Ao Haru Ride, Vol. 13 After thirteen volumes, Ao Haru Ride has come to an end, but instead of celebratory feelings, I couldn’t shake an irksome question: Why is it that this story just never really works? The unlikeable lead characters are one reason, with Kou and Futaba hurtling forward, especially in this volume, without… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, TPN Side Story, and the Final Ao Haru Ride
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 13th through 19th! We have a super-sized episode today, packed full of gaming news and anime tidbits as well! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud,… Read More Doki Doki News: PS5, PS5, FFXVI, and PSV (Oh, and Edens Zero, LOTGH, and Akira, Too!)
A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to name a series that you love, but isn’t an especially good series, nor especially terrible. It’s just there, one in an endless landscape of anime. And because it’s caught in that vast middle, your choice may be lost to time, a series that is rarely discussed… Read More 13 Anime That Are Completely Average, But Which You’ll Love Anyway
Haikyu!! (Chapter 401) After eight amazing years of manga, the story of our favorite volleyball bois from Karasuno and across Japan will come to an end. By the time this article has posted, the final chapter will have dropped and I will have read it. As I await the final chapter (402), I am filled… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Haikyu, Fairy Tail, and A Wild Last Boss!
For Fanime’s 25th anniversary, they managed to bring over a name that every anime fan knew back in 2007 but has since faded in popularity. Nonetheless, Aya Hirano, the voice of the heroine of the insanely popular The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, brought all the old fans out of the woodwork to attend her panel,… Read More Fanime’s Blast from the Past: Q&A with Aya Hirano
This week on the TangleCast, Matthew of Team Anchester brings on a familiar guest and podcast contributor, Alex. Together, they try grappling with the controversial topics of sexual content in anime, what Scripture says about it, and what that means for Christians. Where is the line when it comes to sexual humor? Is there even… Read More TangleCast Episode 52: Are We Glorying in our Shame?
Each Saturday, we’ll do a quick recap of the week’s results. Come back on Monday for both a detailed rundown of how the round went and the polls for the next round! Shounen / Popular Region Finals (1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 57% def (2) My Hero Academia, 43% Critical Darlings Region Finals (5) Cowboy Bebop,… Read More RESULTS: Anime March Madness 2019 Round 3 (Elite Eight)
And then there were eight. This week, you have the opportunity to vote on four “finals matches”—one for each of our regions—and they are almost all certainly matches that will go down to the wire. With the exception of Fairy Tail, each of the elite eight competitors made quick work of their opponents in the… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Quarterfinals (Elite Eight)
Each Saturday, we’ll do a quick recap of the week’s results. Come back on Monday for both a detailed rundown of how the round went and the polls for the next round! Shounen / Popular Region (1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 71% def (4) Attack on Titan, 29% (2) My Hero Academia, 65% def (3) Naruto… Read More RESULTS: Anime March Madness 2019 Round Two (Sweet Sixteen)
Round one of our tournament has concluded and boy, did it get exciting! Thanks to everyone who chimed in, especially through Twitter and Facebook, expressing disgust, hopefulness, and just pure adulation for their favorites and at the matches. There was some anxiety, too—Why are these two going against each other?! was uttered more than once!… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Round 2 (Sweet Sixteen)