Katsugeki Touken Ranbu – First Impressions

An adaptation of the video game developed by Nitroplus, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu is the quintessential badass anime premiere of the Summer season. Produced by Ufotable and directed by Toshiyuki Shirai (Fate/Zero), the anime takes place in 1863. “As the tumultuous samurai era is coming to an end, Japan is split between the pro-shogunate and anti-shogunate…

Top 5 Tuesday: Seinen Manga

Welcome to my very first instalment of Top 5 Tuesday. I think traditionally it’s a Top 10, but I settled on 5 because it just felt like a nice, comfortable number to me. I decided to focus on seinen manga for this post. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the term, “seinen” refers to one…

5 Ronin by Peter Milligan – A Comic Review

Every once in a while, I will discover a comic book that will completely amaze me with how wonderful it turned out to be. This may be in part because of low expectations or scepticism, but whatever the reason, I love the feeling of pleasure and excitement that stems from delightful gems such as the…