Lately, my sister and I have been binge watching some anime and it just so happens the two that we watched were Usagi Drop and Barakamon. I decided to group … Continue Reading Innocence: Thoughts on Usagi Drop and Barakamon
Housekeeping! One frequently told shoujo plot formula is the poor girl working as a housekeeper for a rich guy and such stories emphasize social backgrounds. In this post, I’m going … Continue Reading Housekeeping: Thoughts on ReRe Hello, Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet, and Boku no Ie ni Oide
Taro-kun wa Kou Miete Igai xxx desu. (タローくんはこう見えて意外と×××です.) (Manga 2014-2015) By: Shou Ichikawa For this “Quick Reads” post, I decided to go with a cute shoujo manga called, Taro-kun wa Kou Miete Igai xxx Desu. Nohana loves … Continue Reading Quick Reads: Taro-kun wa Kou Miete Igai to xxx desu.
Solanin (ソラニン) (Manga 2006) Story & Art: Inio Asano Publisher: Viz Media If I must recommend a manga based on the theme, “coming-of-age,” Solanin would be my pick. It’s the … Continue Reading Adulting: Thoughts on Solanin
Digimon Adventure tri. (Anime 2016, Ep. 5-8: “Determination”) Directed By: Keitaro Motonaga Joe Kido and Mimi Tachikawa could be considered the oddballs of the original DigiDestined group because they didn’t really … Continue Reading Digimon Adventure tri. The Characterization of Joe Kido and Mimi Tachikawa
Charlotte （シャーロット） (Anime 2015) Studio: P.A. Works Directed By: Yoshiyuki Asai Written By: Jun Maeda Initially, I wasn’t going to watch this anime, but my friend requested I should because he wanted to know … Continue Reading Written in the Stars: Charlotte—A Comprehensive Review
Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!) (Anime 2015) Directed By: Morio Asaka We are almost near the end of 2015, and I decided to binge watch another popular anime series of this … Continue Reading First Love: Thoughts on Ore Monogatari!!
Digimon Adventure tri. (Anime 2015, Ep. 1-4: “Reunion”) Directed By: Keitaro Motonaga If you watched Digimon Adventure when you were younger, you’d know that Taichi Yagami and Yamato Ishida were always … Continue Reading Digimon Adventure tri. The Characterization of Taichi Yagami
360 Degrees Material (Manga 2010- 2012) By Touko Minami Warning: Spoilers! I read a lot of shoujo manga, and usually it is easy for me to decide on which characters … Continue Reading Tough Choice: Thoughts on 360 Degrees Material
The Peanuts Movie (2015) Directed By Steve Martino Two words: cute and nostalgia. I was brought back to my earliest childhood memories, where I would read the newspaper just for … Continue Reading “Good Grief.” Thoughts on The Peanuts Movie
The Heartbreakers (2015) By Ali Novak The Heartbreakers seems like an appropriate book to read because it is a music themed book, and I am doing the 30-Day Song Challenge. … Continue Reading “I’m with the band.” Thoughts on <i>The Heartbreakers</i>
Mako to Aki-chan no Koigokoro (マコとアキちゃんの恋心) (Manga 2010-2011) By Amu Meguro Mako to Aki-chan no Koigokoro is a collection of one shots created by Amu Meguro. The characters are generically … Continue Reading One Shots: Thoughts on Mako to Aki-chan no Koigokoro (マコとアキちゃんの恋心)
Me and Earl and The Dying Girl (2012) By Jesse Andrews CAUTION: There are spoilers. I first heard about this book when I saw the trailer for it in the … Continue Reading An Honest View on Life: Thoughts on <i>Me and Earl and The Dying Girl</i>
Imadoki! (イマドキ) (Manga 2000-2001) By: Yuu Watase I am honored to be selected for one of LitaKino’s Collaborations. She asked me on Twitter if I’d be interested in collaborating on a … Continue Reading LitaKino Collaboration: Thoughts on Imadoki!
I am not an expert in parenting, and I am not planning on being one for a very long time. However, I’ve read some interesting manga about newcomer parents, who … Continue Reading Parenthood: Thoughts on Nan Eomma Nun Appa, LOVE SO LIFE, and Balancing Toy
Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ) (Anime S2, 2013-2014) By: Tadatoshi Fujimaki In season two of Kuroko’s Basketball, Seirin High School’s basketball team is preparing for the Winter Cup competition. In this season, … Continue Reading To Fight Like A Warrior: Thoughts on Kuroko’s Basketball (Season 2)