
Kobayashi (girl) dragoons Endo (guy) into doing a Let’s Play of her favorite otome game for their school broadcasting club. The game has the standard setup: commoner Fiene attends the aristocratic magical academy and meets various cute guys. And then there’s Lieselotte, a rival character (“villainess”) who’s actually just a tsundere who is tragically incapable… Read More First Impression: Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte
Does anyone remember how disappointed viewers were with the summer 2022 anime season? It’s a dim memory now in light of the acclaimed fall season that just finished up. What an amazing slate of shows these past few months, including new ones that lived up to expectations and a few unexpectedly great series as well.… Read More Winter 2023 Anime First Impressions
Forget Being the Villainess, I Want to Be an Adventurer, Vol. 1 At age three, Serephione realizes she’s in one of those reincarnated-as-a-villainess isekai. Amid the stereotypical trappings of such tales (noblewoman engaged to prince, magic school, magically gifted commoner girl), Serephi’s character dies abandoned and rejected by all. Naturally, she wants to change her… Read More Reader’s Corner: Tribute to Star Wars, Rosen Blood Vol. 2, and Endo and Kobayashi Live!