Classroom of Mystery
We’ve all been to high school, or currently at high school depending on your age, but you’ll agree with me when you first get a glimpse of Tokyo Koudo Ikusei Senior High School and wonder why we never had such a school. It’s secluded from the Tokyo mainland and has an amazing campus (think University meets retail park/mall), and 100% of students either go on to college or straight into a job. What more can you ask for from a school that has it all and gives you a guaranteed job/place in college at the end?
Well they are even more generous than that. Each student gets their own smartphone, and at the start of each month they’re told they will be receiving 100,000 points which is basically 100,000 yen. With this they can buy anything and everything available on campus, be it clothes, food and consoles. Pretty cool if you ask me.
Continue reading “Classroom of the Elite”
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 “Koe no Katachi”
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 “Digimon Adventure Tri: Kokuhaku”
16 again…with extra feels
I’ve seen 17 Again, and all I can say is, Zac Efron will look like Matthew Perry when he gets older, despite there being no resemblance whatsoever. But I do like the Audi R8 that features in the movie. Gotta love R8s.
There’s no link between 17 Again and Orange at all. So don’t get too excited/disappointed/whatever you feel about this because I just remembered 17 Again as I was watching this. Hence the subtitle.
Ok so, Orange. It’s a “change the past” type anime with ERASED and Anohana vibes to it. Like a lot, with almost as many feels as Anohana, but more animated characters than either of these anime. You’ll see what I mean. Continue reading “Orange”
For better or worse
Funnily enough I thought of that while watching Kuroko no Basket after someone said it during the intense battle between Kagami and Aomine. Such a good match.
This is the second time I’ve read the manga, and I can say that there are quite a few things I forgot and remember. Hapi Mari introduces us to Takanashi Chiwa, a 22-year-old University drop out (yup not high school for once!) who quickly becomes Mamiya Chiwa within a few pages into the manga. That is, because she meets Mamiya Hokuto, the President of Mamiya Enterprises who “wishes” to marry her. By that I mean, and this made me think of 50 Shades of Grey which I have not and never will watch (I watched Everything wrong with 50 Shades of Grey by CinemaSins), they enter into a contract as husband and wife because his grandfather wanted him to marry the granddaughter of the love of his life. Yes you heard right; it’s an arranged marriage guys, with added drama and twists than you’d find in a standard marriage. Continue reading “Hapi Mari”
Sweet and funny romance…with a side order of rooster
I’m not kidding about the rooster either; you see it in the opening and it shows up in all but one episode. And it has a name by the second episode! If that isn’t progress, I don’t know what is. Oh and it gets its own mini show at the end of each episode.
So I kept seeing this on Crunchyroll, and I don’t know why but this time I decided to check out the summary. And I can say that I enjoyed the show.
Continue reading “My Little Monster”
All about internal battles with some added comedy
Digimon Adventure Tri is back with a very strong sequel. I kept putting it off because of exams and re-watching old anime and what not, and I’m glad that it was worth the wait.
Ketsui again comes in 4 episodes and continues just slightly after the events in Saikai, with Odaiba under repair. Mimi takes more of the limelight this time after being somewhat in the background since she was in the USA, and Joe is still pretty much AWOL since he’s too busy studying for entrance exams rather than prioritising the safety of those around him. Cold-hearted I guess since he wants to progress in the real world and wants to leave his life as a DigiDestined behind, much to the dismay of everyone and Gomamon.
But it’s not all dark as there are great comedy moments before things take a turn for the worse, some of which continue in the form of the Digimon group. They’re awesome. Continue reading “Digimon Adventure Tri: Ketsui”
For some reason I stayed away from this anime, but it was one worth waiting for.
Izumi Shinichi is our main character and victim of Parasyte (Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu) which, as you would’ve guessed, concerns parasites. This supernatural species take the form of a green snake-like thing with a mini drill on its head, which seeks out humans in order to survive by taking over their brain. Shinichi comes across one when it enters his right hand, and stops it from going into his brain. As a result, it takes over his right arm and matures, complete with eyes and a mouth. It can also change its form so it can stand on its own and what not. Anyway, after 1-2 days, Shinichi somehow gets over the shock of having his right arm eaten away and replaced by this thing, and names it Migi (because it’s his right hand). Over time Shinichi learns more about Migi’s kind and what they’re capable of, whilst Migi learns more about humans through research and talking to Shinichi. Continue reading “Parasyte -the maxim-“
You can have it all if you have brains and find romance
My second time reading the manga, and it’s just as good as reading it the first time round. It’s similar to Horimiya in the sense that what you see is not exactly what you get, and it’s these types of manga which I enjoy reading over and over.
Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu has an interesting main girl called Hibino Tsubaki. She’s a smart cookie but fails to get into the elite high school she’s been wanting to go to and fails to be the top student in the high school she’s able to get into. Bad luck much? I guess you could say her hopes aren’t completely dashed when she meets the student who beat her to first place in this school’s entrance exams, but then that’d be lying…to a certain extent. He’s called Tsubaki Kyouta (also a strong main guy and I hope the names don’t confuse any of you!) and turns out to be a rude guy to Tsubaki when they first meet in school, resulting in her cutting his hair in disgust. As punishment, he vows to take all her “first times”, but little do they know that this blossoms into something they soon learn to cherish. Continue reading “Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu”
Tai, Matt, Sora, Izzy, Joe, TK, Mimi and Kari are back once again in the highly anticipated addition to the Digimon series! Set 6 years after the events in Digimon Adventures, everyone has grown up and are busy attending high school and what not (Mimi is in America and Joe is studying somewhere (no idea)), with Tai playing football/soccer and Matt in a band. But now this all changes as they’re reuniting with their Digifriends. Good times ahead.
Once again everyone crosses paths with the DigiWorld and as distortions cause gates to the DigiWorld to open around Odaiba and allow Digimon to enter and wreak havoc. With 4 episodes to fill everyone in on what’s happening and how Tai and the gang are involved, the build up to all the action is steady as Kuwagamon goes around causing destruction everywhere. And as we know from the original Digimon, others in the real world are in the know about Digimon, and as expected there is some sort of special unit which is brought in to everyone together (except Joe) and help out with the incidences. That being said, there’s no real action until episode 2, which isn’t that big an issue considering it’s been so long since I’ve seen everyone and all the Digimon Digivolving into their respective stages. Continue reading “Digimon Adventure Tri: Saikai”