May’s Massive Blogsphere Highlights! (2019)

Welcome to another instalment of Blogsphere Highlights! Originally, I began doing this segment of posts in May 2018 and then took a break around the beginning of the year, circa March. I found myself struggling with the start of the new year and with implementing some plans towards improving my future endeavours (like going back…

Super Sparkly Magical Anime Transformation! – Make It Anime Tag

Have you ever read a book or have watched a television serial and thought to yourself, “Wow, this would make a fantastic anime!”? Maybe there was something about the story or the special effects that you believe could be heightened by the talents unique to Japanese animation. Well, today I’m going to share with you…

the gods lie. by Kaori Ozaki: Understated Yet Affectingly Artistic – Manga Review (Seinen)

the gods lie. (神様がうそをつく。) is a single-volume, seinen, drama, romance manga that takes place during summer vacation and follows an eleven-year-old boy named Natsuru Nanao. Then he encounters a girl named Rio Suzumura who is the tallest girl in his class. Through chance encounters, they begin spending their summer together until one day Natsuru learns…

Rokuhōdō Yotsuiro Biyori & Breathing Life into What Japan Values Most: Family & Tradition – Anime Review

Rokuhōdō Yotsuiro Biyori (鹿楓堂よついろ日和) is an anime adaptation of the original seinen, slice-of-life manga series written by Yū Shimizu, courtesy of studio Zexcs and director Tomomi Kamiya. It aired during the Spring 2018 simulcast season with twelve total episodes. The story follows a group of four men who are close friends that run a traditional…

Library Loot #19: Epic & High Fantasies

Fantasy is a beautiful genre. It can be filled with wonder and magic as equally as it can be jam-packed with horror and madness. Similarly to science-fiction, there are no bounds that cannot be reached with fantasy so long as the mind is capable of conjuring it into existence. I think this is why these…

OWLS May 2019: Finding Happiness with My Brother & Initial D

Good evening, friends! Welcome to my very first OWLS blog post! I feel super honoured to be able to partake in this, and I honestly couldn’t think of a better topic to get started with! For may we shall be focusing on the theme of “Happiness.” Happiness is subjective. We all have different definitions of…