First Impression: Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro (Woodpecker Detective’s Office)

Kyosuke-san, a Literature professor from the Meiji Era, visits the apartment he used to rent as a youth and remembers the life and death of his dear friend, the genius poet and detective Takuboku Ishikawa (a real person, apparently). In the years of the Europization, this man, who was carefree, dispendious, and quite a flirt,… Read More First Impression: Kitsutsuki Tanteidokoro (Woodpecker Detective’s Office)

Teasing Master Takagi-san, and an Easter after Lent

Teasing Master Takagi-San has been a joyful surprise for me. This slice-of-life school comedy about the excessively self-conscious Nishikata and his clever and humorous female deskmate, Takagi-san, is full of color and light and small moments in which I could find myself—and God—went much further than I thought it would, and really pulled me along… Read More Teasing Master Takagi-san, and an Easter after Lent