In a world much like our own, except with musical magic, Kana is a first-year high school student and a new apprentice healer: one who sings to magically heal illness and injuries. We meet her fellow apprentices Hibiki and Reimi, as well as their master, and see the clinic where they work, getting a taste… Read More First Impression: Healer Girl
Fuu on drums, Itsuki on keys, Karin “Nibosshi” on bass, Togo “Wasshi” on…biwa? And Sonoko thrashing on a Les Paul, roaring out “Udon! Udon! Udon! Udon! Rawwwwrrrr! Tasty!” With Yuuna as awkward background performer. The Hero Club Rock Band Yuyuyu is born! (Think K-On meets Aggretsuko.) But wait, after some karaoke and a feast, we… Read More First Impression: Yuki Yuna is a Hero: the Great Mankai Chapter
Are You Ready to Go Manga Shopping? Laura shops for a mystery and magical girl manga this time around!… Read More Are You Ready to Go Manga Shopping?
It was the tagline that got me. The thumbnail looked a little too bubblegum bright, the animation a tad old-fashioned, and to top it all, it was apparently instalment sixty-two or thereabouts in a franchise I knew nothing about. All good reasons to avoid ViVid Strike! But the tagline piqued my interest: I was not… Read More ViVid Strike! The Tagline Says What, Now?
Welcome back, class. It’s nice to see most of you so alert and prepared this morning. Most of you, that is. (unobtrusively but firmly kicks Shiraishi-kun’s foot under his front row desk, startling him awake) This last month, we had a couple of questions come to us via Facebook. Joshua asks: “[W]hat about thoughts on anime… Read More Ask Sensei! Magical Girls and the Thing About Anime
What if magical girls were real, not in the sense of actually being magical, but as an elaborate marketing strategy?Action Heroine Cheer Fruits takes place in a world where this has not only happened, but became a trend so popular that most districts already have their own local heroine. An exception is Hinano, a city… Read More Action Heroine Cheer Fruits Episodes 1-3: A Determined, But Narrow Outlook