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…

The Sunshine Blogger Award! (2019)

Today is a bright sunny morning, so what better way to begin it than by accepting The Sunshine Blogger Award! I was nominated for this award by the wonderfully kind Hilary Tan! She’s been an amazing part of the BiblioNyan community, and I feel wholeheartedly grateful for her support and this nomination. So, thank 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…