Trash Reads – Manga I Hate to Love – Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Isekai manga and anime have always been on shaky ground for me. There are admittedly a lot of very good series that I love, but also a lot of very bad ones that tend to use the same concepts over and over again. I love seeing new ideas and innovative ways to use the isekai … More Trash Reads – Manga I Hate to Love – Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest

Waxing Philosophical: Kiki’s Delivery Service and Burnout

Kiki’s Delivery Service is the quintessential animated witch movie, brimming with magic, energy, and the imagination of Hayao Miyazaki. It’s been a while since I got the chance to sit down and watch this one, so I thought this month might be the perfect time and atmosphere to revisit one of Miyazaki’s most popular movies. … More Waxing Philosophical: Kiki’s Delivery Service and Burnout

Irregular at Magic High School Anime Season One Review

Magic school narratives have been and. I suspect, will always be very popular. With the overflowing fandom surrounding books like Harry Potter and other similar fantasy novels, the amount of stories of this type have proliferated far and wide into varying mediums. Anime and manga, in particular, took a strong interest in this narrative type. … More Irregular at Magic High School Anime Season One Review

Waxing Philosophical: What We Can Learn from even the Trashiest of Romances

Valentine’s Day is behind us but I think it’s important to continue thinking about romance and the kind of impact these kinds of stories have on readers. It’s one of the reasons I created this blog and continue to return to romance series. Reading romance books and manga were majorly important to me when I … More Waxing Philosophical: What We Can Learn from even the Trashiest of Romances