Koe no Katachi

The past can come back to haunt you

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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

Food Wars! The Second Plate

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

Kikenchitai Danshi

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

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (Season 1)

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

Crayon Days

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

Namaikizakari

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

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

The definition of laziness

If you think you know what laziness means, look it up again and you’ll see Tanaka. He’s the MC in Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, and all he wants to do is lead a peaceful and lazy life that doesn’t concern any of the stuff that comes with being the MC. Tough luck Tanaka, you are the MC so you can’t wish it all away.

I’ve been wanting to check this out for a while, and since I had no particular anime to check out since Amnesia, I thought I might as well get round to watching this. And I love it. Apart from the very abrupt ending though. But that’s just me. Continue reading

Orange

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

Kuroko no Basket

Basketball unlike you’ve ever seen

Now I’m no sporty person, and the only other sports anime I have seen fully is Free! Iwatobi Swim Club. That, as you’ve guessed from the name, is based on a swim club and I must say I really enjoyed that despite having no interest in swimming. So as a non-basketball person, I had no idea how this would turn out, and from the first episode, which I watched with a cousin and my sister who loves her basketball, I was hooked. They weren’t exactly focused on watching it so they missed out.

Anyway, onto Kuroko no Basket or KnB for short cos it’s too much effort to write the title fully every time (yes I am lazy XP). Continue reading

Sakamoto desu ga?

Coolness needs some limits

Here we have a high school MC by the name of Sakamoto (haven’t you heard of him? XP), who seems to be “Cool, Cooler, Coolest” in everything he does. Whether it’s hiding from a mother who becomes obsessed with Sakamoto, making a fire drill an intense situation, or pulling off random acts to get through the school gate on time, Sakamoto is the guy to call to make them cool. And the one to help you get out of any situation. He is cool after all.

But, while there were some really good moments, others made me wonder what was going on. So like, Sakamoto, you can be cool, but try not to be in everything that you do. It just doesn’t work for you. Continue reading