Exhibition alert! Land of the Rising Cat

Exhibition alert! Land of the Rising Cat


A quick glance of my Twitter feed will confirm that two of my favourite things are Japan and cats! So, obviously I had to talk about Sway Gallery’s upcoming exhibition… and book launch! From 6 – 27 September you can catch a 100 purrcent cat-themed pop-up at Sway Gallery London – introducing over 200 items, … Continue reading

5 reasons to see Maquia on screen!

5 reasons to see Maquia on screen!


All the Anime have been spoiling us for UK anime film screenings over the past few months, and certainly given us all plenty to blog and tweet about. Maria Okada’s directorial debut ‘Maquia: When the Promised Flowers Bloom’ is the latest film in their repetoire and is coming to UK cinema screens from 27 June! … Continue reading

Taking a break!

Taking a break!


Don’t worry, I’m still alive, but I am taking the first proper ‘break’ from blogging in almost seven years! Without boring you with the details – I’m taking a short hiatus as life outside of blogging is getting very busy and I want to focus on my book writing. I’m hoping to be back later … Continue reading

Diary date: One Green Bottle at Soho Theatre

Diary date: One Green Bottle at Soho Theatre


The European premiere of One Green Bottle, an absurd comedy from Hideki Noda, is coming to London soon! Between 27 April and 19 May, One Green Bottle will be running at the Soho Theatre. Directed by and starring acclaimed Japanese writer Hideki Noda himself, this satirical comedy about a disconneted family, consumerism and technology is … Continue reading

An epic saga: ‘Pachinko’ book review

An epic saga: ‘Pachinko’ book review


Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a rare find. It’s an epic family saga, enlightening historical novel, tragic love story, exploration of identity and so much more. Not to mention, how beautiful is the cover? Pachinko traces the life, joys, struggles and misfortunes of an immigrant Korean family in Japan. It begins in a rural Korean … Continue reading

This giveaway is actually a JoJo reference!

This giveaway is actually a JoJo reference!


OH MY GODDDD! It’s time for a giveaway, and not just any giveaway – Manga UK is releasing the iconic JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 on Blu-ray on 2 April. Whether or not you’ve watched the series before or simply just want to know what all the fuss is about, here’s your chance to win … Continue reading