Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Sakura is hopelessly in love with a boy who writes manga. The issue? Instead of confessing, she says she is his biggest fan and he takes her in as his assistant. Bummer. Taking it in stride, she tries to grow closer to him through making manga, meeting his friends, and learning about his life.  CharactersContinue reading “Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun”

In/Spectre

A play on word “Inspector”, In/Spectre is a Sherlock Holmes-esque detective show with a Japanese spirit world infusion. Kotoko was kidnaped by spirits when she was eleven years old and in return for taking an eye and a leg from her, they granted her the title of “God of Wisdom.” She meets Kuro during herContinue reading “In/Spectre”

Horimiya

Izumi Miyamora is a sweet and shy boy with a hidden punk side. Kyoko Hori is a popular girl and an enthusiastic homebody. When Kyoko’s kid brother falls on that fateful day, Miyamora helps him home and the romance between Kyoko and Izumi blooms. Horimiya (Hori + Miya) tells the story of these two highContinue reading “Horimiya”

Violet Evergarden

*Violet Evergarden consists of the 13 episode show, a half hour special episode, and a movie. This review takes all three into account with the most emphasis placed on the show.* Violet Evergarden was raised to be a weapon. A child soldier given to an army major by his brother, Violet took orders, killed, andContinue reading “Violet Evergarden”

Director’s Cut: Violet Evergarden and Finishing Series

This month’s schedule You already got: Beyond the Boundary You will get (In order): Violet Evergarden (Updated) Horimiya In/Spectre Beyond being super pumped for my normal injection of romance, the obvious standout this month is Violet Evergarden. I apologize to anyone who was pumped for Wonder Egg Priority, but I thought that the show wouldContinue reading “Director’s Cut: Violet Evergarden and Finishing Series”

Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Morioka Moriko has forsaken her corporate lifestyle and taken a dive into the Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) Role Playing Game world. Her male character, Hayashi, joins a guild with a beautiful character named Lily. Together, Hayashi and Lily learn about each other, tackle dungeons, spend a little too much money on loot boxes, and… fallContinue reading “Recovery of an MMO Junkie”

First Takes and Politics on Titan

This month’s schedule You already got: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai  Orange You will get (In order): Recovery of an MMO Junkie We had quite the month since the last Director’s Cut. Between the Love is Hard for Otaku TikTok blowing up, really enjoying shows like Bunny Girl, Orange, and Love isContinue reading “First Takes and Politics on Titan”

Orange

Editor’s Note: This review deals with some of the serious themes presented in Orange, including suicide. It’s difficult to discuss the show without it, but where applicable, care has been taken to handle the topic with the gravity and grace it deserves. This review is going to lack a lot of the AA wit toContinue reading “Orange”

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Sakuta Azusagawa was living an already peculiar life when he met a girl wearing a bunny outfit in the library. He was the only person able to see her. Mai Sakurajima was a famous child actress who transferred into Sakuta’s school and now suffers from a form of Puberty Syndrome, causing her to be unobservable.Continue reading “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai”