Book Review: Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Summary: Anna Kerrigan works at a ship-building yard in New York City during World War II, and finds herself feeling unfulfilled. She works to support her mother and her younger sister, Lydia, who is disabled. Her father vanished five years prior, leaving the family more than a little broken. A daring young woman, Anna is determined to become the first female civilian diver, repairing ships and salvaging parts. Her path intersects with that of Dexter Styles, a gangster who worked with Anna’s father, and may know how he disappeared.

Genre: Historical Fiction/Drama

Well, I’ll start by saying that I wasn’t a fan of this book, and also that this review contains spoilers.

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Devilman Crybaby Review

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Devilman Crybaby

Genre: Supernatural/Drama/Horror

Summary: In a world infested with demons, one Akira Fudo becomes possessed by a powerful devil–but manages to retain his human heart. Now armed with great strength, Akira sets out to destroy demons and find more Devilmen like himself. Naturally, things do not go well.

If you don’t like the first episode, you should: stop watching right away, because it does not get any better from here

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Career Fair Reflection

About two months ago, I went to a Career Fair put on by my University. Going into this, I was very nervous–I’m a naturally shy person, and the idea of talking to a large number of strangers in a short amount of time wasn’t very appealing. But I prepped my resume anyway, and I asked my roommate to go with me. I was already planning on meeting two classmates at the event, but I wanted someone familiar to talk with.

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Grimgar of Fantasy & Ash Review

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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Genre: Fantasy/Action/Drama

Summary: A group of people wake up in a strange fantasy world with no memory of who they are or where they came from. To survive in this new world, they must divide into teams and become Volunteer Soldiers, defeating monsters and earning cash. One such team is having a bit of trouble getting started–the fact is, fighting is harder than it looks, and takes greater tolls than expected.

If you don’t like the first episode, you should: keep watching through episode 4–this is when the ‘twist’ takes place.

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Anne-Happy Review

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Anne-Happy

Genre: slice of life/comedy

Summary: At Tennomifune Academy, Class 1-7 is set aside for students deemed ‘unfortunate’. Hibari, Botan, Hanako, Hibiki, and Ren are students in this class, and each experiences some form of bad luck. The goal of the class? To become happy. The teacher? A demon. The assistant? A rabbit robot.

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WWW.WAGNARIA!!

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WWW.WAGNARIA!! (WWW.WORKING!!)

Genre: slice of life/romance/comedy

Summary: Daisuke Higashida is a high school boy who, due to unfortunate circumstances, must take a part-time job. At the restaurant Wagnaria, he meets many eccentric characters–and also some deadly chocolate.

EDIT: forgot to mention something! If you don’t like the first episode, you should: stop watching. There are no major twists or changes in tone/story. Continue reading “WWW.WAGNARIA!!”

My Dislikes and Likes

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A significant part of this blog will be dedicated to reviews, especially of anime. My reviews will not be without bias–no review ever is. So I’d like to outline what, exactly, I like and dislike in anime. Keep in mind that these are my personal opinions. There’s no wrong or right way to enjoy anime and manga, so if you disagree with me, that’s OK!

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