Out of print: First world problems

Last night I started learning French. Why? Because I want to read manga. This all started earlier in the year, when I noticed how a lot of English-translated anime and manga were going out of print. And when stuff goes out of print, it either gets expensive (often ridiculously so) or just totally disappears. I… Continue reading Out of print: First world problems

The harsh beauty of Tsutomu Nihei's Biomega

Happy new year, everyone! Time sure flies and it’s now looking likely that this blog will live to see it’s fourth anniversary on the 4th of March, which is just… surreal! This time of year also provides me with the rare opportunity to immerse in some new worlds of fiction. Last year I fell under… Continue reading The harsh beauty of Tsutomu Nihei's Biomega

Blame! Adventure-seeker Killy's Cyber Dungeon animated

If there’s one genre I’m always likely to love, it’s dark, heavy science fiction. As attested by the bitterly disappointing Ergo Proxy and Oshii’s philosophically-loaded Innocence, it’s a subset of anime that’s prone to artistic pretension of the highest order, but even still, when it works, as in the case of the viscerally despondent Texhnolyze,… Continue reading Blame! Adventure-seeker Killy's Cyber Dungeon animated

Tsutomu Nihei's Abara – Moody, violent and atmospheric science fiction

In a dilapidated dystopian hell hole, gruesome mutants stalk the shadows of a hulking city, jumping from building to building, murdering and feeding on humans by the dozen. Amidst the hopeless terror of life in Abara, one man dares to avenge the weak. Abara is one of Tsutomu Nihei’s newest stories; famed for his downcast,… Continue reading Tsutomu Nihei's Abara – Moody, violent and atmospheric science fiction