Anime Review: Rampo Kitan – Game of Laplace

So Rampo Kitan - Game of Laplace, or as I’m going to be referring to it from this point on, just Rampo Kitan is a Japanese anime series which was produced by Lerche, a subsidiary of Studio Hibari. The series was directed by Seiji Kishi (noted as the director of various anime including Angel Beats, … Continue reading Anime Review: Rampo Kitan – Game of Laplace

Tradewinds Oriental Shop

So I discovered Tradewinds Oriental Shop about three months ago, they are a family run business based in Scunthorpe who have been operating since 1984, starting off they initially just sold a small range of Chinese foodstuffs, but as they grew and developed over the years they expanded to cover a variety of items including … Continue reading Tradewinds Oriental Shop

Anime Review: Hyouka

Hyouka is a Japanese anime series, which was produced by Kyoto Animation, an animation studio and light novel publisher noted for producing The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, A Silent Voice and Violet Evergarden. It was directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto (noted as the director of various anime including Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, The Melancholy … Continue reading Anime Review: Hyouka

Single Review: Deathroll – Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?

Deathroll is a Japanese solo black metal project, from singer/songwriter, musician and Iwaki native Kazuya Niitsuma. Today I will be reviewing his latest single ‘Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?’ which was released on March 18th 2022.  ‘Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?’ explodes forward heavy percussive beats, and hammering guitars blending together … Continue reading Single Review: Deathroll – Why is Your Name on the Deathroll?

Single Review: Hironobu Kageyama – Cha-La Head-Cha-La (with Bonus Review)

Hironobu Kageyama (景山 浩宣) is a Japanese singer/songwriter and musician from Osaka, Japan. He is sometimes called Kami (Kei) by his fans. Due to his long standing association with anime, including being an original member of the Anison (Anime song) band JAM Project he has also been dubbed the ‘Prince of Anime/Tokusatsu Songs’. As I … Continue reading Single Review: Hironobu Kageyama – Cha-La Head-Cha-La (with Bonus Review)

Food Review: Yuki & Love brand Mochi (Various Flavours)

Yuki & Love is a trademark of San Shu Gong Food Co. Ltd, a company based in Taipei, Taiwan who have been dedicated to the production of Mochi and other snack food for over 25 years.  I’ve always liked the idea of Mochi, it always looked really yummy and doesn’t really have a comparison in … Continue reading Food Review: Yuki & Love brand Mochi (Various Flavours)

Whisky Basics

So full disclosure I am by no means an expert on whisky, it just happens to be a passion of mine, and this is more or less just an excuse to stretch my fairly limited by nonetheless enthusiastically gained knowledge on the subject. I also want to add that even among actual experts, the field … Continue reading Whisky Basics

Single Review: Leon Top – Devil’s Glass

Leon Top are a Japanese musical duo made up of twin sisters Mai and Yui Otsuka. Today I will be reviewing their single ‘Devil’s Glass’ which was released on July 27th 2020.  ‘Devil’s Glass’ opens with a synthy harmonic vocalisation that merges with electronic notes as the track weaves forward, a perfect blend of the … Continue reading Single Review: Leon Top – Devil’s Glass

Food Review: Yushoi (Various Flavours)

So Yushoi is a product produced by Calbee Group UK, who also make Harvest Snaps and Seabrooks crisps as well. The Yushoi brand is inspired by Japan, specifically the mindful culture they discovered there. Yushoi is also intended to be a healthier alternative to conventional snacks, allowing customers to make a more informed decision for … Continue reading Food Review: Yushoi (Various Flavours)