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Aug 27, 2021
High school sophomore Aya Iseshima was on her way to school one day, alongside her peppy best friend Natsume, when they happened upon a strange sight; A shrine maiden named Miko was engaged in a dramatic battle with a flight attendant, right in the middle of the street, in broad daylight, throwing each other into car windows and punching each other’s clothing to shreds. Deciding to step in, Aya both sides with and befriends the shrine maiden, inadvertently taking her place in an underground martial arts tournament called the Platonic Heart. The winner of this tournament would be granted one wish upon completion, and when read more
May 14, 2021
One day, a boy died unexpectedly, and since his death was unplanned, he wound up in front of a deity who offered him a chance at another life in a new world. He was granted one favor, and he used it to bring a presumably useful item with him, only for it to fall far short of it’s potential as he became an adventure, built up a harem of useless girls, and tried to survive in a fantasy world of unfamiliar magic.
If it sounds like I just rattled off the plot of Konosuba with all the interesting and funny parts taken out, well, yeah. read more
Jul 5, 2020
If you’ve been following the news lately, you may have heard of Chisa Yomoda, a middle school student who committed suicide by throwing herself off the roof of a tall building in a seedy downtown area of suburban Japan. If you’re like Lain, a quiet, introverted girl who rarely has a word to say to anyone, you may not have heard about what happened until a week later, when her classmates began to receive mysterious emails from the deceased student. Checking her email on her seldom used Navi, Lain discovers that not only has she received an email as well, but it openly read more
May 17, 2019
The world of competitive figure skating can be a harsh one indeed. That’s not to say the competition is cut throat or anything... Hell, the atmosphere between competitors seems to be downright friendly. On the contrary, the strain it puts on your body and mind can be absolutely brutal, as Japanese prodigy Yuuri Katsuki finds out after suffering a crushing defeat in the Grand Prix Finale. Already plagued by anxiety and self confidence issues, the downtrodden skater disappeared from the sport, looking to find himself, but eventually giving up and going home. All looked lost for the dejected and now portly 23 year old until read more
Sep 2, 2018
In every Japanese high school, there are clubs, ran by diligent students who wish to share their passions with others. While there are of course some unique clubs out there, just about every school has at least one club dedicated to the paranormal, be they ghost hunters, researchers, or plain old horror buffs. But there’s one school, cobbled together from both new and old buildings alike, where their Paranormal Research Club is quite unique compared to the others. Not only is it situated in the farthest reaches of the oldest section of the building, but it’s leader is nowhere to be found. read more
Aug 28, 2018
K-On! (Anime) add (All reviews)
Yui Hirasawa is just an ordinary, albeit lazy, teenage girl with no real ambition or direction in life. While she initially has no interest in doing any extracurricular activities in her new high school, her fear of becoming a neet inspires her to check out the Light Music club, which she’d heard about in passing, and which she thinks would be an easy, low-maintenance club where she’d be able to hang out and play light music, like the castanets or something. She couldn’t be more wrong, though, as the band turns out to be led by Ritsu Tainaka and Mio Akiyama, two girls with actual read more
Aug 16, 2018
Hinamizawa is a village frozen in time, and I’m not just talking about it’s isolationist principals. It’s the kind of small town where everyone knows everyone, and most family names can be traced back for centuries. Despite belonging to a family of outsiders, new resident Keiichi Maebara has had no problem fitting in with the community. In less than a year, he’s already amassed a close circle of friends who are just as snarky, competitive and weird as he is, and his days playing games with them are pure, peaceful bliss... Right up until a chance encounter with a transient photographer read more
Jul 19, 2018
In times of war, the loss of life can be insurmountable, as the leaders of nations rely on their citizens to become their soldiers to put their lives on the line without putting any thought towards the individual lives that make up their ranks. The history books pay the most attention to the biggest, most significant events, the ones that manage advance the conflict and wipe out the most life, but when you take a closer look, the less significant events can be just as devastating, regardless of the scale. For example, the conflict between America and Japan in world War 2 may read more
Jul 12, 2018
War is Hell. These words, famously spoken by Union soldier William Tecumseh Sherman during the American Civil War, have lived on ever since, and they’ve been used on many occasions to describe the bloodshed and rampant loss of life that can happen when nations engage each other in combat. It’s probably one of the most apt metaphors ever constructed by man, but what if it were to obtain a literal definition as well? What if there was a war that actually involved the forces of hell, with actual demons fighting both against and alongside the human race? This is exactly what read more
Jul 5, 2018
Can we all just agree that dreams are fucking weird? They’re one of the least understood aspects of human life, and everybody but Mike Pence has them. Their are tons of theories about what their purpose is, what they mean, and why we’re always naked in them, but to this day, nobody can pinpoint what these bizarre movies we get to watch while we’re recharging even are. Sometimes they have purpose... Back when I was in a bad relationship where I felt trapped and with no control over my life, I’d constantly dream that I was stuck on a labyrinthian waterslide read more