An adventure tale centered on questions of morality. A businessman who transforms into a magical girl. Another young man who is reborn as a vending machine. And of course, the multiple layers to the fantastic series, Oshi no Ko. Things are most definitely not what they seem in this week’s selection of manga and light… Read More Reader’s Corner: Oshi no Ko (Vol. 2), Zom 100 (Vol. 10), and How to Grill Our Love (Vol. 1)
You may noticed an extra kick of personality lately on our Twitter account. That’s because Joshua Knighten has joined our team and among other things, is assisting with Twitter in the only way he knows how—being himself! And among the ideas he’s bringing to Twitter are live tweets. This Sunday evening (8/9) at 10:00 ET,… Read More Vote on a Hiroshima-themed Anime for our Double Feature Live Tweet
In one of many moments of reflection from In This Corner of the World, Shuzaku explains to his wife, Suzu, “Our voice won’t reach those we never see.” A simple comment, but a profound one, and perhaps at the center of what keeps the characters in the film moving forward through unspeakable tragedy, and what… Read More The Healing We Bring Each Other “In This Corner of the World”
In Episode 3, Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror) continues barrel forward, presenting a third bomb (and third riddle) in as many weeks. But action takes a backseat as director Shinichiro Watanabe spends much of the episode unfolding pasts and presenting some half-answers to building questions as the plot unfolds. Perhaps the most identifiable character… Read More Terror in Resonance, Episode 3: Unforgiven
Tadaima! Now that I’m almost over the jet lag, the summary version of my trip to Japan is that I had a great time, though naturally I discovered some things I’d do differently the next time. I felt very well prepared for the trip, and in general comfortable in this very foreign country. Believe it… Read More Nihon kara modottekimashita!