Anime: Aoi Bungaku

Specifically episodes 7 and 8 which tell the story of Kokoro. Rewatching these two episodes after reading the book has made me realize many things. Firstly that it only tells about a third of the book, the story is worlds apart and they added the perspective of K which never happened in the book, although … Continue reading

Book: Kokoro

This review is going to be a little different. Why? Well, this book was adapted in the anime Aoi Bungaku, so after I figured that out, I thought it would be interesting to do a book and anime tie in. So do look for the review on the episodes from Aoi Bungaku in the next … Continue reading

Book: The Malaysian Book of the Undead

Finally we arrive at the last book I read at the end of last year. Just a few hours shy of midnight, I managed to reach the last page of this informative but short read.   This book by Danny Lim strikes close to home (or in this case across the causeway). I grew up … Continue reading

Anime: Detroit Metal City: Birth of the Metal Devil

I thoroughly enjoyed Detroit Metal City and this special serves as a summary for said series. It gives a glimpse of life in a death metal band. It’s funny (hilarious) and it’s short. Only 13 minutes long. I watched this only recently. About a year or more after I watched the main series. I understand that … Continue reading

Book: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

After reading this book, I really want to watch the movie. I know that movie adaptations of books are usually not as good as the book. But the images that the book conjured in my mind, the scenes that played before my eyes. I need to see them in real life. I need to watch … Continue reading

Book: Messer Marco Polo

“Thus far,” said Malachi of the Long Glen, “the story of Marco Polo.” “That is a warm story, Malachi of the Glen, a warm and colored story, and great life to it, and Golden Bells is as alive to me as herself there by the fire, and I can see Marco Polo as plain as I can … Continue reading

Anime: Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa

The OVA  which translates to Hyouka: You can’t escape. It’s your usual fanservice episode, with the cast at the pool (naturally, where else would they go in summer?). If you know me well, or read enough of my reviews. Then you know that I wouldn’t like this episode. I understand how fanservice boosts audience numbers and … Continue reading

Book: The Pilgrims

  After reading Frankenstein, I had a taste of what a great storyteller Mary Shelley is. When I saw this collection of her short stories on the library shelves, I had to read it. As Kamila Shamsie mentioned in the foreword: Storytelling, in each of these five tales, is not merely idle past-time, a way of … Continue reading

Book: Three Gothic Novels: Frankenstein

Would you believe me if I told you I had never read Frankenstein before this? It’s true though. I knew that Frankenstein referred to the monster’s creator and not to the monster but that was the limit of my knowledge. To have finally read the book and to be able to pen down my thoughts … Continue reading

Anime: Gin’iro no Kami no Agito

  Stunning. Absolutely stunning. Origin – Spirits of the past is an absolute beauty to watch. Animation is crisp. Colours are vibrant. The world created, the environment is just so pretty. Not just pretty, but full of detail and life and atmosphere. The background truly conveys so many feelings as well as the thoughts of … Continue reading