10 Things That Bring Me Joy

Inspired by this post by Rose and this post by Crimson. 1) Planning I like to plan little outings every so often when I need something and then just go on them once the day comes - mostly involving hunting for specific things at the shops and/or library trips. However, I don't plan everything to... Continue Reading →

Lost in Translation with Cipher Academy

When I was told even a professional translator found a cipher manga impossible to translate, I had to get in on the action. (Spoilers for Cipher Academy up to chapter 11 ahead!) Cipher Academy is definitely a difficult manga to tackle, for any translator. I mean, it's by Nisio Isin, he of Katanagatari and the... Continue Reading →

How Cowboy Bebop Does Horror Well

Cowboy Bebop - a perennial anime classic which manages to span many moods, including horror. I've said before anime doesn't do a lot of horror and one of those reasons is because other genres of anime do it better. Cowboy Bebop nails this, particularly with Toys in the Attic but also with Black Dog Serenade.... Continue Reading →

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