86–Eighty-Six, Vol. 1 The recent anime adaptation piqued my curiosity about this series, and the first volume didn’t disappoint. A country steeped in racism and greed uses child soldiers from ethnic minorities (collectively dubbed the “Eighty-Six”) to fend off an endless robot army. The privileged Lena takes command of one such unit, Spearhead Squadron, and… Read More Reader’s Corner: 86, After-School Hanako-kun, Batmanga, and Marie Kondo
I was fourteen years old, Shinji Ikari´s age, when A Bridge to Terabithia made its movie debut. Like his fated stay in Misato’s house, only in time have I come to realize the influence it has had on me. Leslie Burke, the imaginative and courageous adventurer played by AnnaSophia Robb, did not only unveil a… Read More Shoujo and the Bride of Christ (I): Kimi ni Todoke and Ao Haru Ride
One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite non-shonen anime. Non Shonen anime that are excellent: A Place Further Than the UniverseHinamatsuriJuni TaisenInterviews with Monster GirlsGATE Turns out there's quite a few! https://t.co/JLlaIXAyKH — Black… Read More What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!
NCAA March Madness, in a normal 2020, would have made it through its first two rounds last week. But in the absence of basketball, our own March Madness tourney has taken up the slack, and I gotta say, it’s been an exciting ride as well! Here are the results of last week’s quarterfinal round: (1)… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Quarterfinal Results and Final Four, Match 1 (My Hero Academia vs. Kimi ni Todoke)
After an eventful first week in which we had a record number of votes, the second round of Anime March Madness was no less contentious. Sixteen teams went in, and now only eight remain. You can vote on the first set of matches this round below (the rest post on Wednesday), but let’s break down… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Round Two Results and Day One of the Quarterfinals
We kicked off the first set of matches for the Sweet Sixteen on Monday! While those are closed, we have four more for you to vote on today, with voting closing at 7:00 a.m. ET tomorrow. Remember that you can also vote through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts!
We kicked off the first set of matches on Monday and have the final four for you today! Voting closes at 7:00 a.m. ET tomorrow. Remember that you can also vote through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts! Here’s the fourth set of games:
I think we all have that person in our lives who is just chomping at the bit to give us advice. You know the type, the one who just lays it out even when—especially when—you didn’t ask for their opinion. Pretty annoying, huh? Well, in considering who that person might be in my life I… Read More Helping Kuronuma Find Her Own Way
Valentine’s Day isn’t a happy holiday for everyone. In fact, it can be downright depressing. To avoid the misery, some run away from the love stuff on February 14th (out of sight, out of mind), but for me, even when I was a lonely single, I still always embraced the day as I drowned in… Read More Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day
Casey Covel, our former columnist and a staffer at Geekdom House, recently wrote an article about how Attack on Titan dives into different kinds of strength. The titans seem invincible with their size and power, and the humans helpless in their frailty, but time and time again the second season of the series demonstrates that… Read More Something More: Centaurs, Battle Angels, and Titans