The Silver Guardian – First Impressions

The Silver Guardian (Gin no Guardian; Yín Zhī Shǒu Mù Rén) was originally a Chinese manhua that’s being adapted in to a Chinese-Japanese anime, produced by the studio Emon and directed by Masahiko Ohkura (Road to Naruto: The Movie). It’s a short-form, fantasy series about a guy named Suigin who is an over-powered character that’s…

Sakura Quest – First Impressions

Sakura Quest is an original anime series written by Masahiro Yokotani (Toradora!, The Devil is a Part-Timer, Free!) and made by the studio P.A. Works. The story revolves around the small town of Manoyama and a group of girls who end up finding work here, mainly our protagonist Yoshino. She’s fresh out of college and…

Spring Anime 2017

Now that my work-space-studio is finally finished, I’m sitting down to watching the new season of anime! I’m really excited about this season as it’s–not only my first season back after an unintentional extended break–got some very interesting titles that I can’t wait to check out. I was originally going to put all of my…

Favourite Valentine’s Day Manga!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I hope you all are doing fantastic! To celebrate the fluff and mush of this love-tacular day, I decided to build a stack of my favourite manga serials that I love to read on Valentine’s! While some of them do have butterfly-inducing romance in them, most of these titles are genuinely feel-good…

Gosick: Mystery Manga Awesomeness

Gosick is a manga series that is based off of the light novel serial written by Kazuki Sakuraba. While I’ve not read the light novels (because they haven’t been translated for English speaking audiences), I did watch the anime that came out in 2011. The anime and the manga are virtually identical. So, if watching…

BOUT-OF-BOOKS 16!!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OF THE FANTASTIC WOMEN WHO TOLERATE BRATS LIKE ME AND RAISE US TO BE AWESOME, BADASS PEOPLE, JUST LIKE THEM!! With that excited gesture, mostly to my mommy who is the world’s greatest mum ever, I would like to announce my participation in my third read-a-thon event for the year!!…

Review: Bunny Drop (Manga)

Bunny Drop, known as Usagi Drop in Japanese, is a josei manga series written by Yumi Unita. It lasted for nine volumes and one compilation volume, from 2005 to 2011. Like many other serials with captivating storylines, Bunny Drop was made into an anime series and that is how I first encountered it. After thoroughly…

Review: The Earl and the Fairy (Manga)

So, there I was paroozing the shelves at a local bookstore trying to find my next manga mistake. I had just finished watching the Black Butler anime so I was still riding the excitement of Victorian era stories. That was when my little eye spied The Earl and the Fairy. I saw there were only…

Review: Elfen Lied (Manga)

Elfen Lied Vol. 1 by Lynn Okamoto My rating: 4 of 5 stars **Please note that this is a review for the whole series and is spoiler-free. With an arsenal of graphic violence and nudity, colorful characters, and deep themes of social alienation, Elfen Lied is close to being the manga series with some of…