How a dark/realistic view on reality presents itself in anime and manga; Uramichi oniisan

{light spoilers for Uramichi oniisan volume 1} Uramichi Omota is two-faced, or so firstly implies his name, as he smiles brightly at the children of the television show he works in, before letting the existential dread set in. In the new wave of manga and anime that are feel-good slice of life set in a … Continue reading How a dark/realistic view on reality presents itself in anime and manga; Uramichi oniisan

BL manga review: Labradorescence; opposites that help each other live better

A labradorite is a mineral that is known for its ability to reflect only certain colors, due to its internal structure. It’s no coincidence that Labradorescence is the name of ymz’s 2014 manga. This is a second in my planned series of reviews surrounding ymz’s manga, for no real reason, other than the aesthetic and … Continue reading BL manga review: Labradorescence; opposites that help each other live better

5 anime you can chill to if you’re suffering from post-Valentine’s day blues

Valentine’s day is considered to be the holiday of love and couples all around the world. Some prefer to go out on exciting dates, stay in and watch a movie or just have a romantic dinner. Some, however don’t have a significant other and just find the whole thing depressing and somewhat annoying. The days … Continue reading 5 anime you can chill to if you’re suffering from post-Valentine’s day blues

BL manga review: Key Ring Lock’s portrayal of loneliness and change; how it conveys the themes and feel to the reader with its unusual set up

{Mentions of/thoughts of suicide} Keyring lock, also stylized as Key Ring Long, is a manga by ymz (also known for Hi-Fi rendevouz and Happy birthday), first published back in 2016. Spanning a mere 1 volume, it grabs the reader’s attention with a unique premise. The story follows Yui, who is sick of living as a … Continue reading BL manga review: Key Ring Lock’s portrayal of loneliness and change; how it conveys the themes and feel to the reader with its unusual set up

Forming opinions; why you don’t have to agree with everything and love/hate a series

Anime/Manga and other types of similar media, are often quite difficult to discuss. It’s a form of entertainment that’s multilayered and has a lot of different aspects, that in turn attract a lot of different people. While there can be and are similarities, no one group or individual anime fans are the same. There will … Continue reading Forming opinions; why you don’t have to agree with everything and love/hate a series

Fans and media

{Yet another late #Animanga festival special yay} I’ve never given much thought to how important fans really are for the media that they like, or what exactly they impact. However, in this post I will try my best to analyze the positives and negatives of fans and their influence on the media that they consume, … Continue reading Fans and media

Why you should just try that show you’re hesitant about; how I fell in love with sports anime by finally watching Haikyuu!!

{Spoilers for Haikyuu!! seasons 1-2, not each plot point (as always) but some major ones, so beware} Even as a kid, I remember not getting what’s so great about sports. It’s fun if you’re doing it with friends, I learned in primary school. Not so fun when you’re not as good at it and everyone … Continue reading Why you should just try that show you’re hesitant about; how I fell in love with sports anime by finally watching Haikyuu!!


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