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
The spring 2021 anime season, soon coming to a close, was an enjoyable one through and through. It featured a diverse and expansive group of series, with there seeming to be an anime (or two or three or ten) for everyone, with several standouts among them. At first glance, this season’s line-up looks a little… Read More Summer 2021 Anime Preview
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of June 6th through 12th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you sad about the Kiryu Coco retirement… Read More Doki Doki News: Coco Retires, Kenshin to Netflix, and Yoko Kanno Returns
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of April 25th through May 1st! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Will you be watching N-Ko? Did you… Read More Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer Slays, Netflix Goes Vtubing, and Madoka Returns!
Part 2 of 2 In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Puella Magi Madoka Magica! And then there was the sequel movie, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion. I’ll admit it, I lost sleep over this one. What can I say, sometimes I get a little (over)invested in fictional tales. But in my defense, the Madoka… Read More Is Homura Evil? Or, What Homura Taught Me About Humanity
On 22 April 2011, Kaname Madoka used the most powerful of wishes to save all magical girls. About eight years later, I watched her do it, and it taught me something about the savior of the real world and his plan for humanity. I am of course talking about Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which celebrates… Read More Does God Speak Through Anime? Or, What Madoka Taught Me About God & the Trees
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
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of January 3rd through 9th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Do you think Demon Slayer will become Japan’s… Read More Doki Doki News: Earwig and the Witch Streams, a Promised Neverland Game, and the End of Attack on Titan
Why didn’t y’all tell me that we were only halfway through the story? As season one of Magia Record has progressed (season two was announced at the end of this episode), I’ve become increasingly critical of the what I saw as wasted time: the slow assembling of a team; the introduction of characters that seemed… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record, Episode 13: Just the Beginning
On Beneath the Tangles, we celebrate two Christian holidays with special fervor: Easter and Christmas. As we take a look back at the ten years of this ministry, and with Easter 2020 fast approaching, it felt like an excellent time to throw back to Holy Weeks past and the topics we discussed each year. 2011:… Read More Throwback Thursday: Holy (Anime) Week!