And then there were eight. This week, you have the opportunity to vote on four “finals matches”—one for each of our regions—and they are almost all certainly matches that will go down to the wire. With the exception of Fairy Tail, each of the elite eight competitors made quick work of their opponents in the… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Quarterfinals (Elite Eight)
Each Saturday, we’ll do a quick recap of the week’s results. Come back on Monday for both a detailed rundown of how the round went and the polls for the next round! Shounen / Popular Region (1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 71% def (4) Attack on Titan, 29% (2) My Hero Academia, 65% def (3) Naruto… Read More RESULTS: Anime March Madness 2019 Round Two (Sweet Sixteen)
Round one of our tournament has concluded and boy, did it get exciting! Thanks to everyone who chimed in, especially through Twitter and Facebook, expressing disgust, hopefulness, and just pure adulation for their favorites and at the matches. There was some anxiety, too—Why are these two going against each other?! was uttered more than once!… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Round 2 (Sweet Sixteen)
Welcome to the opening round of Anime March Madness 2019! Each Monday, this month, a new round will commence as anime go head to head and advance based on your votes*. The championship will occur on April 1st. We encourage you to vote here and to head over to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where voting… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Opening Round
As the year is coming to a close, I decided to ask the staff one simple question – what was your favorite anime related memory from 2018? It could be a convention, discovering your favorite show, or just sharing a moment with a loved one. Below are their responses.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Is 53:5) There’s so much pressure on us during Christmas—pressure to spend time with family, pressure to spend spend spend, pressure to feel happy and full… Read More Merry Christmas!
ToraDora, rather than getting one Christmas episode, gets 3. In my opinion, these 3 episodes are some of the most emotionally riveting episodes. From Yusaku’s confession revealing to Taiga that he likes Sumire, to Taiga’s heart wrenching realization of her feelings for Ryuuji, to Minori’s rejection of Ryuuji. Romance isn’t going well on any front,… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 7: ToraDora
Ten years ago last month, Toradora premiered on TV Tokyo and changed expectations for what a high school romantic anime could be, featuring characters with unusual depth, snippets of action that would have fit right into an episode of Naruto, and beautiful animation from opening to closing. To celebrate the anime, our club has gone… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 6: Toradora Vol. 1
The opening scenes both of the Toradora anime and light novel start with Ryuuji trying to rid himself of his most hated quality: the sharp eyes he inherited from his yakuza father. Because he looks so sinister, Ryuuji has long had trouble establishing friendships. But his other characteristics also bother him: It wasn’t just his… Read More Light Novel Kindling: A Lack of Confidence
Ten years ago today, the first episode of Toradora aired on TV Tokyo. And the world was forever changed. Okay, maybe not, but my world was. Until Oregairu swept over me (you might see that title find its way into the light novel club at some point), Toradora was my favorite anime. Stylish, cool, funny,… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is…Toradora!