In volume 8 of the Tonari no Seki-kun manga, Seki continues to distract Rumi with his games at his desk. This time, we see Seki create a small little playground for Lego-style mini-brick figurines. He also creates a clay figure which looks exactly like the other figurines. Rumi watches him play, mesmerized as she always… Read More Newman’s Nook: Friendship and Differences
Tonari no Seki-kun (My Neighbor Seki) is a gag-manga centering around class hijinks. Rumi Yokoi is an above average student trying to pay attention in class when, never failing, her classmate next to her (Toshinari Seki) begins to do something ridiculous. Each chapter of the manga (and each episode of the anime series of the… Read More 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 3: Tonari no Seki-kun
One of the challenges of writing this column is deciding which show to write about each time. While I have a fair number of shows to choose from, I know that people’s tastes vary and my tastes in particular tend to be somewhat different from most anime viewers’. While I rarely let that stop me… Read More The Secret Stars of Anime Special: Crunchyroll’s Hidden Gems
TWWK: Disappointed in how our reviewers have graded the spring 2014 anime season thus far? While Kaze and Japesland have generally been down on the series they’ve written about the past two days, it seems they may have saved the best for last, as they review some of the series they were highest on for… Read More Spring 2014 in Review (Part 3/3)
TWWK: Yesterday, Goldy and Japes started their review of Winter 2014’s anime. Today, our reviewing pair join together to judge shows that they both watched this past season. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Love, Chunibyou & Other Delusions – Heart Throb – Goldy – [8/10] In the past, I’ve praised Kyoto Animation for creating… Read More Winter 2014 In Review (Part Two)
Welcome back, Japes! We’ve all missed you! This month has been painful without you! I’m so happy to see you back in action and cannot wait to read all of your upcoming articles and their brilliance! Aw shucks… thanks, Japes! I’m glad to be back, too! Japan was great and all, but there’s nothing quite… Read More Anime Today: Love is a Fickle Beast, Indeed
Stop; take a breath. We’re just past the halfway mark of the winter anime season. I can feel the warm breezes of spring coming (along with Jojo part 3! \o.o/). With the crazy snowstorms behind us and the feeling a bit of a chilly winter still nipping at our noses (or not, if you’re living… Read More Mid-season review: The winter anime is not as terrible as the weather has been.