NEW HAKUOKI CONTENT!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! Anime News — Hakuoki OVA (2021)

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)

Shoujo’s Shojo “Tells & Tropes” Master List <3

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 ❤

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the Single (and not-so-Single) Pringles: V-Day Thoughts and Anime Recs

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

“It’s not Banana Fish, but it has the **vibes**” — Review of “Jie Yao” (Antidote)

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)

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”

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)

The Best Retort is Rising to a Challenge — an excerpt of “1863, December”

(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”

Welcome to the Fandom!—CQL 陈情令 The Untamed Watch Order

Welcome to… The Black Parade! No, I’m kidding... The Untamed! 陈情令! CQL! The fandom is a fun place to be, but it can be fraught with peril! Be aware of problematic fan art! Appreciate that MDZS and CQL are different (and CQL is better *wink*)! Go ham! You: MDZS? CQL? Me: LMNOP!!!You: ...Me: Yes, I … Continue reading Welcome to the Fandom!—CQL 陈情令 The Untamed Watch Order