Mia is an exceptional princess—and not just because she’s reincarnated back to her 12-year-old self after being parted from her head, Marie Antoinette-style, courtesy of Guillotine-san. She’s also exceptional on a meta level, as a protagonist in the reincarnation isekai genre. This is because when Mia wakes up that fateful morning after her death, she… Read More Being Born Again in Tearmoon Empire
Ok everyone, get comfortable—this is gonna be a wild ride! The most highly anticipated new series premiere finally dropped today not just with a single episode, nor even a double, but with a feature film-length special adapting the entire first volume of the manga. That’s right, 90 minutes of sparkly idol eyes, beaming smiles, and… Read More First Impression, Team Edition: Oshi no Ko
The aged Hero-King Inglis lies on his deathbed surrounded by white-clad devotees. He has lived a good life—as in, a noble, sacrificial, servant-hearted life, defeating the oppressive powers of the world and establishing a kingdom where people could thrive in safety and plenitude. As he breathes his last, the divine one who had empowered him… Read More First Impression: Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
Blackmailed (?) by his little sister into playing an otome game to 100% in order to unlock all the cutscenes for her, a Japanese man engages in a multi-day gaming marathon. The game never decided what it wanted to be when it grew up though, so besides the otome game romance aspects, it has magic,… Read More First Impression: Trapped in a Dating Sim
Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikawa), Vol. 3 Season one of Tonikawa may be complete, but Fly Me to the Moon, the manga on which its based, is continuing to roll out, and it remains superior to the show in virtually every facet. Volume three, released yesterday, focuses on Tsukasa and Nasa’s trip to visit his… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Komi Can’t Communicate, Love Me Love Me Not, and the Fly Me to the Moon
I just finished watching WorldEnd: Etc. (Who would ever scribble out the entire title?) This stood as my favorite anime of the last season. (Though, my selection of anime series from the last season was quite small.) The author of this series did a wonderful job of world-building. Digressions on the world’s past did much… Read More WorldEnd: How Reincarnation Ruins Romance
Beyond the obvious gore and sexualization that is prevalent in much anime, there is probably one anime fundamental that bothers most Christians who are fearful of exposing their children to thoughts that might undermine their Christian faith: Eastern philosophy. While modern Western thinking is arguably based in post-Enlightenment secularism as much as it is in… Read More Enjoy the Ride!