Midnight Occult Civil Servants: First Impressions – A Well-Balanced Intro to a Supernatural Cop Show (Spring 2019)

Midnight Occult Civil Servants (真夜中のオカルト公務員) is a shōjo, urban fantasy anime adaptation of the manga originally written by Yōko Tamotsu. It’s being produced by Liden Films with direction from Tetsuya Watanabe and is planned to have twelve total episodes. The story basically revolves around a department that’s tasked with handling supernatural and occult related cases.…

Berserk Deluxe Edition Manga Preview

One of the best additions that I have made this year to my manga collection is the deluxe edition of the infamous seinen series, Berserk by Kentarō Miura. When I saw that this manga was being re-released in stunning leather-bound editions, I knew immediately that I had to pre-order them as soon as they became…

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See: A Precise, Poignant, & Purposeful Narrative on Cultural Identity & the Strength of Women – Book Review (Historical Fiction)

The Island of Sea Women by Chinese-American author Lisa See is historical fiction story about two women—Mi-ja and Young-sook—who developed a deep-seated friendship as children; one that would follow them throughout their lives, via every obstacle and awe-inspiring challenge that befell them, together and as individuals. Their journey is set on the Korean island of…

Fairy Gone: First Impressions – Run-of-the-Mill Fairy Summons with Cute Glowy Cat Critters (Spring 2019)

Fairy Gone (フェアリーゴーン) is an original, seinen, supernatural fantasy anime from the studio P.A. Works that is being directed by Kenichi Suzuki. It takes place in a world where fairies and demons reside, unable to be seen by the human vision. These fairies are capable of possessing animals and people alike. The story follows two…