Tokyo Tarareba Girls: First Impressions – A Josei Drama Adaptation with Perfect Casting, Quirky Characters, & Talking Pub Grub

Tokyo Tarareba Girls (東京タラレバ娘) is a josei, romantic comedy Japanese live-action drama adaptation of the josei manga of the same name. It was originally released in 2017 and stars Yuriko Yoshitaka, Nana Eikura, and Yūko Ōshima. It follows a young woman named Rinko and her female comrades as they navigate their 30s. After spending their…

Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abecrombie: A Kick-Arse Fantasy with Swathing Settings & Blood-Thirsty Baddies Galore – Book Review (Grimdark Fantasy)

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie is a grimdark fantasy novel and the first instalment in the Shattered Sea trilogy. It revolves around a young man named Yarvi who is preparing to take the final examination towards becoming a minister of sorts. However, when news of his father’s and brother’s—king and prince—death reach him, his…