I was first introduced to Junji Ito’s work when I was fifteen years old. I remember my friend talking non-stop about Uzumaki, and almost infecting us with her obsession with the spiral-themed manga. Our friendship group quickly devoured the series. While not everyone kept up with Ito over the years, I definitely did. I followed his… Continue reading The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions Review
Yumi to Kurumi is a completed one volume manga by Uruhiko. The story focuses on office worker Yumi, who struggles in her fast paced work environment and lacks confidence in her own abilities and self. After a particularly hard day at the office, Yumi comes across as discarded doll. It’s an immediate connection and she… Continue reading Yumi to Kurumi Manga Review – Sew, Sew Good
Last week I wrote about manga that didn’t leave much of an impression on me. Essentially, series that left me with the feeling of ‘meh’. This week, I wanted to share some manga series I’m currently obsessed with. Ones that I can’t wait to see what happens next, and anxiously await each new chapter. In… Continue reading 5 Manga I’m Currently Obsessed With
It’s always a fantastic feeling when you come across a truly ‘great’ manga. One that captures your imagination and you can’t stop thinking about it. On the flip side, even an awful manga has a redeeming quality in how bad it is – it’s something you can laugh at, vent about or just shake your… Continue reading 3 Manga That Made Me Go ‘Meh!’
As the Fall 2018 anime came to a close, a few of my Facebook friends where sharing pictures, lamenting the end of some great stories. One Facebook friend in particular, shared screenshots of the final heart-wrenching scene in Banana Fish. One of his friends complained about the spoiler (red) and the poster’s response (blue) used a… Continue reading Seasonal Anime, The Otaku Community & Spoilers – A Discussion
With 2019 just around the corner, many bloggers are reviewing what their year was like on their blogs (stat-wise / professionally), their viewing habits and what they hope for in the future. I figured I’d stick to the first two and look over what my 2018 was like for me. Thankfully, I tend to record… Continue reading Looking Through An Otaku Lens – What Defined My 2018?
Production I.G, known for works such as B. The Beginning and xxxHolic has released their smartphone app worldwide. The app, Anime Tate (AKA Anime Beans), is a streaming service where you can watch short vertical anime episodes. These anime episodes are designed to be viewed on your smartphone, thus vertical. Although, there are some horizontal… Continue reading An Intro to Anime Beans – A New Anime Streaming App
I confess, during my trip to Japan I bought way too much otaku merchandise. But rather than show every single thing I bought, I thought it’d be easier and more enjoyable to compact it into my top five favourite purchases. There’s quite a variety within the top five, and surprisingly enough, four of the five… Continue reading My Top 5 Otaku Souvenirs from Japan!
Another month has gone past, and that means another otaku reads round up! As I was in Japan for half of November, I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted. But I still managed to check out two romance series and one comedy. Check out which one I enjoyed the most and which… Continue reading Otaku Monthly Reads – November 2018
The idea behind ‘Angels of Death’ reads like it could be my dream horror anime. A young girl wakes up in a strange building, to escape she must make her up up the building. But, true to its name, on each floor a deranged killer is waiting for her. The anime is based on a… Continue reading Angels of Death Review – Comparing the Game, Manga & Anime