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Secret Santa 2016: Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū

Secret Santa 2016: Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū

Rakugo was never a thing that sparked my interest. There hasn’t been an anime I know of that really tried to showcase the early entertainment culture of Japan such as kabuki stage plays, enka, or any theater based culture. Sure, it’s been mentioned in passing for some shows that are set in Showa Era, or when Momotaro is involved – but there hasn’t been one... Read More!
Secret Santa 2015: Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco)

Secret Santa 2015: Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco)

Yaoi Sticks. Ok, now I’ve got you interested! It’s that time of the year again and this time, I’m reviewing Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, or Koichoco, as how it’s commonly referred to. I do not really know why this was recommended to me, seeing I don’t follow too much of eroges in general. Reminder, I don’t do well reviewing without mentioning any spoilers, so... Read More!
ReLIFE Manga - High School Revisited

ReLIFE Manga – High School Revisited

I never venture that much into randomness, especially in the realm of mangas not unless I’ve read/heard a recommendation. It feels great however when I discover brilliant finds such as ReLIFE. I’ve discovered Barakamon pretty much the same way – and was surprised to find out that this is also a web serialized manga. This got me thinking – how explored really is the web series territory?... Read More!
On Ontology and Online Games - Sword Art Online and Log Horizon

On Ontology and Online Games – Sword Art Online and Log Horizon

It’s been a while since these two franchises have aired and I’ve seen the fans of the shows pitting both shows on the game of ‘Which Anime/Novel portrays the MMOs better’. Depending on what you enjoy from an ontological aspect of online gaming, there’s going to be one show that will resonate better. For those who watched the subs of Log Horizon, some of you... Read More!
Secret Santa 2014: Fooly Cooly (FLCL)

Secret Santa 2014: Fooly Cooly (FLCL)

Guess what! Obligatory picture of the scene Naota holding the bass guitar. Thank you my Secret Santa for recommending this show as I’ve encountered the series for a long time now but I haven’t had the push to watch it. FLCL was an interesting and mind boggling show with its weird allusion to robots. To be honest, I’m still trying to gather my thoughts on... Read More!
Barakamon - First Impressions

Barakamon – First Impressions

From the onset, we follow the story of Handa Seishuu, a professional calligrapher who happens to screw up when he punched a curator. Since respect for the elderly/authority has been one of the standard values in Japan, he was more or less condemned by others for such an insolent and immature reaction to a criticism (no matter how funny the scene was). As some sort of punishment/time off,... Read More!