Kokona has big dreams but not enough self-confidence to pursue them wholeheartedly. Good thing her best friend, Shizuka, knows how to say exactly the right thing at exactly the right moment to fill her with courage! As a result, even though Kokona doesn’t have the Sense, a special acting ability that sets the world’s greatest… Read More First Impression: Stella of the Theater: World Dai Star
I’ll admit it: I have an agenda. It is my goal to spread the word about Kageki Shojo!! and inspire more anime and manga fans to check out this delightfully comedic, surprisingly deep, and altogether beautifully-crafted series! The story follows the ups and downs and all round antics of a group of theatre-girl hopefuls (or… Read More Kageki Shojo!! Manga Review, Vols. 0-5 (for manga-only readers)
This week, Kageki Shojo!! surprised me more than the two exclamation marks in its title convey: it went far deeper than I ever expected of a series about an all-girls theatre training school. In fact, it may just have set itself up as a spiritual heir to Wonder Egg Priority, only engaging with its troubling… Read More Hope for the Abused & Traumatized: is Kageki Shojo!! the new Wonder Egg Priority?
The Red Flower Opera Music School (Kouka for short), trains young women for the all-female acting troupe of the same name, and is auditioning its 100th class. With a screening process as demanding as Tokyo University, only 40 girls out of over 1100 candidates make the cut. Among the successful applicants are twins Chika and… Read More First Impression: Kageki Shojo!!