Manga & Light Novel Reviews

[Manga Review] O Maidens In Your Savage Season Vol. 1

O Maidens in Your Savage Season Vol.1

Volume 1

1 WORD. 3 LETTERS. RHYMES WITH “VEX.” When Kazusa enters high school, she joins the Literature Club, where she leaps from reading innocent fiction to diving into the literary classics. But these novels are a bit more…adult than she was prepared for. Between euphemisms like fresh dewy grass and pork stew, crushing on the boy next door, and knowing you want to do that one thing before you die–discovering your budding sexuality is no easy feat! As if puberty wasn’t awkward enough, the club consists of a brooding writer, the prettiest girl in school, an agreeable comrade, and an outspoken prude. Fumbling over their own discomforts, these five teens get thrown into chaos over three little letters: S…E…X…!

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Retro Game Anamnesis

Retro Game Anamnesis: Panic Restaurant – Wanpaku Kokkun no Gourmet World (NES, 1992)

EIM’s action platformer might be cute and bubbly on the outside but still offers a relatively exacting yet simple experience. In this edition of Retro Game Anamnesis, we will be taking a bite-sized peek inside the kitchen to see how this chef serves up cuisine fit for a gamer.

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Video Game & Visual Novel Reviews

[Visual Novel Review] The Princess, the Stray Cat, and Matters of the Heart

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2019 has been a decent year for visual novels so far. With that statement short of any pertinent examples, I haven’t found many issues with any of the titles I have already finished and covering a wide field of genres and interest, happy to pick up a majority of them. Some more than others, of course. For English speaking audiences, developer Harukaze finally has one of its prolific entries make landfall: Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart or The Princess, the Stray Cat, and Matters of the Heart. Receiving some high praise and awards from the country of origin, this is one visual novel that does seem to live up to some of that acclaim.

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Manga & Light Novel Reviews

[Manga Review] Komi Can’t Communicate Vol.1

Volume 1 Synopsis

Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. But all that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof—she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!

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Video Game & Visual Novel Reviews

[Video Game Review] Dragon Star Varnir

A world of knights, witches, dragons, and the capricious wheel of fate intersect in this dark fantasy RPG.

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Anime & Subculture Articles

Defining Memorable And Forgettable Anime

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As individuals, we all have a unique way of assigning a certain amount of value to specific places, people, and things. What one person might find relativity unimportant, someone else might consider the object in question to be of great significance. Influenced by environment, preconceived notions, time, and other factors, this assignment certainly makes for rich discussion when comes to certain aspects of daily life. Thinking about it in terms of media, entertainment, and the talking points of such discussions, the words “forgettable” or “memorable” is usually not far behind. Being purely subjective in nature, there is a plethora of personal taste and honored ideas in making such a determination. So what does it really mean to be forgettable or memorable in the realm of anime?

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The Void

Anime Alcove List Tuesday 06.04.2019: Top 5 Anticipated Anime Of Summer 2019

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In another month, we prepare to enter the Summer 2019 season of anime. With Spring titles entering the final phases or hitting the halfway mark to be carried forward, now would be a perfect time as any to see what July has in store. Not going over the full listing, this fifth entry of Anime Alcove List Tuesday we be going over yet again 5 titles that seem to be the most interesting to me or anticipating.

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Video Game & Visual Novel Reviews

[Visual Novel Review] Suki to Suki, Love Triangle Trouble

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Thus far, publisher NekoNyan has made great headway and contributions in getting more visual novels in the hands of English-speaking audiences. With such titles like Fureraba and Sanoba Witch serving those that like moege – titles focusing on romance and cute girls with none of the plot entrenched conflict, it has been one subsection I have been meaning to dig into. For lovers of the genre and like their comedy unchained, one NekoNyan’s latest ventures, Suki to Suki, Love Triangle Trouble aims to please. Honestly, if you are looking for laughs here, you have come to the right place. Anything else…it might be a tough sell.

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