Today, I learned shogi purely so I can better understand one of my favorite anime shows!

[Repost] Hello, I am The Luminous Mongoose, and today, I got to learn some Japanese chess! I am midway through March Comes in Like a Lion’s 2nd season, and the shogi terminology and moves going over my head has become too much for me to bear. So, instead of giving up the show that I love so dearly, I instead coerced a Japanese friend of … Continue reading Today, I learned shogi purely so I can better understand one of my favorite anime shows!

A Warm Light in the Cold Darkness: Sangatsu no Lion S1 Review

[Repost, some very bad things happened to my personal life I need to handle first. Wish me good luck, guys :(] Imagine yourself in a quiet riverside, with snow falling down like rain and winds of biting cold. You are warming your hands by a huge campfire, all alone in the cold, and yet you’re snug and comfortable. Despite being surrounded by harsh and unforgiving … Continue reading A Warm Light in the Cold Darkness: Sangatsu no Lion S1 Review

I Swear I’m Watching This For The Shogi – The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!

Hi, I am the Luminous Mongoose, and it’s incredibly hard to convince people I like this show for the plot. Beneath the unfortunate veneer of lolicon fanservice, The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done is nevertheless a heartfelt and genuine tale about determination and skill in the competitive scene of shogi. I was very quick to deride this show for being a show that’s all about … Continue reading I Swear I’m Watching This For The Shogi – The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!