Manga: White Devil – The Life and Legend of Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor is quite the legend in Christianity missionary circles. He was the one credited with opening up China and helping the spread of the gospel there. I guess, in some sense I “owe” my faith to him. My grandparents were from China, and in fact my grandfather was adopted into a Chinese Christian missionary … Continue reading

Anime: Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

I’m not sure what it says of me when the first anime I watch for the new year is Free! Don’t get me wrong, I love sports anime and have watched some really interesting series. I’ve enjoyed my fair share of Prince of Tennis and Eyeshield 21, not forgetting some of the more mature and … Continue reading

Here’s to 2014

2013 has come and gone. It’s been an amazing year. I finally have a driving license which is incredible, especially on my first try. I put on braces, which has been difficult but I’m looking towards the end goal and not the process. I  was a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding which was both a … Continue reading

Anime: Ao no Exorcist Movie

Ao no Exorcist was a surprise find for me back in 2011. I really enjoyed the series and look forward to reading the manga when it eventually ends. I’ve anticipated the movie since it was announced, and was hoping it would be more of a continuation, rather than a “spin-off”. Sadly, it was a one episode … Continue reading

Anime: Sakasama no Patema – Beginning of the Day

Remember Pale Cocoon or Time of Eve, maybe Mizu No Kotoba? Well Yasuhiro Yoshiura is back with a new series to be followed with a movie in November! Sakasama no Patema is a world where opposites exist. Literally. Two races of people whose gravity are polar opposites. One lives like us, above the ground with the sky … Continue reading

Anime: Toshokan Sensou – Kakumei no Tsubasa

How long has it been since I’ve watched something anime related? Not that long actually, I just haven’t really been reviewing what I’ve watched.   Well, I’m here to rectify that. I just watched Toshokan Sensou the movie recently, and being a fan of the series I felt compelled to talk about it first. This … Continue reading

Anime: Oji-san no Lamp

This is by far my favourite short that came out of all the projects so far. It’s right up my alley in terms of storyline. I really enjoyed every moment of it, I think it was beautiful. The characterization was great, the pacing was great and the entire set up of just this one episode … Continue reading

Anime: Tansu Warashi

Also known as Wardrobe Dwellers, it tells the wonderful tale of how a lady receives an old dresser from her mother and the lessons that the 6 children who live in the dresser teach her. It’s really sweet and I loved how each child representing a different aspect of the woman’s life and character. I … Continue reading

Anime: Kizuna Ichigeki

  I loved this one-shot simply because it was HILARIOUS! It blends a variety of anime styles into its main story and just creates this wonderfully funny piece. The plot was pretty regular, whereby a young girl starts off by winning a fighting competition, after which she is naturally targeted by the whole world trying … Continue reading

Anime: Bannou Yasai Ninninman

What do you get with a young girl who has a fear of carrots, capsicums and milk? An amazing anime about facing your fears of course!   It’s a lovely one episode show that really speaks volumes about how many of us eventually face our fears. The main character of Mari is sweet and yet … Continue reading