Geungsi is an action thriller graphic novel series, written and illustrated by Singaporean artist Sean Lam. The story currently consists of two main volumes (check out our review of Volume 1 here) and 2 spin-off volumes, Gangsta, a prequel to the first volume, and Kawaii, a side story set in Taiwan. Sean is best known

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Despite other studios seeing success with their own manga adaptations, Toei had always been hesitant when taking such a leap. That all changed in 1972 with Toru Shinohara’s Female Prisoner Scorpion. With its action and grit honed by one of the upcoming masters of action manga, complemented by director Shunya Ito‘s own political and avant-garde

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Hi fellow weirdos! This is Javi again, researching for you to bring you another interesting bit of Japanese media. We have previously discussed the term “Denpa,” which, according to Jisho.org, is a Japanese term for individuals who are disconnected or disassociated from the people around them. In the world of Visual Novels, Denpa serves as

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Junk Head is a 2017 dystopian stop-motion animation film, written and directed by Takahide Hori. The film is based on the director’s 2013 first short film Junk Head 1, whose narrative is expanded upon to create a feature-length production. The story unfolds in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction, and

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The fact that both Hideo Nakata (Ringu, Dark Water) and Takashi Shimizu (Ju-On, Reincarnation) have been consistently releasing new horror films as of late is astonishingly overlooked. At the same time, one can argue that the not-so-favorable critical reception for these films is the reason why they’re not gaining the traction that their predecessors once

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The Dish Mansion at Banchō Ghost

Banchō Sarayashiki, translated to ‘The Dish Mansion at Banchō’, has a strong legacy in Japan as a kaidan (Japanese ghost story) since 1741, it has been adapted in various ways (e.g. manga, novella, television series) and depicted in the ever-enduring ukiyo-e. A bunraku play titled ‘Banchō Sarayashiki’ was performed at the Toyotakeza theatre in the

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The Human Trap, a 2021 film by director Lee Moon-young, is a bizarre South Korean indie horror movie that teaches us to trust no one and always look out for traps. While it starts with the fairly generic premise of a group of twenty-somethings going camping in the middle of nowhere, it takes the audience

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Mermaid Forest is a captivating anime OVA that was first released in 1991, adapted from Rumiko Takahashi’s manga of the same name. Directed by Takaya Mizutani and produced by Pierrot, this dark fantasy anime weaves a tale of immortality, curses, and the mysterious world of mermaids. The anime was followed by a sequel, Mermaid’s Scar

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In a world full of magical girls, there is always bound to be some jealousy, whether it be from wannabe hopefuls or mouth-breathing panty sniffers that just want a simple touch of their purity. That said, what if when given such power you found out your tastes were not admiration but rather an overwhelming desire

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The Summer Hikaru Died is an ongoing horror manga (currently at 4 volumes), written and illustrated by Mokumokuren. This is the second volume of the manga to be released in the West by Yen Press. Note: This article covers Volume 2   “Yoshiki tried to pretend nothing was wrong, but the truth cannot be ignored.

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