Anime and Manga Budget Buys – eBay Style

Now that I've wandered eBay and started trying to offload books and unwanted anime discs there, I have some eBay-specific updates to this ol' OWLS post. On eBay, as with other content on a budget, remember to keep your eyes out for signs the content is pirated, such as "rainbow stripes" where the photocopier failed... Continue Reading →

What Makes Ya Boy Kongming Tick?

I didn't think I'd like Paripi Koumei for this long, to be honest... In some ways, Paripi Koumei is not a series I'd particularly like. Ancient Chinese history bores me, to be honest - all that stuff about war strategy and tradition is more my dad's domain. Despite that, I love it - which is... Continue Reading →

Manga March (5): Toritan

Last manga for this month! How did I do? Toritan's a BL but it's rather harmless...at least, from the one volume I have of it. "So what's it about?" Inusaki, a detective in name but a bit of a bum in occupation terms, can talk with birds.He saves a bird from a crow one time.Soon... Continue Reading →

Manga March (4): 7th Garden

I've been wanting to talk about this title for a while, but I never find the right opportunity for it... 7th Garden is oddly compelling because it sets up a deeply religious world and then proceeds to tear it down. That said, since it deals in religion so much, it constantly crosses the idea of... Continue Reading →

Manga March 2022 (2): To Your Eternity

Note I have discussed the manga in some capacity here already. Based on everything I know of her so far, I think Yoshitoki Oima is a creative genius. ...I might come back to eat my words one day, when I lose myself in a negative headspace again and then rediscover my passion for blogging, but... Continue Reading →

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