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?

Anime

Dororo Episodes 5 & 6 Review: The Moriko Song and My Tears

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

Anime

Dororo Episode 4 Review: One Sword to Rule them All

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

Anime

Dororo Episode 3 Review: A Backstory for the Ages

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