I’ve been reading a lot more manga as of late. While I dip my toes into several titles, I find it hard to follow them weekly. So many manga feels less “episodic” when read in a weekly format. It always feel more like I’m watching half of a complete episode. It’s a rare exception for a manga to grab my attention weekly and leave me … Continue reading Boy’s Abyss Review: Exploring The Darker Side of Intimacy
Trigger Warning: There will be discussion of heavy topics such as self-harm, depression, child abuse and the usual uncomfortable topics that have to be brought up when mental health is discussed. Please be warned. I’ve talked about mental health at GREAT length before on this blog. My Doki Doki Psychology Club post is probably my most researched article on this blog, and I was very … Continue reading Asuperu Kanojo: A Bittersweet Manga About A Girl With Asperger’s Syndrome
[Man, I sure peaked early, huh? I’ve been doing a lot of these remastered reposts lately. My views on anime and manga have changed a lot since the time I wrote theses posts. With a “mature” perspective, I want to talk about my old points and see if they still hold up for me or not.]As always, Future Lumi in bold. I think I’m always … Continue reading Why The Best Girl Always Loses [Remastered]
[Repost, because this dumb hiatus is taking longer than expected. Also, for a short update on my life rn, it’s pretty busy. Birthdays, work and other stuff has been happening, but rest assured, I am still writing!] I finished Watamote a LONG time ago, and first things first, this is what struck me: Tomoko is a pathetic loner. Not a quirky loner in most other … Continue reading Watamote: How to make a loser protagonist feel like an ACTUAL loser.
Christmas episodes are wonderful, but ever noticed how they all end up following a certain formula. A group of friends try to celebrate Christmas, but inexplicably, one of them has the gall to not like Christmas! Can they cheer each other up ? Spoilers: They always do. Surprisingly enough, in all the anime I’ve watched over the 3 years of anime I’ve been watching, only … Continue reading How SAO Shakes Up The Christmas Episode
Way back when I was a lad, I had aspirations of being a creative story writer. It was only until after high school that I realized creative writing is REALLY hard, and I’ve kind of chilled out on it. However, I like going back and reading my stories, awful they may be. Recently, I started writing again, and one of my more successful stories is … Continue reading Spooktober Horror: Alice
[Repost again, only this time I did a lot of rewriting to make the poem flow better] Hi, I suddenly felt creative today, and made a poem. After reading so much depressing manga over the last few months,I wanted to try my hand at creative writing again after being away from it for so long. A major influence on this was March Comes In Like … Continue reading Spooktober Poetry: The Siren by Lumi (Rewrite)
“Hey, this isn’t anime!”, I hear some of you exclaim. Well, too bad for you, because Garfield is a manga as per Japan’s definition, so it counts! Garfield is a famous comic strip that started in 1978 about a cat who hates Mondays and loves lasagna, and his interactions with his owner, Jon Arbuckle. Garfield Minus Garfield is the exact same thing, except, you guessed … Continue reading Spooktober: The Existential Horror Of Garfield
CONTENT WARNING: This post will be dealing with serious topics such as depression and domestic abuse. If you have issues with reading about content such as this, you have been fairly warned. Wandering randomly on the interwebs, I found a rather strange new virtual youtuber. Now, her content in of itself is “harmless”. It revolves around a woman named Reiko. Her content consist of her … Continue reading Meet Reiko, Virtual Youtuber and…….. Victim of Domestic Abuse?
I’ve read a LOT more manga than I’ve watched anime recently. Like with any top of anything list based on opinion, this highly subject to change as my taste in manga changes with the seasons. Does manga even have any seasons? Like, now that I think about it, is Weekly Shounen Jump’s presence in the market a different source of consistency for the manga industry … Continue reading Friday Funsies: Lumi’s Top 5 Manga of All Time (For Now)