Freaky Friday

The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions  Review

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

Anime

Keijo!!!!!!!! Anime Review – The Ultimate Fan Service Series?

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?

Manga

Yumi to Kurumi Manga Review – Sew, Sew Good

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

Anime

Ni no Kuni Film Review – Lost Between Worlds

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

games

Rune Factory 4: Special Review: How Many Hours Have I Played This!?

I have always loved the idea of farm simulation games. Raising crops and animals from the comfort of your own home – just enjoying the good life, without the actual work. It’s the height of relaxation. But, after trying so many different games, I become so relaxed I get bored! The simple satisfaction of growing… Continue reading Rune Factory 4: Special Review: How Many Hours Have I Played This!?

Figurines

Kinose Azusa Starry☆Sky Figure Review

One of the best parts of figure shopping is stumbling upon something you never knew existed, and that’s exactly what happened with this figure. On my last trip to Japan I was walking through the Grand Chaos Mandarake store, keeping my eyes peeled for any grails and found Kinose Azusa. He was on the sole… Continue reading Kinose Azusa Starry☆Sky Figure Review

Anime

Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] Episode 1 Review

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

games

The Caligula Effect: Overdose Review: Trapped in a Digital World

When ‘The Caligula Effect’ first released in the West in May 2017, responses were mixed. Towards the end of 2017, a ‘plus’ version was announced, promising enhanced visuals, new characters (including a female MC) and an entirely new story route. About a year and a half later, FuRyu (Japan) and NIS America (EU & US),… Continue reading The Caligula Effect: Overdose Review: Trapped in a Digital World

Otome Games

Steam Prison Review: Is it a ‘Steamy’ Romance?

Steam Prison is the latest otome game from localisation company MangaGamer. The game is by HuneX and Dramatic Create, who released it in 2016 for Windows. In 2017 a PS Vita version was released with an additional route.  In the game you play as an 18 year old police officer in a land called the… Continue reading Steam Prison Review: Is it a ‘Steamy’ Romance?