200 Follower Q and A (and Some Other Stuff to Pad Out the Wordcount)

Thanks to everyone who asked questions. The Spellbook is over 200 total followers already, so I'm a bit late... Despite much advertising (as much as I could do within the time constraints I had), there's only two questions as of the time of this post, so here we go: Moya asks: "...what makes you particularly attached... Continue Reading →

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Demon Slayer Corps (Collab): Kimetsu no Yaiba 1 – Tragedy Strikes

It’s time for another collab, this time with Plyasm and Moya alongside Astral and myself. We’re currently 2 eps behind – people are probably going to blame me and my trip, but Astral got himself into yet another pickle. To be honest with you though, I did have the ability to watch ep 3 during said trip, but at 2 am (i.e. I ended up sleeping through it).

Despite all this, we’ll have ourselves up to speed on this in no time though, right…Right…?

The Moyatorium

Surprise! It’s a first impression discussion post near the end of April! But it was a fun discussion, so I hope you enjoy reading it to some extent. I like to babble sometimes, but there shall be no babbling because the following post is quite long. Like, twice as long as any post I’ve ever published!

1. What are your general thoughts on this episode?[Mandatory]

Ufotable did a good job, but…the CGI was a bit obvious in spots.

Very very nice introduction to everything we can expect from Kimetsu no Yaiba. Most of the things we get are snippets of what to expect, but they are more than enough to get a good overview. There’s the intense action sequence, the great OST, the generally smooth animations with sprinkles of 3DCGI that in this particular episode…

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Ode to Anime Studios – Zero-G

To be honest, I still have no idea why all these studios are based near Suginami… To continue with the weird but true fact that the base of anime operations in Japan is Suginami, here’s another studio from there. Kabushikigaisha Zero-G hasn’t existed for long – in fact, it’s only been around since June of... Continue Reading →

Making Old New Again

Hmm...how "retro" should one go to call an anime or manga "retro"? This Angry Anime Bitches post on High School Girls has this statement near the beginning (slightly edited for clarity and blog standards): Girls’ High was a show that aired in Spring 2006 and is currently about 12 years old, making it a retro anime.... Continue Reading →

The Changing Nature of the Rewatch

Inspired by an old comment I gave Karandi. Much like the reason I read manga changes over time, the nature of why I rewatch things has changed as well. My set of "'why I rewatch things' categories" differ to Karandi's for the most part, so let's begin: The Rewatch to Experience Again Well...the idea for... Continue Reading →

Why I Read Manga

This is a response to Avalinah's post, although adjusted to fit this here Spellbook. I remember digging through hundreds upon hundreds of library records one day, just to discover what my first manga was. It confused me and amused me to find out I'd only been reading manga circa 2009, starting with Case Closed volume 4.... Continue Reading →

King’s Game – Narcissism or Parody?

The thing about King’s Game is that it’s written by Nobuaki Kanazawa, through the eyes of a Nobuaki Kanazawa. Coincidence? I think not! Disclaimer: I dropped King’s Game after one episode and do not intend to watch more of it just to justify my opinions on this post, so if there is any more evidence... Continue Reading →

Must-read Monthly Monday (Apr. 2019 ed.)

My spring lineup's not finalised yet, but...man, the situation's pretty hectic away from the keyboard! If it's not specified, the time period covered in this post is from the 25th of March 2019 to the 22nd of April 2019. Navigation: Other People's Reads | Spellbook Offerings|Coming up next... Other People's Reads It wouldn't be a round-up... Continue Reading →

Awkward Moments of an Anime Fan

I think we’ve all been there at some point or another…plus, we can afford to loosen up for a little bit, can’t we? Reciting strange localised names. This one’s a personal anecdote, but I’m sure you’ve all had a situation like this… When one of your favourite anime has an English name like Cute High... Continue Reading →

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