This is the Holy Era, a 14th-century France-style fantasy kingdom. Before his daughter’s eyes, the king of Hortensia dies. He has been betrayed by Duke Rugis of Camellia, who has made a deal with dark forces from other world, a deal which allows him to become a wolf-like monster. At the same time, his warriors… Read More First Impression: Hortensia Saga
It’s been six years since the horrible disaster that wiped out huge swaths of land in the city of Ikebukuro. Still, science continues to advance, and the newest hit technology, the Theatrical Material System, promises to inject new life into the acting business with its 3D holograms and immersive special effects. Thanks to a friend,… Read More First Impressions: Gekidol
Sorao’s journey into the Otherside wasn’t meant to end this way. She lies in a puddle on the ground, unable to move, as the translucent, red-eyed wiggle-waggle (don’t ask about the name) wobbles through the air towards her. Of course, Sorao had heard of the monster while reading about the Otherside on the web, but… Read More First Impressions: Otherside Picnic
Lloyd is kind, helpful, and weak—the very weakest resident, in fact, of the village of Kunlun, which sits outside the “Last Dungeon.” Despite his frailty and lack of stamina, he desires to be a hero, and travels to apply for the soldier academy. Aside other candidates like Selen, the Belt Princess, he’ll try to get… Read More First Impression: Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town
Check out our video interview with voice actress Macy Anne Johnson (Smile Down the Runway), who voices Ordinary Person / Swindler in the Funimation dub of Akudama Drive, an intense and lively cyberpunk series involving notorious criminals drawn into mysterious heists in a dystopian landscape. Speaking of cyberpunk, we talk sci-fi with Macy, including her… Read More VA Macy Anne Johnson Talks Akudama Drive, Star Wars, and Recording Remotely
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of December 13th through December 19th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Looking forward to seeing live-action Yu Yu… Read More Doki Doki News: FGO Christmas, New Hosoda Film, and Live-Action YYH!
During this fall anime season, we’ve had the opportunity to speak with directors and voice actors involved in the English-language version of P.A. Works’ stirring and beautifully crafted anime series, Appare-Ranman, and today, we post our third and final video interview! Join Brandon McInnis (Al), Suzie Yeung (Xialian), Xanthe Huynh (Sofia), and Twwk they dig… Read More Interview with Xanthe Huynh, Suzie Yeung, and Brandon McInnis of Appare-Ranman!
Following up our recent interview with the directors of Appare-Ranman, Caitlin Glass and Shawn Gann, we’ve had the opportunity to also speak with a number of the voice actors involved in the dubbed version of this wonderful anime about a diverse group of characters involved in a transcontinental car race. First up are Lee George… Read More Interview with Lee George, Ivan Jasso, and Emi Lo of Appare-Ranman!
The demon king has kidnapped the princess! Oh noes! The overly serious hero is working on the problem, but what’s going on with Princess Syalis in the meantime? The food is good, but she’s bored. And restless. Obviously the solution is to brush her teddy bear jailers to collect their fur, as well as borrow… Read More First Impression: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle
As if 2020 weren’t bad enough, back in July, glowing pillars erupted from mountains around the world and began spawning monsters (or maybe they’re robots?). With the pillars proving impervious all known human weapons (up to and including nukes), the world is in crisis. Obviously, this calls for the Norse god Odin to show up… Read More First Impression: Warlords of Sigrdrifa