Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 5)

The mood's pretty rotten in Tomozaki's class. Konno's crush has hooked up with one of the main heroines, and she's taking her anger out on the petite but mighty Hanabi Natsubayashi, or Tama, whose take-no-prisoners attitude isn't winning her supporters, despite Konno's daily bullying. She expresses a desire to change herself for the better, similar … Continue reading Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 5)

Flash Review – Classroom of the Elite (Vol. 5)

Summer vacation is tragically over for the students of the Advanced Nurturing High School, and already they're pitted against one another in fierce competition, this time athleticism being put to the test for the school-wide sports festival. However, scheming and plotting is afoot as another of the classes guns for gutting Class D alive, and … Continue reading Flash Review – Classroom of the Elite (Vol. 5)

What’s the Difference? Howl’s Moving Castle

The transition of Howl's Moving Castle from novel to film is interesting. The lot of the differences come from two sources: the adaptation process itself and the director who helmed the production, Hayao Miyazaki, who put his thumbprint on the flick. Each medium has its share of characters unique to that form, so when I … Continue reading What’s the Difference? Howl’s Moving Castle

Flash Review – A Side Character’s Love Story (Vol. 1-7)

As a person, Nobuku Tanaka is unassuming and unremarkable, and her quiet demeanor has her sinking into the background. In other terms, she's a side character in life. But even side characters need a lil' loving, so, with a little help from her coworkers, she steels herself for that scariest of introvert problems: getting close … Continue reading Flash Review – A Side Character’s Love Story (Vol. 1-7)

Flash Review – Classroom of the Elite (Vol. 4.5)

It's summer vacation, which means hardly a soul of the student body has any obligations to schoolwork, so, with so much free time, the cast run about doing the things this collection of short stories tells. The Plainness: These being short stories, there's a limit to how mesmerizing any of the chapters can be, and … Continue reading Flash Review – Classroom of the Elite (Vol. 4.5)