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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Anime Blog 117: Nyan Koi!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyan_Koi!

Nyan Koi! is a 12 episode shonen anime.

The story follows Junpei Kousaka who accidentally breaks a cat shine statue. The statue curses him and unless he fulfills the requests of 100 cats he will become one. The thing is...Junpei is allergic to cats. So if he turns into one...he'll die. The show follows him as he tries to fulfill the cats wishes while also having the typical slice-of-life genre issues of which girl to pick: The cute girl who loves cats but only owns dogs (Mizuno), the childhood friend with huge boobs (Sumiyoshi), the flat-chested senpai who's from a yakuza family (Nagi-senpai), or the twins (Kotone & Akari).

The show was really cute and recommended to me by a friend since I LOVE cats :D
I love the slice-of-life genre and I love cats so this show worked in my favor :D
It was really cute and since it was only 12 episodes it was an easy watch.

So...art!

L-R: Mizuno, Akari, Kotone, Junpei, Sumiyoshi, & Nagi-senpai



Pros and Cons:
Pros: 

  • Slice-of-Life
  • CATS!
  • Talking cats
  • Cute story idea
Cons: 
  • Sort of ambiguous ending...I wanna know who he ends up with dammit!
Thanks for reading! Until next time, 

~Kei

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Anime Blog 116: Amnesia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesia_(visual_novel)

Amnesia is a 12 episode shojo anime.

The story follows an unnamed heroine who wakes up and can't remember anything before August 1. A fairy named Orion appears before her and explains that he ran into her and now he is fused with her consciousness. People appear around her and she pretends like nothing is wrong. She figures out that she, Shin, and Toma are childhood friends. That her co-worker Ikki has a strange ability to grant girl's wishes and thus he has a crazy fan club. And she starts having flashbacks such as going to a festival with her other co-worker Kento, that no one else remembers. She ends up falling off a cliff by accident and when she wakes up, people remember the accident but it happened differently...and now she has apparently been dating Shin for quite some time...and Orion is gone.
There's also this green haired guy (who you later learn is named Ukyou) who it isn't clear if he's a good guy or a bad guy.
Accidents keep happening to the heroine and each time she wakes up and the world has changed a bit. Usually (since this is based on a visual novel game) she's dating a different character.

I just finished watching this today which is why I can say so much about it...but seriously. This show was not about anything that I thought it was going to be about. I was super-confused most of the time and had to read the wiki-page at one point because I thought I missed something. I'm not sure if I'd watch it again but it wasn't bad and actually was a very interesting idea for a show.

Also...suprisingly...I actually ship Heroine X Ukyou...

art!

Top L-R: Shin, Heroine, Toma
Bottom L-R: Ukyou, Kento, Ikki



pros and cons:
Pros: 

  • Good characters
  • Interesting idea for a story
  • Pretty art
  • in this case. Short.
Cons: 
  • Confusing
  • Ambiguous ending
Thanks for reading! Until next time, 

~Kei

Anime Blog 115: Pandora Hearts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_Hearts

Pandora Hearts is a 25 episode shonen anime with 9 OVA episodes.

The story follows Oz Vessalius who upon turning 15 has a coming-of-age ceremony. At this ceremony, for no reason, he is thrown into the prison known as the Abyss. While there he makes a contract with a "chain" named Alice who is also known as the Bloodstained Black Rabbit. When they escape, everything looks different...and it's because it's been 10 years in the real world. There is an organization named Pandora that Oz ends up working with to discover the "sin" he was thrown into the Abyss for.

The show is really confusing and complex but it doesn't touch the complexity of the manga. This is one of those shows that I really wish had gotten a sequel.

Also...even though I do like Oz X Alice...I really ship Oz X Gil

So...art!

Oz, Alice, & Gil



Pandora Hearts also has one of my favorite openings:

video



so. pros and cons:
Pros: 

  • Oz & Gil
  • Gil in general (I totally named a fish I had after him...no lie)
  • Complex story
  • Great cast of characters
  • Did I mention this was based on Alice in Wonderland???
Cons: 
  • Need more of this show!
  • Also...confusing :D
Thanks for reading! Until next time, 

~Kei

Anime Blog 114: Ouran High School Host Club

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouran_High_School_Host_Club

Alright. Who doesn't know this one? LOL.

Ouran High School Host Club is a 26 episode shojo with an 11 episode Live Action Drama and a Live Action Movie.

The story follows scholarship student Haruhi who attends Ouran Academy. While trying to find a place to study she stumbles into the 3rd music room which is the meeting for the Ouran Host Club. She mistakenly knocks over a vase worth 8,000,000 yen and then ends up joining the host club to pay back that debt. It's a really cute reverse harem as there are 6 male members of the host club and they all basically fall in love with her :D

PS I totally ship Haruhi X Kyouya (let me dream ppl!)

This is actually the first anime I ever watched subbed. I remember having to pause and rewind to actually read the subtitles! (ah...good memories!) but as such, I never watched it dubbed. Now I have seen a few clips and really all I have to say is: "so this is what the cast of FMA brotherhood did afterwards..." LOL

so. ART!


Kyouya (back)
Front L-R: Kaoru, Hikaru, Tamaki, Haruhi, Honey, and Mori


Alright now for the live action drama and it's movie sequel...FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T!
I watched them both and I honestly think the guy who plays Tamaki looks like a monkey...also. The CG...it's just so bad. Have some pictures:


Back: Kyouya, Mori, Honey, Hikaru, Kaoru, Nekozawa
Front: Haruhi & Tamaki



Pros and Cons:
Pros: 

  • Cute
  • Funny
  • Kyouya (fave character)
  • OMG ALL THE SHOJO CLICHES! (that was the point)
Cons: 
  • I can't tell you...it'll spoil the ending for those who haven't seen it...
  • Honestly...the dub...I just can't do it...
  • The live action 100%
It's super cute and if you haven't already seen it...I'm surprised :D

Thanks for reading! Until next time, 

~Kei

Anime Blog 113: Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otome_wa_Boku_ni_Koishiteru

Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru (henceforth: Otoboku) is a 12 episode shonen anime with an OVA and an OVA sequel series.

The show follows Mizuho who's grandfather has died and in the will states that Mizuho will attend the same school his mother did. However...it's an all-girls school. So. Mizuho dresses as a girl and everyone thinks he's a girl. Since this is based on a Visual Novel game...there are a number of girls that Mizuho can be romantically involved with.

The show was really cute and I got lots of laughs :D I do feel that they could've done more with the whole "I'm a guy pretending to be a girl" thing but...hey I don't make anime for a living!

The OVA sequel series is called The Two Elders and it's 3 episodes long.

This story follows another boy, Chihaya, who gets transferred to this all-girls school and dresses as a girl. He and another girl, Kaoruko, get voted into the running to be the Elder of the school. Which is basically the elder sister. The girl everyone looks up to, goes to for advice, and aspires to be.

Now I don't own the OVAs but I do own the main series. So. I think it's a show worth watching!

ART!

L-R:Mariya , Mizuho, & Shion



pros and cons:
Pros: 

  • Cute and fluffy
  • Funny
  • Nice art
  • Interesting story
Cons: 
  • Could've done better with the whole "I'm a boy dressed as a girl" thing.
There you have it!

Thanks for reading! Until next time, 

~Kei

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Anime Blog 112: Otona ni Natte mo

https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=28200

Otona ni Natte Mo is a 2 episode animanga.

Each episode follows a different couple. The first episode follows a mangeka named Saikawa and an editor named Misono. And the second episode follows Atsushi and Kyou whose parents got married making them "siblings" but once they're adults.

Each story is cute on it's own but it really is just manga panels with voice-overs so there isn't too much I can say.

Art?

Misono and Saikawa




Kyou and Atsushi



I can't even really do pros and cons this go round...cause this show wasn't very memorable for me and I can't really get myself to re-watch it... gomenasai :(

Thanks for reading! Until next time!

~Kei

Anime Blog 111: Okane ga Nai

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Money_(manga)

HERE'S THE YAOI WARNING!

Ok. Okane ga Nai is a 4 episode yaoi anime that also has 4 specials.

The story follows Ayase whose cousin sells him to a man named Kanou. Kanou bought Ayase because 4 years earlier, Ayase actually helped Kanou when he was down on his luck and this made Kanou love him. Ayase wants to pay Kanou back but it's a ridiculous amount of money and Ayase has none...so each time he and Kanou have sex, Kanou pays him 500,000 yen.

The show is actually kind of cute with Ayase being confused about whether he loves Kanou or not...etc. However, every time I think of this show all I think about it that creepy face that Kanou makes with the rapey hands and the fact that the man's bed is bigger than a California King...just saying!

OMG. Don't forget to watch the specials! They're adorable! So much of Ayase being cute and naive and trying to stick up for himself...awww...so cute!

ART!

Kanou and Ayase



Pros and Cons:

Pros: 

  • Yaoi...as always
  • Short and sweet
  • Ayase is just too cute
Cons: 
  • Rapey hands...so creepy...
  • I'm not sure if it's the size difference or the fact that one of my friends still thinks Ayase looks 8...but there's something there...
Enjoy! It's a cute show!

Thanks for reading! Until next time, 

~Kei