The Battle Begins at Goldy Pond – The Promised Neverland Volume 9 Review

With A08-63 turning out to be a secret human playground for the demons, some doubts over William Minerva’s true intentions have emerged. For Lucas at least. Now when Emma is here with her pen, he can finally find out what is behind those doors with the owl symbol in the Goldy Pond windmill. A phonecall with William Minerva Behind the doors is some sort of a control room. But more importantly there is a lake. It’s the real Goldy Pond from the map. And it has a small island that floats and water that you cannot actually feel when you touch it. Lucas and Emma were as confused by it as I am… This island has what appears to be an elevator with the owl symbol. Could this possibly take you to the human world? Emma tried using the pen to start the elevator but it hasn’t worked. Instead, the Continue reading…

The Importance of Goals – Shirobako Review

I’m just gonna get straight to the point here – Shirobako is a masterpiece. I’m sure for anyone that follows me on Twitter, its not a surprise that I’m saying this. It’s an anime that tackles different topics like the anime industry, goals, motivations and interests in life, the hardships of the work environment. It has many different layers but manages to make all of it work so well. With my own goals being working on a real anime opening/ending sequence, it’s an anime that really hits home for me and has that special meaning for me. Rewatching Shirobako after almost a year truly filled me with so much happiness, and once again worked wonders for my motivation. The story You could say Shirobako is a story that follows five girls with a common goal and their paths towards reaching that goal. But at the same time, its a story Continue reading…

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…

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…

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…

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…

I made a guest post!

Sooo I don’t really know how to do this since I’ve never made a guest post before but… Basically Mai-on were kind enough to give me the opportunity to write on their blog, so I did exactly that. The topic I wrote about was ReLIFE, which I’ve been watching over the past week. Thank you Mai-on for letting me write for you 😀 Here’s an excerpt from the review: I’m sure at some point in our lives, we all had those moments when we just wanted to start everything all over again.We all know that it’s impossible, since time travel isn’t a thing (yet).But what if you were offered a pill which makes you look 10 years younger? What if you had the chance to return to high school for a year?ReLIFE is a web manga which has been published from 2013 till 2018. A 13-Episode anime adaptation has aired Continue reading…

I loved 3-gatsu no Lion

3-gatsu no Lion was one of the most wholesome and heartwarming anime I’ve ever seen. I had teary eyes when I realized I have nothing left from it to watch. Really hoping for a season 3, as I’ve read there is enough source material for it. I feel like this anime doesn’t get the attention it deserves. The main reason is probably shogi, which people outside of Japan don’t really know much about.  And I understand that. I won’t lie, there were moments when I didn’t understand the greatness of the move that a player has made, or the references and conversations some players were having. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid this anime. Let me give you some reasons why doing that would be a mistake. The visuals The art style is a bit different than what I’m used to. And it was a nice change. But what Continue reading…

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai review… sort of

I love how Bunny Girl Senpai did its ending sequences. Each ED featured the heroine of the arc, with every respective voice actor singing the song as well. And so I thought why not make a “ranking” of those EDs, not based on how I like the singing or the visuals, but based on how much I liked the arc. I hope that made sense. In any case, let’s just get started… 5. Tomoe Koga – Ending 2 I’d say Tomoe Koga’s arc was my least favorite one. I can definitely relate to her overthinking and tendency to make everyone like her, but I had this huge wish to just tell her that things don’t work that way. You will never be liked by everyone. Just give up on that idea. Live your life for yourself and not to please others. Another thing I didn’t quite like was the whole Continue reading…