Cure 1997

 In this short article, I want to write something about Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cure (1997). Yet, I do not want to present a common review, but I want to offer a somewhat more poetic piece on the rather scandalous truth of Kiyoshi’s mystery-horror masterpiece. Cure follows detective Kenichi Takabe (Koji Yakusho) as he is tasked to […]

I am always on the look out for more extreme and challenging horror manga as a fan of work that pushes those boundaries of what is acceptable as entertainment. That said, there is a fine line between shock with substance and pitiful attempts to be edgy in a way to draw anyone in. As a […]

MONSTER is the magnum opus of mangaka Naoki Urasawa and a Cold War psychological thriller – it is a seinenmanga manga also adapted into an anime following the whole story exactly. It follows a Japanese neurosurgeon, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, who has residence in Germany to work at Eisler Memorial. Engaged to his boss’ daughter and […]

Stoker is one of my favorite films. I’ve watched it over ten times, and insisted that nearly everyone close to me watch it. Immediately upon finishing my first viewing of a library copy, I went online to purchase my own. Directed by Park Chan-wook in his English language debut, Stoker features prolific Hollywood actors such […]

I will be exploring the psychological horror of Neon Genesis Evangelion and the trauma that is aptly exhibited in the series. It is an impressive show that doesn’t minimise the impact of being involved with such extreme scenarios; the damage to any ordinary life at school, the disconnect from friends and the trauma overriding any […]

While I’m only four episodes in so far, Wonder Egg Priority is my favorite anime of this season, and perhaps the last several years. Has a worthy successor to Madoka Magica arrived? While I’d like to wait to definitively answer, my initial reaction is hopeful. Egg isn’t exactly a magical girl series. These girls fight […]

My Deaerst Self With Malice afterthought

 This past year, I have come to grow a deep appreciation of digitally distributed manga. Certainly the appeal of owning a physical book will never be beat, but the digital space does offer a platform for diverse and unexplored talent, allowing unique talent from Japan to be showcased. One such title, the wonderfully named My […]