The theme this week for Reader’s Corner is adventure, headlined by two new Demon Slayer works, anticipating the upcoming season (and theatrical screening of its first episode next month). But that shonen giant is also joined by an OP uncle, a spy family, and disillusioned adventurers. Dancing high schoolers and a new GL release round… Read More Reader’s Corner: The Art of Demon Slayer, Wandance (Vol. 4), and Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World (Vol. 2)
At best, the “Marauder Princess” Anisphia is considered an oddball. At worst, she’s a disgrace to the kingdom, a thorn in the side of the royal family, particularly her brother, Algard, who resents that she has abdicated her claim to the throne and thrust the responsibility upon him. Instead, Anisphia spends her days researching “magicology,”… Read More First Impression: The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady
Volume four of The Executioner and Her Way of Life marks a major shift in the series—and it’s one for the better. While the previous volumes had each focused on a specific villain that needed to be defeated, against the backdrop of Menou’s decision not to assassinate Akari, this one takes a totally different route,… Read More Review: The Executioner and Her Way of Life, Vol. 4
Onigiri There is perhaps no more iconic anime snack than onigiri, rice balls that anime boys and girls find themselves munching on frequently. In Ai Watanabe and Samuel Trifot’s cookbook named for the dish, the founders of restaurant Gili-Gili give 36 recipes for variations of the treat, with fillings of vegetables, fish and other meats,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Laid-back Camp (Vol. 11), Zom 100 (Vol. 6), and Rascal Does Not Dream of His First Love
When Mitsuki is isekai’d into a fantasy world, he believes this is his chance to live a changed life, perhaps through some unknown power flowing into him. Wait…this isn’t that type of story at all. Mitsuki is actually booted from the castle in which he appears, and is discovered by the priestess Menou, who kindly… Read More First Impression: The Executioner and Her Way of Life
“Yuri will save the world” is a popular saying in the comment sections of yuri and shoujo-ai manga online. It’s pretty cringey from a Christian perspective, but in an odd way, for me, it was also somewhat true—though probably not in the way that the comment-writers mean. Let me give you some context. You know… Read More ‘Yuri Will Save the World’? Why You Should Watch Yuri and Why I Don’t Anymore
In conservative Christian culture, there’s this ebb and flow in the reaction to homosexuality, between this uneasy understanding that the church is often not welcoming to the LGBTQ community but also a sincere desire, I believe (among most), to change that, and a doubling down in loudly stomping out anything that would make same-sex relationships… Read More Can Christians Read Yuri Manga and Watch Yuri Anime?