Mangas

SHIGATSU WA KIMI NO USO: ARTWORK

Of late I have found a new anime obsession- Shigatsu wa Kimi no uso.  For me artwork has always been the deciding factor when picking up a new anime. Thankfully, Shigatsu wa Kimi no uso has amazing art in abundance and a great story with exceptionally well done monologues. Here is some of the art giving a peek …

Mangas

SHIGATSU WA KIMI NO USO : ANIME REVIEW

Shigatsu wa kimi no uso a.k.a. Your Lie In April is bunch of wows waiting to happen. It’s a beautiful yet crazy story with moments full of warmth and heartbreak that left me in awe and honestly a bit emotional. Even though it is adapted from manga by the same name, I didn’t have a clue about …

Mangas

KAMISAMA KISS SEASON 2:ANIME REVIEW

Season 2 of the shoujo anime Kamisama kiss picks up right where its freshman season(review here) left us. It delves deeper into the pasts of its characters and the seeds of a love story that were planted in the first season begin to grow and take shape. Also season two is as short and sweet as its …

Korean Movies, Movies

PSYCHOMETRY (2013): KOREAN MOVIE REVIEW

Psychometry/Gifted Hands is a 2013 Korean film that deploys intense, dramatic and thrilling adventure that bringing you closer to the world of crime and psychometry. Directed by Kwon Ho-Young and starring Kim Kang-woo and Kim Beom, Psychometry uses a semi conventional detective storyline to narrate a bigger picture. A fine piece of art that is both engaging …

ANIME

CODE:BREAKER: ANIME REVIEW

The anime brings up many philosophical ideas of crime and punishment especially of the death penalty and the “can people really change?” debate. While many shounen series tend to focus only on the hero who can do no wrong and must put a stop to an evil mastermind’s plan, Code:Breaker looks to offer a different perspective. The world of Code:Breaker is one of moral ambiguity and filled with terrible people where performing heinous acts to put a stop to evil plans seems justified.

Korean Movies, Movies

THE TECHNICIANS (2014): KOREAN MOVIE REVIEW

The Technicians aka The Con Artists is South Korean heist movie that came out in 2014 in December. Directed by Kim Hong-sun, The Technicians stars the ever charismatic Kim Woo-bin(School 2013), Lee Hyun-woo(Secretly,Greatly), and Ko Chang-seok. Besides its stellar main cast, Technicians boasts of a  smartly written narrative that provides 116 minutes of solid entertainment and nothing less …

Mangas, WEBTOON

BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD: MANHWA REVIEW

Beautiful, Heartbreaking and Hilarious manhwa – Bride of the Water God is Mi-Kyung Yun’s debut title and also Dark Horse’s first ever licensed “sunjeong manhwa,”. Yun received a “Best New Artist” award in 2004 for Bride of the Water God which went on to become 2006’s top-selling sunjeong manhwa and deservedly so. And its list of accolades continues to grow as it was recently announced that it is being adapted into a Kdrama.

Korean Movies, Movies

LOVE FORECAST(2015): KOREAN MOVIE REVIEW

Love Forecast aka Today’s Love is a romantic comedy film portraying lovers in modern Seoul and the relationship between men and women that are as delicate and complex as the weather.  Directed and co-written by Park Jin-pyo, Love Forecast stars Lee Seung-gi and Moon Chae-won , who also costarred in the smash hit Kdrama Brilliant Legacy .It is not quite as entertaining …

Movies, Thai Movies

A LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE(2010): MOVIE REVIEW

“This is a true story based on everyone’s story” A little thing called love(ALTCL) aka first love is a 2010 Thai romantic comedy film and also a 2011 Asian sleeper hit film starring Mario Maurer and Baifern. It depicts the story of how the first love/crush is detrimental to the choices we make in the funny …

Movies, Taiwanese Movies

SECRET(2007): TAIWANESE MOVIE REVIEW

A captivating and mysterious romance demonstrating the power of music in bringing two souls separated by time together. Secret aka The Secret That Cannot Be Told is a 2007 Taiwanese film starring Jay Chou and Gwai Lun-mei . Interestingly, Chou played multiple roles in the production of the film, as the main lead, director, script-writer and music …