Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”―Roxane Gay “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”―Karen Russell In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and...
Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. [more inside]
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. [more inside]
“Love doesn’t always come when you want it to. Sometimes it just happens, despite your will.” [more inside]
Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Penny Dreadful: Fresh Hell Season 2, Ep 1
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: DESTINY Season 1, Ep 12
The season finale is a combination Christmas/New Year episode. On Christmas Eve, Kohina is confronted by a peculiar salaryman while she window-shops. Later, on New Year's Day, the whole gang cleans house and visits the local temple.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Adult Dropout Cosplay! Season 1, Ep 11
The household succumbs to even more chaos than usual after Inugami steals Kokkuri's bottle of rejuvenating spring water.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Kureha's Days Spent Waiting in Vain! Season 1, Ep 10
Kokkuri and Kohina meet a mysterious girl waiting under a red maple tree, and decide to help her, with the assistance of other forest residents.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: The Age of Many Worries! Season 1, Ep 9
Kokkuri panics when he begins losing his hair. Inugami feels bitter and lonely when the household ignores him, so he decides to run away.
Shigaraki wins tickets for a trip to the hot springs, and so Kokkuri and the gang takes a hot springs vacation. Kokkuri uses the trip to find a way to revert the curse received in the previous episode. [more inside]
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Cat God Tama's Love at First Sight! Season 1, Ep 7
Kokkuri and Kohina confront the cat god Tama after she has been stalking them. Later, while cleaning the Ichimatsu family storehouse, Kokkuri opens one of the boxes out of curiosity.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Kohina, the Cyclops, and Shigaraki! Season 1, Ep 6
Kohina begins seeing small demons and spirits, and Kokkuri and Shigaraki begin to worry. Later, Kokkuri and Inugami have a heart to heart talk.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: The Flowers on the Desk are a Message! Season 1, Ep 5
Shigaraki encounters Inugami in female form for the first time and things get awkward. Later, Kohina is confronted by Jimeko-san at school and meets the school's new exchange students.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: The One on My Mind is Into Sci-Fi! Season 1, Ep 4
Shigaraki the rather unpleasant tanuki introduces himself and we learn about his past with Kokkuri. Later Kokkuri, concerned about whether Kohina is being bullied, follows her to school and meets the grey schoolboy Yamamoto-kun.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Inugami, Stay! Go to Your House! Season 1, Ep 3
Inugami settles in at Kohina's house and gets to work on haunting her. He does his best to disrupt Kokkuri-san's daily routine of house chores and caring for Kohina as well...
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: A Refreshing Smile is the First Step Towards Becoming a Real Human! Season 1, Ep 2
Kokkuri-san tries to break through Kohina's doll facade, which leads to her first attempts to smile. Later, we are introduced to the dog ghost Inugami, who also has a past involving Kohina.
Gugure! Kokkuri-san: Doll Girl Meets Kokkuri-san! Season 1, Ep 1
A young girl, Kohina, seemingly living alone without parents, has decided to extinguish her feelings and become a doll. One day she summons a fox spirit while playing a Japanese version of ouiji, and the spirit, Kokkuri, becomes her protector. This is a dark comedic anime based on a popular 4koma manga. In this first episode, we are introduced to the two main characters and Kohnina's seemingly unvanquishable hunger for cheap cup ramen. [more inside]
A composer moves into a huge Victorian mansion after the death of his wife and daughter, only to find that he's not quite alone. [more inside]