Struggles of Seasonal Shows

At this point I don't know how the hell I was able to keep up. Between work, finding time for yourself, and other things sure make me question if it's all worth it. Every season, there's the usual impressions of not knowing whether the anime is good or bad. Then comes some of the first… Continue reading Struggles of Seasonal Shows

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Communication is Key

Being by yourself can get dull especially when you follow the same routine over and over. One's adult life can drastically change if one isn't with the right person, until a dragon appears right at your front door. In a drunken moment, Miss Kobayashi somehow met a dragon named Tohru in a supposed "dream" who… Continue reading Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Communication is Key

The Position of Original Anime

At one point in consuming so much anime you might come across a show that isn't based on any existing source. Not all shows can rely on manga, light novels, video games, and quite rarely these days, visual novels. This is called original anime. Way back, anime used to be a means of advertising a… Continue reading The Position of Original Anime

Where Are the Shoujo Anime?

I don't know when was the last time Shoujo anime became prominent. For some time, there has been fewer and fewer series of this demographic turned into anime counting the remake of Fruits Basket. Did something change? Maybe. If you're like me who keeps up with seasonal anime, you could already guess what are the… Continue reading Where Are the Shoujo Anime?

15 Bara Manga for Beginners (18+)

I've been discussing the Bara genre for some time now. And at this point this is what most of you are waiting for. Before you take a dive into this the topics explored contains some of the most explicit themes and it may not be suitable for everyone. I'm making it a point here. The… Continue reading 15 Bara Manga for Beginners (18+)

Bara Influences in Anime and Shows that Have Them

While the Bara genre is still not known to the general public, the elements is gradually showing up in anime today. Slow, but taking one step at a time is better than never. Compared to its more in-demand counterpart, Yaoi, or in other cases Shounen-Ai, both genres are still not being talked about in a… Continue reading Bara Influences in Anime and Shows that Have Them

The Origins of Bara

Like with all kinds of mediums, Bara has a history of its own. And it comes with its own prejudice. History for some reason won't always tell the full story despite the amount of information today. Bara (薔薇) in itself translates into "rose", a flower most of you are familiar with. If you don't understand… Continue reading The Origins of Bara

Bara: Scratching the Rough Surface

Queer media in Japanese media has its own niche. Whether it would be guys loving guys or girls loving girls. In anime form, this is known through its Yaoi or Yuri anime, manga, or light novels. Another form of male-to-male relationships is also being created as time goes by. Think of it as a Seinen… Continue reading Bara: Scratching the Rough Surface

Understanding Minare’s Character in “Wave, Listen to Me!”

Halfway through this anime it keeps getting out of control yet it all comes full circle when you know who's making things up. From the ramblings, to the many assumptions, and even the struggles of a grown-up. For those who actually watched the show, it's already obvious. Who is it you ask? It's Minare Koda… Continue reading Understanding Minare’s Character in “Wave, Listen to Me!”

How Music Elevates an Experience in ID:Invaded

Remember that one episode where Sakaido and Anaido cross through a desolate desert in their minds? That's how hot it is in my home country right now. Sure it might not reach that hot but living in the tropics has its drawbacks. With that said, let's look back at a recent anime from the start… Continue reading How Music Elevates an Experience in ID:Invaded