A Special Halloween Top 5: Spirits, Ghosts, and Dead People – With Luminous Mongoose

Luminous Mongoose has had a busy month organising a number of collaborative top 5 lists for the spooky season. I was really happy they asked me to be a part of it, though I definitely struggled with time management (it has been a really busy month). Still, I love Halloween and all things creepy so … Continue reading A Special Halloween Top 5: Spirits, Ghosts, and Dead People – With Luminous Mongoose

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Kieli Volume 1 Novel Review: Finding A Place To Be You Is Always Hard

Set on a world colonised long ago and all but out of resources after a devastating war, there's a sense that everything here is coming to an end and the people are just going through the motions of living because there's nothing better to do. From a technological point of view there's a strange mix between old and new as there are weapons and machines left over from by-gone eras that are pretty fantastic, and then there are things more reminiscent of more of the 19th Century. The mix works well to create a world that feels fresh even while a lot of what it presents has been done before.

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 1: Human Enters Apartment Full of Ghosts With Expected Results

Overview: Yushi Inaba is forced into an awkward living situation at his uncle's house after his parents pass away. He decides that when he goes to high school, he's going to live on his own, and finds an ultra-cheap apartment named Kotobuki-so. But it was a monster apartment, filled with monsters, humans, and ghosts! - … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 1: Human Enters Apartment Full of Ghosts With Expected Results

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia Series Review

There's no mystery that I really enjoyed aspects of this anime. Yuuko took a place on my Top 5 list of Characters with Convenient Missing Memories and the anime made my top 5 list of supernatural anime. However, that doesn't mean that there aren't issues with this series. With its varying tone, characters that don't … Continue reading Dusk Maiden of Amnesia Series Review

Blood Lad Series Review

Overview: Staz (a vampire) rules a district in the demon world but is completely obsessed with Japanese culture from the human world. Fuyumi (a Japanese girl) somehow ends up in the demon world Staz is thrilled until she's eaten and becomes a ghost. Staz then begins searching for a way to resurrect her. Review: This … Continue reading Blood Lad Series Review

Ghost Hunt Episodes 14 – 17

If you missed them check out my reviews of the previous arcs: Evil Spirits All Over The Doll House The Afterschool Hexer Ghost Story in the Park Silent Christmas Review: Forbidden Pastime And for a third time this series returns to a school setting, but this time it returns for my favourite story of the … Continue reading Ghost Hunt Episodes 14 – 17

Ghost Hunt Episodes 11 – 13

Two arcs reviewed together this time because they are both pretty short. If you want to catch up you can check out my previous reviews of Evil Spirits all Over, The Doll House and The Afterschool Hexer. Review: Ghost Story in The Park This stand alone episode is a refreshing change. We're outdoors, in the … Continue reading Ghost Hunt Episodes 11 – 13

Ghost Hunt Episodes 4 – 6

I previously reviewed the first arc Evil Spirits All Over. Now that Mai is part of Shibuya Psychic Research I want to look at their next case. Review: The Doll House The SPR team are hired to investigate a haunted house where a woman lives with her sister-in-law and niece. The rest of our psychics, … Continue reading Ghost Hunt Episodes 4 – 6

Shonen Maid Episode 5

An overview can be found on my previous review. Review: Two sort of separated stories this week. The first deals with a sprained ankle and Chihiro dealing with feeling like he isn't really needed after all. The second sees them watching a scary movie and of course then being scared of ghosts. How the episode … Continue reading Shonen Maid Episode 5

Nanana’s Buried Treasure – Series Review

As this is a whole series review I'm not even trying to stick to the 100 words. Overview: So, Nanana (of the very hard to pronounce name) is a ghost living in a dorm room where Jyugo moves in. He's been 'disowned' by his family though it's obviously more complicated than that, and even if … Continue reading Nanana’s Buried Treasure – Series Review