[Analysis] Natsume Yuujinchou: A Place for Yokai in the Modern World

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Note: Hello, Everyone! So, last summer I took a special course on anime and Japanese culture. During that course, I completed a project discussing Japan’s cultural background regarding spiritual beliefs (Shintoism, yokai, etc.) and how these beliefs and myths influence animation and other entertainment media in Japan. For part of the project, I discussed how the mythos lives on … Continue reading [Analysis] Natsume Yuujinchou: A Place for Yokai in the Modern World

[Recommended Manga / Review] Villainess Level 99 ~I may be the Hidden Boss, but I’m not the Demon Lord~

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Like many other “I reincarnated into an otome game as the villainess” stories, Villainess Level 99 features a main character, Eumiella Dolkness, who has very little intent of following the main plot. One nice difference, however, is that she doesn’t have to actively fight against fate to do this.  As the hidden boss, Eumiella needs only to avoid becoming … Continue reading [Recommended Manga / Review] Villainess Level 99 ~I may be the Hidden Boss, but I’m not the Demon Lord~

[Movie Review & Spoilers] GOT TO LOVE SLIMES! “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond”

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Reincarnation has been a popular premise in anime and manga (generally fiction as a whole) for some time, allowing characters to come back from death in a new form and allowing them/us to explore a different version of life in another world or the same one from a new perspective.  That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is … Continue reading [Movie Review & Spoilers] GOT TO LOVE SLIMES! “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond”

[Recommended Read / Manhwa Review] Dungeon Break With A Female Lead: I Stole the Number One Ranker’s Soul

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting I’ve been reading a lot of dungeon break comics lately, and I’m really enjoying the genre in manhwas. The art style, which emphasizes clean lines, lighting, and shadows, is reminiscent of Jang-Sung Rak’s work in Solo Leveling. The majority of these comics focus primarily on action, with romance taking a back seat, if it appears at all. However, I … Continue reading [Recommended Read / Manhwa Review] Dungeon Break With A Female Lead: I Stole the Number One Ranker’s Soul

[Recommended Watch / Anime Review] The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Is A Must Watch Magical Girl Show This Season

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Winter 2023 Anime is upon us, and I’m stoked. Returning series that I was looking forward to have arrived, like the second seasons of BOFURI, By the Grace of the Gods, and The Misfit of Demon King Academy, along with new works like The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague and Ningen Fushin to peak my interests.  One … Continue reading [Recommended Watch / Anime Review] The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady Is A Must Watch Magical Girl Show This Season

[Recommended Watch] UN-GO: A Missed Series

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Years ago, when I first watched UN-GO, I thought for sure this series would hit BIG. If not that year, maybe a year or two down the line as people had more time to catch up on it. However, after a decade of seemingly no coverage, I can’t help but want to shed light on this missed opportunity of … Continue reading [Recommended Watch] UN-GO: A Missed Series

Muffy: Will You Give Her A Wonderful Life?

By: Casea Smith | @coffeewithkrow On one fateful Christmas day, I got Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life. This was not only the first farming simulator I ever played but also the first game I had ever played that allowed (or, in this case, required) you to marry someone. It was revolutionary to me as a child, and it opened my mind to a new way … Continue reading Muffy: Will You Give Her A Wonderful Life?

A Better Bookworm: Bibliophile Princess [Short Review/Recommendation]

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Back in April, I wrote a post criticizing Ascendance of a Bookworm‘s main character, Myne, for liking bookmaking or the idea of reading rather than actual books. I stand by that statement still, as I feel like most of the series is still more about Myne and an isekai journey to being the greatest protagonist than it is about … Continue reading A Better Bookworm: Bibliophile Princess [Short Review/Recommendation]

Kumoricon Review (Presenting), Part 2

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Hi, Everyone! Last week I discussed my attendee experience at 2022’s Kumoricon. However, now I’d like to discuss my experience with presenting. The deadline for submitting the panel application was around the end of the summer season. This felt pretty standard to me, as most calls for panels, papers, and other forms of submission are often called a season or two … Continue reading Kumoricon Review (Presenting), Part 2

Kumoricon Review (Attending), Part 1

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting Hi, Everyone! This month has been one of my busiest so far, and part of that is due to my traveling from Southern California to Oregon for fun and academic/professional purposes. I’ve split this into two reviews, the first being strictly for attending the convention and the second for paneling. I did this because I felt like both were … Continue reading Kumoricon Review (Attending), Part 1