Category Archives: Japanese Reviews

“Minato’s Laundromat” Series Review (Ep.3 to 12)

Growing up, no matter what generation a person is from, is full of joy, pain, success, and rejection. Regrets follow us like heavy weights pulling at our ankles, holding us back from the potential future we dream of stepping into.

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“Fudanshi Bartender no Tashinami” Series Review (Ep.1 & 2)

I really do not know how to describe Fudanshi Bartender no Tashinami, because the way I spent the last hour howling on my couch would describe it as funny, but it does not seem to cover the entirety of what it was. The show is eye-wateringly-hilarious. Especially for the fudanshis and fujoshis out there. There wasn’t even one situation where I could not relate to the guy. I was fangirling, just like him, the entire time.

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“Senpai This Can’t Be Love” Series Review (Ep. 3 to 8)

Beautifully subtle is the best way to describe the Japanese BL Senpai This Can’t Be Love (Senpai, Danjite Koidewa!). Adapted from the manga of the same name by Harekawa Shinta about the love between a 3D CG designer and the man he mentors, Senpai veers quite a bit from its source material but retains the deep feelings the two leads share.

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“I Only Want to Keep Looking at You” Series Review (Ep.1 to 4)

The invisible boundary between adulthood and childhood feels like a sacred place. And, in truth, it is. It exists in that moment when we prefer things to stay the same while also wanting to shake things up a bit.

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“Senpai, This Can’t Be Love” First Impressions (Ep.1 & 2)

Cold personalities sometimes hide awkward feelings people don’t always know how to channel. Such is the case for the unfriendly behavior Kaneda Yuki (Seto Toshiki) shows towards his co-worker and mentor, Yanase Jun (Naito Shuichiro), in the new Japanese BL Senpai, This Can’t Be Love.

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