Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Personally, I’d say that I’m a pessimist, if only because of my penchant for overthinking every single situation and action to the point of exhaustion. So why then am I such a fan of slice-of-life shows where, as one aniblogger puts it, “good things will happen to kind… Read More Summer of SoL: Optimism and Learning to Hope
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of July 31st through August 6th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Will you be pre-ordering Pokemon Scarlet and… Read More Doki Doki News: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Crunchyroll Acquires Right Stuf, and New Anime Dubs
Every year, liturgical Christian churches celebrate a season called “ordinary time.” It’s like the “slow arc” of the church calendar: no Easter or Christmas, no super special feasts—just quiet, normal life. I think the citizens of the metropolis of slice-of-life are always celebrating ordinary time. After all, they spend each and every day in the… Read More Summer of SoL: Dwelling in the Ordinary
Welcome to BtT’s Summer of Slice of Life! This is the series where we’ll be celebrating all the things we love about SoL and the ways it soothes the soul, deepens our faith, and models for us the beauty of life and community on this planet we call home. And, in keeping with the relaxed,… Read More Summer of SoL: Is Escapism Unhealthy? A Christian Perspective (Series Launch)
Onigiri There is perhaps no more iconic anime snack than onigiri, rice balls that anime boys and girls find themselves munching on frequently. In Ai Watanabe and Samuel Trifot’s cookbook named for the dish, the founders of restaurant Gili-Gili give 36 recipes for variations of the treat, with fillings of vegetables, fish and other meats,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Laid-back Camp (Vol. 11), Zom 100 (Vol. 6), and Rascal Does Not Dream of His First Love
We’re now halfway through round one of AniMarch Madness! But not to fear: That still leaves 16 matches this week, including eight more today featuring 16 wonderful anime! Here are the third set of first round matches, two from each of our four regions: 2021 Anime, Critical Darlings, Popular / Action, and Romance / Comedy.… Read More AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 3
AniMarch Madness, where you decide the anime to rule them all by voting on our social media platforms, begins in under two weeks, on February 28th! We’re nearing our selection of the final anime, but need your help deciding who makes those last few spots! This tournament is based on the NCAA basketball championship tournament,… Read More Help Select our “Bubble Anime” For AniMarch Madness 2022!