Now Recharging


Now Recharging is a slice-of-life story that takes place in a world not that different from our own - aside from sentient/sapient robots being an accepted matter of fact. For one little robot designed to learn naturally with no apparent end application, there's still a lot to figure out about life and living!

I'm Maiji/Mary Huang, and this webcomic started as my attempt to express and address some of my biggest fears, and also share things I care about, in a gentle, amusing and comforting way. It includes, in no particular order: warm family-like relationships, a sense of wonder for the ordinary, asexuality and agender identities, marshmallows, pretty rocks, Eastern philosophy and mythology, palliative care, not being afraid to talk about death and dying, many kinds of pancakes, soft fluffy sheep, GLADIATORBOTS!!, a beautiful princess who is a turtle (her name is Miss Princess Turtle), silly puns, and a bunch of other stuff I like.

I started posting Now Recharging in September 2015 on Tumblr before moving to Smack Jeeves in December 2018. It also updates biweekly at GoComics.

♥ Support ♥

This webcomic is a personal labour of love, and my goal is to keep it free to read. If you enjoy Emmie’s adventures, please consider supporting it through some of the following ways!


  • German: @wird-geladen translated by Aphelion Orion
  • Japanese: chapters 0 and 1 translated by Sho Fukuda (single pages, or booklet version for printing as a booklet!)