8 Manga Recs to Resist the Romantic Anime Drought

Inspired by Karandi's lamentation of pure romance series in anime. My recommendation to Karandi in the comments section of the linked post was to read some manga. Not all of these are pure romance, but I'm currently in a bit of a writing slump due to being stuck somewhere between my KyoAni anime for OWLS... Continue Reading →

[OWLS May 2019 “Happiness” Tour] Pushing the Boundaries of the Mystery Genre (and My Life) Through Fanfiction

Happy, happy! Hello again friendos. If you’re new around here, this is the Spellbook and this is Aria, the blogger who maintains it. This OWLS prompt for May is kinda meta: “Happiness is subjective. We all have different definitions of what happiness means to us and we also feel happiness in varying degrees. This month... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – TMS Entertainment

I remember some comments on Anime News Network saying TMS was “on fire” this spring season with Lupin III Part V and Megalobox. Y’know what? I think they’re right. TMS isn’t a name that’s thrown around a lot, come to think of it – despite them being the studio behind Detective Conan and a bunch... Continue Reading →

The Cover Art’s Half the Fun!

After Cactus Matt brought out a favourite manga cover art list, I ended up thinking over all the fun things you can do with cover art and ended up with this list. It’s interesting to see what manga artists can do with their cover art to keep readers coming back…A lot of these are just... Continue Reading →

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