The Light Novels are Where It’s At for No Game, No Life

Last time on this NGNL saga, I wasn't particularly impressed by it...but I guess you could say that I found a kindred spirit through looking at the structure of the novels and their translation. How It All Began After picking up novels 1 - 4 from a branch of the library I don't normally visit,... Continue Reading →

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Golden Kamuy vs. Angolmois: Culture Clash

Golden Kamuy and Angolmois are two historical series which so far have aired back-to-back (and the former will bookend the latter once the fall season is over), so it would be quite the obvious compare and contrast topic… There seemed to be something connecting Angolmois and Golden Kamuy together, aside from the fact they’re both... Continue Reading →

Hitomi’s Role in Hinamatsuri

“Has there ever been a grown-up I could trust? There hasn’t!” – Hitomi Mishima, Hinamatsuri With the advent of episode 10 of Hinamatsuri, the show has finally started to show more obvious signs of the discrepancy between adults and children like I said it might. However, it’s been doing that since the beginning. Initially, the... Continue Reading →

The Scare Factor in Girls’ Last Tour

The problem with Girls’ Last Tour is that it’s implicitly horrifying when it’s not being chill. Girls’ Last Tour is apparently relaxing to people who watch it…I understood that for the particularly straightforward segment The Sound of Rain, but otherwise the war implications made me fear what would’ve happened in a show that wasn’t as laidback as... Continue Reading →

Sweet Things are a Reflection of One’s Self-Image: Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori

Like Gakuen Babysitters, Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori likes having men indulge in what are considered stereotypically feminine pursuits... Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori (henceforth referred to by only the first word, because that title's a pain...) is a show that’s been flying under the radar this spring season, but it’s held up surprisingly well against its competition. That’s why... Continue Reading →

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