A yakuza, sleigh beggy, and high school runaway walk into a grocery store…okay, only the yakuza would be in such a place (!), because the sleigh beggy already has a banshee maid to care for her food needs and the runaway is currently holed up in a businessman’s apartment. Huh? Do you know which three… Read More Reader’s Corner: Higehiro, True Beauty, and The Saint’s Belated Happiness
While so many manga cross somewhat into the fantasy realm, our reviews this week focus on series firmly set in that genre, with cooking penguins, talking books, and ancient dragons filling these volumes, in addition to the newest release in Frieren, a brilliant series about mage and her parties (past and present). The Ancient Magus… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frieren (Vol. 5), Penguin & House, and A Silent Voice
Horror and the ancient world weave in and out of the manga and light novels we’re reviewing this week, with moments that will make you squirm and others that convey a warm familiarity, even when featuring the unknown. Then there are also the human dramas we’re reading, which take place in more contemporary settings while… Read More Reader’s Corner: Alice in Borderland (Vol. 2), To Strip the Flesh, and Golden Gold
I’ve remarked before about my bitterness toward my last church. I’m still holding onto resentment, but healing is in sight—after all, I know both that the people there meant well and that it would be foolhardy to judge them when my own sins are mountainous. But seeing how difficult it’s been to work through even… Read More Spice and Wolf, The Ancient Magus Bride, and Generations Cursed by the Church
Our selection of reviews this week include a couple shoujo titles, a self-published work, a throwback as we dig into the modern classic, The Ancient Magus Bride, and the newest releases from mangaka of Chainsaw Man and ERASED. School Memories While I haven’t read many one-shots, I’m starting to appreciate them as all the ones… Read More Reader’s Corner: Goodbye Eri, Island in a Puddle, and I’m a Wolf, But My Boss is a Sheep!
We’re now halfway through round one of AniMarch Madness! But not to fear: That still leaves 16 matches this week, including eight more today featuring 16 wonderful anime! Here are the third set of first round matches, two from each of our four regions: 2021 Anime, Critical Darlings, Popular / Action, and Romance / Comedy.… Read More AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 3
AniMarch Madness, where you decide the anime to rule them all by voting on our social media platforms, begins in under two weeks, on February 28th! We’re nearing our selection of the final anime, but need your help deciding who makes those last few spots! This tournament is based on the NCAA basketball championship tournament,… Read More Help Select our “Bubble Anime” For AniMarch Madness 2022!