It’s the weekend and Youko and Airi are off on their Yamaha Serow for an adventure in Shuumatsu Touring! They are traveling the coastal route to Tokyo, hitting all the famous tourist spots along the way. Or at least trying to? If you squint, maybe you can see the resemblance between the glossy promo pics… Read More Review: Touring After the Apocalypse, Vol. 1
Drones hover in the bright morning sky as a driverless bus pulls to a stop in a cheery watercolor town. The mood is peaceful and full of promise. Or at least it would be, if Serufu had not spaced out and messed up her high school entrance exam, much to the chagrin of her neighbor… Read More First Impression: Do It Yourself!!
Well, no one lost an arm and a leg in the opening, so we’re off to a happier start to an alchemist tale, and on October 3rd, no less! This alchemist story opens with a quick flashback to an eyeless Sarasa bidding her equally eyeless parents farewell as they go to work. But being anime… Read More First Impression: Management of a Novice Alchemist
This is it, folks! The final installment. We didn’t quite make it to 13, and there was no beach episode, but otherwise, we hope we were able to do justice to the tone, heart, and charm of slice-of-life in our summertime special devoted to this beloved genre. Thank you for joining us on this laid-back… Read More The Things We Learn from Slice-of-Life
When we kicked off this summertime series celebrating slice-of-life, I ended my introduction with the hope that over the weeks to come, we’d be able to highlight the heart of God in this humble genre, and maybe even convince you that he loves slice-of-life too. Well, I think my fellow writers have done a splendid… Read More Summer of SoL: Slice-of-Life as Parable
As human beings, from the moment we are born and say “hello” to the world, we are destined to say “goodbye.” We say “hello” to our new parents with an earth-shattering cry while at the same time leaving the safety and comfort of the womb. We say hello to that new shiny vehicle while simultaneously… Read More Summer of SoL: Aria and Learning When to Let Go
Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Personally, I’d say that I’m a pessimist, if only because of my penchant for overthinking every single situation and action to the point of exhaustion. So why then am I such a fan of slice-of-life shows where, as one aniblogger puts it, “good things will happen to kind… Read More Summer of SoL: Optimism and Learning to Hope