Anime: Kamisama no Memochou

Heaven’s Memo Pad or probably more fondly known for its tag line – It’s the Only NEET Thing to Do, is a summer 2011 anime. It deals with a hikikomori detective  – Alice and her rag-tag bunch of assistants (a professional pachinko player, a military geek and a gigolo) and friends ranging from high school students to yakuza. From the … Continue reading

Manga: Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan

Our happy time is a one volume manga based on the novel of the same name. It is poignant, heart wrenching and beautiful. It’s amazing that a short 8 chapters can convey a story of such magnitude, in which emotions overflow. The story is about learning to want to live again. It’s about coming to … Continue reading

Anime: Ao no Exorcist

A quote from the anime pretty much sums up Blue Exorcist: He’s so stupid he’ll forget to die even if he’s killed. I must admit the Spring 2011 line up is one that I’m going to fondly look back and remember. It has after all given me two (maybe three) of my current favourite shows.  Ao no … Continue reading

Playing favourites

I was bored and ended up looking through my anime list at the scores I’ve been giving the anime I’ve watched. I realized something, a lot of my favourites don’t score very highly and I was wondering why. Logically and objectively I can determine if an anime is good or not, but in the end … Continue reading

Anime: Dantalian no Shoka

This was one of the many animes I was looking forward to during the summer 2011 anime block. It has all my favourite elements. Books, set in Victorian times, handsome main character, supernatural hints, the list goes on. However, it didn’t meet all my expectations. The only thing I can honestly say I liked was … Continue reading

Book: The Hunger Games

It’s not that the hunger games isn’t a good book, it is. It’s just that I feel like I’m too old to be reading books for young adults. Have I really grown too old? The plot is original and compelling and Suzanne Collins weaves a wonderfully emotional story. Perhaps because of the situation these kids/teens are … Continue reading

Anime: Natsume Yuujinchou San

Welcome to the 3rd season of Natsume Yuujinchou. It’s been a long time coming, but the anime makes the wait worth it. I haven’t actually met someone who doesn’t like Natsume Yuujinchou. Personally I fell in love with the 1st season and although I haven’t read the manga, I don’t feel the need to. The 3rd season … Continue reading