Yuu and Ayumu are longtime best friends who were just hanging out one day when they stumbled across a solo idol performance. The performance lit a fire in their hearts, and then they learned that the performer, Setsuna, was part of the school idol club from their very own school. Yuu in particular got so… Read More First Impression: Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
The fall 2020 anime season is here! After a spring season cut short by the pandemic, and a strange catch-up summer season, the autumn is full of promise with a few returning series and a number of big name shows and well-known creators with new projects. Check out our thoughts on the new series and… Read More Fall 2020 Anime First Impressions
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of January 13th through the 19th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes, like the one we dropped earlier this… Read More Doki Doki News for the Week of January 20th – 26th
One of Anime Expo 2019’s prime events was Aqours’ two-day concert. It was the group’s fourth appearance at the convention, and I was lucky enough to be part of an interview with some of the members and hear their thoughts regarding their return to America and roles in Aqours. The girls walked in and introduced… Read More Anime Expo 2019: Interview with Aqours
It reached 110 degrees here where I live in Texas last week. In other places of the country, it’s even hotter or feels worse because of the humidity. Man, summer may be a time for fun and sunshine, but it can also just be really, really hot and uncomfortable. What are you doing to stay… Read More How Are You Staying Cool This Summer?
I have been busy the last few weeks, so I will be doing a double-episode post to catch up, with a post on episodes 5 and 6 coming soon. Episode 3 Episode 3 marks the first major event of the season, as Aqours performs at both the Love Live competition qualifiers and the school open… Read More Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Ep. 3-4: Melancholy of the Diamond Princess
The good news for Aqours is, they get a second chance to save their school. If they can raise the number of prospective students to 100 by the end of the year, the school will stay open. Considering that they only have 10 at the moment, it is a daunting task, but they are thankful… Read More Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Episode 2: Do You (Not) Love What I Love?
The second season of Love Live! Sunshine!! has begun, so time to return to my weekly episodic blogs on the show! For those that have not seen the first season or my coverage on it, you can catch up on either Crunchyroll (subbed) or Funimation (sub and dub), and read my earlier posts by searching… Read More Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Episode 1: Even If It’s An Unreachable Star
So here we are at the last episode of Love Live! Sunshine!!, and what a ride it has been. This final episode is little more than a quick wrap-up to this season, one that puts the story at a good stopping point while leaving plenty of room for a continuation. The plot is pretty thin here,… Read More Love Live! Sunshine!! Ep. 13 (Season Finale): Is Your Heart Shining?
Aqours just cannot seem to catch a break. Every time they seem to make some progress, they encounter yet another setback to their goal. Their first concert was nearly a disaster, their trip to Tokyo had them find out just how far behind in the competition they were, and while they do pass the qualifiers… Read More Love Live! Sunshine!! Ep. 12: Go Your Own Way