Gridman is Better the Second Time Around

Past Aria would be shaking her head if she saw this title… Gridman didn’t particularly pick up steam for me until episode 9 the first time. Initially it was a lack of consequences, but I admit the apathy mostly stemmed from the fact I care diddly-squat about direction unless it is constructed in a way... Continue Reading →

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The Pain of Your Lie in April

Once I finished banging out a post for Your Lie in April in January, I knew I had to get it out first thing in the actual month of April... Alternate opening line: "There's something painful about reading Your Lie in April for this former pianist..." A shell of a person, who could have been... Continue Reading →

Google Translates My Favourite Manga

Inspired by this bookish post by Reader Voracious and the previous one by Fictionally Sam. Bloghopping can sometimes take you into territory you think you'd never get to...and that's why we're here. The aim of the game is to translate a synopsis into a non-English language and then back into English, and because manga was... Continue Reading →

The Shield Hero’s Road to Emotional Development

After accidentally angering Scott (keyword being "accidentally"), I started having flashbacks to soured friendships from 5 years ago... Outside of the bird-racing, concept of the Four Cardinal Heroes and whatnot, Shield Hero is a somewhat ordinary isekai, which means its roots in "going on a big adventure as a rite to adulthood" should be there... Continue Reading →

Manga Plus…What?

Trawling archives, as you may already know, is one of those things I like to do...so when Shueisha (publishing company for Shonen Jump and a bunch of other magazines) opened up Manga Plus, I knew I was in for some serious reading. Manga Plus has generally been a positive experience in regards to usage, but... Continue Reading →

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