On 31 August 2015 I published my first blog post. Back then the blog was called ‘Kuro Sama Reviews’, and I reviewed anything and everything – from anime to Tom Cruise films. Over the last five years a lot has changed in my blog, and as I’m writing this I wonder if I should really… Continue reading Celebrating Five Years of Blogging
Survival and death game anime have had a really poor run over the last few years. Adaptations of manga or games tend to end up quite superficial, with death flags galore and characters appearing one-dimensional. On the other hand, you get original series which fall into cliches, trip over themselves in convoluted plots or are… Continue reading Darwin’s Game Anime Review – Survival of the Fittest!
When I was in high school and just starting to get into anime, find merchandise of my favourite shows was like finding a needle in a haystack. Outside of conventions, not many stores sold anime stuff, the only one near me was a stationary store called that I’m pretty sure sold unlicensed products. So I… Continue reading A Guide to Otaku Shopping in Sydney
After over ten years of watching anime I thought I had seen the full spectrum of what it can offer. From demon slaying teenagers to cat-banana mutants, it really took something special for me to go WTF. And that’s when my boyfriend introduced me to Keijo!!!!!!!!, a series so outlandish it needs eight exclamation points.… Continue reading Keijo!!!!!!!! Anime Review – The Ultimate Fan Service Series?
Ni no Kuni is a series of popular RPGs by Level 5 that have spanned five (soon to be six) games. The series has been highly praised for its complex stories, wonderful characters and Ghibli- style animations. Two of the games’ animated sequences were actually done by Studio Ghibli and the other games continued the style.… Continue reading Ni no Kuni Film Review – Lost Between Worlds
Over the last few weeks I’ve slowly been easing myself in the blogging game, and it’s been a lot harder than I thought it would be. When I was on my hiatus, I always imagined just opening WordPress and the latest blog post would magically flow from my fingers. But it’s been the exact opposite,… Continue reading How I Write Reviews – Sorting My Thoughts & Airing My Feelings
In my last trip to Japan, at the top of my shopping list was to buy some craft kits. I ended up being overwhelmed by the incredible variety there were in massive stores like Loft and Tokyu Hands. But amongst all the choices, I fell in love with a series called PAPER THEATRE by Ensky.… Continue reading Reviewing Ensky PAPER THEATRE – Craft Time!
Over the last few months I’ve developed a really keen interest in figure collecting. As I have been looking at forums and blogs, I’ve noticed a phrase pop up. That is, ‘holy grail’ figure. Now a lot of people have different checklists for what makes a figure a ‘holy grail’, but at its very essence… Continue reading My Top 5 ‘Holy Grail’ Figures
Wow, it’s been seven long months since I’ve been on this blog. Needless to say my hiatus extended far longer than I ever anticipated. I almost don’t know what to say. As I guess in my hiatus post, I’ve been absolutely wiped out from full time work. I get home, my brain is numb and… Continue reading How Time Flies…
Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] also known as The Ones Within is a series I doubt is on everyone’s Summer anime watch list. The series is based on a manga of the same name by Osora, first published in 2014. This anime adaptation is by Silver Link who have also done series like Alice in Borderland [one of my very… Continue reading Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] Episode 1 Review