This morning, Twwk had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Japanese musician, artist, and brand new mom, Rie Fu! Known for her blend of music influenced by folk singers and for her contributions to anime (Bleach, Darker Than Black, et al.), Rie chatted this morning about one of her recent releases, “The Temple,” and it’s… Read More Interview with Rie Fu
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of January 10th through 16th! 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 for New Pokemon Snap? Eager… Read More Doki Doki News: Katy Poke-Perry-mon, New Pokemon Snap, and Another Evangelion Delay
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 29th through December 5th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Have you been playing Genshin Impact? Excited… Read More Doki Doki News: A Third MHA Film, Princess Connect Arrives, and Award-Winning Genshin Impact!
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 15th through 21st! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you among the lucky ones to procure… Read More Doki Doki News: PS5 Sales, the Shirobako Movie, and Kishimoto to Boruto!
All year long, I’ve been posting Throwback Thursday columns as we celebrate ten years in existence. It’s been a lot of fun digging through old posts and memories and recollecting life and aniblogging, but I think it’s well past time to get some other folks involved, those particularly vital in keeping this ministry on track… Read More Throwback Thursday: Revisiting Former Columns
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
The merit of a travel book is in more than expert reviews: It needs to provide an aesthetic value and be an entertaining read, all the more so in a world of Tripadvisor and countless other review sites. Tokyo: Day By Day, a calendar-based work released by VIZ Media, is an ideal travel companion for… Read More Review: Tokyo Day By Day
I trust that you are all staying safe and well during this time. It’s been difficult for us all, especially for small business owners. It’s also been a difficult time for students and teachers at all levels, who came back to an unpleasant surprise after spring break. But I wanted at least to check in… Read More Let My People Go: My Season of Quarantine
Since Sensei is well known to be the Ebenezer Scrooge of Halloween, it will probably surprise none of you that I’m giving an exam tomorrow. I fully expect several of my students to come dressed for the occasion, though I hope none of them in costumes that will hinder their performance in any way. Goodness… Read More Ask Sensei: Carved Orange Gourd Edition
Cooler weather is coming to those of us in Texas, or as I like to call it, the Down Under of the US. A friend of mine, who hates hot weather, is always looking for the annual appearance of “pumpkin spice” products around this time. Since I enjoy hot weather but not pumpkin spice products… Read More Ask Sensei: Venti Skim Half-Caff Pumpkin Spice Latte With Extra Whip Edition