Anime Review: Ore Monogatari | 俺物語 (My Love Story)

A few days ago, in a burst of nostalgia, I decided to begin watching anime again. I was in the mood for something light-hearted and funny, and after reading a few reviews, decided to settle on this one: Ore Monogatari (My Love Story). It was exactly what I was looking for!

The protagonist, Gouda Takeo (剛田 猛男 ), is a first year high school student. He is very tall, muscular, unconventional-looking, and extremely well-liked by the boys in his school. He however does not seem to have much luck with girls, since all the girls he likes only have eyes for his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa Makoto ( 砂川 誠 ).  One day through a series of events, he meets and falls for Yamato Rinko (大和 凛子), who, to his great surprise, likes him back! What follows is a love story that is both hilarious and incredibly sweet. 🙂


Watch Ore Monogatari here!

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Anime, Language

Kenyan References in Anime


Forgive my excessive use of the exclamation marks but, I couldn’t help it, I’m still SO excited about our ‘Best Topical Blog’ nomination in this year’s Kenya Blog Awards. (Kindly follow this link for details on how to vote for us 😀 )

Now, this post will knock your socks off and, if you aren’t wearing any, put some on so that they can get knocked off 😀

Kenyan references in anime…


Anime, Culture

Japanese References in Films and TV

One of the most exciting thing for me while watching a TV series or movie is coming across a reference to something I’m interested in. I get that nerdy tingly feeling when I discover an easter egg, understand an obscure detail in the plot or hear a line or dialogue in a language I’m learning or one that is my native tongue. *cues moment in Star wars: Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens when Kikuyu is spoken*

Japanese culture is a very essential part of pop culture in the 21st century and as such there are a lot of references to Japan and Japanese culture in movies and TV shows these days. Here are some of my favourite references from TV shows and movies that I absolutely love and the fact that they have that bit of Japanese touch makes them all the more special for me.