Otaku Reader’s Corner: Smile Down the Runway, Bibliophile Princess, and Oregairu

Tearmoon Empire (Vol. 1) As Tearmoon Empire vol. 1 opens, protagonist Princess Mia (clearly inspired by Marie Antoinette) dies on the guillotine…only to wake up as a twelve-year-old! Now Mia strives to avert the coming revolution. The story challenges readers by offering divergent interpretations of Mia’s character. The people around Mia are often impressed by… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Smile Down the Runway, Bibliophile Princess, and Oregairu

Anime March Madness 2020: Quarterfinal Results and Final Four, Match 1 (My Hero Academia vs. Kimi ni Todoke)

NCAA March Madness, in a normal 2020, would have made it through its first two rounds last week. But in the absence of basketball, our own March Madness tourney has taken up the slack, and I gotta say, it’s been an exciting ride as well! Here are the results of last week’s quarterfinal round: (1)… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Quarterfinal Results and Final Four, Match 1 (My Hero Academia vs. Kimi ni Todoke)

Anime March Madness 2020: Round Two Results and Day One of the Quarterfinals

After an eventful first week in which we had a record number of votes, the second round of Anime March Madness was no less contentious. Sixteen teams went in, and now only eight remain. You can vote on the first set of matches this round below (the rest post on Wednesday), but let’s break down… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Round Two Results and Day One of the Quarterfinals

Anime March Madness 2020: Round One Results and Day One of the Sweet Sixteen

The Sweet Sixteen, our second round of Anime March Madness, begins today! But first, let’s go through the results of the wild first week of the tournament! Thousands of Votes // Favorites Advance Last year, we had just under 10,000 votes total for our entire tournament—we’re well on our way to Detroit Smashing that mark… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Round One Results and Day One of the Sweet Sixteen

Doki Doki News for the Week of January 27th – February 2nd

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of January 27th through February 2nd! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Attribution: Steins;gate live-action [ANN] One Piece live-action… Read More Doki Doki News for the Week of January 27th – February 2nd

BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 13: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected (Oregairu) Vol. 1

As we enter the classroom to discuss the thirteenth book in our light novel club, I see a solitary girl sitting on the far side of the room. Chairs and desks are stacked behind her, forming a shadowy backdrop, but she sits in the most lighted portion of the room, next to a window overlooking… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 13: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected (Oregairu) Vol. 1