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

Embracing Every Stereotype and Reviewing “Magic-kyun! Renaissance” (sub)

I cannot believe I haven't reviewed this title. If anyone seeks an example of shoujo that makes obvious almost every facet and/or stereotype of the genre, I can think of no better show to suggest. That doesn't mean that Magic-kyun is some pinnacle of anime, but rather that it makes its shoujo elements so incredibly … Continue reading Embracing Every Stereotype and Reviewing “Magic-kyun! Renaissance” (sub)

It’s the reverse harem, shoujo version of “Library Wars,” and I love it. — thoughts on “Nil Admirari no Tenbin” (sub)

(Edit: Audio fixed.) WAIT! This is a recording, but please don't click away if they aren't normally your thing!! I think I may have actually hit a stride! (WHAT?? ME?? NO WAY! Well, give it a minute first...) I recorded this a few days ago when I was having some trouble with my wrists and … Continue reading It’s the reverse harem, shoujo version of “Library Wars,” and I love it. — thoughts on “Nil Admirari no Tenbin” (sub)

Finding my stride with sci-fi josei– commentary on “Norn9: Norn + Nonette” (anime, sub)

"How they choose to exercise their power could be the greatest disaster a world might know OR its greatest salvation." Norn9 is very good, even though I didn't think it would be. Hear me out, guys. I found the 12 (technically 13) episode "Norn9: Norn + Nonette" anime ages ago while discovering both the nature … Continue reading Finding my stride with sci-fi josei– commentary on “Norn9: Norn + Nonette” (anime, sub)

“Band of Brothers: This is going to take me like 17 years.” (Or, A Sane Person’s Commentary on “Brothers Conflict” – dub)

Enjoying this title should probably be considered shameful if the number of times I shouted, "WHY ARe yoU DoING THat ShE's YOuR SisTER!?!" is any indication. In Brother's Conflict (hereafter referred to as BroCon), protagonist Ema (also referred to as "Chi") is thrust into a new family dynamic when her father gets remarried after many years of … Continue reading “Band of Brothers: This is going to take me like 17 years.” (Or, A Sane Person’s Commentary on “Brothers Conflict” – dub)

“You get a bad boy and you get a bad boy and you…!” Build-a-Harem Challenge Post, Demon Edition

I wanted so badly to attempt this challenge, but then life happened. And then I forgot about it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ And now, whilst making my return to blogging with a proficient laptop, I've remembered it again! It's like an (almost) birthday present to me! (Though by the time this post goes out, my birthday will have … Continue reading “You get a bad boy and you get a bad boy and you…!” Build-a-Harem Challenge Post, Demon Edition

Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 2) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Dear Anime Compatriots, Today, I semi-permanently died the tips of my brown hair a deep purple. About this, I am quite thrilled. It will last between 8 and 15 washings. Now, onto the feature presentation. As I discovered last night, Jaehee gives great game advice. Getting Jumin's route has required me to be quite rude … Continue reading Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 2) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Humor with a Surprising Amount of Heart– a short review of “Girl Beats Boys” (Kenka Bancho Otome)

Why Adam Lambert's "If I Had You" seems the perfect background accompaniment to writing this review, I am only vaguely aware, but hey, I'll accept this happy accident brought on by the winds of fate and YouTube's autoplay feature. This review will be brief for focusing on something that I enjoyed so much. I watched … Continue reading Humor with a Surprising Amount of Heart– a short review of “Girl Beats Boys” (Kenka Bancho Otome)

“I’ve finally made all these fine men my love slaves.” — WATCH ALONG: “OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB,” EP. 11 (DUB)

Blogger's Note: Well, just shy of a year-long Ouran break, I am back again to bring you another episodic Watch Along of this amazing title! I needed that time, I think, to step back and gain some distance from this dearly loved but (in my case) oft' over-watched show. These Watch Alongs were, after all, … Continue reading “I’ve finally made all these fine men my love slaves.” — WATCH ALONG: “OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB,” EP. 11 (DUB)

Dance with Devils, the Musical! <3

"ダ・レ・ニ・モ・イ・エ・ナ・イ・ヒ・ミ・ツ・ダ・ヨ" "It's a secret that only you and I will know..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY9LOMVnjZE   Or perhaps not! The Dance with Devils (anime description at link) musical opened in 2016 with a cast that seems at a glance perfectly fitting for their respective roles! (I am GEEKING OUT over that promo video above.) I seriously know nothing about these … Continue reading Dance with Devils, the Musical! ❤