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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Anime Blog 94: Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku

Lucky Star Wiki

Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku is a 10 episode OVA spin-off series of Lucky Star!
(to read my Lucky Star post click HERE)

The story is simple: Hikage Miyakawa lives with her older sister Hinata. Hinata is an otaku...and she constantly spends all of their money on otaku items (mostly doujinshi...).

This show is so friggin adorable! The episodes are really short (between 5-7 mins I believe) and so it's very easy to get through. My favorite part is that they pay for the ending song themselves so it doesn't actually get finished until episode 6!

The show is super-cute and even has some cameos of the Lucky Star cast :D

The art is just like Lucky Star's:

Hinata and Hikage



The ending is totally one of my faves now!

video



Pros and Cons:

Pros:
  • Lucky Star spin-off
  • Short episodes
  • Cute art
  • OTAKU LIFE!
  • Ending song :D
  • Friggin Hinata!
Cons:
  • Ha! none.
So all-in-all, if you are a fan of Lucky Star--watch this! It's cute and won't take up too much of your time!

Thanks for reading! Until next time,

~Kei

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Anime Blog 93: Mirage of Blaze

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

Do we need a shonen-ai warning?

Mirage of Blaze is a 13 episode Shonen-ai series with a 3 episode OVA series.

So I'm going to start by saying that I borrowed the DVD set for this from my brother's girlfriend and watched it in college...and strangely, I don't remember too much about it other than that I didn't much care for it and felt confused a lot...

That said: the story follows Takaya, a normal high schooler, who finds out he's actually not that normal; he's the reincarnation of Lord Kagetora (some dude from the past) and this other guy (Naoe?) who awakens Takaya's memories (well some of them) and then the 2 are fighting a war? Preventing a war? I really don't know. Some ancient battle from the past is involved somehow.

I do recall Takaya having a lot of split personality issues (which is probably why I was confused a lot) and then there were some shonen-ai moments...I really can't remember them for some reason...hmm I'll have to YouTube it.

Then the OVAs, from what I can recall, are like a sequel to the show and the ending just sucked. It was another one of those "alright this is what we're going to do!--END" kind of things that drive me insane!

But oh well. I only watched it because my brother's girlfriend suggested it...never borrowed anything from her again.

So, art! (sorry, not the best pic)

Naoe and Takaya



Pros and Cons:

Pros:
  • hmmmm...it was short?
  • Shonen-ai (as always?)
Cons:
  • Confusing
  • Not memorable at all
So there you have it. I'm sure the show is fine. Just wasn't my cup of tea.
Thanks for reading! Until next time,

~Kei

Anime Blog 92: Maiden Rose

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

Ah the good ol' Yaoi warning. Here it is.

Maiden Rose is a 2 episode Yaoi OVA series.

So basically: fictional world WW1 involving the main characters: Klaus and Taki. Now when watching this show in 2011, my understanding of the plot was as follows: Klaus is Taki's knight and yet they're kinda like Romeo & Juliet because they're actually on opposite sides of the war but it seems like Klaus has betrayed his side and gone over to Taki's...also way too much rape involved. (and that's what it is...most of that didn't look totally consensual--just sayin').

What really kills me is Klaus' chin...I don't know why that bothers me so much but I just don't like it. Made me angry the whole show. Also, Klaus is played by Kazuhiko Inoue...whom I adore as a VA. :)

OH YEAH! and the chibis were cute!

So that's really all I have to say about this show. And other than Klaus' chin, the art wasn't bad:

Klaus and Taki



So, pros and cons:

Pros:
  • Yaoi, as always
  • Decent art
  • Apparently the manga had (has?) an interesting storyline
  • Kazuhiko Inoue
Cons:
  • Klaus' chin
  • Rape
  • Confusing...
Only Kakashi-sensei made this worth watching for me :)

Thanks for reading everyone! Until next time,

~Kei