The Sin of Love: Jigoku no Enra Manga Review

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As a lawfully good student, Takamura Komachi certainly did not expect the sons of Yama to come for her. Worst of all, they’ve come to take her to Hell for an unknown sin. Falling in love with one of them is definitely out of the question! ⌈ General Information ⌋ Written and illustrated by Shimada Chie, Jigoku no Enra is a Shoujo manga featuring the relationship between humans and demons. Also known as Enra in Hell, the manga has a rather short length of only 17 chapters. Despite this, the series guarantees its readers’ satisfaction with every chapter. ⌈ Synopsis ⌋ In summary, Jigoku no Enra follows Takamura Komachi, the daughter of a lawyer and a public prosecutor. Raised as a walking book of laws, Komachi didn’t expect the sudden arrival of Enra. To become Yama’s successor, Enra has the task of sending future sinners […]

Fleeting Rain: A Review on Kotonoha no Niwa

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“A faint clap of thunder, clouded skies. Perhaps rain will come. If so, will you stay here with me?” – Yukari Yukino ⌈ General Information ⌋ From renowned director Makoto Shinkai comes Kotonoha no Niwa, a 2013 anime drama film starring Irino Miyu and Hanazawa Kana. Also known as The Garden of Words, the film is a product of CoMix Wave Films. Additionally, this anime movie acquired a manga adaptation with illustrations by Motohashi Midori. ⌈ Synopsis ⌋ During rainy mornings, 15-year-old shoemaker Takao Akizuki visits the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. There, he meets the mysterious 27-year-old woman Yukari Yukino. The pair has personal reasons as to why they regularly come to the garden. Takao skips his morning classes to design shoes and Yukino avoids work due to personal problems. While Takao freely opens up about his life, Yukino tells him nothing about herself. When […]

For the Love of Bananas: An Aho Girl Anime Review

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With great power… comes great stupidity?! To earn the title of Aho Girl, one must commit ludicrous feats of idiocy! With great pride in her foolishness, Hanabatake Yoshiko certainly fits this title. ⌈ General Information ⌋ Written and illustrated by Hiroyuki, Aho Girl is initially a slice-of-life comedy Shounen manga. On November 2012, the manga became a feature in the Weekly Shonen Magazine. The series moved to Bessatsu Shonen Magazine between July 2015 and December 2017. Adapted into a tv series by Diomedéa, the show aired between July and September 2017. ⌈ Synopsis ⌋ Hanabatake Yoshiko is a girl who defies all intelligence. With consistent zero scores in exams, this banana-obsessed dimwit caused even her mother to lose hope. Consequently, there is one person who can keep her sanity in check: her childhood friend Akuru Akutsu. A-kun is always ready to beat down Yoshiko’s idiotic […]

Top 10 Light Novels of 2017

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The year is close to its end. 2017 proved to be a memorable year for anime. This December, Oricon announced the best-selling novels that topped the charts. In this special list, the top 10 light novels of 2017 take the spotlight! Did your favorite novel make the cut? Find out below! 10. Youjo Senki Military, Magic Set in a world of magical warfare, Youjo Senki follows the story of Tanya Degurechaff. Notoriously known as the “Devil of the Rhine”, she is a young soldier infamous for her ruthlessness and tactical prowess. Underneath her seemingly harmless exterior is the soul of a man who challenged Being X, a self-proclaimed god. Reincarnated as a little girl, Tanya resolves to ascend the military ranks and recreate the peaceful life she once knew.     9. Overlord Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Magic, Supernatural The popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil […]

Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji: An Anime Review

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Oftentimes, people tell lies to gain the respect or admiration of others. We usually ignore small lies like these in the long run. Unfortunately for Shinohara Erika, things got out of hand. Fate certainly wasn’t in the Wolf Girl’s favor… or was it? “You don’t get to choose who you fall for. The heart doesn’t always work the way you want it to. You should just follow your feelings honestly. You’ll be happier that way.” – Ayumi Sanda ⌈ General Information ⌋ Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji is originally a Shoujo manga by Ayuko Hatta. Also known as Wolf Girl and Black Prince, the series acquired a drama CD adaptation in 2013. In 2014, Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine announced an anime adaptation for the series. Lasting 12 episodes, the anime ran from October to December 2014. ⌈ Synopsis ⌋ On the first day of school, […]

Special Service: Blend S Anime Review

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Special service cafes are a common sight in anime shows nowadays. But there’s always that one missing factor: character variation. With Blend S in Fall 2017’s comedy roster, get ready laugh to your heart’s content! ⌈ General Information ⌋ Written and illustrated by Miyuki Nakayama, Blend S is initially a four-panel comic strip manga. In October 2013, it first appeared in Hobunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine. The studio A-1 Pictures produced an anime adaptation for the series that premiered in October 2017. The show is still ongoing to this day. ⌈ Synopsis ⌋ Sakuranomiya Maika, a high school student who dreams of studying overseas, wants to save up money through a part-time job. Although naturally sweet and friendly, Maika has one big problem. No one wants to hire her because of her scary smile! Failing multiple times at job interviews, she finds herself a […]

Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi Anime Review

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For those deemed as monsters, isolation is the only way to prevent spreading their misfortune unto others. But as fate’s red string unfurls, even the most unfortunate may find their way out of loneliness. “I want to feel you. I want to feel your warmth.” – Cardia Beckford ⌈ General Information ⌋ Produced exclusively for PlayStation Vita, Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi is an otome game by Otomate. The visual novel released in 2014 across Japan and in 2015 for North America and Europe. An anime adaptation by M.S.C. premiered on October 2017 and is still ongoing as of today. ⌈ Synopsis ⌋ In the outskirts of London, an abandoned mansion houses a rather peculiar girl. Cardia Beckford bears a virulent poison that melts anything she touches which causes people to call her a monster. An unexpected turn of events lands her in the arms of […]