Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation Book

Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation Book すみっコぐらしの英会話

My dive into the world of Sumikko Gurashi continues with a book I picked up recently - すみっコぐらしの英会話 or Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation. Its an English phrasebook featuring the super cute Sumikko Gurashi characters. As an English educator here in Japan I don't think its the most useful book for someone looking to practice English … Continue reading Sumikko Gurashi English Conversation Book

My Thoughts after watching The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Here we are at the end of the Hobbit trilogy. The adaptation of English author J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel. One movie turned into three and after watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug I am left unsurprisingly comparing the first two films to the last one and as much as … Continue reading My Thoughts after watching The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Aldnoah.Zero – Mecha Anime done (mostly) right

Twelve episodes of this seasons breakout anime hit Aldnoah.Zero has come and gone. In my first impressions post about Aldnoah.Zero I noted that it had the foundations of what could develop into a good story and had some interesting characters. I happy to say that the anime lived up to my expectations and is easily the most … Continue reading Aldnoah.Zero – Mecha Anime done (mostly) right

Samurai Flamenco – I tried really hard to like it

When I wrote my first impressions post for Samurai Flamenco a few months ago I described it as a "quirky superhero-themed comedy drama that although seemed off-putting at first actually became more interesting as I watched the first few episodes." Now after watching all 22 episodes of Samurai Flamenco I'd describe it as an anime with … Continue reading Samurai Flamenco – I tried really hard to like it

My Thoughts after watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

After watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first movie in the Hobbit series a year ago I wasn't disappointed but at the same time I wasn't very impressed. However, this time around after watching the second movie in the series The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, I am pumped beyond measure and so excited … Continue reading My Thoughts after watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug