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)

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)

Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 3)

It's that most glorious time of the year, summer vacation, and Fumiya Tomozaki's life councilor Aoi Hinami has given him his harshest challenges yet: befriending dudes and scoring himself a babe. The Cringe: Something this series has pulled off well is Tomozaki's dialogue, but not because he speaks with the most wondrous Shakespearean prose. Quite … Continue reading Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 3)

What’s the Difference? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is interesting in regards to its adaptations. The original novel has no illustrations of its main characters, aside from the zoomed out shot of the leads on a riverside balcony, so the manga and the film took liberties with their character designs. How everybody looks is just scratching the … Continue reading What’s the Difference? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

What Another Side: Earthbound Fills In That Your Name Left Out

Makoto Shinkai's latest opus, Weathering With You, just hit theaters, and me being the privileged first-world citizen that I am went and saw it, and it was pretty good. The insert songs featuring Toko Miura are top-notch, and there's a shot of a fireworks display while the camera pans through Tokyo that's absolutely stunning. I … Continue reading What Another Side: Earthbound Fills In That Your Name Left Out