Believe it or not, the summer anime season is here! After a winter and spring packed full of returning series and other highly-anticipated shows, summer is a bit more laid-back. Less pomp and circumstances, but perhaps a bunch of hidden gems. We’re excited! Check out our season preview post to see exactly which shows have… Read More Summer 2021 Anime First Impressions
The spring 2021 anime season, soon coming to a close, was an enjoyable one through and through. It featured a diverse and expansive group of series, with there seeming to be an anime (or two or three or ten) for everyone, with several standouts among them. At first glance, this season’s line-up looks a little… Read More Summer 2021 Anime Preview
About a year ago, our own stardf29 ranked the light novels he’d read. I thought that sounded fun, but felt it would be for kind of lame to just write a copycat post immediately after his. So here we are. I call this a taxonomy of light novels because although it involves some rankings, I’ve… Read More A Light Novel Taxonomy
Later this month, volume two of Tearmoon Empire will be the subject of our 25th BtT Light Novel Club Meeting. Can you believe we’ve conducted that many sessions? We’ve come a long way and featured a number of different members in our club, and have now even come to the point where our discussions are… Read More 25 Light Novel Club Sessions!
Realist Hero is one of the best-selling light novels currently without an anime adaptation. That will change eventually as an anime adaptation has been announced recently, but it is still a novel that has gotten quite popular among English-speaking light novel fans. It was also one of the earlier titles we covered in the Light… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 23: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Vol. 2
Looking for some summer reading? Well, it’s time to officially announce the next titles we’ll be reading for the Light Novel Club! July 2020: Of Dragons and Fae: Is A Fairy Tale Ending Possible for the Princess’s Hairstylist? This fantastical romance is our first title from Cross Infinite World, a rather underrated light novel publisher… Read More The Light Novel Club Selections for July & August 2020!
As the leader of the Light Novel Club and an avid light novel reader, I naturally have to face the question: just how much do I like the novels I’ve read? And to answer that question, why not do the hottest thing on the Internet for ranking how much you like stuff: a tier list?… Read More My Light Novel Tier List! (May 2020 Edition)
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of April 19th through 25th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you excited about Realist Hero? Have you… Read More Doki Doki News: A Realist Hero, a Successful Remake, and a Promised Neverland
Harem romances are fairly common in anime and light novels. That is, many of these stories feature a male protagonist with several female love interests (only two love interests is merely a love triangle, not a harem). A harem story may or may not involve the guy marrying all the girls. I’m not a huge… Read More On Harem Romances
As the year is coming to a close, I decided to ask the staff one simple question – what was your favorite anime related memory from 2018? It could be a convention, discovering your favorite show, or just sharing a moment with a loved one. Below are their responses.