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Blade of the Immortal Omnibus I by Hiroaki Samura – Manga Review

Blade of the Immortal is a seinen, chanbara (media about/involving samurai), jidaigeki (period drama) manga series with supernatural elements. It’s a series that has been credited with redefining the jidaigeki genre with its near-flawless execution. Dark Horse Manga picked up the series and has been releasing them in breathtaking (yet very heavy) omnibus editions where…… Continue reading Blade of the Immortal Omnibus I by Hiroaki Samura – Manga Review

Books · Fantasy · Japanese · Manga · Young Adult

Weekend Reads #8: Gothic Victorian Supernatural & Samurai Fiction

Happy Friday to all! I hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead. For today’s post, I’m going to briefly share with you all of the books that I shall be reading over Saturday and Sunday, and more than likely through the following week. Thus far, I have been liking all the titles I’m going…… Continue reading Weekend Reads #8: Gothic Victorian Supernatural & Samurai Fiction

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Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Volumes 1 & 2 by Natsuki Takaya – Manga Review

Fruits Basket is a shōjo, romcom, slice-of-life series with mild supernatural elements written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It’s an immensely popular series, one that is considered to be the very best of the shōjo manga medium! Originally, Fruits Basket was published by Tokyo Pop for Western readers, but then Tokyo Pop went out of…… Continue reading Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Volumes 1 & 2 by Natsuki Takaya – Manga Review

Books · Diverse Books · Japanese · Manga · Science-Fiction · Supernatural · Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads #7: Japanese Thriller & Chinese Zodiac

Happy Friday to you all! This weekend I will be starting October’s Birthday Book Challenge! If you’d like more information on this challenge, please check out my post for it. I’m super excited to begin this reading event and I decided to begin with a title from my favourite Asian literature subgenre: Contemporary Japanese literature!…… Continue reading Weekend Reads #7: Japanese Thriller & Chinese Zodiac

Books · Manga · Recommendations

Favourite Bookish Bromances!

One of things that is guaranteed to make me re-read a book are genuinely fantastic friendships. Maybe it’s because my family consists of my friends; people who have shared a shattered road of obstacles with me since we were wee, little youngsters. A lot of my favourite platonic relationships in books and anime tend to…… Continue reading Favourite Bookish Bromances!

Anime · Fall Anime · Japanese · Light Novel · Manga · Otaku

Fall 2017 Anime Watchlist!

With the Summer season of shows fast approaching their finale, I decided it was a good time to take a look at the offerings for the Fall anime line-up. I have noticed that quite a few of the simulcasts will be continuations of other serials, or films, previously released, most of which I’m not familiar…… Continue reading Fall 2017 Anime Watchlist!

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Planetes by Makoto Yukimura – A Manga Review

Planetes is a seinen, science-fiction manga series that is written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga). It follows a small group of astronauts who are tasked with keeping near-Earth’s orbit clean of debris. In the four volumes of the series, or two omnibus editions, we get familiarised with the individuals who are doing the…… Continue reading Planetes by Makoto Yukimura – A Manga Review