Ai Hoshino, who gives way to Aqua and Ruby as the protagonist of Oshi no Ko after episode one, continues to impact all that transpires in the series. The spirit of her character lingers—and it does, too, in all the amazing fanart being drawn of the series. Here’s one of those amazing pieces! ★ 【トキキ】「… Read More Fanart Friday, Too: All Ai’s on You
The episode opens with back-to-back VTubers: the first one is dark-haired, with lots of neon lights surrounding her and a short song on offer; the second sports short orange hair and lots of pep but not much else. There’s no apparent connection between the two. Cut to real life (as in, 2D anime life), and… Read More First Impression: Kizuna no Allele
The heart of good anime—like all storytelling—is character development. The best series are tales of how the hero, and sometimes the villain too, adapts and changes in response to the events of the plot. They’re about how the protagonist levels up, be it their martial skills (Demon Slayer), social skills (Hitoribocchi), their emotional resilience and… Read More Mommy Issues & …Prayer? Selection Project ep. 5
Selection Project is the best idol anime you’re not watching. I’m not usually one for idol anime (unless the idols are zombies), but this is a series that grabbed my attention with its stunning background art and non-standard plot twist in the premiere, and has kept it ever since through its raw contemplation of the… Read More The Scars that Save Our Lives: Selection Project ep. 6
Confined to a hospital bed, the one bright light in young Suzune’s life is watching videos of her favorite idol, Akari Amasawa, and singing along—whenever she has breath enough. She dreams of one day singing and dancing on stage herself, and the nurse indulges her, albeit with a worried expression. Fast forward several years and… Read More First Impression: Selection Project
Described as a project that “transcends dimensions, and with a name corresponding to π (pi), 22/7 is a Japanese idol group and corresponding anime, in which each member of the idol group voices their respective character, and is set to air in January 2020. We had the chance to talk to three of the idols—Ruri… Read More Crunchyroll Expo 2019: Interview with 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijyuuni)
In our Untangled feature, we answer questions posed to us from our readers. Today’s submission comes from “M”: What are your thoughts on shipping? I ask because there is a shipping pair that I have grown extremely fond of since seeing the anime and I have written some and read quite a bit of fanfiction about them.… Read More Untangled: Should Christians Ship?