Just as I predicted in my last post that the Kaede, Rena, and Momoko would play a continual part in Magia Record, episode four comes along and focuses instead on a new magical girl. The others do help at first, though, discussing various rumors like the Chain Witch. Advised by Mitama, Iroha goes to a… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record Episode 4: Past is Present
Episode three of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record is the conclusion to the events of the last episode, in which Kaede and Rena’s bickering leads to dangerous encounter after Iroha temporarily joins their team to try to find her sister Ui in the mysterious Kamihara City. And while the plot doesn’t move… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record, Episode 03: Old Friends
Anime series come and go—even popular and impactful ones don’t often stand the test of time. However, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a series that so intensely captured popular and critical imagination almost a decade ago, some of that based on a surprise twist (and thus would seem to be among series that have been dismissed… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record, Episode 02: Broken Friendships, Crumbs for Clues
Did you know? If you want to be saved from this life, saved from having to battle witches as a magical girl, given back the life you traded in exchange for the wish which Kyubey granted you, you must go to Kamihama City! This is the rumor that magical girls have been dreaming about—a way… Read More First Impression ~ Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
I can remember when I first really discovered anime, through an episode of Tenchi Muyo! on Toonami. In it, Mihoshi, the bubbled-headed Galaxy Police officer, is returning to earth and crash lands her plane. The landing was so rough that I assumed she died. It was such a strange scene, so unlike what I was… Read More When You’re the Supporting Character in Your Own Series
That’s right, today is Pocky Day—and for Koreans out there and others who otherwise prefer Lotte Pepero, its Pepero Day, too! (A little trivia: Pepero Day is just as much a marketing tool as Pocky Day is, but it also has a Valentine’s Day kinda feel in Korea and even in the U.S. among Korean-Americans.)… Read More Happy Pocky (and Pepero) Day!
Tomorrow is a special day for one of our own! Emma (Emdaisy1), our webmaster and Jill of all trades, is getting married! The three of us who are already in that blessed state – Samuru, MRNewman, and myself – are offering just a few words about marriage below, but we’d love for you as readers… Read More Wedding Guestbook: Wish Our Own Emdaisy1 Congratulations on Her Wedding Day!
This article today is a guest post from Simok of Moonlight Mixtape. Simok is a really thoughtful and interesting writer and musician – I really encourage you all to read this post and engage with it, in your mind and heart (even with some passages that might give you pause) and in the comments below.… Read More Anime was not a mistake.
The year is almost half way over, which is incredible! I missed a couple posts from last month that I will be including here, along with the new ones. I will also be posting articles over on our Facebook page, which I hope you have already checked out. We are putting up exclusive links and… Read More Something More: Depression Comes in Like a Lion and Does Light Do Right?
There are so many great articles from the past couple of weeks (as well as a few I listed that I missed linking in the last column). I hope you’ll take some time to peruse the links below. I want to start with the one that’s most meaningful to me, personally, written by D.M. Dutcher,… Read More Something More: Holy (Menma) Ghost, the Infallible Bishamon, and Joseph Smith Agrees with Jun Maeda