How do you make the concept of an OP isekai protagonist fresh again? How about by removing the modern element entirely, building up an impressive fantasy setting, and appealing to a wide audience by expertly incorporating elements from the shonen and shoujo genres? Her Royal Highness Seems to Be Angry is focused on just those… Read More Review: Her Royal Highness Seems to Be Angry, Vol. 1
Candy Flurry is the newest manga series from Shonen Jump. With art by Mitarashi Santa and written by Takegushi Ippon, the series features a very different and interesting concept. It opens up by discussing a magical candy called “Cyndy’s Toy Toy Candy,” which allows the person who eats it to be able to create sweets… Read More Manga First Impression: Candy Flurry
Takemichi is living a dead-end life, denigrated by his (younger) boss, the old lady who lives next door, and even random kids on the street. But though he lives an uneventful existence, Takemichi’s memory comes alive on the day that he discovers his ex-girlfriend and her brother died due to gang violence—in fact, he comes… Read More First Impression: Tokyo Revengers
The episode opens with student council president Faria, a girl in military uniform, standing in a destroyed town, muttering about being too late before singing a song. Her subordinate Ellen joins her and they board a train. Elsewhere, monsters are destroying another town and devouring people, whose corpses turn into more monsters. A boy unsuccessfully… Read More First Impression: Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor
With Easter approaching this Sunday, Beneath the Tangles is posting thematically connected articles each day in commemoration of Christ’s death and resurrection. For 2021, our theme is “Arise.” I’m making my way through the excellent shonen series, Jujutsu Kaisen, and am currently at the point where protagonist Yuji Itadori, who as the human host of… Read More Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: Like Itadori from Training, How Will We Emerge?
The Apothecary Diaries, Vol. 1 This is quite a different light novel from what we’re used to seeing. It features a unique setting inspired by a historic Chinese imperial palace, complete with consorts, eunuchs, internal politics, and people of varying levels of morality. The protagonist, Maomao, is a teenage girl and apothecary worker in a… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frozen 2, Those Not-So Sweet Boys, and My Friend’s Little Sister Has it it for Me!
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of January 31st through February 6th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Will you miss Black Clover? Excited for… Read More Doki Doki News: Howl’s Real Life Moving Castle, Black Clover Ends, and Demon Slayer to Sci-Fi Romcom?
The Elusive Samurai is the newest series by Yusei Matsui, creator of Assassination Classroom. Instead of a science fiction series set at a school, The Elusive Samurai is a piece of historical fiction about a real life samurai named Hojo Tokiyuki and set in the year 1333. The manga begins by introducing the heroes of… Read More Manga First Impression: The Elusive Samurai
My Hero Academia seemed to arrive at just the right time. The anime premiered just as many of the shounen greats of the past were coming to an end, and there was a need for a monster one to replace them as the show that would define a generation of young anime fans. MHA was… Read More Eri the Bruised Read
Kensei Maeshima is living a lie. Athletic enough to be a star in several sports, he feigns laziness to hide hurt and shame associated with his elementary days as a figure skater, when budding star, Reo Shinozaki, was unrelenting in placing ahead of him in every competition, and for a final time during championships following… Read More First Impression: Skate-Leading☆Stars