Books · manga

My Favourite Junji Ito Stories

As Halloween is quickly approaching, I thought what would be more perfect than a post on Junji Ito, the father of horror manga himself! As someone who has been collecting Junji Ito's work for a few years now with the regular releases of the Viz Media editions I have cultivated a collection of his work… Continue reading My Favourite Junji Ito Stories

Anime

Why Reverse Isekai Feels Refreshing and Relatable

Isekai is a polarising genre. Many otaku can’t get enough of the genre since being transported to another world works as a great form of escapism. Meanwhile, others groan in annoyance at seeing more longwinded sounding isekai join seasonal anime schedules. However, reverse isekai offers a refreshing and relatable middle ground for people such as… Continue reading Why Reverse Isekai Feels Refreshing and Relatable

Anime · Film · Japanese Culture · review

The Spirit of Ghibli – A Whisker Away Review

Genre: Romance, fantasy, drama Rating: PG Studio: Studio Colorido Overview: A Whisker Away is Netflix original anime film about a junior high school student named Miyo "Muge" Sasaki who has fallen head over heels in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. However, the feelings aren't mutual. Muge is determined to get her crushes attention but… Continue reading The Spirit of Ghibli – A Whisker Away Review

Anime · review · TV Series

A Beast of an Anime – Beastars Review

Genre: Drama, slice of life, psychological, romance Rating: 15 Studio: Orange Episodes: 12 Overview: Beastars is set in a world where predators and prey live together in harmony, or at least they try to live that way. In this anthropomorphic world animals considered to fall into the category of prey are protected by laws whilst… Continue reading A Beast of an Anime – Beastars Review

Anime · review · TV Series

Nitty, Gritty and a Little Trippy – Dorohedoro Review

Genre: Dark fantasy, horror, comedy, action Rating: 15 Studio: MAPPA Episodes: 12 Overview: In a city so damned it is simply known as “The Hole”, lives a man named Caiman who has a serious case of amnesia and is also sporting a bright green lizard head. This isn't his usual look. Normally he would have… Continue reading Nitty, Gritty and a Little Trippy – Dorohedoro Review