Learn Simple Japanese Words Using Anime

Learning Japanese doesn’t have to be hard! Simple and Easy to Understand Slice of Life anime series like Shirokuma Cafe are absolutely perfect for beginners.

There seems to be this public consensus that you cannot learn Japanese using anime. 

That is simply not true. 

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Is Castlevania Based On A True Story? 

Lisa Tepes was murdered by the Church of Wallachia for trying to improve the life of peasants in Netflix’s Castlevania. But, is there any truth to this tale?

In my article on Castlevania Season One, I mentioned the perceived clerical error (either intentional or otherwise) relating to our world’s timeline.  

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New Pawn Acquired – Classroom of the Elite S2 Ep 3 Review

As the Cruise Ship Special Test comes to an end, Ichinose figures out Ayanokoji’s secret. Meanwhile, Kei becomes the victim of unforeseen manipulation.

Check out last week’s episode review

I have to say, I absolutely loved this episode.  

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Bullies on the Boat – Classroom of the Elite S2 Ep 2 Review

As Hirata and Kei break up, glimpses into her past hint at a history of bullying that Ayanokoji can manipulate for his own plans in bringing Class D together.

Check out last week’s episode review

Did anybody else feel like the animation was off this week? 

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Is Cafe Minamdang Good?

Framed for murder, criminal profiler Nam Han Joon decides to become a fraudulent shaman instead! Can he catch the elusive assailant Gopuri and clear his name?

So I’m not going to lie, after watching bits and pieces of Café Minamdang’s first three episodes on Netflix, I wasn’t sure what to expect. 

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Is Dr Tenma or Johan the Real Monster? 

Dr. Kenzo Tenma leads a sophisticated lifestyle as a neurosurgeon in Germany. Will saving a young boy named Johan ruin his life and unleash a dangerous Monster?

Have you ever watched something that terrifies you, and excites you at the same time? 

This is a horrible show with horrible people, but I am enjoying every single moment of it. I know that may be pretty trashy to say – rather openly admit – but I’ve got to be honest with myself. 

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Our Blues is Worth Watching

The residents of the quaint Pureung Village work at the fish market, and quietly go about their lives. Let’s explore why Our Blues is a kdrama worth watching.

Our Blues is a 2022 Netflix series that completely and unexpectedly captured my heart. 

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Special Tests and Subterfuge – Classroom of the Elite S2 Ep 1 Review

On the heels of the Island Arc, Class D is thrown into yet another special test that divides them all. How will Ayanokoji Kiyotaka and Mars Group succeed?

“Remember to keep a clear head in difficult times”  


“Keep thou an even temper’s balance, still When times are hard; so when good luck is nigh Let no presumptuous joy thy spirit fill, Since, Dellius, thou art doomed, like all, to die!” by Horace, Odes, Epodes, and Carmen Saeculare

 Check out our Classroom of the Elite Season One review to know our thoughts going into Season Two! 

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A Tragic Festival – Summertime Render Ep 5 Review

As tragedy at the summer festival comes to pass, Shinpei must now try to outwit the shadows on a quicker timeline. Reviewing Episode 5 of Summertime Render.

Note: Due to the restrictive release schedule and rights surrounding this anime, this will be my last episode review until the series finishes! Thank you all for reading along each week ☺

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Is Classroom of the Elite Worth Watching?

Genius boy Ayanokoji Kiyotaka hides his Machiavellian abilities to experience a quiet high school life, but what if everything does not go according to plan?

Classroom of the Elite shows us that there is a thin line between genius and madness. Or rather as the show has so aptly quoted, “Genius lives only one story above madness”.

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Ushio is Back from the Dead? – Summertime Render Ep 3 – 4 Review

As Ushio appears after her funeral, more questions loom surrounding Shinpei’s investigation of Hitogashima Island. Reviewing Ep 3 and 4 of Summertime Render.

Why did Shinpei originally see Ushio in a yukata before the outfit turned into the swimsuit she wore on the day of her death?

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