The Forbidden Game at A08-63 – The Promised Neverland Volume 8 Review

How will Emma and Ray solve the difficult situation they found themselves in at the end of Volume 7? Will their unnamed guide offer some help? Or will they have to find the solution themselves? Emma and Ray in action It turned out being the latter. They had to find the solution themselves and it turned out successful – they realized that the demons die when they are hit in their eye. Their unnamed guide, however, is still convinced Emma and Ray are going to die soon. He will make that happen himself even if the demons won’t be able to. He even decided which of the kids he will let die. It turned out to be Emma, who a bit later on tried to make him open up to her and Ray, which he refused to do. The unnamed guide has been suffering. It must have been hard. But Continue reading…

Top 5 Anime OVAs

Anime OVAs are often the more lighthearted and fanservice packed episodes. But they can also be great additions to the main story – they can provide interesting backstories, a better closure for the story or a more in-depth experience of the story. Here are my five favorite OVA episodes. I didn’t rank the picks because I realized its actually quite hard to do it xD Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu (MAL link) The Bungou Stray Dogs OVA gives us a certain important detail we haven’t found out in the main story. This alone makes it stand out from the common lighthearted OVA episodes. Kunikida is trying to go with his day as he planned, with Dazai trying to ruin that for him. A very well-made episode that expands on Kunikida’s character and makes you appreciate him more. Steins;Gate Oukoubakko no Poriomania (MAL link) After the thrilling and emotional experience of Continue reading…

A Risky Decision – The Promised Neverland Volume 7 Review

The children of Grace Field have finally reached the B06-32 which turned out to be a human shelter. Is the man awaiting for them William Minerva? I expressed my doubts about it in my Volume 6 post and it turns out I was right. Unnamed man The mysterious man in the human shelter is not William Minerva. But it turns out he also has a past of escaping human farms. But unlike the Grace Field group, his siblings didn’t survive the escape. This man was the only remaining survivor. And he stayed in the human shelter, where he seemingly lived for 13 years now. Seeing the Grace Field children only gave him negative emotions. This even led him to try shooting Emma, but luckily for the orphans some of his past traumas still seem to haunt him. I keep referring to him simply as “man” because he refuses to give Continue reading…

5 Anime I Randomly Started Watching

Usually you start a new anime because the story looks promising, you like the way it looks, you’ve seen the PV and it seems worth watching. Maybe you saw a lot of positive comments on the anime. Maybe someone called it a good match with another anime you love or someone whose opinion you find valuable recommended you the anime. My point is, there are many ways you can get interested in watching an anime. But even so, sometimes you just… start something without knowing why you did it. Maybe you were simply bored and you wanted to try out something unusual. Maybe you couldn’t resist the cuteness of that one character so you started a new anime just because of them. Or maybe, you started it for the plot. Yeah, that kind of plot. Actually all of those are legitimate reasons to start an anime. Even boredom. But I Continue reading…

When anime inspires you to… cook (part 2)

That’s right – part 2. The first post from this mini “series” that I never actually thought of as a series but maybe really is a series was about cakes. Toradora cakes to be specific. Then in this post I shared with you some of the drawings I was making for school. Now we are talking about cooking once again and this time its not a dessert. It’s onigiri. Onigiri Onigiri, or rice balls are a simple Japanese food often used as breakfast or in bentos. They are essentially a triangle-shaped ball of rice filled with stuffings. Usually they are decorated with some nori paper and seeds on top. I’ve seen them across various anime. Most notably, I can recall Aisaka Taiga making onigiri during the Toradora OVA episode, and Hinata Miyake wearing a T-shirt with an onigiri on it. While I’m not sure how well Hinata Miyake prepares her Continue reading…

On the way to B06-32 – The Promised Neverland Volume 6 Review

Volume 5 truly had everything in store for the children of Grace Field. They escaped the orphanage but had to separate from their younger family. Then they faced new challenges by the nature itself and various demons. Ray was forced to leave the group as a way to escape the demons. But even he doesn’t have infinite stamina for running away so how could he save himself from this situation? Volume 6 of The Promised Neverland provides us with the answers. Rescue When Emma collapses and things look quite bad for the group, a mysterious girl arrives and leads them to a safer place. Meanwhile, Ray also gets rescued by a similarly mysterious person. He reunites with Emma in what looks like a cave. Upon meeting one of their rescuers, Ray is sharp-eyed as always and notices that it is in fact, a demon. Emma thought for a moment that Continue reading…

Bungou Stray Dogs Opening Breakdown

Time for a new opening breakdown! The last one I did was for Kaguya-sama: Love is War, which was now 2 months ago. And in that case it was actually a breakdown of the ending sequence, but you get the point (I hope). Studio Bones has really shown that they know how to make their openings and endings look fantastic. Especially with those 2 special openings at the start of Bungou Stray Dogs season 2. Both of them just looked so classy, so fitting for the mood. Not to mention the song that was a true banger. I still keep coming back to those openings because I simply love them so much. With season 3 came another few backstory episodes and with that another special opening sequence, mostly featuring Chuuya and Dazai. I did love that sequence as well, but it hasn’t quite reached those highs of the special openings Continue reading…

Finding Your Place – Hanasaku Iroha Review

Life won’t always go to plan. Sometimes things will just unfold in a different way than expected. And when that happens, the best thing to do is to search for the positives in the situation. It may turn out to be a valuable experience, or as they say “blessing in disguise”. This is exactly the situation Ohana Matsumae found herself in when her mother left her with no other choice but to start working at her grandmother’s inn. Truth is, Ohana wanted a change of pace, but I doubt working as a maid at an inn was what she had on her mind. Hanasaku Iroha follows Ohana’s journey as a Kissuiso maid, the experience that brought her much more than she probably expected. Warning, this review will include spoilers. The story Hanasaku Iroha’s story is quite simple – it follows Ohana’s adaptation to her life new life at Kissuiso, making Continue reading…

Escaping the anime-only zone – The Promised Neverland Volume 5 Review

During the Winter 2019 anime season we’ve been treated by the fantastic anime adaptation of The Promised Neverland. It had one big problem tho – it ended. Usually you would start collecting or reviewing a manga series from the very first volume. But my curiosity got the better of me and I’ve started reading The Promised Neverland from the fifth volume onwards. I do plan to collect the first four volumes. But it’s gonna happen a bit later I guess. With this in mind, the title of Volume 5 – Escape is fitting. Not only because the children have escaped Grace Field but also because the volume marks my Escape from being an anime-only follower of The Promised Neverland… Chapters 35 – 37 However, not all chapters from Volume 5 are content not adapted in the anime. The first 3 chapters, titled ‘Action, Part 4 & 5’ and ‘Escape’, cover Continue reading…

Real Neat Blog Award

A few weeks ago I was happy to realize that I’ve been nominated for something called the “Real Neat Blog Award”. It’s the first time I’ve been nominated for any kind of post like this, and once again I would like to thank Crow’s World of Anime for giving me this opportunity 😀 The Rules If you don’t know what this is about, here are the rules. Display the logo Thank the bloggers for the award (already done that, but another thank you won’t hurt :P) Answer the questions from the one who nominated you Nominate 7 to 10 bloggers (I might be a tad less expansive too but let’s see) Ask them 7 questions The Logo In accordance with the rules, here’s the official logo: (shameless copy-paste) The Questions Which anime writer most inspires you, or which anime writer turns out material you find inspirational? Well I guess Yuyuko Takemiya Continue reading…