In this corner of this world

Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni: The Crane beyond the scraps

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Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni, also known as In This Corner of the World in English is a  Japanese animated wartime drama film produced by MAPPA. The film is based on the manga written and illustrated by Fumiyo Kōno.  Animatsu Entertainment licensed the global distribution rights of the film in June 2016. Shout! Factory has acquired the distribution rights for North America, with a U.S. theatrical release on August 11, 2017, co-released by Funimation Films. Here’s a quick preview of this magnificent movie. Credits to Animatsu Entertainment Plot Set in the timeline of 1930s–1940s where World War II being experienced by Japanese people, a young daydreamer embarks to the world full of hardship as she experiences adulthood along the way. Suzu was a talented illustrator who lives in Hiroshima and Kure, an unknown young man, had suddenly proposed to her, after remembering seeing Suzu ten years ago. With fantastic experiences, Suzu married him and moved to […]

The Heat of Love: A Sabaku no Harem Manga Review

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Witness a romance that’s hotter than the sun in Sabaku no Harem! Follow Kallum and Mishe in their journey through the unrelenting desert and watch their love bloom. General Information From author and illustrator Yumeki Mitsuru comes Sabaku no Harem, a series featuring love amidst the blistering sands. Also known as Harem in the Desert, the manga is currently ongoing with 25 chapters to date. Synopsis Once a slave, Mishe suddenly falls into the hands of a wealthy man, and a prince no less! When one catches a prince’s attention, it is understandable for common folk to bow and comply to his every command. But under those circumstances, Mishe didn’t yield so easily. Instead, she defies him with utmost dignity even as he takes her as one of his concubines! Thus begins Mishe’s journey alongside Prince Kallum and his harem in the desert. Eny’s Thoughts […]

War Flower: A Geten no Hana Manga Review

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Travel back in time to the Azuchi-Momoyama period! Meet Nobunaga Oda, Mitsuhide Akechi, and many more in Geten no Hana, a historical harem like no other. “For a dream, you would sacrifice anything and everything. It is something that you heedlessly offer your whole life. It is that which even changes your way of being.” Nobunaga Oda General Information Written and illustrated by Kumada Yuka, Geten no Hana is a historical reverse harem manga. Also known as Flower of the Human World, the 14-chapter series debuted from May 2013 to August 2014. The series is an adaptation of a PSP game of the same name by developer Ruby Party. Synopsis Geten no Hana follows the story of Hotaru, a ninja from the Iga village. When a client sends her a strange request, Hotaru finds herself in Azuchi castle. This castle is home to Nobunaga Oda, […]

Gintama- Mia’s anime review

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General Information Gintama is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The series has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) by Sunrise and was featured at Jump Fiesta 2006 Anime Tour in 2005. This was followed by a full anime series, which debuted on April 4, 2006, on TV Tokyo and finished on March 25, 2010. Two animated films have also been produced. A new anime series continuing after the events in the Gintama anime series, under the same title premiered on January 9, 2017. Synopsis The story was set in Edo era, where human were attacked by aliens called Amanto. Samurai and Shogun cooperate to battle against the aliens. However, once shogun realized the power of alien, they betrayed the samurai and started to surrender the alien. Gintoki Sakata, who was a samurai, helped […]

Emma – A Victorian Romance

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Emma – A Victorian Romance, also known as Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma, is a classic anime which some of you may know already. Its first season was released in 2005 while the 2nd season was aired in 2007.  For the sake of others who are not yet familiar with the series though, I’ll try reviewing it without spoiling as much. I’ll be reviewing the two seasons together in this article, in order to give you a full coverage. Emma’s Story The story is happening in 19th century so if you are a lover of this era just like me, then you will probably love it. Our heroin is none other than Emma. She is a maid working at the house of an old teacher since she was a 15-year-old. One day, a former student from a rich family named William came to visit his teacher. He […]

Shounen Onmyouji – Mia’s Anime Review

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General Information Shounen Onmyouji started as a Japanese light novel written by Mitsuru Yuki and illustrated by Sakura Asagi. This light novel is composed of 47 volumes, included three short stories and some side stories. Shounen Onmyouji was adapted to manga and musical in 2005. Since fans could not get enough of it, Studio Deen made an anime adaptation of this light novel in October 2006. Synopsis Shounen Onmyouji‘s story began in Heian era. The story revolves around a man called Abe no Masahiro who was the grandson of the great onmyoji, Abe no Seimei. However, Masahiro was unlucky since he lost his sixth sense and ability to see spirits. Thus, Masahiro loses his confidence and is often overshadowed by his grandfather’s ability. One day, Masahiro met a-fox like creature named Mokkun. Since then, Mokkun who has greater powers to fight demon helped Masahiro to […]

Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine: Zien’s Anime Review

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Fast Facts: Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine, also known as The Royal Tutor in English, originated as a shounen manga created by Higasa Akai. Yen Press currently handles its publication. Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine has been adapted into an anime under the same title. Studio Bridge took care of the series’ production. It has 12 episodes which was aired from April to June 2017. Each of them runs for 24 minutes. Zien’s Synopsis: Viktor von Glanzreich, the King of Glanzreich, ascended the throne at a young age. He now has five sons and 1 daughter. While his first son serves as the legitimate heir to the throne by birth right, he thought as a king that it would be best to hone the skills of the other 4 princes just in case something bad happens to his successor. To ensure that his four princes are given equal attention, […]