Where it all began…
…for Dazai at least.
Season 1 of Bungo was amazing with its weird but wonderful characters and storyline, minus the part where Nakajima Atsushi was able to improve his combat skills without warning. It’s still a jump in the story that annoys me. Continue reading
Why can’t all tutors be this amazing?
I actually can’t remember what made me want to watch this, but it’s just adorable and funny. I’d end my review there, but there’s a lot more to talk about than just saying it’s adorable and funny.
When I got into the first few minutes of the The Royal Tutor, it felt like it had some Diabolik Lovers vibes going on, but fortunately this proved to be wrong. Not that Diabolik Lovers is a bad anime in my opinion; the characters could have been fleshed out a bit more, and for me it was curiosity that made me watch the entire series. But we’ll get on to this topic in a sec. Continue reading
The past can come back to haunt you
It’s not often you come across a manga where a person has a disability, and this is what drew me to Koe no Katachi. The huge difference in what you usually come across in the world of manga and anime, you know your fantasy worlds, typical high school romance stories and what have you, is a nice breath of fresh air, and after coming across it via tweets when the movie was what everyone was talking about and seeing a couple of clips, I just had to get in on the hype.
And it truly is amazing. Koe no Katachi follows Ishida Shouya, a boy who’s bored with life and tries to add some excitement to it by becoming somewhat of an adrenaline junkie. His fearless actions are adored by his friends even though they aren’t really fans of what he does, if you get what I mean. Nevertheless, they want to be around him. Continue reading
Even more mouthwatering than Season 1
Knowing me, I don’t always watch a series on time depending on my schedule, level of laziness and if I’m holding it off until I get round to finishing off other anime. Or re-watch an anime. You get the idea.
So, imagine my regret mixed in with all the hype and excitement when I got round to Season 2 of Food Wars and realising that it’s one of those where you should really watch it whilst episodes are being released before you go back and binge watch. Well it wasn’t that bad, because the hype for The Second Plate (TSP) was real and big enough for me to not think about regret too much. Continue reading
A tale of two “kings”
Thanks to Twitter, I came to know about this manga and put it on my “to read” list. And it’s quite different to what I expected just from seeing one image of Kuroki. Pretty interesting too if you pay attention to what’s going on from the beginning, unlike me who didn’t until about halfway through what’s been translated so far. Clearly I’m losing out here
So Kikenchitai Danshi. It’s a romance manga set in high school, but it’s quite unique from the get go which was surprisingly good. Our leading lady is Satsuki Kurei who attends a high school close to two all-boys’ schools that are the complete opposite to the other, and are both “ruled” by “kings”. By this I mean one guy from each school basically rules the others in their respective schools, and one is known as the White King and the other as the Black King due to their personalities. I’m sure you can guess that one is more prince-like than the other. Continue reading
Greatest Anime cook-off ever
My first review did not do the anime justice, and with Season 2 completed a while back, I decided to watch Season 1 again. And it’s just as good as the first time I watched it.
Yukihira Soma is the star of Food Wars and a talented young chef who wishes to surpass his father’s cooking skills someday. He helps out at the family diner until one day his father decides to jet off somewhere, and enrolling Soma in Totsuki, an elite culinary high school with a 1% pass rate (well something as low as that). So only the creme de la creme can graduate at a school with such a low pass rate, and at his induction ceremony, Soma declares he will become the Number 1 student at Totsuki. Continue reading
Love can come from anywhere
It’s been a while since my last post, but I haven’t just been studying away; I’ve been catching up on some anime and starting new ones before I get round to reviewing them, but I will try to get more content up quicker for my beloved readers ^^
Here we have Crayon Days. It’s a lovely short and sweet story featuring two people who get closer through their love for art. It’s different because I’ve never come across a manga that features a different kind of school since it’s normally been a standard school or a boarding school, but this is a unique angle for a romance manga.
Our MCs of the story are Ichinose Shima and Akatuski Saji. Shima is a new student at the Tokyo Art School, which is a big change and step for her since she’s a country girl who wants to prove she can be good at art. As for Saji, he’s a famous student known for his impressive art skills. The two have contrasting personalities and artistic abilities; Shima is more child-like and naive which is portrayed through her drawings which seem to lack that depth and emotion people see in art, whereas Saji is the quiet type who’s a perfectionist and shows that depth and emotion in his work. Continue reading
Love at first touch?
More like grope, but I’ll get onto that in a bit.
I can’t remember how exactly I first came across this manga, but after a long break from it because it’s ongoing, I went back to it only to find about 20 newly translated chapters. Talk about good things come to those who wait am I right?
Anyway, I started it again from the beginning and I loved Namaikizakari all over again, and how it progressed in the new chapters.
Namaikizari stars Machida Yuki as the MC. She’s a second year at Ryohoku high school and manager of the basketball club. As she’s recruiting first years at the start of the new school year, she encounters Naruse Shou, a rather tall and good looking guy who accidentally gropes Yuki after someone knocks him over. But Yuki bravely continues on acting as though nothing happened, given how she has younger brothers and sisters to deal with and is able to deal with stuff (not this kinda stuff though). Continue reading
Them feels though
A belated happy 2017 to all my beloved readers! Here’s to another good year! ^o^/
It has been so long since I last watched Adventure Tri. I knew the third part (Kokuhaku) had aired, but totally forgot about it until I had a sudden realisation one day that it had (sorry guys ^^”). So I made the time to finally get round to watching it, and it definitely did not disappoint.
For those of you new to the blog, I was part of the generation that grew up with the likes of Pokemon, Digimon, Beyblade and Yu-Gi-Oh! So I’m one of those who like their nostalgia, but in doses as that makes it more appealing and enjoyable. After my long break from the series, it was nice to see Tai and the gang once again in Kokuhaku which follows on from the events of Ketsui. To refresh our minds on the latter, Ketsui ended with everyone (except Joe) taking part in the school festival. The Digimon were there too, but Meicoomon becomes infected after a certain someone who we thought was good but turns out they’re not (who I will reveal shortly to save those who haven’t yet seen any of Adventure Tri from spoilers) made it happen. Sad times. Also, Joe was more of a bench warmer in Ketsui what with him needing to focus on exams, and poor Gomamon couldn’t hang around with him. Mimi had more show time and definitely used the opportunity well, bringing in some energy into the episodes. Continue reading
Beauty on Ice
The season has finally ended, and that final episode was just amazing. I’ll get onto that later
I remember the first time I knew about this anime. It just released on Crunchyroll, and I thought I’d check it out after seeing people talk about it on Twitter. Then I watched it. About 30 seconds in and I thought “what is this?” and turned it off. And that was just the opening! Mind you there were other people around and they were talking quite loudly so I couldn’t really catch the opening song.
After 3 or 4 episodes released, I gave it another try. Sat alone this time, and I click play on the first episode. And I loved the opening song! I looked forward to it in every episode, mouthing the words and trying to make the ones out I couldn’t quite catch. It was worth it. Continue reading