Fantasia Movie Review

I believe that a true classic is something that can still feel fresh and unique to anyone who experiences it, regardless of how many years it’s been since it was first released. And Walt Disney’s 1940 film, Fantasia, is one such classic (yes, I know about 2000, but we don’t talk about that era ofContinue reading “Fantasia Movie Review”

Phantom Tales of the Night First Impressions (Volumes 1-3)

Sometimes, there is a case where a knockoff of a popular series is better than said popular series. Phantom Tales of the Night, published in English by Yen Press, initially comes off as a knockoff of Clamp’s classic manga, xxxHolic. But upon further inspection, it’s something much better. Phantom Tales of the Night stars theContinue reading “Phantom Tales of the Night First Impressions (Volumes 1-3)”

Monogatari Series Review, Part 2 of 3

In my review of the previous season of the Monogatari novels, I mostly praised its strange writing and its weird and complex characters, while showing disdain toward its slow-pacing and “smart-sounding” dialogue. But wow, this season is really where the series gets good. Nekomonogatari: Shiro I alluded to disliking Hanekawa in my previous review. So,Continue reading “Monogatari Series Review, Part 2 of 3”

There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One Myself! Volume 1 Review

There are SO MANY isekais out there, that it can become a reflex to assume that every new light novel is automatically an isekai. I read through the first chapter of There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One Myself!, published in English by J-Novel Club, constantly asking, “So when does thisContinue reading “There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One Myself! Volume 1 Review”

Durarara!! Full Series Review

In a world full of isekai stuff, one might forget that THIS WORLD EXISTS TOO. That’s when we turn back to the start of the 21st Century, before the isekai boom. Back in the good ol’ days, we didn’t have “i-SUCK-ais”, we had QUALITY like that there Monogatari series, or better yet, Durarara!!, finally publishedContinue reading “Durarara!! Full Series Review”

Otherside Picnic Volume 1 Review

At first glance, Otherside Picnic– published in English by J-Novel Club- looks like a boring, CGDCT isekai that uses the cover art of cute girls holding guns to lure you into what looks like an edgier version of Laid-Back Camp. In actuality, it’s a surreal sci-fi thriller that doesn’t have time for sissie things likeContinue reading “Otherside Picnic Volume 1 Review”

Monogatari Series Review, Part 1 of 3

The Monogatari light novel series is one of the few that have been adapted, in their entirety, into anime form. However, I heard that the show uses an artsy directing style that sounds really distracting and pretentious, so I’ve been reading the light novels instead of watching the anime. Published in English by Vertical Inc.,Continue reading “Monogatari Series Review, Part 1 of 3”