I’m finally back! I bet you thought I was joking when I said I would come back to review of Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms, but if I wasted part of my precious waking hours doing 12 whole routes again, I’m definitely going to write up my thoughts.Continue reading “[Otome Thoughts] Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms”
(Originally published on lostinareverieblog.wordpress.com on June 11, 2017. I remember this was one of my favorite endings at the time, but to be honest, I haven’t listened to it in a loooong time. I should get back to it honestly along with the anime.)Continue reading “Daisy by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION (Review)”
(Originally published on lostinareverieblog.wordpress.com on June 4, 2017).
Even though it says review in the title, I’m no music critic and especially not one of Japanese music though that would be quite awesome. I thought I would start writing about some music that I really love or that strike a chord within me. This is one of them.Continue reading “The Seasons Die Out, One After Another by amazarashi (Review)”
(Originally published on July 2, 2017 on lostinareverie.wordpress.blog.
The most popular post on the famous “Plastic Love” has now migrated to my J-culture site since I’m rebranding the above wordpress site. Thanks for your understanding!)Continue reading “Mariya Takeuchi’s Plastic Love”
Hey, I’m finally typing up a post about Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and it’s about the 7th part in the series. A bit odd understandably, but this part is the freshest in my mind since right now I’m in the middle of reading it and felt the urge to write up something about Jojo as a fresh fan of the series. I have also really enjoyed reading and watching the series greatly so of course I wanted to share.Continue reading “Manga First Impressions: JJBA Steel Ball Run Vol. 1-10”
What happens when a girl suddenly gains 13 brothers after her father marries their mother? Well, just what you think. Love. Pushing aside morals and societal expectations, let’s venture into this reverse harem to see how our young heroine fares in a den of wolves.Continue reading “[First Impressions] Brothers Conflict”
Hello fellow otome lovers, I have come with my first ever “review” on an otome game and I hope you stick around for more. As suggested by the title, I am going to be discussing the popular otome game franchise: Hakuoki. In this post, I will only be covering the remastered Steam edition of Kyoto Winds. I have little knowledge of the original games and never played them, so apologies if I appear quite ignorant here and there on the finer details of the series (and boy, what a series it is!)Continue reading “[A Noob Review] Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds”
Note: This is another piece I wrote during my grad studies and thus has a more formal tone to it. This short piece is a brief exploration of women creating their own alternative histories and pleasure seeking through the popular otome game, Hakuoki.Continue reading “Queering History and Japanese Masculinity through Otome Games: Hakuoki”
Note: This piece was originally written in one of my graduate courses last month as a short little final project. I thought it was a good fit for the blog so I decided to publish it here since the subject of otome games, manga, and anime are venues I hope to study and research more in the future. Plus, it’s just fun! I won’t lie when I say I have indulged in this genre for about the last year or so, so it was a given to explore this more from an academic angle. I hope this short little article gives food for thought and I hope to publish more about it in the future.Continue reading “Becoming a Villainess in a Man’s World”
Hey guys, how is everyone? I don’t have much to put here in this little beginning blurb so we’ll just get right to the review.Continue reading “31.05 Weekly J-pop but cute cats won me over this week”