Tag: Shelley Pallis

August 16, 2022 · 0 comments

Manga: Maiden Railways

Manga: Maiden Railways

By Shelley Pallis. So many things came to mind when I saw the title of Asumiko Nakamura’s Maiden Railways manga for the first time. And I thought, well, it’s probably a thing about girls who are trains, or trains who are girls, or a bunch of witches who moonlight as train conductors, but no. It’s […]

August 7, 2022 · 0 comments

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

By Shelley Pallis. Festooned with prizes, including the judges’ award at last year’s Scotland Loves Anime and the Japan Academy Award for Excellence in Animation, Ayumu Watanabe’s Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko now reaches British cinemas. As her name inadvertently suggests, Nikuko is a creature of fleshy delights – passionate, enthusiastic, bubbly and obsessed with foods. […]

August 4, 2022 · 0 comments

Goodbye, Don Glees

Goodbye, Don Glees

By Shelley Pallis. Back in town for the summer vacation, would-be medical student Toto is reunited with his former middle-school bestie, Roma. In the intervening months, their roles have been reversed – Roma was once the sophisticated city-slicker transplanted to Hicksville, but now he’s just a farmer’s boy who has to muck out the cows, […]

July 29, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: If It’s for My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

Books: If It’s for My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

By Shelley Pallis. Dale is on his way home from a grotty mission – purging the forest of frog monsters, which should have been simple, but has left him covered in gunge. And as he scrapes ranine snot off his clothes and body, and bemoans the fate of the low-level adventurer, he realises that someone […]

July 11, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Books: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

By Shelley Pallis. And we’re off again, sucked into the world of an online game, and forced to remain there, sorry-not-sorry to discover that we have all sorts of super-powers in this other world, and secretly enjoying it…. At least for a while, in How Not to Summon a Demon Lord by Yukiya Murasaki.

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