Book: No such thing as Dragons

The last book I’ll be reviewing from Philip Reeve for now. It’s been an epic journey so far, but I think I need a break from him to go explore some other minds and delve into other worlds. No such thing as dragons is a story about a boy who goes on a journey with … Continue reading

Anime: Nodame Cantabile Finale Special

Set just before the final season of Nodame Cantabile, I remember reading the manga chapters that were used for this episode and loving it then. Seeing it animated has really been a treat as it brings back so many fond memories of some of the most memorable characters from season 1. Also the fact that … Continue reading

Book: Goblins!

Who knew a book about Goblins could be so entertaining? Philip Reeve has taken your usual hero on a quest story and turned it on its head. I would compare this to the Shrek movie, it’s similar in concept in that all your usual stereotypes of hero, princess, goblins and giants are just tossed out … Continue reading

Anime: Nodame Cantabile OVA

The first OVA from the Nodame Cantabile series, set after the second season. You’d be forgiven if you couldn’t recognize the main character of this OVA. It has been an entire season since we’ve seen him, and even then it wasn’t as if he was a major player in the first season. Who am I … Continue reading

Book: Here Lies Arthur

  This is an example of a good book. Definitely a book geared towards girls, but a book that will keep its reader enthralled. It speaks about the legends of Arthur, or to put it more accurately it gives us a picture of how the Arthurian legends came about. I’m not very familiar with the … Continue reading

Anime: Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter

Continuing where the first season left off, the Paris chapter details the life of Nodame and Chiaki as they embark on their musical journey in Paris. Many things happen and new people are introduced. However it is a much shorter season with only 11 episodes.   There are a lot of things that happen in this season, … Continue reading

Book: The Graveyard Book

The graveyard book is a children’s book by Neil Gaiman. I’ve heard good things about it from a friend, but it’s taken me awhile to get my hands on it and to actually read it. The story of having a boy grow up in a graveyard is not an uncommon one, I’ve seen it in … Continue reading

Anime: Nodame Cantabile Special

This 15 minute special sits just before episode 9 in the main season. It shows the journey to the music festival and the detour that the group took, which naturally had disastrous effects.   It’s hilarious and gives us a glimpse at Chiaki’s phobia of the sea. It also informs us (not too subtly) that Nodame is surprisingly well … Continue reading

Book: Interworld

Finally something different! I’m sorry, I’ve been going through my author phase, it’s what happens when I become obsessed with an author and need to read everything that he’s written. As you can no doubt tell, I’ve gone through Walter Moers books in double-quick time and continued with Philip Reeve. But today a slight change … Continue reading

Anime: Nodame Cantabile

Josei is a genre very close to my heart. I’ve grown to love it immensely. It may because I love the maturity and realism that comes with the genre, or it may be because I myself have grown up quite a bit. I’ve come to appreciate many josei titles so much so that if an … Continue reading