Artist おおね has posted some four-dozen Cardcaptor Sakura art pieces over the last two months, much to my delight! Here’s just a sample of the lovely art arising from this flurry of activity. Catch you catch me! ★ 【おおね】「 カードキャプターさくら 」 ☆ all illustrations reprinted w/permission
Mami Tomoe is the star of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story, a spin-off of Magia Record that follows events from her point of view. As Claire and I said in our review of volume one, it’s about time! To celebrate Mami this week, we’re posting (with permission) this lovely illustration of her… Read More Fanart Friday: Mami☆Tomoe
I loved Puella Magi Madoka Magica from the moment I first saw it. The heroine’s epic sacrifice to save the world and inject an unforgiving karmic system with grace resonated so powerfully. And not just with me, as I soon learned, but with pretty much all of Christian otakudom. But then I watched Rebellion, the… Read More Fixing Madoka’s Mistake: Yuki Yuna, Episode 11
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?
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a magical girl series that shook up the genre and the entire medium. Hailed as a deconstruction of the series type (though it might best be described as subverting expectations), it also ended in a profound and moving way, and has… Read More Fanart: Madoka Magica 10th Anniversary
Hanamonogatari Announcement and Promo – Kaze Art by koflif Hanamonogatari was announced to air as a 5 episode series after Nisekoi finishes. At 5 episodes, at least it won’t be getting the Neko Kuro treatment. This will bring a close to the adaptation of the 2nd season of the Monogatari series. The 3rd season of books is… Read More Take Four – March 2014