All year long, I’ve been posting Throwback Thursday columns as we celebrate ten years in existence. It’s been a lot of fun digging through old posts and memories and recollecting life and aniblogging, but I think it’s well past time to get some other folks involved, those particularly vital in keeping this ministry on track… Read More Throwback Thursday: Revisiting Former Columns
Yusaku Godai is done with his fellow residents at their boarding house. Between voyeur and expert instigator Yotsuya, rarely clothed hostess, Akemi, and gossip queen, Mrs. Ichinose (and her rambunctious son), Godai can’t the find the quiet he needs to study for his second go at college entrance exams. And just as he’s about to… Read More Maison Ikkoku: Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1
Ten years ago today, we posted our very first article, and with that, a ministry was born! I’ve said as much before, but at the time, I had no inkling that we’d last ten months, much less ten years. I was very aware of a bad personal habit of giving up on hobbies and plans… Read More Happy 10th Birthday to Us!
Tormented his whole life by people poking fun at his unusual name, Nasa Yuzaki has poured all his energy into becoming a nationally recognized student. And now, he’s on the cusp of attending a highly ranked high school, but Nasa’s teacher reminds him that life doesn’t always go as planned. Cue a beautiful girl who… Read More Review: Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 1
The first two chapters of High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku dropped this week on Shonen Jump. This new series is from the mind of Ryou Nakama, the mangaka who brought us the slacker samurai series the Chronicles of Isobe. His new series is in a modern setting and centers on a teenage boy named Kotaro… Read More Manga First Impressions: High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of August 30th through September 5th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you planning to by the new… Read More Doki Doki News: A Haruhi Light Novel, Assassin’s Creed Manga, and Re:Zero Game
The final panels of Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) volume three weren’t merely a tease; the entirety of volume four deals with the repercussions of the striking and perhaps alarming kiss between Rio and Akari. As expected due to the constant attention she’s put into developing their brother-sister relationship, as well… Read More Review: Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 4
Shonen Jump’s newest series is Phantom Seer. The artwork is done by Kento Matsuura, who does a fantastic job developing a new world setting. But what is kind of world has he creating? I’ll tell you. The story begins with an introduction to Riku Aibetsu, a teenage girl who seems to be able to sense… Read More Manga First Impression: Phantom Seer
Our second watch party is coming this weekend! Come watch episodes three and four of Toradora with us this Saturday on Amazon Prime. We had great fun last time, and hope you’ll jump in on the fun. Here’s the info: Our next watch party Time / date: Saturday, August 29th (4pm ET) Episodes: 3 and… Read More Toradora Watch Party on Saturday!
Inside Mari (Series) Every so often I’ll jump into the two main manga reading apps I use (Crunchyroll and Shonen Jump) and look for a completed series. I found that in Inside Mari. The series began by introducing you to a 20 something slacker named Isao Komori who was obsessed with a teenage girl. Then… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Slayers, Spirit Photographers, and Sayonara, Football