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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Anime Blog 20-Close the Last Door

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_the_last_door

WARNING! This is considered Yaoi (boyXboy)

I must say that I feel really bad for the main character...his luck sucks. But I'm so happy that he found himself someone in the end. This show is similar to Ikoku Irokoi Romantan in the way that the main character meets his guy at a wedding...(well in IIR it was on a ship after the wedding but...whatever). The art for me was kinda strange...not sure how I feel about it...not my fave but not the worst.The story was interesting at least but since it's only 1 episode long it doesn't explain much....

ART!

(L: Nagai, R: Honda)
now time for pros and cons!

Pros:
  • Yaoi (always a pro)
  • Good ending
  • Decent art...?
Cons:
  • A bit confusing
  • Weird art...?
Well that's it for this time! Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Anime Blog 19-Chobits

Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chobits

I LOVE Chobits! It's one of the few anime I actually own. I bought it at a used movie store for $15! The complete collection! Total steal! Anyways...I love this so much. Chii is just so cute and Hideki is just hilarious! I originally didn't like the art too much but after a few episodes I grew to like it. I love that Hideki is a just a country bumpkin who comes to the city and wants a persacom but can't afford one...voila! finds one in the trash...and drops her memory chip...Oh...and I love that Dave Wittenburg plays the peep-show guy and Crispin Freeman plays Hideki! Oh and one more thing...so Chii is a persacom...a computer...guess where her "on" switch is? xD

ART!
 
(Back row: L to R: Dita, Yuzuki, Kotoko, and Sumomo. Front Row: L: Freya, R: Elda (Chii) )
 
So time for pros and cons once more!

Pros:
  • Cool story
  • Adorable characters!
  • Beautiful clothes
  • ECCHI! (always a pro for me!)
Cons:
  • Story can be really confusing at times...but it all makes sense in the end
So thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Monday, February 25, 2013

Anime Blog 18-Candy Boy

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Boy

WARNING! This is considered Yuri (AKA: girlXgirl)

I must say I don't really understand the title but whatever! So I decided that because the only demographic I hadn't watched yet was Yuri, to watch one...I picked one that was short (8 eps) and had really pretty art...of course it would also be the twinsest one...
Now of course in the anime itself you get the emotional relationship between the twins and not the physical but I promise I don't make all this random stuff up.
But the show was cute anyway and there was a little love triangle with a kohai (younger student) and overall I enjoyed it but don't have much to say about it.

ART!
 
(L to R: Yukino, Sakuya, and Kanade)
So time for pros and cons!

Pros:
  • Emotional not physical love (I'm all for it but I draw the line at kissing typically)
  • Beautiful art!
  • Cute story
Cons:
  • If you want hard-Yuri...not for you
  • No real plot...story but no plot
But yeah so I really enjoyed it and lots of people on my forum seem to click on it so I guess there's something right?

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Anime Blog 17-Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-Chan

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokusatsu_Tenshi_Dokuro-chan

So, a friend of mine mentioned this show to me by saying "yeah...so I saw this pervy show I think you'll like. There was this angel with a giant spikey club who kills the main guy for being a perv and then brings him back to life...over and over again." So I watched it....GREAT IDEA!

It was seriously adorable in a total gore-fest kinda way! And NEVER take the halos off...the angels get explosive diarrhea...it's hilarious! I also liked the art it was super-cute!

I love how the premise of the show is that 20 years in the future, the main guy creates something that makes girls stop aging at 12 and gives them immortality...God becomes angry and sends angels to the past to kill him. WONDERFUL!

ART!
 
(Dokuro-Chan)
 
The only annoying thing is that in season 2 they change her hair color from purple to blue...it's weird...
Time again for pros and cons!

Pros:
  • Super-cute art
  • Kick-a** main female
  • Hilarous premise
  • Ecchi (AKA: Perverted...Always a plus in my book)
  • Adorable!
  • Full of Gore in a good way...ish
Cons:
  • The changing of the hair color in season 2...big con for me
  • Sometimes the gore can be a bit much
AND because I love the opening...

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It's just soooooo cute! (and wrong...wrong on soooo many levels)
But those are the only cons. I suggest anyone who likes comedy and/or ecchi...WATCH THIS!

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Anime Blog 16-Boku wa Konomama Kaeranai

More Info: Wiki Page

WARNING! This is considered Yaoi (boyXboy)

So there was only 1 episode and it was about a pair of friends and one of the friend's girlfriends. HUGE love triangle! I don't really have much to say about this one because I watched it so long ago and it didn't stick out in my mind very well. I just remember the crazy love triangle and that it just kinda threw you into a story...the ending was decent but I didn't really like the art too much.

ART!

 
(Back: Ritsuro, Front: Ken)
 
Well this pic doesn't make the art look as bad...but believe me these people are out of proportion.
pros and cons:

Pros:
  • Yaoi (always :D )
Cons:
  • Not the best art
  • Easy to figure out storyline...
I actually never plan to watch this again so yeah...

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Friday, February 22, 2013

Anime Blog 15-Boku no Pico

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boku_no_pico

WARNING! This is a highly explicit Yaoi (boyXboy) even though it's censored so it's borderline Hentai (anime porn). Now that that's out of the way:

So what had happened was...I was looking for a yaoi to watch and came across this...didn't know it was gonna be so graphic and about 3 like 10 year old boys...that was disturbing. I really can't say too much about this one because once you see it...you can't unsee it. The art was nice though and everything was censored (pointlessly...you could still see everything) but yeah...

ART!

 
(L to R: Coco, Chico, Pico)
 
Do not be fooled by the clothing...those are ALL boys.

pros and cons:

Pros:
  • Yaoi (always a pro)
  • Really nice art
Cons:
  • About 3 boys around 12 having sex with each other...disturbing
  • No plot that doesn't involve sex
  • Did I mention disturbing?
Yeah so unless you're a die-hard Yaoi fan...don't watch it...just save yourself the brain and eye bleach and leave it alone :D

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Anime Blog 14-Blood +

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_%2B

Ok so I LOVE this show. It was one of the first animes I ever completed. My friend Rachel told me about it in gym class and so I started watching it on episode 7. After that episode, I was hooked, I watched 1-6 online to catch myself up and just fell in love.
I love the storyline with a pair of twins whose blood can kill each other. I love that Saya isn't just the Saya you follow but has a completely separate personality that she forgot. I love (Haji) that Haji has been with her almost from the start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! I just love this anime.
The art is really nice and I like how the story goes, except for the sad parts of course, but even with the sad parts I love it. I wish they would make another season because MAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! (No spoilerz this time Kei-chan...no).
Now I will warn you all...normally when I watch an anime; I watch it all. I watch the show, the movies, the OVAs, the live action dramas, the live action movies...EVERYTHING! (excepting musicals...I don't touch those) but for Blood +...Blood the Last Vampire (both the anime movie and the live action) don't exist...they just don't...**except for recently I watched the live action movie...it wasn't tooooooo bad....but yeah...**
**And then I watched the Blood the Last Vampire anime movie just because it was the only part I hadn't seen...OMG THE ART IS HORRIBLE! but anyways...no me gusta**

Anywayz ART!
 
(figured I'd go with the one with the names labeled)

But yeah...I also love that Crispin Freeman plays Haji, Dave Wittenburg plays Solomon, and Quinton Flynn plays Karl...I have a bit of a crush on those guys...

But time again for pros and cons:

Pros:
  • Vampires
  • Hot guys
  • Great Storyline
  • Kick A** female lead
  • Totally evil female villan
  • NOT BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE (which doesn't exist mind you)
Cons:
What cons? I suppose that there isn't a second season is a con...maybe...

Also Blood + has one of my fave anime ops!

video

Thanks again for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Anime Blog 13-Black Cat

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Cat_(manga)

Just wanna point out Black Cat being number 13 is pretty ironic :D

I loved Black Cat. I thought it was hilarious that the main character's name was Train Heartnet...it makes me laugh. I also loved Saya's character and (*SPOILER!*) I was super sad when she died...I almost cried. I loved the song she sang though...it still gets stuck in my head (Link below). I also have a little crush on Sven...he makes me think of Kisuke Urahara from Bleach (who I have a huge crush on!). I love almost the entire cast in this anime actually...and just to throw out there; Charden is hot without the top hat and glasses! And I love that Kyoko has such a huge crush on Train...it really is adorable!

Konoyo no Uta:

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I also really like the art and the storyline with an organization of assasins! All sorts of crazy people in this anime!!!

ART!
 
(From Left to Right: Train, Sven, Eve, and Rinslet)

Pros and cons!

Pros:

  • Pretty art
  • Hot guys
  • Evil organization of Assassins!
  • Awesome storyline
Cons:

  • The only acceptable con ever: ANNOYING main bad guy!
 Well there you have it! I hope everyone watches it!

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Anime Blog 12-Be-boy Kidnapp'n Idol

More Info: AnimeNewsNetwork Page

Ok so I'm not going to have much to say about this one. WARNING! This is considered shonen-ai (put simply boyXboy).

Alright so it was only one episode about an idol and his best friend (more implied) getting kidnapped and the best friend saving the day. Obviously...super confusing because WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE!? Who knows...and WHY! was the one dude SOOOOOOOOOOO white!? He was like paper white...anywayz so the art was ok, def. not the worst I've ever seen :)

ART!


 
(L: Akihiko, R: Kazuya)
So time for pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Decent art
  • Shonen-ai (always a pro)
  • Subject was interesting enough
Cons:

  • Confusing as all get out, 1 episode's just not enough to explain it all
That's really the only con but it is a major one.

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

Kei23

Monday, February 18, 2013

Anime Blog 11-Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

So yeah I'm going to put them both in the same post because one is a sequel of the other :D

Alright so I'll start with Avatar: The Last Airbender:

Extra Info: Wiki Page

I love this show so much! Let me just point out how awesome it is: my daddy isn't really into anime or into any good cartoons (excepting things like Family Guy, The Simpsons, Beavis and Butthead, the list goes on) and he LOVES this show. He finds it fascinating and was addicted from the first episode he saw...which I think was the one with the fortune teller lady...but I could be wrong :D

I love the idea of benders of different nations, I love the idea that the fire nation is taking over the world and that one 12 year old boy is going to save the world! OH and I love Zuko...but only after he grows hair...before that he creeped me out. I really like the art, I love the story, I even loved the little chibi OVAs! However...I did not like the live action movie. I loved the effects, I could get over the actors, they weren't bad...but the mispronunciation really turned me off. And I would've liked it if instead of doing the motions then the element following, they'd stuck to the show and had the element moving with the motions. But whatever.

ART!



(From L to R: Sokka, Aang (with Momo), Katara, with Appa in the back)
Time again for pros and cons!

Pros:

  • Awesome story
  • Great cast
  • Zuko (teehee!)
  • Good art
  • Even my Daddy likes it!
Cons:

  • There are cons to this show?????
So that's it for the original, lets move on to Legend of Korra

More Info: Wiki Page

So I'm still not sure how I feel about Legend of Korra. I miss the old cast of characters and I'm sad that everyone, except Katara (who looks exactly like her gran-gran lemme point out), is dead. And you don't even get to find out how they died! Oh and that whole thing about "what happened to Zuko's mom?" "oh well that's an interesting story, what happened was..." [Enter Interruption Here] AAARRRGGGHHH!!! I wanna know so bad!

I like Korra...ish...sometimes she gets on my nerves. I like Mako for the most part...and Bolin's just funny but I must say I don't really like Asami  and sadly Zuko's grandson isn't as hot as I'd hoped he'd be :( Even if he is played by Dante Basco...

I don't know...maybe's its just me but I feel like all the events that happened in the original suddenly seem so wasted when you get to Korra...because someone else is trying to take over the world!

So...LOK finally finished...I'm very happy about Varek and Zhu Li, very happy. And the whole ending wasn't really bad. And yes, I know that Korra and Asami are really good friends but that whole ending scene kinda rubbed me the wrong way. Just saying. But anyways, I'm glad it's over because the whole Kuvira thing was getting way out of hand.

But at least we also get to meet Zuko (who is extremely old!) and Toph (who is also extremely old & crotchety). And watch fight scenes that involve them. (just to spoil it for you, Toph is stronger unlike poor Zuko who has kinda lost his touch a bit...only a bit though)

but anyways ART!

(L to R: Asami, Bolin (with Pako on his shoulder), Korra, Mako, Tenzin)
Time for pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Set in the same Avatar world
  • Interesting that Korra knew 3 out of 4 as a child
  • Interesting cast
  • Still good art
  • Varek & Zhu Li :D
Cons:

  • Pretty much everyone's dead
  • [There's no Zuko--ok so there was in season 3. So I'll remove this one ]
  • I call BS on Season 2...
  • ...and seasons 3 & 4...
  • No real closure on questions STILL unanswered


Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Anime Blog 10-Armitage III

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armitage_III

Ok so the first time I ever saw Armitage was the compilation movie. My older brother owned it and let me watch it with him. I'm not typically into mecha stuff but I LOVE Armitage! The only thing I hate about the series is the sequal movie...they made her sooooooo ugly! and she wasn't as bada** as before :(

But anyways so the story is facinating (at least to me). There are new androids that are, for all intents and purposes, real humans. And you can't even tell them apart from humans. There's this crazy guy going around killing them...and his crazy clones...

The art style is older but I still like it, even the sequal movie's art was good...except for Armitage herself, everyone else looked fine.

ART!

 
(Armitage)
She's a cop...and THAT's what she wears :)

So time for pros and cons!

Pros:
  • Decent art
  • Great storyline
  • Awesome, bada** female lead character
  • Keifer Sutherland plays the male lead!
  • Has one of my all time favorite anime openings (see below after cons)
Cons:

  • The only con is the second (the sequal) movie's art...I loved everything else!
Opening (if I really love the opening, I will post them here after the pros and cons section)

 
video

So that's all for tonight!
Thanks for reading!
Until Next time,

~Kei23

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Anime Blog 9-Araiso Private High School Student Council Executive Committee

If that name wasn't long enough for you! Just as a WARNING! This is considered Shonen-ai (not sure why) but for those who haven't read my previous posts this means boyXboy (put simply)

Extra Info: Wiki Page

Alright so I liked the idea of this anime, the Student Council chases down bad guys! But even though the manga that it's based on was shonen-ai...there was (I believe) one kiss scene in the whole thing...it was only 2 episodes but hey...
The show was hilarious but I must say...it wasn't my favorite art...But ultimately I did enjoy the show :D

ART!
 
(L: Kubota, R: Tokito)
Alright time for pros and cons!

Pros:
  • Hilarous
  • Interesting Idea for a storyline
  • Shonen-ai--ish (always a pro...although its a hard choice here)
Cons:
  • Not my favorite art
  • Wannabe Shonen-ai
  • HIGHLY Confusing because it was only 2 eps and just throws you into the storyline
Well pros and cons tied again...but this one was a close call...because it's a wanna be shonen-ai...oh well. If you're interested in the storyline...watch it...if not...don't!

Thanks for Reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Friday, February 15, 2013

Anime Blog 8-Antique Bakery

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antique_bakery

WARNING! Shonen-ai (which put simply is boyXboy for those who haven't read any of my other posts)

I loved Antique Bakery. The idea of using a cake shop to discover the man who kidnapped you as a child is ingenious! Plus I loved the patissier who was so gay that everywhere he worked he ended up either quitting or getting fired because the boss fell in love with him :)

I actually watched this at my grandmother's kitchen table and she was always like "are you watching that cake show again?" I always went to bed hungry and kept telling her about all the cakes! The ending (I promise not to spoil it) was bittersweet but I still loved it. I also watched both the Japanese Drama and the Korean movie, I enjoyed both in their own ways. The Japanese drama for the storyline and the Korean movie for the shonen-ai!

ART!

 
(L to R: Ono, Tachibana, Chikage, and Kanda)
The art isn't bad so I like it :D

Pros:
  • Shonen-ai (always a pro)
  • ABOUT CAKE!
  • Decent art
  • Awesome storyline
Cons:
  • Bittersweet ending...
That's like the only con...YAY!

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Anime Blog 7-Another Lady Innocent

Extra Info: Wiki Page

I'm going to warn you now...this is a Hentai anime (simply put...anime porn). You have been warned!

Ok so to start out...I read the description of this somewhere and the story line sounded wonderful. It was about a girl comming home from boarding school to see her brother and friend/maid. There was a plot by her neighbor to make her his wife and that was where the conflict was arising from. This sounds like typical historical romance to me and I LOVE historical romance. Plus I saw a picture of the main character, Faye, and the art is GORGEOUS! So I discovered the show was only 1 episode long...so I watched it...NOT WHAT I EXPECTED AT ALL!!!!!!!!! Lo and behold it was Hentai...oh well.
Plus the 1 episode doesn't even really touch on the whole, "neighbor making her his wife" thing...just on the relationship between Faye's "brother" John and her maid Sophia, the relationship between all three of them (yes that means EXACTLY what you think it means) and the secret relationshp between Faye and Sophia themselves...basically...lots and lots of sex.

BUT ART!
 
(Would you believe this was like the only non-pervy picture I could find of Faye???)

 
(I could easily find one of John)

 
(And of Sophia)
 
But anyways the art is what drew me in...it's just so pretty!

Time for Pros and cons!

Pros:
  • Beautiful Art
  • Good storyline (although it wasn't explored)
Cons:
  • Only 1 episode cannot possibly explain much
  • ...Hentai...
So the pros and cons are equal again...simply because every other con I could think of was covered by hentai...so my advice...don't watch unless you like hentai.

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Anime Blog 6-Angel's Feather

Extra Info: Wiki Page

Ok so WARNING! This anime is considered (by manga demographic) as Yaoi (and just in case you didn't read my previous posts, put simply this means boyXboy).

Well Angel's Feather has really pretty art and had a good preface with the idea that there's an ancient race of people who had wings and they still exist today and the main guy finds out he has a long lost twin brother and they are both members of this race. However the twin's lover is a member of the evil ancient race...confusion.

ART!
 
 
(Top: L to R: Christopher, Shion, Kai, Anri. Bottom L to R: Shou, Kyouhei, Yuuto, Sena)
Oh did I mention the bishie thing again? So yeah...I'm not totally sure why the anime was considered yaoi...it should have been shonen-ai at the very most. (to explain the difference...yaoi is more explicit; so sex and sexual situations, shonen-ai is more just kissing and the like).

So because I can't really say any more about it, pros and cons!

Pros:
  • Yaoi (a pro as always)
  • Totally bishonen cast
  • Interesting storyline
Cons:
  •  SO CONFUSING!
  • Only 2 OVAs couldn't possibly explain the complex storyline...and they didn't
  • Random creepy situations that I cannot possibly explain even to myself...they were that weird
So for once the pros and cons are equal...hmmm...well if you're a shonen-ai fan I suggest you watch it...if not there isn't much more to it...actually theres not even much shonen-ai in it either...if you want to watch something short with hot guys (who are all pretty much in love with one of the other hot guys in the show) then have at and enjoy! Especially if you don't want to understand what you just watched.

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Anime Blog 5-Alice in the Country of Hearts

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_in_the_Country_of_Hearts

So Alice in the Country of Hearts is only an anime movie but I still count it :D
I read the manga right before I watched the movie and I must say I loved it...however even for someone who read the manga...the movie is ridiculously confusing. For almost the entire film the only thing I really knew was who the characters were. But the art was gorgeous and parts of the movie made sense...

ART!

 
(From bottom left around to bottom right: Boris, Mary, Ace, Julius, Nightmare, Vivaldi, Alice (Behind Alice is Peter), Blood, Elliot, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee.)

That right there is the reason I still loved it! BISHIES!!!!!!!
So obviously its a parody of Alice in Wonderland but in this version it's more of a war between an amusment park (including the cheshire cat), the mafia (the mad hatter, the march hare, and tweedle dee/tweedle dum), and the castle of hearts (the queen of hearts, the white rabbit, and the jack of hearts). There's a clocktower between the 3 areas and Alice has dreams where she is visited by "nightmare" now also in this world is the land of clover and the movie has pieces of it with the door mouse and the joker card...really confusing b/c it's from the sequal series Alice in the Country of Clover (which I haven't read yet!). But anyways all the people with a real purpose (those who are from the Lewis Carrol story basically) have faces while everyone else does not. No one has a heart, they all have clocks for hearts and the man in the clocktower, Julian, repairs the clocks to basically create new people. The confusion goes on :D

So Pros and Cons

Pros:

  •  Full cast of Bishonen guys (and 3 beautiful girls)
  • Based on a wonderful manga
  • Gorgeous art
  • Based on Alice in Wonderland!
Cons:
  • REALLY confusing!
  • Only a movie not a show that could have explained more
Actually the really confusing is the only big con in my book. If you've read the manga I suggest you watch it if only because they have voices!

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei23

**Shipping addition: I ship AliceXEVERYONE just FYI, I love all the couples in this show!**

Monday, February 11, 2013

Anime Blog 4-Air

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_(manga)#Manga

So I watched Air dubbed, with Vic Mignogna playing Yukito. This anime was really cute. When I was in high school I made a music video to the song Romeo and Juliet by Toybox (who apparently isn't the actual singers...) and it turns out I used a picture of Yukito and another of Misuzu later on in the video...who knew!?
I must admit the storyline was confusing as all get out! But it kinda makes sense in the very end. The art was beautiful and I actually watched it because a friend of mine on an old forum said that I should.

Pretty art!

 
(L: Misuru, R: Yukito)
So anywayz time for Pros and Cons:

Pros:
  • Beautiful art
  • Vic Mignogna
  • Adorable Characters
  • Cute, almost non-romantic relationship between main characters (also a con)
Cons:

  • Cute, almost non-romantic relationshp between main characters (also a pro)
  • CONFUSING storyline...till the end...acutally even then...huh...
Those are the only cons I can think of so pros win again!
Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Anime Blog 3-Ai no Kusabi

Here I am at blog number 3!
I'm going to warn everyone that Ai no Kusabi is a Yaoi (and just in case you didn't read my last post, that means boyXboy...put simply)

Wiki Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_no_Kusabi

Alright so there are actually 2 versions of Ai no Kusabi, the original 1994 version and the 2012 remake (that as of right now has been cancelled due to lack of funding).

So to start with the original:
At first I was a little confused but it was explained fairly quickly...The storyline was fabulous and yet so very very sad at the end. The art wasn't bad either and I found the idea that blondes were the highest in society while brunettes were on the bottom very interesting...along with the fact that if you reproduce the natural way (AKA: have sex) it is considered a trait of the lowest class of people...interesting...

The remake:
The remake only got to episode 4 (it was supposed to be 13 episodes) and was taking its time with the story and really making it make sense. They updated the art and my God was it beautiful! I was really enjoying the remake when it got cancelled :(

I like this comparison between the '94 art (Top) and the 2012 art (Bottom):

 
(From L to R: Iason and Riki)
So time again for Pros and Cons!

Pros:
  • Yaoi (which as I said before is always a pro)
  • Facinating futuristic world setting
  • Beautiful remake art (although the original wasn't bad)
  • Original was able to make the story make sense with only 2 episodes
  • Was good enough to even attempt a 2012 remake
Cons:
  • Remake was cancelled
  • Futuristic world rules can be confusing
  • Draws a fine line between what is consensual and what is not
I honestly cannot think of any more so once again the pros outweigh the cons!
Thanks for Reading!
Until Next Time,

~Kei

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Anime Blog 2-After School in the Teacher's Lounge

After School in the Teacher's Lounge:

Welcome back to my blog everyone! So as a quick warning, the anime I'll be blogging about today is considered a yaoi (for those who don't know...boyXboy...to put it simply). I get all my demographics off of what the manga is considered even if the anime is toned down...thought I should explain that.

More info: AnimeNewsNetwork Page

Alright so to talk about After School in the Teacher's Lounge. I must say when I first heard the title, I actually thought things were gonna be going on in the teacher's lounge...no. It's simply about 2 teachers and their secret relationship. Now for the most part...I was confused during the whole story. It could be that 2 episodes just couldn't do the show justice...or that it wasn't explained properly....who knows!?

I feel I should point out that since this anime was made in 1994 (according to AnimeNewsNetwork) the art isn't normally what I'd watch but it makes me think of Sailor Moon in a way...LOL
 
 
 (From L to R: Kazama and Kawase)
 
So now for the pros and cons of this anime!

Pros:
  • Interesting storyline (from what I could understand)
  • Not bad art
  • ...It's yaoi...that's always a pro
  • Cute ending (Oh...btw endings are also very important for me)
Cons:
  • Only 2 episodes so not much was explained
  • It was hard to understand because there just wasn't enough time to explore the storyline well

HaHa! The pros once again outweigh the cons (at least for me). It was enjoyable even if I didn't understand everything!

Thanks for reading!
Until Next Time,

~Kei

Friday, February 8, 2013

Anime Blogs 1-intro + 07 Ghost

Hello Everyone on the internet! My name is Kei and this is my very first blogger blog (Tee Hee!)
So I've decided to blog about animes that I've seen...all of them. Now not all at once of course, and obviously the list is going to continue getting longer and longer but Hey! It'll gimme something to talk about.
So here we go and thanks for reading!

For more info: Wiki Page
07 Ghost

The first anime I'm going to blog about is 07 Ghost.

So to actually start my blog:

I'M IN LOVE WITH FRAU!
Well what more can I say right? I mean the following picture (found by a google image search, all rights to the creator, not me) completely sums up this anime:

 
(Top: Left to Right: Labrador, Castor, Frau. Bottom: L to R: Teito (Mikage on his knee), and Hakuren)

I mean come on! But I must say that I really liked the idea of the 7 ghosts but I really wish the anime had been longer and had at least led to some kind of closure....oh...and I wish that it had turned into a shonen-ai/yaoi between Frau and Teito...but that's beside the point :D
I really loved the show though and the art was beautiful (I've got a thing with anime art...I don't like to watch things with art that I don't consider pretty...I know that's shallow and petty but if I'm gonna watch it, I gotta like what I'm looking at!)
I really love the storyline, how it's based on a fictional myth of a perfect creation murdering the chief of heaven's daughter and then whose soul was broken into 7 pieces creating the 7 ghosts who guard the earth from his return...it's much more complicated than that but it's so facinating!

I'm really not sure where this blog is going (or is going to go from now on) but I suppose it's going to be me rambling on and on about different shows and what I liked about them and what I didn't...that seems to make sense to me at least. So:

Pros:
  • All bishonen cast (well except for the few females)
  • Great mythical backstory
  • Frau
  • Hint of Shonen-ai
  • Did I mention ALL bishonen cast? (see bullet 1)
  • Beautiful art
Cons:
  • Such a complicated storyline that 25 episodes couldn't possibly explain it all
  • Only 25 episodes, so theres just kinda an abrupt end
  • Not actually shonen-ai at all
So the pros outweigh the cons!
I really enjoyed this anime (as I've said like a million times in this blog already) and I hope those of you who read this, watch it and enjoy it too!

Thanks for reading!
Until next time,

~Kei

**shipping addition: I ship: FrauXTeito & CastorXLabrador**