Seiyuu Feature: Katsuyuki Konishi

What is the first thing when you hear his name? A leader? A hero? A mecha pilot? A brother? A Pokémon? If you guess them all, then you got it right. This Seiyuu in particular is closely associated with a well-known genre since the beginning of the medium of anime: Mecha. Sometimes he can show… Continue reading Seiyuu Feature: Katsuyuki Konishi

Seiyuu Feature: Mariya Ise

Next on our list is a Seiyuu with versatility. And I mean it. You don't see her name often as she has made her mark in the voice acting scene. For one, she rarely focuses on radio. Plus her discography is quite small having only sung 12 anime theme songs so far and the majority… Continue reading Seiyuu Feature: Mariya Ise

Seiyuu Feature: Kenjiro Tsuda

Seiyuu (声優)A person who provides voice-overs for characters and narration for various types of media. Includes anime, video games, audio dramas, radio, live-action stints, and dubbing for non-Japanese media. Sometimes even has a discography on the side. One fact you need to take note: the extra letter "u" is important in written Romaji. If you… Continue reading Seiyuu Feature: Kenjiro Tsuda

Anime X-Change: Flowers of Evil is a Harsh Reminder to Real Life

They say anime has to be beautiful to get one's attention. We are so caught up at the time where anything considered ugly will get hated. This isn't the case for this one. Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana if you'd like to call it) has been on my Plan-to-Watch list for some time until… Continue reading Anime X-Change: Flowers of Evil is a Harsh Reminder to Real Life

Getting by in Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Gangs, drugs, underground life, immigration issues, shady deals, single mothers trying to stay afloat, and many more. For a title like Ikebukuro West Gate Park (shortened as IWGP), surely it's supposed to depict them. But what if you portray it in the most down-to-earth way possible while trying to stay serious? Well, you get another… Continue reading Getting by in Ikebukuro West Gate Park

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?

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