• Manga Review

    Peephole

    My Thoughts Ah, what a convoluted nightmare this manga is, but engaging at the same time. Nozoki Ana, which literally translates to peephole, is an erotic romance manga about an unwitting college student that finds himself blackmailed into playing a perverse game around a peephole with his neighbor. Kido, who is a pretty average guy, finds himself with an absurd amount of good luck with women. Like most guys, he just wants a happy relationship but ends up trapped in a psychological nightmare with the mysterious Emiru. “In reality, relationships where you can’t show your true self – make you feel like even trivial matters might cause them to suddenly…

  • Manga Review

    A Girl on the Shore

    Also by this author: Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction, Nijigahara Holograph, Solanin My Thoughts A Girl on the Shore is a manga that I didn’t know that I needed. It’s a story about two youths, struggling with an oppressive ennui that leads them to become friends with benefits. This isn’t a love story by any means, as many that have ever entered in a true “no strings” friendship can probably attest to. It is about loneliness, selfishness, and the complexity of relationships. “We just do it and do it, but I keep feeling like it’s not enough. Why do you think?” I was surprised with how much I related to…