12 Amazing Anime Serials & Films that Originated from Japanese Novels!

I gathered a list of twelve anime that I have discovered many people don’t realise came from books. My information is based on the many conversations I have had with fellow otaku both online and in-real-life, both friends and (mostly) strangers alike. Chock this up as a post inspired by a lengthy observation of the community. For these titles, I’m proud to say that I have actually read almost all of the novels from the list and seen almost as many of the adaptations.

Library Loot #12: Sci-Fi Horror & Japanese Fiction

My round of books from the library this time have more Asian titles in it and that makes me very happy because one of my reading goals for 2019 is to increase the number of #OwnVoices Asian literature novels that I read. I want that to eventually become the bulk of what I consume, mostly…

The Ouroboros Wave by Jyōji Hayashi

Do you ever anticipate a book so much that when you finally get around to reading it, it ends up being such a humongous disappointment and your heart breaks? Welcome to my reading adventure with The Ouroboros Wave by Jyōji Hayashi. Sometime in the distant future, scientists discover the presence of a small black hole…

Revenge by Yōko Ogawa – Book Review

Revenge by Yōko Ogawa is a collection of eleven short stories that are all interconnected in one way or another. It’s an #OwnVoices Japanese literature novel that also falls under the psychological thriller and horror genres, and was originally published in January 2013. I read the UK Vintage International edition released in January 2014. The…

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!…

Orange by Ichigo Takano – A Manga Review

This manga series has been on my To-Be-Read list for a very long time (about two years or so). I bought them in omnibus editions, which are pretty hefty, and because of their vast size, they were a bit intimidating to me. But one of my book goals for the 2017 year is to read…