Phi Brain: Puzzle of God: First Impressions – An Entertaining Action-Adventure Shōnen with Neat Puzzles & Funny Folx

Phi Brain: Puzzle of God (ファイ・ブレイン 神のパズル) is a 2011 shōnen, adventure anime series that was produced by Sunrise studios. Due to its popularity, it spawned a total of three seasons, a manga adaptation, and a video game for the PlayStation Portable. I came across the anime when I hit the Randomiser button on Crunchyroll…

My Final Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon TBR

It’s hard to believe that this shall be my last Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon TBR post. The gig started back in 2007, and it’s with some sadness that the hosts decided to make this their last hurrah. I may not have been a blogger or anything remotely close to a bibliophile back then (took a long…

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 1 by Io Sakisaka: A Fresh & Fascinating Exploration of Love & Friendship

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 1 (思い、思われ、ふり、ふられ) is the first instalment in a shōjo, coming-of-age manga series written by Io Sakisaka (Blue Spring Ride, Strobe Edge). It follows two main characters, Yuna and Akari, who bump into one another at a local train station. Through a moment of selflessness, one helps the other and…

6 April Book Releases on My TBR!

Since April just begun, I thought it’d be fun to go ahead and share some of my anticipated book releases for the month. I did one of these in March and I enjoyed it quite a bit because it helps me to stay in touch with current book offerings. My habit is to read older…

Bungō and Alchemist: Gears of Judgement: First Impressions – A Messy Pilot About Japanese Authors Having a Romp Through Literature (Spring 2020)

Bungō and Alchemist: Gears of Judgement (文豪とアルケミスト ~審判ノ歯車~) is the historical fantasy anime adaptation of the browser-turned-mobile game of the same name, and it’s being produced by studio OLM with direction from Toshinori Watanabe. When I saw notifications for this go live on AniList by fellow users, there was one distinct word that caught my…

Upcoming Readathons for April 2020

Since the whole world seems to be on quarantine right now, a bunch of creators from around the bookish community are coming together to help make the most of a terrible situation with readathons galore! Reading has been excruciatingly difficult for me for the past week or so. My mind keeps on wandering around to…