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

Fumetsu no anata e (To your eternity); first impressions and humanity of something inhuman

{I've done a lot of manga reviews in the last few posts due to me being in a sort of anime slump lately, hope you enjoy this one too; spoilers for chapter 1} To your eternity, also known as To you, the immortal, is a manga that has been lurking in the back of my … Continue reading Fumetsu no anata e (To your eternity); first impressions and humanity of something inhuman

Blue period; what lies beneath the canvas

{Spoilers for all of chapter 1} The problem of identity and self image is not a new one, especially not in anime or manga. Plenty of protagonists have searched for means to express themselves and to realize that expression. From Comic girls' Kaoruko to Hidamari sketch's Yuno. In that case, what makes Blue period so … Continue reading Blue period; what lies beneath the canvas

The fluff and heart of Shinmai shimai no futari gohan

Shinmai shimai no futari gohan is a simple manga following a simple yet heartfelt story. After her dad remarries, Sachi finds herself face to face with the at first glance cold and scary new little sister Ayari. Right away the problem is introduced, Sachi wants to get to know Ayari, but finds the whole situation … Continue reading The fluff and heart of Shinmai shimai no futari gohan

Feeling empty, or me butting heads with boredom and a lack of motivation; a story about what kind of feelings made this blog a reality

It’s a feeling that a lot of people are familiar with. Whether you consider yourself more or less a mentally healthy person or not, think of it this way, was there ever a moment when you felt nothing at all or didn't want to do a single thing? You're sitting in your room and open … Continue reading Feeling empty, or me butting heads with boredom and a lack of motivation; a story about what kind of feelings made this blog a reality