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Malice By Keigo Hagashino.

Malice by Keigo Hagashino has a plot that is deceptively straight forward. Often I have dream of novels written with straightforward accounts but still keep you glued to the end. Well, dreams do come true. If you are a fan of mystery-thriller novels you realize that not all murder cases are the same. Some thrillers are fast-paced, some are slower than a snail and very few have the rare mix of mystery and pace that one enjoys while trying to crack the mystery themselves.Keigo hagashino Malice

Keigo Hagashino is a Japanese author and even though I love Japanese manga/anime I had never heard of him until fellow blogger Maniparna suggested reading his novel after reading my post on Top 5 Wednesday. Being partial toward all things Japanese, I jumped ahead and bought two of his books. So Keigo Hagashino an engineer by profession loved writing and at the age of 27 he won an award for his writing and he has written plenty of thriller/mystery gems since then. His best-seller novel The Devotion of Suspect X has sold over 2 million copies.

Malice is 4th novel in the series of Detective Kyoichiro Kaga by Keigo Hagashino.

The plot goes something like this. Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, in a locked room within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock-solid alibis. Or so it seems.

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Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara

Mushishi Manga by Yuki Urushibara. Review of a Fictional World Unlike Any Other.

Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara is set in the fictional world somewhere between  Edo and Meiji Period in Japan. Mushi stands for the creatures who are living among humans but invisible to human eyes due to their ethereal nature.

Mushishi By Yuki Urushibara

Chapter – ‘Eye’s Fortune, Eye’s Misfortune’

Mushishi Manga ranks 8.8/10 on MyAnimeList and 4.3/5 on Goodreads.

Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara

Cute, isn’t she?

            Yuki Urushibara

Let’s get to know the author first. Yuki Urushibara is a Japanese manga artist born in 23, January 1974 in the Namaguchi prefecture of Japan.  She also goes by pen name Soyogo Shima. ‘Mushishi’ is her most critically as well as publicly acclaimed work till date. This manga is used as the base of an anime series and live action movie of the same name. She has won several awards for her manga, ‘Mushishi’ probably because of its unique storytelling style.

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Wonderful Animation Short Film That Don’t Fail To Make One Smile…

Animation short film began in the early age of animation, in fact it can be said that it’s where the birth of animation happened. Since our childhood we love animated objects on screens and they become our friends as we grow up. Animated characters become out heroes or villains, someone we look up to or someone we don’t want to be. We would argue with anyone who says otherwise.

As busy adults we break away from our childhood love, we start thinking I am a grown up now and watching these movies is childish. Nothing is sadder than that. Our daily jobs, personal chores keep us so busy we keep putting off the movies and books for later on. Yet, there are times when we need a hearty laugh or something to ponder on. So, here’s my top favorite short animation movies for those who are too busy for a full movie.

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Biblia Koshodou No Jiken Techou

Biblia Koshodou No Jiken Techou A Light Novel – Manga & Series Review

Biblia Koshodou No Jiken Techou. Manga.

Written by Mikami En and illustrated by Nakano Biblia Koshodou No Jiken Techou begins like most case files do, with a guy looking at a girl. When Goura Daisuke’s grandmother passes away he and his mother decide to sell the book collection to a second-hand bookshop. One book in particular was gifted to her, autographed by the author. Daisuke looks for a shop and comes to a local second-hand book shop for evaluation of the books. According to the manga a beautiful woman named Shinokawa Shioriko a woman with long hair, cute spectacle eyes, surprising shy and an other worldly penchant for books takes care of the bookstore but in the series the looks are changed. Gouriki Ayame who plays Shirokawa Shioriko adapts a different look – cute pixie cut and isn’t four eyed.

Biblia koshodou no Jiken. Light Novel. Series.

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