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The End is the Beginning is the End

Tonight's article is about a recent buy (actually, semi-recent, I've owned the novel for a while, but took the opportunity only recently to buy the manga): All you need is kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, with illustrations by Yoshitoshi ABe and its manga adaptation by Ryōsuke Takeuchi, drawn by Takeshi Obata. A movie adaptation was released under the title Edge of Tomorrow, but I won't talk about it here, because it differs a lot from the original story.

From ethers tragic I am born again

The story follows Keiji Kiriya, a young recruit in the United Defense Force. He, and the UDF he is a part of are fighiting against mysterious creatures names Mimics, and despite all the technology that the UDF holds (such as exoskeletons for its soldiers), the Mimics relentlessly push back the human forces regardless of their efforts to stop them. During his first fight, Keiji seemingly dies after killing a stranger than usual mimic, but through some unexplained phenomenon, he wakes up in his bunk bed, back at the military base, the day before the fight that should have been his last.

The Wind sings of a Journey

Today I'm going to step away from the usual articles about my reading and musical tastes to talk a bit about a video game that kept me the most occupied some years ago, and some of its predecessors.

Mana mana, pa pa palala.

It should be obvious, given the title above, that this is about the game series ...of Mana (but not just them). The game that is the center of my interest here is Legend of Mana, but I will also write about Secret of Mana and 聖剣伝説3 (Seiken Densetsu 3) -- never released outside of Japan -- and Secret of Evermore, the little, unfairly shunned, cousin.

Free City Rhymes

Nashorn im Galopp (Rhino Full Throttle) is a short film by Erik Schmitt, released in 2013, starring Marlen Lohse (as Vicky) and Tino Mewes (as Bruno). It was nominated for and won multiple awards, a list of which you can find on the IMDb page.

A Forest

I'm quite sure most of you heard the story of Hansel and Gretel, the classic Grimm Brothers' story about the two siblings left in the woods, who stumble upon a gingerbread house full of sweet pastries and dangers. This article is about a retelling of the story by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti. The book was poking out of a shelf in my library as if to catch my attention, so I picked it and read it, since I had forgotten it a month or so ago.