Sunday, June 19, 2016

Anime Blog 104: Betrayal Knows my Name

Betrayal Knows my Name (or UraBoku) is a 24 episode Shojo anime.

So the story follows Yuki, an orphan, as he discovers that he's actually from a clan of people with very special abilities and that he's been reincarnated to fight Reiga, who is a member of the family who betrayed everyone 1000 years ago. But that's not all. Turns out, in all of Yuki's previous incarnations, he's been a female...until now but Yuki doesn't have any memories of his past lives. This causes a few issues since everyone was used to him being a girl and Luka, his past lover, still vows to protect him.

The story is really good and has very interesting concepts of demons and magic. My personal favorite is this idea of powers being related to God (eg: God's eyes, God's light, God's voice, etc.) and how Yuki's power to heal involves him taking the other person's pain and making it his own. That part really intrigued me.

But for those of you who plan to watch this because you've heard it's a shonen-ai (like I did originally) you're in for a letdown. **SPOILER!! There's not a single kiss scene in the entire show. I know, it made me sad too :(

Now, there are plenty of cute guys to ship together and some serious bromance going on but...that's about it.

Just for funzies: I totally ship YukiXLuka (obviously), HatsumaXShusei, TsukumoXToko, KurotoXSenshiro, & TakashiroXFuyutoki. Pretty much put all the Zweilt guardians together :D

So, art!

Yuki and Luka

Kuroto, Senshirou, Tsukumo, Toko, Shusei, and Hatsuma

Pros and Cons:

  • Interesting story concept
  • Pretty art
  • Lots of shipping!
  • YukiXLuka
  • Why no kiss scene!? I just wanted one!!!!!!
Yeah...that's my only complaint. Well! Thanks for reading and until next time,


Friday, June 17, 2016

Anime Blog 103: Best Student Council

Best Student Council is a 26 episode shonen anime.

Alright so Rino transfers to Miyagami Private Academy since it was recommended by her penpal Mr. Poppit. This school's student council basically runs the school. and by basically, I mean it does. The Student council president, Kanade, is the one who actually founded the school. Just saying. The student council has an assault squad for all problems (which really just includes anything that makes any trouble to anyone at the school like boys spying on the girls at swim practice or that really rich guy who keeps proposing to Kanade) and a covert squad who spies on EVERYONE! and I really mean that. They have ninjas...real ninjas.

The big secret here regards Kanade's family and some special power that she supposedly has (not gonna spoil it!) but there are so many funny moments in this show and some very interesting twists and turns by the end :D It's a show that I actually really enjoyed :D

I really liked the variety of characters. They all had their little quirks and were really neat. They had all the adorable sterotypes...except a big-chested girl now that I think about it...huh..actually I suppose the glasses girl (Sayuri) was mentioned to have a large chest at one point...but it's not like Rangiku from Bleach...just saying.

The show can be a bit confusing since the big secret isn't revealed until the end and the show wants to keep the watchers in the dark about it the whole things can be very vague...but that's ok. It just makes the big reveal a little more surprising in the end :D

So, art!

B-F (L-R): Cyndi, Sayrui, Rein, Ayumu, Seina, Mayura, Izumi, Kuon, Rino (and Pucchan), Kanade, and Nanaho

Pros and Cons:

  • Interesting concept
  • Lots of cool characters
  • Nice art
  • It's a little confusing and scattered sometimes...but oh well :D
I really think it's a show worth watching at least once :D

Thanks for reading! Until next time,


Friday, June 10, 2016

Anime Blog 102: Doukyuusei page

Doukyuusei (classmates) is a shonen-ai anime movie.

The story follows classmates Sajou and Kusakabe as they practice together for their school's choir festival. They spend a lot of time together and become close. It develops into something more and we, the audience, get to see their relationship develop further in the movie.

I thought it was a super-cute story. I'm happy that I watched it. My only problem was the art style. It wasn't necessarily bad but it certainly wasn't my favorite :D


Blonde: Kusakabe. Brunette with glasses: Sajou

so pros and cons:

  • Cute story
  • short, sweet, and to the point

  • Art style bugs me...
But that's all. It was a really cute movie and I totally recommend it!

Thanks for reading! Until next time,