Author Archives: Shokubutsujin

REVIEW: Enigma

Title: ENIGMA Author / Artist: SAKAKI Kenji Other works by mangaka: No other works (Her husband is USUTA Kyousuke though, so maybe there are similarities between the two) Status: Complete (7 volumes) Genre/s: Drama, adventure, mystery, psychological, supernatural, shounen My … Continue reading

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Islands of Japan

Japan’s four main islands — Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido — comprise 97% of it’s total land area, as well as most of the people, but there are actually about 6,800 islands in Japan, though approximately 430 of these are … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Voices of Love

Title: VOICES OF LOVE (Ai no koe) Author / Artist: HAZUKI Kanae Other works by mangaka: Setsunai Koi, Suki o Choudai, Girls Drops Status: Complete (1 volume) Genre/s: Drama, josei, mature, romance, school life, smut My opinion: I have been … Continue reading

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Kanji mumblings from Spirited Away

I found this very interesting text on tumblr about the kanji from the bathouse that come out in the movie Spirited away.   ” I always wondered why the symbol “ゆ” (said “yu”) was on the door to the bath … Continue reading

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Hayao Miyazaki always gets the credit

Hayao Miyazaki seems to be one of the most popular and the most known Japanese animation directors out of Japan, and no wonder with movies like Spirited Away, Howl’s moving castle or Porco Rosso; movies you can, and want, to … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Cat street

Title: CAT STREET Author / Artist: KAMIO Youko Other works by mangaka: Hana Yori Dango, Matsuri Special, Sayonara o Arigatou Status: Complete (8 volumes) Genre/s: Drama, romance, school life, shoujo, slice of life My opinion: It’s basically about a girl … Continue reading

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Deadman Wonderland and Chenzhuang Wonderland

This is probably just me over thinking things and trying to arrive to conclusions and see similarities in things that have nothing to do with each other, but have you read/seen the manga/anime Deadman Wonderland? And you know that the … Continue reading

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