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Movie Review: Kotonoha no Niwa

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Summary:

We have met, for each of us to walk forward.

Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days. They deepen their relationship and open up to each other. But the end of the rainy season soon approaches… (Source: Comix Wave)

General Information

Alternative Title: The Garden of Words
Directed by: Makoto Shinkai
Screenplay by: Makoto Shinkai
Aired: May 31, 2013
Producers: CoMix Wave Films, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Romance
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Kotonoha no Niwa is the most beautiful anime movie. The art is breath taking. The story is so moving. While watching the movie I was sure of one thing I didn’t want it to end. I wasn’t sure where the story is going and I didn’t care. This is one of those movies where every detail count without caring about what the ending is or could be. Its a must watch and should be in every anime fan shelf. I mean its that great… and I kinda feel like whatever I say wont do it justice.

Overall Rate: 10/10

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Animated, Movies

 

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Review: IS – Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei

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Summary:

Haru Hoshino (Saki Fukuda) was born with common traits from both male and female sexes. Haru did not have a sexual reassignment surgery as a child. Since an early age Haru has been raised as a boy, but during Haru’s teen years must now be raised as a girl …

General Information:

Original writing by: Chiyo Rokuhana
Screenwriter: Terada Toshio, Iwamura Masako
Genre: Drama
No. of episodes: 10
Origin: Japan
Original run: July 18, 2011 – September 19, 2011

Review:

This series is based on a manga with the same title. The reason I decided to review this is because many people don’t understand what I.S. is or what it means and this show explains it in an amazing way. I.S stands for intersexual, as the title of the show says Neither a male or a female.They are born with a gender issue… I don’t wanna go into details they explain it better in the show. It is an amazing show and awesome plot its different from the manga in some ways but the idea is the same which is addressing the IS issue. I highly recommend it it will give you a better understanding about the issue. This show will surely give you a different view to the world… I know it did for me.

Overall Rate: 8/10

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in TV Series

 

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Unboxing: Project 575 – Premium Pack Limited Edition

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Utakumi 575 or Project 575 is a Japanese dance game. The game is part of the Vocaloid series.

General info:

Release Date: Jan 23, 2014
Genre: Music
Platform: PlayStation Vita
Publisher: Sega

This is the Premium Edition Unboxing video

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Gaming

 

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Anime Review: Mai-HiME

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Summary:

Thirteen girls, each with the ability to materialize “Elements” and summon metallic guardians called “Childs” have been brought to Fuuka Academy to battle mysterious creatures called Orphans. Each with a different personality and background, they must decide who they truly care about and why they fight.

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Aired: Sep 30, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005
Producers: FUNimation Entertainment, Bandai Entertainment
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Shoujo Ai
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Mai-Hime is a great anime. I was genuinely surprised about how good it was, I honestly didn’t expect it. It is a fairly or somewhat of an old anime. Nonetheless it is worth watching very good story and an interesting plot. It does have a somewhat of a Shoujo Ai aspect to it. I’m just giving you a heads up. The most interesting part for me was that each character had a certain depth to her/him. its not like other anime where the main character is the main focus. The was a dragon in the anime which turn up its rate for me. There were some pretty funny moments in the anime and some very dramatic ones that got me teary. Therefore its an excellent story. As for the animation it was pretty good for its time… as in fairly animated. The soundtrack was pretty cool as well. There wasn’t anything bad about the anime but it did lack something, You should check it out and judge for yourself.

Overall Rating: 8/10

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Movie Review: Hanasaku Iroha – Home Sweet Home

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Summary:

Ohana has grown accustomed to living in the hot springs inn her grandmother manages, Kissuisou. One day, the daughter of a manager for Kissuisou’s rival inn, Yuina, comes to Kissuisou for training to become a landlady herself. As Ohana is observing her training, she finds “a certain item” in the storeroom while cleaning. (Source: ultimatemegax)

General Information:

Type: Movie
Aired: Mar 9, 2013
Producers: Lantis, P.A. Works, NIS America, Inc.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

So after watching the anime I was psyched to watch the movie. Slice of Life anime are always great. The movie is a completion of an untold part of the story in the anime. Its something that I wondered about watching the anime so I was really glad that the movie told that story. I highly recommend that you watch the anime before watching the movie. I really enjoyed learning more about Ohana and her mother in that movie. You will also enjoy the movie even if you haven’t watched the anime. Though I still recommend the anime first. Both the anime and movie are great it would be a shame to miss out on either of them. So make sure to check out the movie and anime.

Overall Rate: 9/10

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2014 in Animated, Movies

 

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Japanese Candy from Oyatsubox

On May 2014 I’ve subscribed in Oyatsubox.com to receive a box full of Japanese candies. I got the package the other day and these are the candies I got.

Fujiya Milky is not chocolate its actually hard candy the name is so miss leading though. xD

If you’re interested in getting Japanese candies ones you prefer you can visit oyatsucafe.com they have all types of Japanese candies and snacks. They even have foods and beverages. So if you want something specific you can check it out.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Food, Personal

 

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Video Game Review: Toukiden

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Plot:

The setting is Nakatsu Kuni which has been protected since ancient times by “Slayers”. These warriors have banded together to purge demons and other forces of darkness for one thousand years, thus earning their title as “demon slayers”.

Eight years before the main story, time and the heavens distorted and the underworld emerged into the land of man. A great demon rose from its gap and plunged the land into an age of calamity. The Slayers fought tooth and nail against the demon and its army for seven grueling days; they barely succeeded in their mission to save humanity. The great conflict was later called the “Awakening”, and the Slayers whom fought in it were appointed to help restore the land’s political realm.

The protagonist is a part of the new wave of Slayers who rise to deal with the land’s never-ending demonic forces. They reside at Utakata Village, one of the last lines of defense in the war between demons and humanity.

General information:

Genre: Action, RPG
Developer: Omega Force
Publisher: Tecmo Koei
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Platform: PlayStation Vita
ESRB: T
Website: Click Here

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Review:

Toukiden is one of the most entertaining games I’ve ever played. I love the setting and music of the game. The game has 6 maps that you will unlock during your missions. The story of the game last up to 5 chapters. After chapter 5 you’ll finish the story of the game but there are still a lot of mission that you will have to complete along with quests and relationship status. There are 6 NPC that you can take with you during missions they will fight along your side. You will also form bonds with all 12 NPCs. My favorite is Nagi, she’s the most helpful during boss(Large Oni) battles.

The game also has a verity of weapons that you can choose from and different armors. You get to customize your own character of course. The game also has a Online co-op and single mood. The online missions are different from the missions that you play in the offline mood. Of course there is also the Ad hoc mood.

Most importantly the game is very fun and a bit challenging if you don’t have the right team. The story of the game is actually deep I didn’t expect that. It took me 20hr to finish the game and I was taking my time. The game wont bore you that was the most important part for me. Though compared to Fire Emblem: Awaking, Toukiden is short.

Rate: 4.5/5

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Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Gaming

 

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