Anime Gems Season 2: Hōzuki no Reitetsu

Hōzuki no Reitetsu is a show about japanese Hell, based on traditional scroll depictions dating back to the 12th century, featuring the Courts of Death that judge the souls of the perished, and the eighteen levels of hell.

The twist is that it’s reimagined as being run under the principles of japanese management culture, with lots of bureaucracy and corporate nonsense. Continue reading


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Anime Gems Season 2: Hyouka

I hope you like Sherlock Holmes style mystery. Because if you do – then Hyouka is for you. But don’t be disappointed if there is neither murder nor crime…

A mystery can be found everywhere, if you just look close enough. This is what Eru Chitanda does. And some mysteries need a mind as sharp as a blade to solve them. This is what Hotaro Oreki does. Because Eru won’t stop pestering him otherwise… Continue reading


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Anime Gems: Yokohama Shopping Log

“The festival-like world had slowly settled to a leisurely pace.
To think that an era came to its twilight so pleasantly –
The dangerous times have since been called the ‘Age of Evening Calm’
I think I will continue watching this twilight world as long as time flows.”

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