[Minor spoilers ahoy, but we all know generally how this show has to end, right? I mean, it's a romantic, feel-good slice-of-life.] Okay, let's be real; we love cute things, right? I mean, even if cute things are not your normal fare personally, we as a society are A++ about them, and you can't tell … Continue reading We’re going to talk about “Sasaki and Miyano” today because I’ll keep making angry duck sounds of excitement if I don’t share my feelings.
Crunchyroll is NOW streaming episodes 2 of 3 new and currently airing Hakuoki (2021) OVA with the last to release in Japan later this month and assumedly on Crunchyroll as well!! This new josei OVA based on the beloved Hakuōki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~ game that spawned a whole franchise is once again in the competent hands … Continue reading NEW HAKUOKI CONTENT!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! Anime News — Hakuoki OVA (2021)
You've probably never looked at a title and wondered, "Is this shojo?" and let's be honest; you'll also probably never need to ask. The hallmarks of shojo are usually pretty obvious on sight, but at some point I began wondering if anyone ever bothered to make a master list of the tells, tropes, and subtropes. … Continue reading Shoujo’s Shojo “Tells & Tropes” Master List ❤
Short, sweet, and to the point: these are things that Harada says that make my chest feel tight.
That's right. I've decided that we're ALL Pringles! We are all a bunch of delicious Pringles celebrating Valentine's Day while stuck in our homes alone...TOGETHER! (o´▽`o) If you feel like the saltiest potato chip of the bunch today, don't feel bad about it---we're living in tough times, and Valentine's Day can be rough no matter … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day to all the Single (and not-so-Single) Pringles: V-Day Thoughts and Anime Recs
I found out about this show from the Yu Alexius Anime Portal. Yu Alexius painted a very complete picture of what one might expect if they chose to view, and I knew it was the next show I needed to watch! In fact, I began doing so that same day. So, what is it? Jie … Continue reading “It’s not Banana Fish, but it has the **vibes**” — Review of “Jie Yao” (Antidote)
[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
[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”
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)
(full story here) 1864, July -- The Kinmon Rebellion, Aftermath “How cruel, calling all of you that…” “Well, this is how others treat us. Don’t you worry yourself.” “But, it--” Chizuru is angry, and she doesn’t know what to do with it. By all accounts, the Shinsengumi’s reputation shouldn’t really be her business. She is … Continue reading The Best Retort is Rising to a Challenge — an excerpt of “1863, December”