Boku Girl

I remember the day I first read Yamada-kun to 7-nin no majo and it was great. I did enjoyed the manga very Boku Girlmuch, so much that I can’t wait for the next release that I have to find the same kind of manga with the same reading experience. but right after chapter 88, that reading experience, the excitement, the thrill, the fun, was somewhat kind of….. gone!

Lately, while reading the latest chapter of Yamada-kun to 7-nin no majo, I wasn’t sure what kind of emotion I was supposed to feel like, that I’m not sure if I should continue reading the manga or should I just drop it completely. It’s like I was reading a different manga that I randomly stumble upon to all of a sudden. not because it was acquired by crunchyroll, but it’s about the story itself. it’s like right after Ryu Yamada gathered all seven witches and supposedly end the witch cycle, the story somehow became boring and dull and not fun at all. And I admit, I’m not enjoying the manga anymore.

a month ago, while reading a gender bender article from tvtropes.org, I stumble upon a manga called “Boku Girl” which translates “I’m a Girl!?” in english. after reading the story plot on Baka-updates manga, I was kind of curious and wondering if I would enjoy the manga?! or not. so I tried reading the first 5 chapters and fortunately, I actually enjoyed reading it. it wasn’t the same as when I first Yamada-kun to 7-nin no majo, but manga was fun and very funny. and when I say funny, I mean really funny like LOL, ROFL, LMFAO, it’s that kind of funny.

So the story is about Mizuki Suzushiro, A guy which for some reason looks completely and extremely like a cute little high school girl. was transforms and becomes a real girl overnight courtesy by the God of Tricks and Pranks, Loki. and now, he or should I say she has to suffer her day to day life as a girl and find a way to turn back into a guy. so Basically, it’s a manga about the loss and the search for the strongest boy/girl heroine’s….. penis.

Just for criticism, if you’re going to write a manga, it should be unique, enjoyable, and overall FUN! chapters 89 to 128 of yamada-kun to 7-nin no majo wasn’t the same as the previous chapters and Boku Girl is what I considered a fun manga. in fact, everytime I read this manga, It’s always reminds me of Ackbar’s single most immortalized yet funny line, because of the internet, “IT’S A TRAP!”. I just hope that Akira Sugito would keep as the same and not wonder off to a different direction just to stay the manga a float.

now, I’m actually reading chapter 20 of the manga and it was so fun reading it that I can’t wait to read the next release of it. If you love reading manga related to gender bender and stuff like that, I definitely recommend you to read this manga. as for my rating, it deserves 10/10. you’ll definitely enjoy reading this manga.

For those people who can’t read japanese, I suggest reading the manga on batoto.net or download each chapters on bokunomanga.org

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Right! Blame Video Games!

who would have thought that a “CONTROLLER” can kill a person… blame video gamesfor god sakes! why are this idiotic kuhans always blame video games whenever there is a gun related incident? it’s not video games that kills people, it’s those psychotic people with guns that kills people!!!

okay, so apparently, those idiots from Fox News were talking about THE WASHINGTON NAVY YARD SHOOTINGS and with their brilliant detective work, link the gunmen and others from previous gun incident links to video games. saying that “Violent Video games triggered those killers to kill people“.

WHAT KIND OF MORONIC LOGIC IS THAT! Just because Grand Theft Auto, Mass Effect, and Call of Duty have violent scenes doesn’t mean it trains people to kill other people. logically speaking, a keyboard and a mouse and an xbox/ps3 controller can’t kill a person, a gun with a bullet can kill a person…

this twits should not blame video games, they should blame the government for not controlling the guns.

Anime and manga, Art or not?

What is an art exactly? okay so I was wondering around the googleverse Image(like I always do when ever I’m bored) when I found this post on deviantArt entitled “Anime is NOT art”. okay, so you ‘ll probably say “who cares! it’s just his opinion.” but the thing is, if you read his post properly, he said that his personal opinion about anime is “NOT in any way art.” and that really disturbed me.

Well let’s talk about art first. What is Art? according to oxforddictionaries.com, Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. If that’s the case, even poems, novels, comic books, as well as TV Series and Movies can be considered art. according to wikipedia, Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media.

Now, I know that anime has already been overused in deviantArt and I agree to some people that at least deviantArt should maintain the flow of artworks pertaining to anime as minimal as possible (after all deviant Art is an art site and there are a lot of artwork in the site other than anime.) but calling anime NOT AN ART is unacceptable.

Tari Tari

I just rewatched Tari Tari for the reason that I don’t have any idea what to watch. and so, I decided to write a review about this anime.
I don’t really like to narrate the plot of the story and just skip to what are my thoughs. so if you want to know the plot, just check it on myanimelist.net

So, What Exactly is my thoughts about tari tari? well, let’s discuss the different aspects of this lovable series

What is my thought about the Story…

well, to put it in simple terms, Konatsu Miyamoto just wants create her own choir club after she quit the school’s choir club and perform at the school festival. so what exactly the reason why she quit, she got scolded by the vice principal who apparently is the club adviser of the choir club. so the story is just another school drama that focuses on it’s musical aspects. but what I like about the story is that each characters, well the five main characters, has it’s own issues and as the story progress, they slowly been able to deal with it. and each character has his/her  dreams and ambitions that they want to achieve. for miyamoto, well it’s about the entire choir club thing and to perform infront of the crowd. for Sakai, it’s about her promise to her mother that she’ll become a musician and to be able to finish her mother’s song (Which I like very much). for Okita, it’s about her passion on horse-back riding and be able to compete professionally. for Tanaka, to be a great badminton player. and for Maeda… well, come to think of it, I have no idea what that’s dream. I guess to become a masked hero?! well, whatever. moving on….

What is my thought about the Characters…

What I love most about the characters is their personalities. Konatsu Miyamoto is a cheerful, happy go luck kind of girl. Sawa Okita, apart that she really love her pet horse and tease people, she’s also an easy-going and friendly girl. Wakana Sakai, serious but down-to-earth kind of gal that always trying to be reasonable at anything. Taichi Tanaka, a hard-headed person, usually denying his feelings and mistakes. but still a good friend that will always give a hand to a friend in need. and finally, Atsuhiro “Wien” Maeda, the weirdest guy in the group. A hardworking, helpful, creative. and he loves those masked hero kind of thing (you know the power rangers of japan).  and to that All I can say is that the characters of tari tari is as simple as the story itself. trust me, you’ll immediately love the characters once you get to know them.

What is my thought about the Music…

Well, don’t expect a k-on! kind of music. every songs in this anime is simple beautiful. you can’t even compare K-on! to this anime when it comes to music. the melody was great, though most of it aren’t catchy, you can feel the story and the characters just by listening to every song on the anime. it’s so good, in fact I even uploaded most of it on my mobile phone and MP3 player (assuming that mp3 player still exist).

My thoughts Over all…

simple but very heart-warming and touchy anime. as soon as you watch this anime, I’m sure you’ll never regret it. there’s something about this anime that I really love. apart from the story nor apart from the characters and the music. it’s like someone or something is forcing you to love this series. or maybe it’s just the story, the character and/or the music. I recommend you to watch this series over and over and over…. etc.

Cheers!

Sword Art Online Review

Sword Art OnlineIt’s been what, 2-3 weeks since I finished Sword Art Online. and after all those hectic deadlines, holiday parties, and especially the Christmas and new year fiasco, I guess it’s about time to write my thoughts about this anime.

Before we begin, let me just remind you that because of my tardiness, I don’t normally put story plot about anything. so If you haven’t watch this anime yet, I prefer you watch it first before reading this review so you know or have any idea of what I’m talking about. Now, let’s talk about the story. as I watched them first episode, it kind of reminds me of “.Hack//sign”. the first few episodes as kind of boring. but as the story progress, well let’s just say I have a mix feelings about it. especially after kirito got out from the game. but what I was psyched about was on the second half of the series where kirito have to find a way to wake asuna up. all in all, I guess I could say that the story was great.

now let’s talk about the characters. each characters in the story has it’s own different kind of personalities like kirito’s selfish, unsocial attitude, or asuna’s tsundere-ish attitude. in term of charater design, I guess I don’t have any complains. and about the voice acting, well, I think there’s no problem about that.

Koisome Momiji Review

just got the last chapter of koisome momiji this afternoon and started reading it right away and I must say the ending wasn’t all that bad at all, in fact was actually nice. I was expecting a really great ending though and a lot more chapters too. but I guess that’s how it is.

okay, so without further ado, let’s start the review. but first, let’s begin with a short plot okay.

It all started with a picture. (and when I say picture, it’s literally a picture, a photograph, the thing that can be produced by a camera, if you still don’t get what I mean) that’s how Shouta Katsuragi and Sana Shinomiya meet. Shouta is just a normal high school student, but this guy is extremely shy when it come to girls. that day, shouta immediately falls in love love with sana and he wants to meet her again. shouta wants to know mpre about sana and dreamed to be sana’s boyfriend but doesn’t have the courage to admit his feelings to her. later on to the story, to his surprise, he’d found out that sana is actually an actress and to make things more interesting is that sana’s tv series “Koisome Momiji” will be shoot on shouta’s school.

and now for the review, let’s begin with the story and the concept. there’s nothing really special about the story itself. just a typical boy meets girl, high school story with a few twist here and there. what actually catch me to hook to this story is on how Tsugirou Sakamoto, the author of the story, wrote koisome momiji perfectly and with emotions as well. even though it’s just a simple story, there wasn’t really a dull moment. each chapter was very exciting to read. and there was no boring or any odd moments as I read every chapter.

now, let’s talk about the characters. The Characters in Koisome Momiji are pretty much very interesting, especially Yui Nanasato. each of them has very unique characteristics and personalities. for instance, Umine, Much like you typical energetic girl that you could considered a friend the first time you meet her, or Yui, a gravure idol that makes awkward poses either private or public place. every character provides different kinds of mood to the story and for that, I love how Tsugirou Sakamoto and Tadahiro Miura illustrated the characters. about the character development, for the three main characters(that’s Shouta Katsuragi, Sana Shinomiya, and Yui Nanasato), I think they were developed very well, especially on the last chapter which I will not going to talk about due to spoilers. all in all, the characters in this story made the series much more interesting.

and finally, the artwork. I guess, Tadahiro Miura did his job very well. apart from some faded backgrounds,less object details, and Yui’s weird eyes, I guess I don’t have and complaints about it. every characters are very detailed especially on how they react on certain situations. I think that’s all I can say about the artwork.

now for my reactions about the series, well, there only one think I could say, TOO SHORT. I wish there were more chapters, twists, and subplots though but I guess 4 volumes can be good enough. I wish I could see more developments between Shouta and Sana and I was hoping that there could be more characters to mess up the relationship between the two. I’ll going to miss this series and I hope Tsugirou and Tadahiro would make more good series much like this one. it was a good run!

Cheers!

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The Lone Wanderer

“So ends the story of the Lone Wanderer, who stepped through the great door of Vault 101 and into the annals of legend. But the tale of humanity will never come to a close, for the struggle of survival is a war without end, and war – war never changes.” -Ron Perlman

Okay , so I just finished playing Fallout 3 Broken Steel again. I guess 5 times already… but I’m still not satisfied   about the story of the lone wanderer, what happened to him, where did the lone wanderer ended up, that kind of stuff. oh by the way, I refer the lone wanderer as a him even though in fallout 3, no lone wanderer can either be male or female. and based on the official fallout 3 trailers, the lone wanderer is a guy. anyways, the reason why I made this post is that I decided to make my own version of the story of the lone wanderer two months after the events of Broken Steel.

Two Months after the lone wanderer destroyed the Enclave Mobile Base Crawler at the Adams Air Force Base, The lone Wanderer decided to leave capital wasteland and venture to the north thru Strech 95 (I-95) together with his loyal companion, meatdog. along the way, he met different people, seen many different places, discovered new settlements, and of course fought a lot of creatures, raiders, and gangs of bandits. until he finally end up in a settlement called Greenville outpost, a paramilitary settlement under the control of Libertonian Government along route 78. there he met a girl named Sophia, another wanderer that looks and acts almost exactly like Sarah Lyons. the difference is that Sophia is kind of a bit tsundere. if you don’t know what tsundere means, Google it!

He stayed in Greenville outpost for about 3 and a half months ’till he decided continue his journey thru route 78 together with Sophia and Meatdog. eventually, the lone wanderer met a group of merchants and mercs, started a new settlement around the ruins of Central Rail Terminal in New Jersey and named the town of Catherine. The lone wanderer and sophia ended up fallin’ in love with each other, got married, and eventually had a son which he named james. The Settlement of Catherine became a populous and became a City under the leadership of the lone wanderer. he died at the age of 89.

That’s it. my own version of the story of the lone wanderer after the events of Broken Steel. hope you enjoy this article.

Cheers!

The Lone Wanderer – My Version

Okami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi

Okami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi Funimation Bluray cover

A long time ago….. okay let’s cut the crap, I just watched Okami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi just now and I decided to write a review about it… well, not actually a review, more like a reaction post. anyways, before I write about it, let’s have a brief synopsis of the series.

    “Ookami Ryouko is a spunky and, by some accounts, rather manly high school girl. She is tall, speaks in a traditionally masculine way and is very proficient in fighting. Ookami-san’s best friend is the small and high-pitched voiced Akai Ringo. Incidentally, the two are rather flat-chested, a fact the Narrator (voiced by Arai “Kuroko” Satomi of Railgun fame) is all too eager to point out.

Ookami and Ringo are members of the Otogi Bank, a club in Otogi High School that assists students with their problems in return for their assistance on a different problem at a later date; thus the Otogi Bank is effectively a loan institute for problems where you can take out a loan for a solved problem but you have to repay it sooner or later.

The Otogi Bank is able to solve any problem and will go to any lengths to do so, often leading the members to danger or mayhem. Since most of the members of the club are female, another male is needed for the more dangerous assignments. Thus, the scopophobic (the fear of being looked at) Morino Ryoushi is inducted as a member, right after he confesses his love for Ookami…” -myanimelist

So, you may ask, “Why the hell did I copy the synopsis from myanimelist of I can write it on my own?”… To tell you the truth, I didn’t really get the story at all. it’s a slice of life kind of series so there is a different story in every episodes. I guess in my own words, the story is about Ryouko slowly learning to love Ryoushi and Ryoushi can prove his love to Ryouko. well, that’s how I understand while watching the series. moving on… now that we’re done with the synopsis, let’s talk about the series itself. it’s an adventure, slice of life kind-of story so like I said earlier every episode is a different story from the previous and the next, so I guess that’s fine. it least, you don’t have to stick to the same boring story like in other anime. there’s a balance of emotion in every episode, not too much drama, not too much comedy. the only  the art and animation I think is actually pretty good. the music? well, I like the opening and the background.

now let’s talk about the flaws of the series. as I read other review about this anime, I find that some people were actually bored about the story. I agree, even though it’s each episodes has it’s own story, I wasn’t really satisfied, well not to all episodes. there was no character development in this series. and the lastly, the series as no actual ending, I mean no ending at all. there was a final episode, but that wasn’t considered to be an ending episode. over all, I guess I say that…. Okami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi is… well… kinda good in it’s own little way…. let’s just leave the judgements to other viewers. let’s hear what they can say about the series. and for that, all’s well that ends well… I think….

Cheers!

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Sora no Otoshimono

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Heaven’s Lost Property

Just Finished watching Season One and the Original Video Animation of Sora no otoshimono and I’ve decided to post a some-kind-of a review about the entire season One.

But first of, let’s have a brief run-down about season one. the story begun in a very normal, quiet, and peaceful day of Tomoki Sakurai, a perverted student, a childhood friend of Sohara Mitsuki, and the main protagonist of the story, when one night, while waiting for Eishiro Sugata and the others under the great sakura tree, Ikaros, a busty, emotionless “Pet-Class Angeloid, Type Alpha” Angeloid, falls out along with several large pillars from the Synapse. after that night, Tomoki’s life becomes very complicated and the “Peaceful and quiet life” he enjoys became nothing more than a dream. Ikaros displays a very submissive, melancholic personality and is completely subservient to Tomoki’s wishes. As the story progresses, it is revealed that Ikaros is not a “Pet-Class” Angeloid, but is actually a “Strategic Battle-Class” Angeloid and is the most powerful of the First Generation Angeloids. She takes little physical damage when she is shot, can fly to speeds up to Mach 24, and is able to withstand water pressure better than most submarines. In the past, she was called the Uranus Queen and terrorized Synapse due to her immense power and battle capabilities. She was originally sent to Earth as a weapon of judgment and is responsible for destroying the Tower of Babel. then , Tomoki’s life becomes more complicated now that Nymph, an “Electronic Warfare Angeloid, Type Beta”, suddenly appeared to his living room. Originally, Nymph’s mission was to retrieve and bring Ikaros back to synapse. unfortunately, as she becomes more closer to Tomoki and the others, her loyalty to the Master of Synapse starts to wreck. As Ikaros battles the Harpies, Tomoki and the rest tries to cut the chain of Nymph and in the end, Tomoki freed Nymph from her master and Ikaros sends the Harpies running.

After that day, Nymph was freed but now is lost without a master to give her orders and Sugata tells her she is like a bird that has been free which cheers her up a bit. Tomoki is still spying on girls with Ikaros powers even returning to Tomoko briefly. He invites everybody to the Satsukitane family indoor pool where he spies on women until he tries to spy on Nymph who blocks his memories about swimming so he can’t spy on women. After being upset he comes up with a new plan and has Ikaros make the current so strong girl’s bathing suits come off. After being kicked into the water by Nymph he nearly drowns even having a conversation with his grandfather. After Ikaros saves him and reveals the girls are changing Tomoki has her change him into a pair of panties until he is nearly put on Sohara at which point he turns back and she beats him up. Walking home Nymph tells him she can make him irresistible to women again but only if he ordered her to but Tomoki refuses. The angel in Tomoki’s dream is happy to know all the fun things. Later, one year from the point the show began, Nymph tells Sugata what happened and he explains that Tomoki was being nice to her which she has little experience with. Sugata then tries the same flight experiment he did in the first episode but succeeds. Nymph asks if she can stay with Ikaros and Tomoki even if it means stealing him and Ikaros saying okay because Tomoki will always be her master.

Okay, now that for the review part.

Let’s talk about the story… As much as I love the story itself, I was kind-of unsatisfied about the side stories. there’s something missing that I can’t explain. and in every episode, there’s this feeling of weirdness like how those panties fly on episode 2, or how ikaros curiously take an interest to a watermelon, Sugata’s globe, or even the head of the Yakuza leader. well anyways, I enjoyed the story very well. I did had a good laugh while watching every episodes and with a lots of twist and turn, I give this series 7 out of 10. now, let’s talk about the the music. I like it’s opening song, “Ring my Bell” performed by Saori of Blue Drops. her voice was good and the arrangement of the music itself was good as well. now, about the Ending song, or songs, there are approximately 12 songs for the ending credit and since that’s too many to talk about, let’s skip the ending songs. about the background music, well I guess it’s fine. just your typical anime BGM so I can’t really say anything about it. and with that in mind, my reaction about the series was a big thumbs up. I really did enjoy watching this series. kinda short, but I guess that’s fine.

update as of August of 2014: Apparently, as I revisit this blog entry, I didn’t realized that I “Literally” told the story from beginning to end of season 1. much like a story retelling instead of a review. sigh! so i guess it’s late say this but, SPOILER ALERT?!

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Film Girl

   due to Mahou-X‘s slow release for “yamada-kun to 7-nin no majo “ and “Yankee-kun to megane-chan” and Ho-kago Translation‘s “K-on!”, I decided to look for another manga. after searching at baka updates, I found this manga from CoyoMoose.

Okay, here’s a brief run-down for Film Girl. Mei Nakamura is just a simple plain school girl. after bumping to a model named Shirou, she tried to be once again to be a model she once was. yes, she was a former kid model. but there’s another secret to the story. the “cool, sexxy, popular” Shirou was actually an Idol Otaku and a big fan of Mei Nakamura.

At first, I thought it was just another GIRLY-GIRLY manga. after reading the entire chapter one of the manga, well, I was kind-of impressed about the story but not fully impressed about it. unfortunately, I only read up to chapter four since CoyoMoose hasn’t released chapter five yet. so for now, I have to wait again for another release.

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