Cowboy Bebop & Being Ahead of Its Time, Then and Now – Anime Review

Nineteen years ago, during the year 1998, a Space Western anime was released by the name of Cowboy Bebop, an anime that would go on to become one of the finest pieces of animation ever made. Adapted and completely redesigned from its manga counterpart, with direction by Shinichirō Watanabe, this 26-episode long, seinen neo-noir anime series would continue to astound fans of the medium for decades to come.

Blade of the Immortal Omnibus I by Hiroaki Samura – Manga Review

Blade of the Immortal is a seinen, chanbara (media about/involving samurai), jidaigeki (period drama) manga series with supernatural elements. It’s a series that has been credited with redefining the jidaigeki genre with its near-flawless execution. Dark Horse Manga picked up the series and has been releasing them in breathtaking (yet very heavy) omnibus editions where…

Fall 2017 Anime Watchlist!

With the Summer season of shows fast approaching their finale, I decided it was a good time to take a look at the offerings for the Fall anime line-up. I have noticed that quite a few of the simulcasts will be continuations of other serials, or films, previously released, most of which I’m not familiar…

Planetes by Makoto Yukimura – A Manga Review

Planetes is a seinen, science-fiction manga series that is written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga). It follows a small group of astronauts who are tasked with keeping near-Earth’s orbit clean of debris. In the four volumes of the series, or two omnibus editions, we get familiarised with the individuals who are doing the…

Weekend Reads #5 & Life Update!

Wishing everyone another happy Friday! I hope your weekends are good and filled with things that make you smile. Today, in addition to sharing some of the books that I plan on reading over the weekend and into next week, I hope to bring you tidings of what’s been happening in this biblio-blogger’s life. Most…

Weekend Reads #4: Magical Creatures & Galactic War!

Happy Friday, friends! I wish you all a fantastic weekend, filled with laughter, smiles, and good vibes. Sir Betrothed and I are planning on having a very relaxing couple of days, watching films and playing video games. Hopefully, I will also be able to squeeze in some reading time between these activities. Today, I’m going…

Blood Alone by Masayuki Takano – A Manga Review

Recently I went through my entire my manga library so I could clean and catalogue everything. Along this dusty and sneezy journey, I picked out a few serials that I haven’t read in years that I really wanted to re-visit in May. The first of those is Blood Alone by Masayuki Takano, which is a…

Re:Zero #1: Starting Life in Another World – Light Novel Review

Good morning, book dragons. I’m here today with a relative short review for the light novel, Re: Zero Volume 1: Starting Life in Another World written by Tappei Nagatsuki with illustrations from Shinichirou Otsuka. I’m not going to write up a full, super-detailed review here. Very much like manga, I enjoy writing those for light novels…

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…