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December 27, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Holmes of Kyoto

Books: Holmes of Kyoto

By Jeannette Ng. Now also an anime, as the title aptly implies, Holmes of Kyoto by Mai Mochizuki began a light novel series about a pair of amateur sleuths set in the city of Kyoto. Dec 27, 2021Jonathan Clements

December 24, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: The Reincarnated Prince

Books: The Reincarnated Prince

By Jeannette Ng. Some portal fantasies are all about the wish fulfilment: being reborn beautiful, beloved and with all the “cheat skills” at your fingertips. The Reincarnated Prince and the Kingdom in Woe by Nobiru Kusunoki stands out as attempted to turn those tables on Ryoko, once a thirty-five-year-old office lady, now killed in a […]

December 21, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Combat Baker…

Books: Combat Baker…

By Jeannette Ng. The light novel series The Combat Baker and the Automaton Waitress follows Lud “Silver Wolf” Langart, a former captain and mech-operator who retires after a long and bloody war between empires and starts a bakery. Given his scars, perpetual scowl and huge dough-punching arms, he scares the locals and struggles to sell […]

December 19, 2021 · 0 comments

Sayaka Kanda (1986-2021)

Sayaka Kanda (1986-2021)

The actress Sayaka Kanda, who died yesterday, will be remembered as a media hyphenate – on stage and screen, and a voice performer not only for animated characters, but for their songs. She was, in fact, even more than that – a lyricist under several pseudonyms, and a producer for her own record label. Throughout […]

December 18, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower

Books: Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower

By Jeannette Ng. It’s hard not to compare Culinary Adventures of the Court Flower by Miri Mikawa with The Apothecary Diaries, as both are heavily inspired by imperial China and more specifically set within an imperial harem. But the two don’t simply have very different heroines; the approach to the translation and the frame are […]

December 17, 2021 · 0 comments

Hiroshi Hirata (1937-2021)

Hiroshi Hirata (1937-2021)

The manga artist Hiroshi Hirata, who died last week, spent his formative years struggling to make ends meet in a poverty-stricken Japan. He was born in Tokyo, where his parents were preachers for the Tenrikyo Buddhist sect, but was evacuated to the order’s heartland, Tenri, in Nara to avoid Allied air raids. He drew his […]

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