Category Archives: Series

Final Impression and Review of All Four Seasons of Natsume Yujinchou


Don’t let the fact that I spent over 5 years to complete all four seasons of Natsume Yujinchou discourage you from this series. It was quite brilliant, actually. Continue reading

Challenging Gender Roles: Review and Discussion of Wandering Son


It was still the story of boy and a girl. But this time, we had the boy who wanted to be a girl and a girl who wanted to be a boy. Continue reading

Life can be cruel, but not without hope: Review of Silver Spoon


Of course, Silver Spoon was an anime about farming. The anime took us far deeper into the agricultural world than we could ever imagine possible. Even more impressively, the show also had several ideas hidden beneath the farming stories (also read this post). Here I gave my general impression of both seasons of the show. Continue reading

Battles of Sinners, Dreamers, and Lost Souls: Review of Fate/Zero


After the disappointment of watching bland high school kids playing magical war games in Fate/Stay Night back in 2006, I was delight to see this series finally reached its full potential in Fate/Zero. This time, we got to see real magi in real battle. This review contains spoilers. Continue reading

New Year, New Perspectives

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A New World with Old Problems: Shin Sekai Yori anime review


Human history was full of blood and terror. The new world was not so different except that in this new world, we were better at covering up the blood and terror. This article contains major spoiler. You have been warned! Continue reading

A Collection of Unpublished Thoughts from 2013: The Wind Rises, Good-versus-Evil tropes, Game of Thrones anime and 6th year anniversary!


2013 is drawing to a close and despite all the bad things that had happened, the world somehow keeps spinning. It has been a crazy year for my life but rather slow year for my blog. I have always tried to avoid publishing too many meta posts or posts that carried too little contents. So this is a good opportunity for me to publish all those things I wanted to say but could not fit them into a proper post. Enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts! Continue reading

The Widow, the Ghost and the Unemployed: Natsuyuki Rendezvous anime review


I cannot remember the last time I stumbled upon an anime whose female lead was a thirty-something widow. Come to think of it, Natsuyuki Rendezvous was almost devoid of scenes in high school. It was a breath of fresh air, indeed. Continue reading

When ‘how’ is more important than ‘why’: ‘Another’ anime review


‘Another’ is a very effective horror anime, if nothing else. This is the case when the strength of the series barely out-weights the weaknesses. ‘Another’ has been released last year and I assume that most of you have already seen it. In this post, I discuss in details about all major plot points and key features of this anime. Be warned. This post contains massive spoilers! If you have not seen it and only need to know my ultimate verdict, jump straight to the last paragraph of the article. Continue reading