‘The Ancient Magus’ Bride’ Episode 1 Recap and Review

“The Ancient Magus’ Bride” is one of the most anticipated anime of the Fall 2017 season. Based on the manga written and illustrated by Yamazaki Kore, “Magus” follows the story of Hatori Chise — an adolescent girl who sees faeries and becomes a sorcerer’s apprentice. She discovers her ‘gift’ is a side effect; she’s a Sleigh Beggy — a being with immense magical power, that … Continue reading ‘The Ancient Magus’ Bride’ Episode 1 Recap and Review

YG Releases (pricey) BIGBANG Action Figures [Opinion]

Move over, Ken. Earlier this year, YG Entertainment released the first ever life-like BIGBANG action figures. For around $315 a piece, you can own your own pint-sized version of one of the biggest groups in Korean entertainment. The action figures are already being bought and sold for as much as $439 on Ebay and it isn’t hard to see why. 2017 has been an interesting … Continue reading YG Releases (pricey) BIGBANG Action Figures [Opinion]

Radiant Office: First Impression

In “Radiant Office,” a young woman totters on the tangled tightrope of adulthood. One false step might lead her to land in the most unexpected of places. WARNING! This article contains SPOILERS and discusses the topic of suicide and depression. Right from the get-go, this drama had my attention. In the opening scene, a chicken helmet-clad Eun Ho-won, played by Go Ah-Sung, crashes a delivery truck … Continue reading Radiant Office: First Impression

Namie Amuro Announces Retirement

One of Japan’s most recognizable and famous singers took to social media to announce her retirement. Namie Amuro dropped the shocking news on Sept. 20, 2017, just days after her 25th anniversary. She reached out to her fans, posting in both English and Japanese: “Dear all fans: Thank you very much for your continuous support. September 16 marked the 25th year since my debut. I could … Continue reading Namie Amuro Announces Retirement

6 Reasons to Watch “Stranger Things” (Season 1 – SPOILERS)

01 The Plot If you think you’re going to be in for a fun childhood romp, think again.  It does not take long for “Stranger Things” to do away with any sense of security. The very first episode opens with young Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) vanishing one night without a trace. Will finds himself trapped in a dark, terrifying parallel universe (later dubbed the “Upside Down), … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Watch “Stranger Things” (Season 1 – SPOILERS)

Taemin Drops Sexy, Sensual ‘Thirsty’ Performance Video

Not even a month after the release of his title track “MOVE,” Lee Taemin returns with the video for the ever so sexy and sensual “Thirsty.” The youngest member of SHINee is playing no games and taking no prisoners. Taemin’s voice softly whispers “Thirsty” while ice cubes clink in a glass, all before the beat has a chance to come in. Upon its entry during … Continue reading Taemin Drops Sexy, Sensual ‘Thirsty’ Performance Video

Hyorin Launches New Company ‘brídg3’

  In November, Kim “Hyorin” Hyojung established her own talent agency called Bridge.  In addition to her solo activities, she will also be the CEO of the company. A post shared by 🎤Hyolyn 효린 (@xhyolynx) on Nov 12, 2017 at 6:40pm PST Through Bridge (stylized as bríd3), named for the melodic connective tissue between a verse and chorus,  Hyorin hopes to communicate with the public using various … Continue reading Hyorin Launches New Company ‘brídg3’

“Ready Player One” is Pure Imagination Come to Life

Earlier this year, San Diego Comic Com left us with our collective nerd jaws on the floor. The torrent of movies, games, television shows and comics unleashed at the world famous event gave fans more than enough to look forward to in the coming year. One such gem was the incredible trailer for “Ready Player One,” the film adaption of Ernest Cline‘s 2011 sci-fi novel. Cline’s … Continue reading “Ready Player One” is Pure Imagination Come to Life

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is Ready to Rumble

Nearly four years have passed since director Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy,” “Crimson Peak”)  took sci-fi film to a new level with the fantasy that nerds and geeks everywhere had been waiting for. Giant robots. Giant monsters.  Fighting. In a cinematic love letter to franchises such as the world famous Godzilla and the Japanese tradition of giant mechs trashing cities, “Pacific Rim” was the closest … Continue reading ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is Ready to Rumble