Yo! In my admittedly limited experience, Sword Art Online seems to be one the most polarizing anime around. People are either “We hates it, Precious!” or “It’s awesome!” Nobody ever says “Sword Art Online? What’s that?” Well, after the original light novel became a series (one which is up to twenty-two volumes now), author Reki… Read More Light Novel Club Chapter 34: Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 1
Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News continues with our fourth guest host! Today, Michelle Lee joins us as our newscaster. You’ll recognize her voice from Date A Live (Origami Tobiichi), Assassination Classroom (Sumire Hara), and Tokyo Ghoul (Kurona Yasuhisa), among other series. Follow Michelle on Twitter and Instagram, and please subscribe to us… Read More Doki Doki News: Hosoda vs. Miyazaki, Chung Drops Your Name, and Guest Host Michelle Lee!
Welcome to our Light Novel Club discussion of Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 2! We had a fun discussion of the first volume earlier, and with the anime adaptation giving this series some more attention, why not discuss the second volume? After all, this volume shakes up the story a bit and shows that there’s more… Read More Light Novel Club Chapter 31: Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 2
About a year ago, our own stardf29 ranked the light novels he’d read. I thought that sounded fun, but felt it would be for kind of lame to just write a copycat post immediately after his. So here we are. I call this a taxonomy of light novels because although it involves some rankings, I’ve… Read More A Light Novel Taxonomy
The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride, Vol. 1 Imperial culture had no issue with Lyse being a female knight in her first life, but she then reincarnates as a minor noblewoman in the neighboring kingdom of Olwen, where residents disdain her proficiency with a sword and mock her as the “boar girl” for… Read More Reader’s Corner: World Piece, SAO Progressive Vol. 2, and My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong Vol. 11
Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells Mimori Touka and his classmates are spirited away to a fantasy world where they’re given skills, powers, and ranks. But Minori has a problem. He has the lowest rank, E, and according to the summoning goddess, and with the support of the other… Read More Reader’s Corner: One Week Friends, Failure Frame, and SAO Progressive
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of May 2nd through 8th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you excited for more Made in Abyss?… Read More Doki Doki News: Made in Abyss and NHK Sequels, Light Novel Audio, and Demon Slayer Kills at the B.O.
Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 3 Recently, I introduced my sister to the Ascendance series, and she’s hooked. As she gobbles her way through the novels from Part 2, I’ve been rereading them to keep up with her questions and comments. And I have to say, I really like this volume in particular.… Read More Reader’s Corner: SAO Project Alicization, Evangelion ANIMA, and Cooking with Fluffy Friends
She’s My Knight, Vol. 1 The premise of this lovely little comic is simple: Ichinose has always been the popular kid, attracting attention from all the girls until cool, collected Mogami comes along, stealing not only Ichinose’s popularity, but also his heart. I’m a total sucker for the Mogami type in manga and anime—the tall,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Those Snow White Notes, Your Lie in April Revisited, and A Couple of Cuckoos
Let the madness begin! Round one of our annual Anime March Madness opens today as a field of 34 series vie to be crowned as the top anime series. Each year, we bring back the shows that do the best from previous years and mix in a variety of new competitors to keep the tourney… Read More AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day One)