The battle in episode XY013 of the Pokémon anime starts off with a curious stipulation: if Ash loses, he has to accompany his opponent to a destination of their choosing. If his opponent were a shadowy man in a trench coat, this would be severely alarming, but since his opponent is a pretty lady who … Continue reading Pulling a Bait-and-Switch to No End – Pokémon XY
Entertain this scenario for a moment. It's not a full narrative, just a synopsis. Ready? There was once a prisoner who was tortured so much that they shed an entire aspect of their personality to protect themselves. Reflect on that a moment. What emotions does that siphon out, and what images does it inspire? What … Continue reading How Red Vs. Blue Makes Torture Mediocre
The odds weren't in his favor, but Tsukune Aono managed to survive to his second year at a school for ghosts and ghoulies. His first year was nearly the death of him, but it was easy-peasy compared to what his second year will be, because lurking behind the scenes are actors far more dangerous than … Continue reading Flash Review – Rosario + Vampire Season II
Tsukune Aono is a pretty terrible student. So terrible, in fact, that he wasn't admitted to any high school, save for one, which his dad just so happened to find a flyer for. Turns out the only high school that'll accept him is staffed and filled by monsters for monsters: Yokai Academy. Being found out … Continue reading Flash Review – Rosario + Vampire
The name of Ao Horie holds special meaning. The A stands for apple, and the O stands for orgy. She hates her name, and she's not too fond of her dad, who named her. He's an erotica author and is hornier than a hedgehog in heat. Because of his proclivities, Ao wants to attend college … Continue reading Flash Review – Ao-chan Can’t Study!
There was a time in my youth when I thought—believed and knew—I would be rich, be famous, have had my big break and achieved everything I wanted and deserved. My optimism knew no boundaries and stopped for no walls. But the skies in dreams are infinite, and the skies in reality are untouchable, and well … Continue reading You Oughta Read Three Days of Happiness
Rimuru's been having strange dreams lately, where the otherworlder Shizu has been visiting him in his dreams, begging him to save her former students. He dismisses them at first, but the nightly visions turn so prominent that he can't ignore them any longer. Thus, he sets off to locate Shizu's students and find out what's … Continue reading Flash Review – That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime (Vol. 4)
Nothing in this world is more blessed than two girls in love. It's such a sacred thing that men shouldn't exist, period. They should just vanish off the face of the planet so that all the ladies have ultimate freedom to be with each other. Such is the greatest wish of Reiji Yoshida, a yuri … Continue reading Flash Review – I Love Yuri and I Got Bodyswapped with a Fujoshi!
The time has come for Tomozaki to achieve his first major milestone in living the normie life: getting a girlfriend. Once upon a time, that would've been impossible, but now he's accrued so much social capital that one girl even confessed her feelings to him. Seems like he's got this goal in the bag, but … Continue reading Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 7)
Mizuhara's birthday is coming up, and Kazuya's not sure what to get her, which has to be the simplest problem a volume's opened up with. He doesn't get to enjoy this peace, however, because all the people in his orbit are stirring up trouble in one way or another. Ruka's hell-bent on informing the world … Continue reading Flash Review – Rent-A-Girlfriend (Vol. 9-10)