Occultic Nine – A Review Of 2016’s Best Paranormal Anime

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Occultic Nine is one of 2016’s best paranormal anime series. Chiyomaru Shikura (also the creator of Steins;Gate), is the brain behind this masterpiece. As such, it’s not hard to see why it was one of the big and heavy hitters back in 2016. The expectations were high for a story. So high that it would have the emotional connection and twisty plot of something akin to Steins;Gate. Both titles by the same person had different mediums. Steins;Gate was based on a game, while Occultic Nine was on a light novel. Perhaps, this difference of source medium made Occultic Nine a rather unusual series than one can expect. Leaving the question of whether this anime is good or not for a second, what’s most striking about the series is how unconventional and outright weird and bold it is. Light novels, by their nature, are a medium […]

Time Travel and Murder Mystery in Erased: A Review

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Losing a loved one would certainly leave almost anyone stricken with confusion and grief, although both self-condemnation and thoughts of preventing such death are only a couple of things that would cross anyone’s mind. Fortunately, when it comes to Boku Dake Inai Machi, or Erased, Satoru Fujinuma (protagonist) finds himself in an unusual situation. Satoru was able to travel back in time to prevent such tragedy from happening. It was the time when his classmates died. However, the death of Satoru’s classmate may also have a possible link to that of his own family. Erased: The Plot Of The Anime Erased is the story of Satoru, a 29 year old aspiring manga artist. He spends most of his time working as a pizza delivery guy. However, his life is not without a hint of the supernatural. Satoru often finds himself a few minutes in the past. […]

The Kindaichi Case Files: A Review on Kindaichi’s Mysteries

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The Kindaichi Case Files mystery-themed manga centers around the young detective Hajime Kindaichi. He’s Kosuke Kindaichi‘s grandson, a famous detective from whom he got his detective skills. Now there’s some strong genes passed down from one generation to the other. The Kindaichi Case Files series is one of the earliest mystery mangas in Japan. The series started serialization in the Weekly Shonen Magazine in 1992. In addition, back in 1995, the manga gained recognition by winning the Kodansha Manga Award for shonen. Furthermore, the serialization of the new Kindaichi series started in 2004; however, it wasn’t on a regular basis until 2012. The continuation of the manga’s serialization in 2012 was to commemorate the series’ 20th year anniversary. In 2013, regular serialization continued with the title changed into The Kindaichi Case Files R (Returns). Moreover, the series ranked 2nd and 3rd in a Japanese Comic Ranking. Now there’s […]

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Literature Unveiled: A Book Girl Light Novel Review

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“When you close the book, does the story end? No! That’s such a bland way to read. Every story goes on forever in our imaginations, and its characters live on.” – Tohko Amano What would you think if on your school’s opening day you saw a girl in the shade eating a book? You’d probably think something along the lines of, “that’s weird,” and decide to avoid her. While the first part was true for Konoha, the second was  Synopsis: Konoha Inoue is a second year student in high school. When he first entered the school, he met Tohko Amano, a yokai girl who eats books. The two currently attend the school’s literature club, but as the only two members, they tend to slack off. Each day Tohko prepares writing prompts for Konoha so that he may write for her a story that tastes good. […]