Dororo was never meant to be a happy story. Characters live tragic lives, filled with a futile struggle against cruel fate. It was something I’ve come to expect with the series, but nothing could have prepared me for how gripped and destroyed I was by the story of Mio. After gaining his hearing back, Hyakkimaru struggles… Continue reading Dororo Episodes 5 & 6 Review: The Moriko Song and My Tears
Coming off the high of last week’s episode of Dororo, I have to admit I was a tad disappointed how this week turned out. Taking a slight turn away from focusing on a specific character, this episode looked at an object. A cursed sword. I feel like I’ve seen one hundred and one cursed sword stories,… Continue reading Dororo Episode 4 Review: One Sword to Rule them All
To be perfectly honest, I am very rarely a fan of episodes devoted to a single backstory. I often feel they’re forced drivers of sympathy, the worse offenders being backstories in the Big Three (like Naruto) which seem to just outdo themselves with tragic childhoods. So when this week’s episode of Dororo started, I did let out a… Continue reading Dororo Episode 3 Review: A Backstory for the Ages
The winner of the Winter 2019 first impressions poll was Dororo , and I won’t attempt to hide my excitement. Thank you all for not rallying against me and picking something you know I’ll hate! For those who are new to Dororo, I recommend checking out my first impressions post of it, over here. With all that… Continue reading Dororo Episode 2 Review: Will Bandai go Bye Bye?
In December of last year, indie developers Moral Anxiety Studios released their second game, Tales From Windy Meadow. You may remember me mentioning them on my blog, as in February, of the same year, I interviewed them about the game and development process. The game follows three characters who live in the village Windy Meadow, the game… Continue reading Tales From Windy Meadow Game Review
During my November trip to Japan, one thing I did a lot of was figurine shopping. I ended up bringing back about thirteen awesome figures, some won and some purchased. I’ve seen a few bloggers do figurine and merchandise reviews and thought it’d be fun to have a go of it. For my first figurine… Continue reading Iroha Tamaki SQ Figure Review
XSEED Games has just released their first otome game localisation, ‘London Detective Mysteria’. First published in 2013 by Karin Entertainment and Marvelous Interaction, the game is set at the turn of the 19th century, and follows a young noble woman on a quest to bring her parent’s murderers to justice. After winning the Queen’s favour,… Continue reading London Detective Mysteria Review – Sharp Minds & Warm Hearts