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
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!!
The first episode of Mars Red kicks off with Major Maeda returning to Tokyo, having been called back early from a trip. His expertise is needed: There has been a series of vamp attacks, and one of the victims—a stage actress named Misaki—has been captured. He is led to the bunker where she is being… Read More First Impression: Mars Red
Glass no Kamen (2005), one of the adaptations of Suzue Miuchi’s 1976 manga, has recently brought me back to the joys of my time as an amateur theater actor at university. The anime gets it right—the audience, the lights, the bonding and the rivalries, the last minute changes, the unexpected accidents which require fast improvisation,… Read More Glass no Kamen: Christians of Spring and Winter