Hakumei to Mikochi, Violet Evergarden, and Historical Context in Anime

The Industrial Revolution irreversibly altered the world. The mark it made upon society can still very much be seen today, and it serves as the baseline for many fictional works, such as those of the steampunk genre. Two anime I’ve eagerly been watching this season are Hakemei to Mikochi and Violet Evergarden, both of which … Continue reading Hakumei to Mikochi, Violet Evergarden, and Historical Context in Anime

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Solanin is About Life and the Decisions You Make in it

  Solanin is a manga by mangaka Inio Asano who is renowned for his realistic, psychological and dark stories. The first manga of his that I read was Oyasumi Punpun, which deserves a post of its own but I don’t think I’m capable enough to do it justice yet. Punpun was written after Solanin, and … Continue reading Solanin is About Life and the Decisions You Make in it