Anime, the best kind of distraction…

Took some days off to catch up on some reading (among other things), so of course, I was distracted right away by this… On the bright side, it’s kinda book/reading related… It’s about a manga writer, Kishibe Rohan, who goes to interesting places to look for inspiration for his next one-shot manga. In the anime,…

Tales of Moonlight and Rain

According to Japanese folklore, ghosts, spirits, and supernatural creatures appear on rainy days or  at dawn when the moon is still bright, which explains the title of Ugetsu Monogatari, or Tales of Moonlight and Rain by Ueda Akinari, published in 1776, a collection of 9 short stories about ghosts, demons, ghouls, and the supernatural.  Since being published, Ugetsu Monogatari has…