Tagged with Anime

Blog’s best of 2015!

Blog’s best of 2015!


It’s New Year’s Eve, so tradition dictates that I must do a ‘best of 2015’ round-up blog! This was a very busy year for me blog-wise: a trip to Japan, branching out into restaurant reviews and reaching 1,000 subscribers! And, of course, I read lots of books and watched my fair share of anime. Competition … Continue reading

Anime review: The Eccentric Family

Anime review: The Eccentric Family


I was hoping my last anime review of the year would have a distinctly Japanese feel, so I was very pleased when I got my hands on The Eccentric Family from MVM Entertainment. This is a quirky little series set in a modern-day Kyoto populated by tanuki (Japanese raccoon dogs), tengu (demons) and humans. The Eccentric … Continue reading

Anime review: Flowers of Evil

Anime review: Flowers of Evil


Flowers of Evil starts off with one young boy’s foolish mistake but quickly develops into something more sinister. Takao, an unremarkable high school student who always has his head in a book, on impulse takes home the gym clothes of his crush Nanako. He plans to return in the next day but is intercepted by fellow classmate … Continue reading

Anime August review: Amnesia

Anime August review: Amnesia


One of my several guilty pleasures is romance anime, which might surprise those of you who’ve heard me moan about the over-abundance of Mary Sues in fiction today. Not that romance means bland female characters, obviously, but you might get where I’m coming from when I mention Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey. Don’t worry, I … Continue reading

The best anime on Netflix UK?

The best anime on Netflix UK?


Carrying on with our Anime August theme for the month, I thought I’d take a look at the bountiful amount of anime on Netflix UK. Netflix is a god-send for anime and it’s also a brilliant way to introduce unsuspecting people to anime nice and gently. There’s plenty of choice, meaning you can quash the … Continue reading

Anime August review: Log Horizon

Anime August review: Log Horizon


Sophie’s Japan Blog is four years old this August so, after a lot of umm-ing and ahh-ing, I decided to celebrate this birthday by making this month on the blog all about… anime! Seeing as anime was one of the first things that sparked my interest in Japan, and I still watch a fair amount … Continue reading

Weird finds in Akihabara and Ikebukuro!

Weird finds in Akihabara and Ikebukuro!


It’s a well known fact that Japan has plenty of ‘weird’ stuff, and many of those things happen to be in Tokyo. So, I decided a load of holiday photos from Akihabara and Ikebukuro would be a nice way to take you on a mini tour of some of the ‘weird’ things we found in Tokyo. Don’t … Continue reading

Anime review: Tsuritama

Anime review: Tsuritama


Tsuritama is the kind of anime series I’d recommend to someone who’s ill in bed or feeling down. This show is pure happiness and joy distilled into 12 episodes – it’s just so… whimsical! The plot of Tsuritama is deceptively ‘slice of life’; Yuki Sanada moves to the island of Enoshima with his grandmother, another … Continue reading