your name. by Makoto Shinkai – A Book Review

your name., written by esteemed film director Makoto Shinkai, is the novelization of the Japanese anime film by the same title. It tells a story about a boy and a girl who reside in two completely different parts of Japan. The young boy, Taki, is from the thriving and bustling city of Tokyo, whereas Mitsuha,…

The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho – A Novella Review

After completing the fantastical novella, The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho, I  immediately went in search for another to dive right into. Amazon recommended The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo to me, so I hopped on the opportunity.  Yet again, my mind was utterly blown by how magnificently this story was told. The novella follows a…

as the moon, so beautiful – First Impressions

as the Moon, so beautiful (Tsuki ga Kirei) is an original romance anime that’s produced by feel. Animation Studio and being directed by Seiji Kishi (Kamisama Dolls, Assassination Classroom). The story revolves around middle-schoolers Kotaro, a bookish boy who aspires to become an author, and Akane, a track girl who really enjoys running. They meet…

These Vicious Masks: Mildy Clichéd Yet Satisfying

I have the world’s most fantastic roommate, who also happens to be one of my best friends, and he has a passion for literature with backdrops in Victorian England, Ireland, and Scotland. Being acquainted with him for so long, and being able to raid his bookshelves when I am hungry for a good book, have…

Bajirao Mastani: An Epic Romance

When I first saw the trailer for this film, I lost my sanity with excitement for a decent ten minutes or so. I have been such a huge fan of the Indian actress, Deepika Padukone, for a long time now. Her skills are brilliant and I was disappointed with how underrated she had been in…

Review: Sputnik Sweetheart

“In the spring of her twenty-second year, Sumire fell in love for the first time in her life. An intense love, a veritable tornado sweeping across the plains–flattening everything in its path, tossing things up in the air, ripping them to shreds, crushing them to bits. The genius of Haruki Murakami’s eloquently unique prose has…