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 “Kuroko no Basket”
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 “Sakamoto desu ga?”
When you don’t attend a mixed school…
…or ever interact with the opposite sex. Add some Manga drama into the mix and you have Haji-Otsu.
This was the first time I ever knew about a Manga with this idea, and it got my attention. Like, yes you have separate sex schools in Manga, but how many (that I know of) base it around someone whose perception of guys is totally off the radar?
Our MC is Ashihira Himari, a high school who, yup you’ve guessed it, has never interacted with guys. Blame it on her attending an all-girls school, and/or that she doesn’t have any male family members around the house, from what I remember that is. Anyway, because of her lack of socialising, Himari is unable to speak to guys, walk close to guys, or think about them. The final one seems to freak her out, because she assumes that every guy on the planet eats messily, has never heard of hygiene, is super strong and highly aggressive. Until, that is, she “confesses” to a guy who walks the same route to an all-boys school that’s just opposite the all-girls school, and showed her an act of kindness that one time. Continue reading “Haji-Otsu”
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”
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”
Don’t judge a book by its cover, cos romance and friendship can blossom from anywhere
It’s true, and Horimiya proves that with a strong main guy and girl who are nothing like those you find in romance manga. And I may say that about all the romance manga I have read so far, but this time I mean it.
Hori Kyoko is popular, beautiful and smart, and Miyamura Izumi is the type no one wants to associate themselves with due to his appearance, and his grades aren’t all that. This is them during school hours though. After school, Kyoko dresses down and looks somewhat like a simple housewife, and takes care of her little brother Souta since her parents are busy most of the time. Then there’s Izumi, who ties his hair back, revealing his many ear piercings, takes off his glasses, and wears short sleeved tops which reveal his tattoos. Yes, he has tattoos! And they’re not just on his arm; he also has some on one side of his body. See now what I mean by don’t judge a book by its cover? Continue reading “Horimiya”