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Book Review: Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol. 1: Dawn

Space: the eternal frontier. This is the story of admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm. His mission: to unite the war-torn galaxy under his rule, to reform the decaying Galactic Empire, to conquer what so many men dreamed of conquering before. Do you believe I can seize this universe and make it my own? More than 33 years have passed since Yoshiki Tanaka published the first volume of Ginga Eiyū Densetsu, or Legend of the Galactic Heroes. After its completion in 1987,… Continue Reading →

Anime Review: Ping Pong the Animation

Do you believe in heroes? The kind who’s sure come to save me when I’m in a pinch, however deeply I’m locked away. I’ve waited for him for so long. And today he’s coming back. Everyone has certain preferences regarding their taste in anime and fiction, in general. I’m a dark-fantasy-epic-sci-fi-historic-tragedy kind of person. Rooting for a group of teenage misfits with color-coded hairstyles who slowly grow into a team that ends up beating another high school’s elite squad against… Continue Reading →

Anime Review: Noir

Noir… It is the name of an ancient fate. Two maidens who govern death. The peace of the newly born, their black hands protect. My job is to kill people. Mireille Bouquet is an assassin for hire in modern-day Paris. As far as her profession permits her to, she is living her life in relative peace, until one day, she receives a strange message from an amnesic Japanese girl named Kirika Yumura. Presenting Mireille with a memento from her childhood,… Continue Reading →

Noir: My First Review for Anime Herald

Apologies for the long absence. I am back with a review of Noir that I wrote for the Anime Herald. I’m very excited to be part of their team of reviewers while dedicating this blog to longer musings in essay form, with the occasional additional review finding its place here. In a few days, you will find my review on this page. In the meantime, please head over to the Anime Herald for my Noir review.

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