Eniale & Dewiela, Vol. 1 Eniale is an angel. Dewiela is a demon. But the two of them are buddies. It’s an Odd Couple situation with two celestial ladies who love fashion, babies, and being over the top to cause the world to spiral. The humor of this series lies in the absurdity of it’s… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: KH3, Eniale & Dewiela, and Reset!
Look Into My Eyes (One Shot) Look Into My Eyes is a one-shot manga about an idol group on the verge of disbanding. While it appears that most of the members are ready to move on to bigger and better things, one of them can’t let go, and in the early pages of the manga… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: December 2020
Crunchyroll recently reported results of a Japanese survey where respondents were asked which anime had the most shocking first episode. The answers themselves were kind of shocking. While the usual suspects were there (School-live, Attack on Titan, and The Promised Neverland, for instance), along with an array of series old and new, some significant series… Read More 15 Shocking First Episodes of Anime Series
No doubt, Kyoko Mogami is one of manga’s coolest characters. Originally introduced as meek and subservient to childhood friend and budding superstar, Shotaro Fuwa, she quickly reveals herself to be vindictive, determined, and a little crazy. In fact, Skip Beat focuses on Kyoko’s attempt to become an idol, not out of a search for fame… Read More Skip Beat, J-Pop Idols, and Discovering Your Passion
Is there a specific characteristic that sets great anime protagonists and heroes apart? While there are perhaps plenty of common traits they share, one that really just out is their ability to be themselves even when being yourself isn’t cool. Naruto Uzumaki provides us a good example of this funny trait. The Naruto manga is… Read More Naruto and Futaba Just Don’t Care (and Neither Should We)
After the plethora of posts last week, we only have two for this week’s column. But fret not, they’re both wonderful articles by terrific writers. Frank draws some significant lessons involving the journey of faith from the first four episodes of season two of Encouragement of Climb. [A Series of Miracles] Annalyn looks back toward… Read More Something More: Skip Beat Dependance and Christian Encouragement of Climb
Yesterday, I reminisced about my childhood as I gave my first post as part of Iso’s Blog Carnival on anime and wish fulfillment. Today, I conclude with some of minor things I would like to do (here’s one: I would love to be able to kick butt), and the paths I’ve dreamed about taking. The… Read More Carnival Time: Anime Wish Fulfillment, Part II
Today, George Strait celebrates his 59th birthday. If recognize his name, but aren’t a fan, you may not understand what a major star he was (and is) in country music. His 57 #1 hits are the most of any singer in any genre ever. He was most popular in the 80s and 90s, but was… Read More Strait from the Heart: Anime Set to George Strait