Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 1 After passing through the ornate gateway marking the threshold of the temple’s courtyard, lavished with lush floral arrangements, our pure-hearted protagonist is finally ready for her new life with the nobility at the temple…or so she wishes. In reality, while Myne was able to gain approval from… Read More Reader’s Corner: One Piece, Orient, and Oregairu
When I was younger, I didn’t realize the furor with which obligation and responsibility can strike at you. But as I grew into adulthood, I began to understand that much like mother nature, work, school, bills, and expectations have no empathy—they are a relentless storm, breaking upon you until they’ve run their course without concern… Read More Yukino Yukinoshita Gives Him a Grace Period
Oregairu fans erupted over the recent news that a new OVA was on the way, to be bundled with the game for season three of the series. To tell the truth, I’m not completely sure what the OVA will be about. Will it follow the others and cover light novel material that didn’t make it… Read More Seven AU Spinoffs I’d Rather Watch Than the New Oregairu OVA
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, Vol. 1 When a proficient assassin gets “taken care of” after he is no longer needed, a goddess gives him the opportunity to be reincarnated in another world, but with a task to complete. The hero who will defeat the Demon King who… Read More Reader’s Corner: Last Dungeon, Talentless Nana, and Oregairu
Volume eight begins the best stretch of the My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected (Oregairu) light novels, culminating in what is the true climax of the series, well before the actual end. The most moving and powerful moments start to occur here, not only because the story is trending this way, but… Read More Review: My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected Vol. 8
The Eizouken girls will get it all done, Go, Ishigami! Go finish the run! Confidence men—even heists on the wing! These are a few of my favorite things Tea time with witches, you just can’t escape them, Love all the girls but wait, who is Rem? Stories of Sohmas and tears that they bring, These… Read More My Favorite (Anime) Things (2020)
A tradition as hallowed as the beach episode, and nearly as common, the Christmas anime episode is an opportunity to put anime boys and girls into festive (and often romantic) holiday situations. It works well for a variety of anime, particularly since Christmas mostly lacks the religious element that it has in the west, being… Read More Master List of Christmas Anime Episodes
There is an entity that invades all friendships, one which gravitates toward steady relationships and seeks to veer them toward a different course. This object is called “change,” and it’s unavoidable. Volume ten of My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, the Yen Press light novel series upon which the recently concluded Oregairu anime is based,… Read More Review: My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, as I Expected, Vol. 10
One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite non-shonen anime. Non Shonen anime that are excellent: A Place Further Than the UniverseHinamatsuriJuni TaisenInterviews with Monster GirlsGATE Turns out there's quite a few! https://t.co/JLlaIXAyKH — Black… Read More What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!
Later this month, volume two of Tearmoon Empire will be the subject of our 25th BtT Light Novel Club Meeting. Can you believe we’ve conducted that many sessions? We’ve come a long way and featured a number of different members in our club, and have now even come to the point where our discussions are… Read More 25 Light Novel Club Sessions!