Natsume Yuujinchou

I don’t know why this wasn’t my first review – Natsume’s Book of Friends is probably one of my all time favorite series. If you’re interested in Japanese mythology, monster hunter stories, or spirit friendship, the Book of Friends is the show for you. Consisting of vignettes and short story arcs, this slice of life, bittersweet, feel good anime is the perfect watch for rainy … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou

Jack Frost

By Jin-Ho Go There are many interpretations of Jack Frost found across all types of media, but only one interpretation pegs him as a supernatural assassin living in a school for the dead called Amityville High. Amityville High is where the dead go to finalize their deaths – by killing each other. The unfortunate protagonist, Noh-A, finds herself there under unusual circumstances which upset the … Continue reading Jack Frost

Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

By Susanna Clarke Weighing in at over 780 pages, Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is a hefty, plot dense book that will tide you over for days. Despite its remarkably few characters for such a long work, it manages to entertain and reason with the most patient readers. Following the traditions of a comedy of manners as well as a historical novel, the book uses … Continue reading Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell


Fishing Ball, usually just called Tsuritama, is a beautifully animated slice of life series that follows the adventures of a young boy with social anxiety and chronicles him learning to fish. It sounds simple and slightly boring on the surface, but the visual presentation of the main character being overwhelmed in social situations by drowning while no one notices is an incredible enough detail for … Continue reading Tsuritama


By Andrew Hussie While the internet fanbase has become something of legend, the series itself transcends this stigma. As a literature major and analysis nerd, this series interests me as an amalgamation of allusions, homages, mythological retellings, and an odd amount of psychoanalysis, all to be noticed casually or examined in detail. At over 8, 124 pages of content, including text, graphics, videos, and gameplay, … Continue reading Homestuck


By Niel Gaiman Gaiman is a familiar author from such popular titles as The Graveyard Book, Coraline, American Gods, and Good Omens. Gaiman kneaded in the horror, fantasy, and humor of his written works, rolled it in a crust of stars and baked it in a mythological oven for a millennia to produce The Sandman. The embodiment of Dreams is the protagonist, along with his sister Death and their … Continue reading Sandman


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