Boy’s Abyss Review: Exploring The Darker Side of Intimacy

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

Pseudo Review of Pseudo Harem – A Harem With A Twist!

Hey, it’s been a hot minute, but with the way 2020 is, me being self aware about hiatuses have practically become a part of this blog’s identity. In any case, I’m still reading tons of manga, constantly putting off Stein;s Gate, and now, I want to talk about one harem manga where every girl in the harem is best girl. Because they’re all the same … Continue reading Pseudo Review of Pseudo Harem – A Harem With A Twist!

The Immaturity Of Romance Anime

Isn’t it weird how so many romcoms end on the confession? If we’re lucky,we might even get a *gasp* time skip to show them with a happy family. What is it with the obsession of mangakas with the chase part of romance but borderline disinterest in developing things PAST the confession? Today, let’s talk about that. Man, I wish I had a consistent schedule like … Continue reading The Immaturity Of Romance Anime

Why The Best Girl Always Loses [Remastered]

[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]

[Review] Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai – Oregairu and Clannad’s Love Child

As somebody who can never pin down what genre I’m a fan of, the one constant that I have noticed about my preference in storytelling is this: I love bittersweet storytelling. In fact, bittersweet anything is my jam. My favorite kind of chocolate is dark chocolate. Lemonade is better than orange juice. Happy endings are for naive optimists, and sad endings are for bitter cynics. … Continue reading [Review] Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai – Oregairu and Clannad’s Love Child

Chuunibyou: Take on Me Movie Review

[Lazy repost, I’m watching Weathering With You tomorrow so I thought hey, let’s just post a review of a different romantic anime movie you recently saw. Expect the review for Weathering With You by Makoto Shinkai next week!] Well, I guess it’s Chuuni week in this blog, because after watching how terrible chuunis can be in “When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace”, I decided to remind … Continue reading Chuunibyou: Take on Me Movie Review

Friday Funsies: Platonic Friendships, Anyone? [Remastered?]

Start calling me The Luminous Iceberg, because I’m about to sink some ships today. [Remastered for my new readers and old readers alike, Future Lumi Comments in Bold.] ProZD made a hilarious video parodying the shipping fandom of every series that has ever existed, and it got me thinking: Wow, can’t buds just be buds these days? I love the friendship between Kirishima and Bakugo, … Continue reading Friday Funsies: Platonic Friendships, Anyone? [Remastered?]

Friday Funsies: The Best Of Anime Commercials

Anime and advertising go hand in hand in the country of Japan. Unlike the West, animation has been fully embraced as a medium not only for movies and TV, but as legitimate ways to market your brand to the public. This has led to a lot of funny, heartwarming and downright ridiculous commercials being made for the purpose of selling you some cup noodles or … Continue reading Friday Funsies: The Best Of Anime Commercials

The Significance of Holding Hands

[Repost of one of my favorite posts I’ve ever written. Excited to be back,but I need some time to adjust, so here’s for the new readers!] The very act of holding hands has been ingrained into us since we were infants. We first held our own parents’ fingers with the palms of our tiny hands as a way of finding comfort in a strange new … Continue reading The Significance of Holding Hands

Zuko x Jin – The Romance That Could Have Been

I am currently watching Avatar: The Last Airbender for the first time since I was like 12 years old, and only now do I realize how many subtleties and great story elements I missed out on as a child. Yes, as a child, I loved the series for being a fun adventure with a very charming cast of lead characters, but as an adult, I … Continue reading Zuko x Jin – The Romance That Could Have Been