Recently, I have started reading The Promised Neverland, a relatively new Jump series with more than a touch of Machiavellian, Death Note-like complexity.
While this is definitely one of the reasons I am enjoying the manga so far, it’s also quite fun to theorize about demon society because, like other series’ villainous races (ie the vampires in Seraph of The End) the demons are surprisingly human, for example in the way their society assigns status and social prestige.
(very minor spoilers from the manga will follow)
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A couple of weeks ago, co-founder of Studio Ghibli Isao Takahata passed away. While this has justly come as a shock for many animation enthusiasts and fans, I think that a good way to commemorate his contribution to the art is to stand together to recognize the beauty of his creations.
As I’ve seen many fans do in the last days, here comes my own reflection on Takahata’s work: a long overdue review of my favorite Ghibli movie, and Takahata’s last creation as director, 2013 The Tale of Princess Kaguya.Read More »
Or lack thereof. I was so proud of my weekly appointment, but I couldn’t really bring myself to write anything that would ‘fit’ in the category today. The ideas that knocked at my door have been either too serious or too elaborate for a Wednesday Post. Writer’s block is back on track apparently. But before […]
Hi and hello! It has roughly been a month since I committed to a new, consistent schedule for this blog and this means it’s time for the Monthly Roundup!Read More »
Hi and hello! It’s been almost a week since I went to the Con and it’s time for a Con-experience post, complete with pictures and merch because, well, I’m weak and I ended up buying stuff I didn’t really need… but that’s the true spirit of Cons amIright?Read More »
It is a peaceful weekday evening. I skip the last term because I really don’t feel like coming home at 9pm but, being my mind the bargaining little devil it is, I’m still reading a textbook in exchange for these few hours of liberty. It sits not-quite-comfortably in my hand, while in the other I wield a mechanical pencil. Somewhere between my shoulder and my arm I managed to nestle both my bag and my coat. There’s never room for seat on public transport.
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Hi everyone! When it comes to buying anime merch, I’m not really the type of fan you would bring with you to make you feel better about purchasing $100 worth of manga. I do have a huge collection of Disney Comics that I dotingly built up over my childhood and I enjoy animation and comics, both western and eastern, but I rarely spend a lot of money on merch.
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