Cat Street by Yoko Kamio

The story centers around Keito Aoyama, a former famous child actor. Due to a childhood incident, she retired from her career early and withdrew from normal society. Now 16, she passes her days in boredom and without purpose. But one day she runs into a stranger who takes her to El Liston–a free school for…

Orange by Ichigo Takano

A Plea From the Future On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she receives a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter’s predictions come true one by one, Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future…

Mimi wo Sumaseba by Aoi Hiiragi

Where do I begin?! This movie is one my top favourite Ghibli movies ever. It is one my all time favourite movies as well. Today, while I speed watched the for the millionth time, I had very mature thoughts coming in. I had to write about it because the movie itself is so damn inspiring….

Taiyou no Ie by Taamo

It has been a while since I read a manga in full. After Strobe Edge, I read several, or rather, tried to. But somehow, I wasn’t satisfied with any of them. So, yesterday afternoon, I was feeling miserable, and couldn’t study or do anything. That’s when I texted Vaishnavi,  a huge otaku, to suggest me something that cute…

Strobe Edge by Io Sakisaka

If you’ve read the manga Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka, you’ll have a good idea as to how Strobe Edge will be. You can read my review here. There is a lot of similarities in both stories, but they both stand out individually in many ways. And that stand-out points are the characters. The…

Watashitachi No Shiawase Na Jikan

By Ji-young Gong, Mizu Sahara (Illustrator), Sumomo Yumeka (Illustrator). This 8-chapter, heart-wrenching manga was recommended to me by Vaishnavi. I will forever be indebted to her. Juri, who used to be a young pianist, now a middle-aged woman, has attempted suicide thrice. She is deeply embedded in depression and  she is unable to face her demons….

Hibi Chouchou by Suu Morishita

Hibi Chouchou was on my TBR for a long time. I was looking to read next after Horimiya and decided on an impulse to read this. And, boy, it was the best impulsive decision I’ve ever made in my life. Hibi Couchou is the story of a boy and girl. Yes, a love story. But…

Horimiya by Daisuke Hagiwara

Horimiya, or Hori-san to Miyamura-kun is an ongoing manga. I have read it till the latest chapter, 71, and this is what I thought of it. Horimiya is a story of a girl called Hori and a boy called Miyamura. This, again, is not your typical love story (I know, I excel at picking up…

Lovely Complex by Aya Nakahara

I remember reading about this manga on a FB page, where Koizumi and Otani were sitting and looking at each other and someone in the comments had said, “No one realizes from the picture that the girl is taller than the guy!” and then scrolling through the comments, I learned that the manga was called…

Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka.

*SPOILERS AHEAD* This is the first manga in years that I’ve read with so much interest. I have regained my love for manga and will read more soon. It all started when a friend I met while volunteering for Japan Habba had drawn this beauty: After asking who he is and all that, I learned…