Visual novels: why you should read them, from the perspective of a complete beginner

{Here's one of my regular head ups! It's been a while since I had the chance to slip one in, but for a start this post is quite lengthy (not as long as the entire Umineko visual novel though haha)! Beware of spoilers for Higurashi and Umineko, as well as descriptions of some of their … Continue reading Visual novels: why you should read them, from the perspective of a complete beginner

Blogger recognition award!

Yay, an award!! An apology in advance, to all the people who have nominated me before, I'm still quite shy to actually respond to most (or any up to this point) nominations, so this one is a special kind of break through step I decided to take. I was nominated by the amazing Eggsandwich04 for this award, … Continue reading Blogger recognition award!

1 year anniversary special; 7 anime that have impacted me or my taste the most

{Today's post is a special one in the sense that this blog has finally arrived at a 1st year anniversary mark! I'm beyond happy to have reached it this far and appreciate every kind of support I've gotten over all these months! These 7 anime, as always, are listed in no particular order.} Ping pong … Continue reading 1 year anniversary special; 7 anime that have impacted me or my taste the most

#PrideMonth2020 special; Lesser known or “different”GL manga recommendations based on their 1st chapters

The title is pretty self explanatory! Spoilers for all of these unique chapter 1's, except Tadokoro-san and Video rental shop as these stories are too scarce to really dive into just chapter 1. Dark forest, white road At first glance Katsuragi is an empty protagonist, with nothing but studying to her name. She's unsure what … Continue reading #PrideMonth2020 special; Lesser known or “different”GL manga recommendations based on their 1st chapters

Double mints; Love taken to the messed up extreme and how it works for Mitsuo Ichikawa

{Content warning for an extremely messy relationship and dark themes; such as murder and mutual abuse} Double mints is like the jack of all trades compared to other manga of the same genre. It has it all: romance (albeit questionable), angst, some philosophy, murder in the very 1st chapter, and even the yakuza playing an … Continue reading Double mints; Love taken to the messed up extreme and how it works for Mitsuo Ichikawa

#PrideMonth2020 special; Why the Doukyuusei series will always be special for me, but also my view on problematic media

{This is a lengthy introductory part to my thoughts about problematic bl/yaoi stuff and a part of my mini review for Doukyuusei. Spoilers for said manga, and light ones for Sora to Hara; mentions of problematic content and themes} This mini rant about the author was caused by a tweet I saw, stating that the … Continue reading #PrideMonth2020 special; Why the Doukyuusei series will always be special for me, but also my view on problematic media

#PrideMonth2020 special; How Watashi no Kanojo wa Otoko no Ko explores the connection between love and gender.

With my exams finally concluding and me finally getting some quality sleep, I should announce that I am finally ready to tackle my mountain of drafts. That, however, would be a big fat lie. The transition from studying to now writing posts again has been a bit of a rough one. My initial plan has … Continue reading #PrideMonth2020 special; How Watashi no Kanojo wa Otoko no Ko explores the connection between love and gender.

What gets (and keeps) me interested in an anime?

While an episode usually lasts around 24 minutes, sometimes even less if you discount the opening and ending, the number of anime titles seems to be steadily growing over the years. Hundreds upon hundreds of new series occupy our lists. The difficulty of determining what is worthy of entering the list seems almost random for … Continue reading What gets (and keeps) me interested in an anime?

The red thread of fate in anime, manga, and other media

The red thread of fate is something that is almost synonymous with romance anime and manga, used often to connect the two fated lovers, destined to be together regardless of fate, time or place. Also known as the red string of fate or marriage, it came from Chinese mythology and even has a goddess in … Continue reading The red thread of fate in anime, manga, and other media

7 anime I’m watching in Spring 2020 and other first impressions

Happy Easter everyone! These times are certainly unusual for everyone and it takes quite a bit of time to get used to it all. Even being busy with university, I managed to begin watching some anime from this ongoing season. Here are the 7 anime that I am currently watching from the Spring 2020 season. … Continue reading 7 anime I’m watching in Spring 2020 and other first impressions