Tag: Jeannette Ng

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 […]

March 11, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: The Prince in His Dark Days

Manga: The Prince in His Dark Days

By Jeannette Ng. One of the most arresting things about Hico Yamanaka’s manga The Prince in His Dark Daysis how profoundly wrong its protagonist, Atsuko, looks in a schoolgirl uniform in the opening chapter. It is what made the rather familiar prince-and-the-pauper identity-swap setup hypnotically compelling to me. Atsuko Okawa is a struggling teenager who […]

January 27, 2022 · 1 comment

Books: My Next Life as a Villainess

Books: My Next Life as a Villainess

by Jeannette Ng. Probably one of the most successful of the fast-growing “reborn as a villainess” subgenre of stories, My Next Life as a Villainess by Satoru Yamaguchi follows the misadventures of Katarina Claes as she attempts to survive as the bad girl in a dating sim. Having regained the memories of her past life […]

January 21, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: The White Cat’s Revenge

Books: The White Cat’s Revenge

By Jeannette Ng. The ever-lengthening ever more direct yet elaborate light novel title is a commonly observed phenomenon and The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap, by “Kureha”, is a particularly evocative example. It fills my mind with all those fluffy cats lounging spoilt on the laps of villains. Much to […]

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