When it comes to anime and light novels, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting an isekai series or six. Countless stories spanning many genres have used the person-travels-to-another-world premise. To borrow language from the infamous TV Tropes, the isekai concept has been played straight, played with, inverted, subverted, parodied, deconstructed, reconstructed, and more.… Read More The World Is Not Enough: Isekai and the Hope for More
On our last episode of the TangleCast, the crew got into the spirit of the series they were analyzing, Shirobako, and pitched their own ideas for an anime! Today, you get to vote on the anime that you’d most like to watch if it was actually developed! Check out the summaries of each of the… Read More Vote for the Original TangleCast Anime You’d Most Want to Watch!
Jeskai Angel continues our Holy Week series on anime and disability by examining a condition that might quality as the latter, but which as he mentions, can certainly be significantly disabling. Shame is an extremely common result of being abused, and it can happen with any kind of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, etc. Shame isn’t… Read More Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her
Welcome to the next chapter of our Light Novel Club! It is in times like this, where we’re quarantined in the middle of a pandemic, when novels and light novels can be great for giving us something to do without going out. And if all of the virus news gets a bit too much, a… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 18: The World’s Least Interesting Master Swordsman, Vol. 1!
20/20 in 2020 Article: Our blog’s theme for this year is “20/20 in 2020: Setting Our Vision on Christ.” Throughout the year, we’ll post articles which relate to this theme, which encourages you, our readers, to turn away from the world and toward the Holy One. Enjoy the post below, which is part of our… Read More How Not to be a Villainess in Your Next Life
An up and comer in the world of voice acting, Miho Okasaki is now best known for her breakout role as Rimuru in That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime. I’m Enterprise has produced a few of the most popular and talented voice actors in the industry, and it seems Miho is one of… Read More Crunchyroll Expo 2019: Interview with Miho Okasaki, the Voice of Rimuru
Over the past year, I’ve become something of a light novel addict. #BlameBtT. Inspired by what Frank has written about light novels, I thought it might be worthwhile to survey the light novel series I’m reading. With a couple exceptions, these are overall impressions of each series, not reviews of individual volumes. Since I can… Read More What Am I Reading & Should You Try It?
We’re back with the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! In the yellow corner is Isekai Cheat Magician and… wait, is that a tag team of two protagonists, one male and one female, getting sent to another world? Looks like they’re childhood friends and ordinary high schoolers who now have to survive in a fantasy world, but… Read More First Impression: Isekai Cheat Magician
Welcome back to the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! Our next contender is approaching… Entering the blue corner, he’s lean, he’s mean, and he’s fallen down the ravine, it’s Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest! Here we have the protagonist whose entire class was summoned to another world, and of all the skills he could have… Read More First Impression: Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! This season we have plenty of isekai and isekai-ish light novel adaptations throwing down for the title of Isekai of the Season, and it’s going to get wild! In the red corner, we have Demon Lord, Retry! (Japanese title: Maou-sama, Retry!) Here we have a protagonist who… Read More First Impression: Demon Lord, Retry!