Tag: Jeannette Ng

June 16, 2022 · 0 comments

Violet Evergarden: The Movie

Violet Evergarden: The Movie

By Jeannette Ng. Violet Evergarden: The Movie is a film about second chances, piecing oneself together after tragedy and allowing oneself the luxury of love despite the overwhelming guilt of survival. The very real tragedy of the arson attack on Kyoto Animation’s studio haunts the film. It is one of the reasons for the film’s […]

June 4, 2022 · 0 comments

A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance

By Jeannette Ng. Despite the assumptions encouraged by the title, Emma: A Victorian Romance is very much not based on Jane Austen’s Emma. However, its literary ancestors are manifold and those with familiarity with Victorian novels would find themselves passingly busy noting the connections. Emma overhears a whispered discussion about a scandalous yet delicious novel […]

May 20, 2022 · 0 comments

Emma: A Victorian Romance

Emma: A Victorian Romance

By Jeannette Ng. Emma: A Victorian Romance concerns the relationship between the titular Emma and William Jones. The former is a shy, bespectacled maid working for Kelly Stownar, a retired governess, and the latter is a young man once taught by that same governess. He is also the first-born son and hence heir to a […]

May 2, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: The Girl with the Sanpaku Eyes

Manga: The Girl with the Sanpaku Eyes

By Jeannette Ng. Amane Mizuno is utterly, giddily, deliriously in love with Mitsuhide Katou. She sits next to him in class and despite a debilitating case of Resting Bitch Face and chronic shyness, she is managing to eke out the occasional morning greeting. Despite her titular “sanpaku eyes” (literally, three whites) and an absolutely roller-coaster […]

April 7, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: Today’s Menu

Manga: Today’s Menu

By Jeannette Ng. Should one be somehow oblivious to the sprawling Fate/ series, Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family would probably pass muster as another fluff, food-centric slice-of-life manga, such as Sweetness and Lightning and What Did You Eat Yesterday?. Like them, Today’s Menu is structured around meticulously detailed recipes as characters cook for each […]

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