Reader’s Corner: Springtime of My Life, Fly Me to the Moon, and the Star Collector Audio Manga

The Springtime of My Life Began with You, Vol. 1 It is honestly times like these where I wish I could collect digital manga in paperback. The Springtime of My Life Began with You is a new digital title from Kodansha, and while I’m excited we have this new story to read in English legally,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Springtime of My Life, Fly Me to the Moon, and the Star Collector Audio Manga

Reader’s Corner: SAO Project Alicization, Evangelion ANIMA, and Cooking with Fluffy Friends

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 3 Recently, I introduced my sister to the Ascendance series, and she’s hooked. As she gobbles her way through the novels from Part 2, I’ve been rereading them to keep up with her questions and comments. And I have to say, I really like this volume in particular.… Read More Reader’s Corner: SAO Project Alicization, Evangelion ANIMA, and Cooking with Fluffy Friends

Reader’s Corner: Silver Spoon, Solo Leveling, and the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (novel) The immensely popular webtoon, Solo Leveling, features a basic premise about a young man rising from the lowest of ranks of “hunting” to become incredibly strong. It’s most appreciated for its art, so the question is, if the story is mundane, does it’s forerunner, which lacks any illustrations, hold up?… Read More Reader’s Corner: Silver Spoon, Solo Leveling, and the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Doki Doki News: Nintendo Direct, Hololive Auditions, and the End of Horimiya!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of February 14th through 20th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you sad to see Horimiya go? Planning… Read More Doki Doki News: Nintendo Direct, Hololive Auditions, and the End of Horimiya!

Reader’s Corner: Frozen 2, Those Not-So Sweet Boys, and My Friend’s Little Sister Has it it for Me!

The Apothecary Diaries, Vol. 1 This is quite a different light novel from what we’re used to seeing. It features a unique setting inspired by a historic Chinese imperial palace, complete with consorts, eunuchs, internal politics, and people of varying levels of morality. The protagonist, Maomao, is a teenage girl and apothecary worker in a… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frozen 2, Those Not-So Sweet Boys, and My Friend’s Little Sister Has it it for Me!

Review: Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan, Vol. 1

Imagine Barney the Dinosaur, surrounded by all his child friends, bursting into a song about…how rough it is to be a single thirty-something and the meaningless of his life. That’s the basic premise of Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan, in which the titular character, a former gymnast turned sardonic children’s television host, mopes through his… Read More Review: Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan, Vol. 1

Otaku Reader’s Corner: One Piece, Cutie Shikimori, and a Detestable Demon Falls in Love

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, Vol. 1 Shikimori seems like the perfect girlfriend—cute, sweet, bashful. But Izumi knows that’s only half her personality. Like some moe Jekyll and Hyde, in moments where her boyfriend needs her most, she becomes a super cool and dashing young woman, and it’s especially that part of her personality that… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: One Piece, Cutie Shikimori, and a Detestable Demon Falls in Love