The Perfect Insider: A Dialogue-Centric, Deliciously Cerebral Locked Room Mystery Series – Anime Review

Please note: This review shall discuss an inappropriate relationship between a thirteen-year-old and an adult male. Please read at your own discretion. (The section shall be marked) The Perfect Insider (すべてがFになる) is a seinen mystery anime series that adapted the original 1996 novel by Hiroshi Mori. It was produced by A-1 Pictures, directed by Mamoru…

Ninja Scroll: The Series – First Impressions: A Surprisingly Low-Quality Sequel to the Original Motion Picture Classic

Ninja Scroll: The Series (獣兵衛忍風帖「龍宝玉篇」) is a seinen jidaigeki supernatural, martial arts anime series that released in Spring 2003. It was produced by Madhouse, directed by Tatsuo Satō, and written by Toshiki Inoue. The story takes place fourteen years after the original film and follows Jūbē on his wanderings. One evening while trying to rest…

If You Dig This, Then Try That: Manga Edition Part 1

Manga has been my practically been my sole resource for reading lately (reading rut wise). With the world going to shit over and over again recently, it’s been mighty difficult to concentrate on novels. So, I’ve turned to Japanese graphic novels and old-school comics for refuge and the experience has quite possibly been life-saving, particularly…

Ninja Scroll & the Blood-Soaked Criticisms of Japan’s Corrupt Government During Pre and Postwar Era – Anime Review

Ninja Scroll (獣兵衛忍風帖) is a 1993 seinen, jidaigeki-chanbara (period samurai film) motion picture that was produced by Animate Film and written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust). The film takes place in feudal Japan and revolves around a rōnin named Jūbei that gets caught up in having to battle the Eight Demons…

Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo: An Outstanding Comedic Shōnen Spy Series About Dysfunctional Families with Endearing Eccentricities

Spy x Family Volume 1 by Tatsuya Endo is a shōnen, action, spy, comedy manga series about an extremely talented spy codenamed Twilight who must acquire a family as quickly as possible in order to complete his latest mission. He ends up coming across a couple of gifted oddballs in their own right, completely unbeknownst…

Prince Freya Volume 1 by Keiko Ishihara: A Spectacular Historical Manga with Superb Political Tension & Versatile Artistry

Prince Freya Volume 1 (偽りのフレイヤ) by Keiko Ishihara is a shōjo, historical, drama manga series about a small town girl named Freya residing in the country of Tyr. When the neighbouring nation of Sigurd threatens the country with a ferocious scheme of overthrowing the current king, Freya gets swept up in a dangerous political plot…