Anime Review: Someone’s Gaze

Dareka no Manazashi, aka Someone’s Gaze, is another short Shinkai Makoto film of only about 6-7 minutes. The stage is set at near future. Okamura Aya, also known as “Aachan”, started to live by herself as she started a new job after graduation. Her mother needed to go overseas to work as a doctor, so now only her father and a cat, Mii-san, live in … Continue reading Anime Review: Someone’s Gaze

First Impressions: The New Dororo「どろろ」

I recently watched Joey, The Anime Man’s, video on this anime and its history, and it inspired me to give the first episode a watch. Granted the first episode is still the only one out at the time of me writing this, so I’ll keep this relatively brief. After all, the video linked above offers far more detail about this anime and its author than I could … Continue reading First Impressions: The New Dororo「どろろ」

Anime Review: Voices of a Distant Star

For my third review of a Shinkai Makoto film, I’ve chosen Hoshi no Koe, or Voices of a Distant Star, a 2D/3D sci-fi space drama set in the year 2046. Blade Runner anyone? Hoshi no Koe, using full 2D and 3D digital animation, is a story of a long distance love and mail messages between a boy and girl. Set in 2046 after the discovery of … Continue reading Anime Review: Voices of a Distant Star

LN Review: Tsubasa Song (Monogatari Short Stories)

It seems this time we’ve got a chapter about Hanekawa. I’m sure there are a lot of fans out there who’ve been waiting for this one! Well it all begins at the Koyomi household where Araragi receives a text from Hanekawa asking him to go out on a date (his words, not mine). And surprise surprise, she invited him to karaoke which I recently learned … Continue reading LN Review: Tsubasa Song (Monogatari Short Stories)

Anime Review: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

We all knew it would have to end eventually but it was still a hell of a ride. During the latter half of 2018 I tried avoiding most of the airing anime in the hopes that the community would help me figure out which shows I would actually enjoy, and to allow for optimal binging pleasure. Unfortunately those hopes would be dashed as the hype … Continue reading Anime Review: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

LN Review: Sugura Court (Monogatari Short Stories)

I finally started posting individualized headers for these chapters! Free storage space be damned! And just in time for the debut of everyone’s favorite lewd devil-armed athlete. Sugura Court of course is Kanbaru’s first chapter in this series of short stories, and details the “revenge match” between her and Araragi. Things begin with a surprisingly lengthy misunderstanding, as Araragi decided to challenge Kanbaru via handwritten … Continue reading LN Review: Sugura Court (Monogatari Short Stories)

LN Review: Mayoi Room (Monogatari Short Stories)

BAKEMONOGATARI ANIME COMPLETE GUIDEBOOK 27 October 2010 That’s right! This week we’re covering a story about the loli that Araragi refuses not to lewd!… well one of them I suppose. It’s everyone’s favorite Hachikuji! Now there’s two reasons I really appreciate this story. The first is of course the classic wordplay between Hachikuji and Araragi that actually helps improve my own Japanese. The second, and … Continue reading LN Review: Mayoi Room (Monogatari Short Stories)