What are the ends and means of honor? — A Case for “Hakuoki Reimeiroku”

Hello! If you're new here, welcome! If not, you may already know all this, but I'm a lover of reverse harem romance. I mean, honestly, what's not to love? Poke fun if you want, but I'm aware of my own proclivities. (And handsome men? I mean... bonus!) But this isn't a post about reverse harem … Continue reading What are the ends and means of honor? — A Case for “Hakuoki Reimeiroku”

“May all the gay couples around the world find happiness.” — Real Time Reactions to “The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi”

[Please note that, while this anime is rated PG-13, it probably should be rated M because of some of the jokes, and this review is intended for mature audiences.] The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi (Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu) centers around a high school boy, Sakaguchi Ryou, who is totally OBSESSED with BL, but also totally … Continue reading “May all the gay couples around the world find happiness.” — Real Time Reactions to “The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi”

This is not a game about a coffee shop. ☕️ – a “Café Enchanté” Review

[Spoiler free until specified section] For the first time since 2019, I am the proud owner of new otome! I'd been wanting a few new titles released this year for quite some time, but I couldn't justify purchasing them for myself without reason; happily, I was fortunate enough to be gifted them for Christmas. As … Continue reading This is not a game about a coffee shop. ☕️ – a “Café Enchanté” Review

“Moe-lovers, please don’t murder me,” or reflecting on my discomfort around “The World’s Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera”

[The anime under discussion is rated TV-MA. Please proceed with appropriate caution.] I am ripping my retinas away from Hakuouki to write this post; yes, although it has been four years, I remain in love with said franchise to the point that I'm grinning like an idiot just listening to it play in the background. … Continue reading “Moe-lovers, please don’t murder me,” or reflecting on my discomfort around “The World’s Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera”

“If that’s not majestic, I don’t know what is.” —initial thoughts on “Hetalia Axis Powers”

The first and most important thing I have to say about this title is as follows; Jerry Jewell, the voice behind Victor Nikiforov in the Yuri!!! On Ice dub, also voices Russia in Hetalia Axis Powers. If that's not majestic, I don't know what is. The second thing I should probably mention is that I'm … Continue reading “If that’s not majestic, I don’t know what is.” —initial thoughts on “Hetalia Axis Powers”

Scumbag System (SVSS) Ep 2 Watch Along

Sometimes, the novel in which Shen Yuan (now Shen Qingqiu or SQQ) finds himself acts more like a video game. This episode showcases more of the interface that alerts SQQ about the status of his out-of-character (OCC) deductions and plot alterations. (If SQQ acts too OOC or does specific other actions, he will automatically die!) … Continue reading Scumbag System (SVSS) Ep 2 Watch Along

To Ship or Not to Ship: That is the Question -misquoted and misrepresented

"To ship, or not to ship: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous secondhand chemistry, Or to take arms against a sea of poorly construed AUs, And by opposing end them? To ship: to interpret; No surety; but by interpretation to say we end … Continue reading To Ship or Not to Ship: That is the Question -misquoted and misrepresented

My Favorite Goofy Anime Character (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 21)

What does the question mean by "goofy?" I'm sitting here listening to Chōzetsu☆Dynamic! as I consider what character I should choose to wax on for the prompt today. Does Goku count as a goofy character because the original of DBZ and Super (read: not the dub) makes him seem like a total idiot? If not, perhaps someone … Continue reading My Favorite Goofy Anime Character (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 21)

My Favorite Female Anime Character (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 4)

Identifying favorite female characters in shoujo is quite a bit simpler than identifying favorite male characters because there are many female MCs who, written to be self-inserts, don’t have a lot of screaming personality. Here, I present two characters that don’t struggle with that problem, leaving them ready to take on the top spots (though … Continue reading My Favorite Female Anime Character (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 4)

My Favorite Anime So Far (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 2)

[PRE-POST EDIT: I just finished "Yona of the Dawn" and OH MAN. I enjoyed that. Just saying.] I am terribly indecisive when It comes to “favorites,” and thus I don’t see how anyone can expect me to answer this question. There are so many other “favorite” questions over the course of this challenge, to boot! … Continue reading My Favorite Anime So Far (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 2)