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

Nintendo Switch Games I'm Looking Forward to Play

In case if you didn't know, I ran a poll at my Twitter if I could continue posts about video games. Everyone supported it and here we are. It's not everyday anime will be talked around and it's nice to broaden the horizons for once. I only have a Switch with me and I don't… Continue reading Nintendo Switch Games I'm Looking Forward to Play

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX: Filling that Niche

It's been awhile since I've played a Pokémon game. I skipped Sword and Shield as a first for the series and this is the second game I've bought so far for my Switch. Why? I've been selective of games as of late and time has been too restrictive. If it's lacking for me, then all… Continue reading Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX: Filling that Niche

Living the Moment in Wasteful Days of High School Girls

Over one weekend I had nothing to do. You get that especially when you feel like you've finished a lot of stuff to deal with. At that time it was in between two seasons where most seasonal anime have just finished airing. Since I'm impatient to wait for the new anime to drop for once… Continue reading Living the Moment in Wasteful Days of High School Girls