Welcome to the N.H.K. review: Not your average politically correct anime

N.H.K. ni Youkoso review

“Humans are organisms that lie” is probably the best, condensed description of Welcome to the N.H.K., which was uttered by the TV anime’s main character, hikikomori Tatsuhiro Satou himself. The Welcome to the N.H.K. (N・H・Kにようこそ!, N.H.K. ni Youkoso) anime series premiered sixteen long years ago (2006). Nevertheless, it hasn’t lost any of its original appeal … Read more

Ghibli X Star Wars anime short Zen – Grogu (Baby Yoda) and Dust Bunnies [Review] and new key visual released

On November 12, 2022, a hand-drawn anime short by Studio Ghibli titled Zen – Grogu and Dust Bunnies has begun streaming on Disney+. A new key visual features Grogu (whom everyone just calls Baby Yoda) in a meditative pose surrounded by floating Dust Bunnies has been released. This animated short is in celebration of the … Read more

Another manga is the perfect companion to the anime and novels! [Review]


Another is one of my favorite horror franchises, and I couldn’t resist reading the manga. I tried to find the live-action movie, but there’s no official English sub-version. So, I did the next best thing and looked up reviews. Unfortunately, they’re not promising, which is disappointing, considering Another would be perfect for a live-action adaptation. … Read more

Mermaid Saga is a classic with room for more! [Review]

Mermaid Saga

Mermaids hold a special place in many hearts. However, most Western fans are introduced to them through The Little Mermaid. But like any magical creature, they can be horrific! My first exposure to Rumiko Takahashi’s Mermaid Saga came from the OVA version of Mermaid’s Forest with Japanese subtitles on VHS. This might have been my … Read more