Category Archives: CULTURE

Princess Connect! Re:Dive Episode 7 Impression

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On this episode, Christina and the Shadows starts attacking a town. Later, Yuuki regains more of his memories to help counter attack.

So it’s interesting to see corrupted Shiori and Christina attack the town along with the Shadows. Also, I liked how Hatsune reveals more of her abilities and rescues Shiori from Shadow corruption. Other than that, it’s nice that Yuuki gets more memory recovery for being the Princess Knight and even has slightly improved speaking. Now what’s going to be the next plot? I definitely can’t wait to find out. Overall, awesome Shadows battle and more nice Yuuki memory recovery. …continue reading


Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta Episode 7 Impression

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On this episode, Katarina and her friends does their final exam dungeon. Meanwhile, Sophia regains more of her former life memories and friendship with Katarina.

Whoa, the final exam dungeon plot surprisingly has a bunch of magic action which is awesome. Also, it’s interesting to see Sophia’s former life memories being fully revealed and along her friendship with Katarina. Other than that, I find it hilarious that Katarina’s oblivious personality still gets her friends in trouble in the dungeon and she unfortunately doesn’t realize Sophia’s memory recovery. Now what’s going to be the next plot? I definitely can’t wait to find out. Overall, cool final exam dungeon plot and some more hilarious scenes. …continue reading


A Look at “I Sold My Life for 10K Yen Per Year”

I Sold My Lifespan for 10k Yen manga covers

We all have kinds of taboo topics that reinforce what’s appropriate to talk about. Religion, money, politics, sex, etc. While these are reasonable topics to avoid addressing in many cases, there’s one taboo topic that really affects everyone. It’s death. In modern urban society, we all avoid any mention of it with good reason. Yet we live our lives to a point where we may feel that death is an appropriate way to escape.

What if you felt that way? What if you realized that life is mostly meaningless and then try to get rid of your future? A manga adaptation of a well-known Japanese novel takes a look at that possibility and how it can lead to an unexpected and profound experience for the better.

This manga, I Sold My Life for 10,000 Yen Per Year” by Shoichi Taguchi, made me wonder about how much people matter in living a life well lived.

The series, based off a novel called “3 Days of Happiness” by Sugaru Miaki, is about a 30-year man named Kusunoki, whose life hasn’t turned out the way it expected for him. While he was an ace student in his younger days, Kusunoki has no direction in life. He spends his days living off of part-time work. One day, while selling old books and DVDs to a secondhand shop, the owner of the shop tells Kusunoki about a place that buys your lifespan for a set price depending on how much value your life has accumulated. Kusunoki finds the place, gets a quota and sells off the 30 years of his life for 300,000 yen. He only has 3 months to live. Kusunoki is assigned an observer, a girl by the name of Miyagi, whose job is to chronicle the rest of …continue reading


Hachi-nan tte, Sore wa Nai deshou! Episode 7 Impression

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On this episode, Well’s group gets forced to participate in a non-magic tournament. Later, his party becomes motivated to win.

So um, I pretty much have mixed feelings on this plot because I mostly can’t comprehend the original author’s logic. An example is why Wells is forced to be in a physical only tournament with no magic even though he’s already getting known a mage. Also, I’m starting to not like Ena Louise because they just exist to be boring personality prostitutes for our male lead. Other than that, it’s unfortunately becoming in the same boat as Isekai Cheat Magician and I may just drop this series. Now what’s going to be the next plot? I hope it’ll regain a better pace. Overall, boring tournament plot and some lame character development. …continue reading


Choosing to Read Manga – The Fewer There Are, The Better They Become

A small collection of manga

With a lot of manga available out there in print and online, you can say that there’s something for everyone. Yet with the wide variety of manga comes the chance that any new manga reader can get overwhelmed with the choices they have at their disposal.

So what is it a fan can do to introduce a new reader into manga and possibly more? Perhaps a good way to start is to start from a low number for choices and then go up from there.

What do I mean? Let’s say there’s a manga reader who wants to read action series. You suggest Shonen Jump as that’s the go-to choice for action manga. But the thing is Shonen Jump has a lot of series and not all the titles may appeal to the new reader.

What you do instead is narrow it down to a few select choices. You can ask your new manga reader friend specifics about what kind of action series they like. Do they like superheroes? Do they like thrillers? Do they like drawn-out epics? When you do that, you present to them something like My Hero Academia, The Promised Neverland, One Piece, etc. and only those series for now.

Why is this important? For starters, when you start off with a wide variety of choices to choose from, it tires the mind of the one who’s choosing. Let’s say that I have 24 manga titles to choose from to start off as a manga reader. At first, it’s exciting because all those titles look to be interesting. However, the more I look into those series and find almost all to be worth reading, I start to stress. I begin to have a tough time choosing what to read in the end. The enthusiasm starts to …continue reading