Category: Reviews

Taking on Trauma — Suzume no Tojimari

9/11 fucked up a lot of people for good. And for my generation, the tragedy hit at a very impressionable time–essentially setting a dark tone for the rest of our lives going forward. For those of a certain generation in Japan, I imagine the Great East Japan Earthquake of...

My Favorite Tantei Monogatari Episodes: Part 2

As you might have gathered from reading this blog, I love the 1979 TV series Tantei Monogatari. In tribute to the show’s collection of great stories, I have selected a handful that stuck out during my initial viewing to write about. What follows is Part 2 of this overview...

My Favorite Tantei Monogatari Episodes: Part 1

A few months back, I wrote around 3,000 words about why the 1979 TV series Tantei Monogatari is just so darn great. But being an episodic show, the real strength of the series lies in its wide variety of stories, and one review simply does not do it justice....