It’s been quite a few letters (or videos) since I struggled with finding at least one shojo title for a letter, but unfortunately, this is exactly what happened with the letter “J”! While this “J” title wasn’t among my favorite of the manga I’ve featured in the ABCs of Shojo Manga video series so far,… Read More The Letter “J” is Leaving Me Jilted With Shojo Manga Picks!
Miyuu used to be an aspiring artist. All through high school, she studied hard, practiced her craft, and honed her skills with pencils and brushes, paints and canvases. She sacrificed everything—from her social life to her mother’s approval—in order to give it her all as she prepared for the art school entrance exams. And then… Read More Manga Review: The Essence of Being a Muse
When this omnibus came up in the Yen Press review copy order list, Twwk and I–BtT’s resident Puella Magi Madoka Magica stans–were…not really excited. Truth be told, we’ve been feeling a tad underwhelmed by the PMMM spin-offs of late, and the prospect of grappling with a brand-new cast and storyline seemed like it could be… Read More Why Puella Magi Suzune Magica Gets it Right (Review)
How far would you go to make a wish come true? Rumor has it, Urashima Tunnel grants your heart’s desire, if only you can find it and if only you are willing to pay the toll, which is counted out in days and years rather than legal tender. You see, time moves differently inside that… Read More Film Review: The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes
The animation is stunning, the voice acting flawless, and the soundtrack expansive, but what makes writer-director Makoto Shinkai’s latest film Suzume so very brilliant is the way it plays the heartstrings: this film will have you tearing up over an item of furniture and almost—almost—disliking a cat. In short, Suzume is set not only to… Read More Review: Suzume
The first episode of Dead Mount Death Play begins with quite a bit of violence, as what look like medieval soldiers battle against a necromancer named the Corpse God who takes the form of a giant skeleton who conjures powerful magic. This dark magician easily dispatches the squadron of soldiers but is then left to… Read More First Impression: Dead Mount Death Play
A family of three—Tetsuo Tosu, his 18-year-old daughter Reika, and his wife Kasen—are living a normal life as Reika goes off to school to practice music and start her career. She plays the piano well and even composed and recorded a song for her father, who is protective of her—as any decent father should be… Read More First Impression: My Home Hero