12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 9: Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live

Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live has been a wonderful yet underrated surprise among the anime I’ve seen. On the surface, it looks like a typical children’s magical idol show with an ice-skating gimmick, but the combination of tightly-crafted story arcs and amazing character development among the cast has made the show shine like a prism stone.… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 9: Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live

12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 12: The iDOLM@STER’s Family Gathering

Last year during this season I talked about the Christmas episode from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, so it is only fitting that this year I would talk about the Christmas episode, Episode 22, from the “original” The iDOLM@STER anime. (And no, I do not mean Xenoglossia; the one from 2011.) Our 13 girls of 765… Read More 12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 12: The iDOLM@STER’s Family Gathering

Annalyn’s Corner: Rakugo Shinjuu and Life-Giving Love

“No matter how I try to wipe it away, your love continues to cling to me.” —Eight Generation Yakumo, Descending Stories: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu episode 8 Yakumo, formerly known as Kikuhiko, formerly known as Bon, has never been the most cheerful of men. He has a lifelong habit of pushing people away, only letting them… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Rakugo Shinjuu and Life-Giving Love