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Manga Review: Tokarev no Ayaui Shiro

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Summary:

Suzuhara Ayaka deeply idolized her best friend, Shiroyama Hiroko. But when they were in high school together, Hiroko dropped out and vanished, telling Ayaka only that it was for something very important. Now, a letter from Hiroko to Ayaka has washed ashore with the corpse of a girl, asking for help.
Chasing after Hiroko, Ayaka goes to visit a strangely isolated high school for girls, which seems creepily eager to accept Ayaka as a student. Will Ayaka be able to uncover the school’s secrets and rescue Hiroko before it is too late? (Source: MangaHelpers)

General Information:

Alternative Title: Unstable Castle of Tokarev
Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: 2010 to 2012
Genres: Mystery, Drama, School, Shoujo Ai, Yuri
Authors: Tsukiji, Toshihiko (Story), Uguisu, Kagura (Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh Genesis

Review:

I was very disappointed with how things out in the end. The manga had a strong beginning. Things were pretty mysterious and the main character wants to save her friend. Somewhere in the middle of the manga things start to not make much sense. Then the mystery starts uncovering little by little. Though at the end the manga turns into fantasy. I seriously don’t understand where that part came from. It was pretty disappointing. I had high hopes for this manga. Though with all the disappointment I have to say I really enjoyed reading the first 4 chapters. Other than that, there is not much to it.

Overall Review: 4/10

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2013 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Manga Review: The Strings Dolls

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Summary:

One day, Shiro and his little sister, Koyori, who has been permanently crippled after an accident, download a peculiar game called “Strings Dolls.” Whenever you have someone in your camera screen, the game allows you to move them around like a puppet. Shiro and Koyori are filled with joyl to realize that this magical game can, at least temporarily, restore her ability to walk! Other people, however, use it for much less noble purposes. Among the others who have downloaded the game is a mysterious player called Miyabi, who appears to be using the game to kill off his fellow players. Will Shiro be able to track down who is behind this game, and find the murderous Miyabi before it’s too late? (Source: MU)

General Information:

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 14, 2011 to Jul 12, 2012
Genres: Mystery, School, Shounen, Supernatural
Authors: Hibaru, Shunsuke (Story & Art)
Serialization: GanGan Online

Review:

The strings doll manga has a unique story. It’s about this game that’s created to control people like puppets and the game is called Strings Doll. Since its a shounen manga there’s bound to be a villain and the main character is obviously the hero. The manga’s art is pretty cool, and idea of the story is unique. The flow of the events was kinda predictable. Though it was a nice read. I also like how violent the manga got halfway through and it had a nice amount suspense. So overall the manga was good.

Overall Rate: 7/10

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2013 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Manga Review: OldBoy

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Summary:

Ten years ago, they took him in. He doesn’t even know who. And for ten years, he has been confined in a private prison. He doesn’t know why. For ten years, his only contact with the outside world has been a television set and the voices of his jail mates. In time, he lost himself. He changed…transformed himself into something else…something hard…something lethal. Suddenly, one day his incarceration ends, again without explanation. He is sedated, stuffed inside a trunk, and dumped in a park. When he awakes, he is free to reclaim what’s left of his life…and what’s left is revenge. (Source: Dark Horse)

General Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 79
Status: Finished
Published: 1996 to 1998
Genres: Action, Mystery, Drama, Psychological, Seinen
Authors: Tsuchiya, Garon (Story), Minegishi, Nobuaki (Art)
Serialization: Manga Action

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Review:

This manga was recommended to me a while back. Once I started reading, it was hard to stop. I would latterly finish 15 chapters a day, without even noticing. I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll keep it short. The art is old school, which is perfect for this kind of story. The story is so mysterious, serious, and amazing written. I haven’t read anything like that before. The characters were so unique, personality wise. The manga is so good. The mystery there will keep you wanting to know more. You wont be able to stop reading. OldBoy is a must read!!!

Overall Rate: 9/10

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Amnesia

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Summary:

This story takes place in a fictional town, in a fictional country, in a fictional world. One morning, a young lady awakens to find that she has lost all her memories prior to that morning. Her life, her relationships, her very name—all gone. All that’s left is a cell phone with numbers and names she doesn’t recognize and Orion, a young boy that only she appears to be able to see. With Orion’s guidance, she struggles to make sense of herself, a boyfriend she doesn’t know and the thousand and one little things that make up a daily life. But with no memories left, the only alternative is to forge new ones, even if that means leaving old loves behind. (Source: Sentai Filmworks)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2013 to Mar 25, 2013
Producers: Brains Base, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Drama, Mystery
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Amnesia was more interesting than I thought. I’m not a fan of Bishounen(male harem), so I thought it would be a silly shoujo. Though yeah it’s actually interesting, the idea of the story how she travels between parallel worlds to find out about her past and figure out why she lost her memory. There were a lot of things about the plot I didn’t expect nor seen coming, so the plot is actually good. Though I didn’t like the main character much, or rather I didn’t like the way she react towards things. Oh, and Orion was the cutest thing about that anime!! To sum up, I wouldn’t watch that anime again, but I believe watching it was a delightful experience. Also, I’m still not a fan of Bishounen, but if you are go watch it. It’s different in a good way.

OverallRate: 7/10

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Dexter, Revenge, and Once Upon a Time

So Today Three of the most successful TV series start their new season

1. Dexter (Season 7)


2. Once Upon a Time (Season 2)


3. Revenge (Season 2)

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2012 in TV Series

 

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Manga Review: Hohzuki Island

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Summary:

It’s about two children being sent to live on a basically deserted island. Deserted except for a few other kids and teachers. Suzuhara Kokoro and his blind little sister Yume find that all is not as it seems as they learn more from the other kids and see the actions of their teachers. (Source: myanimelist.net)

General Information:

Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 21, 2007 to Jul 3, 2009
Genres: Action, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Seinen, Thriller
Authors: Sanbe, Kei (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Gangan

Review:

Hohzuki Island manga reminded me of another. The manga talks about a mystery in a school and all. I know the genre says horror, but its actually a mystery, thriller kind of manga… Its pretty interesting to read yet so predictable. I liked the way how each character’s past unravel. That was the most interesting part of the story. I liked the ending too it was nice.

Overall Rate: 6/10

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Mushishi

Summary:

“Mushi”: the most basic forms of life in the world. They exist without any goals or purposes aside from simply “being.” They are beyond the shackles of the words “good” and “evil”. Mushi can exist in countless forms and are capable of mimicking things from the natural world such as plants, diseases, and even phenomena like rainbows.

This is, however, just a vague definition of these entities that inhabit the vibrant world of Mushishi, as to even call them a form of life would be an oversimplification. Detailed information on Mushi is scarce because the majority of humans are unaware of their existence.

So what are Mushi and why do they exist? This is the question that a “Mushi-shi”, Ginko, ponders constantly. Mushi-shi are those who research Mushi in hopes of understanding their place in the world’s hierarchy of life.

Ginko relentlessly chases rumors of occurrences that could be tied to Mushi, all for the sake of finding an answer.

It could, after all, lead to the meaning of life itself… [Written by MAL Rewrite]

General information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 23, 2005 to Jun 19, 2006
Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Supernatural
Duration: 25 min. per episode

Review:

I love the idea behind Mushi-shi. I so regret not watching this anime earlier. Its very inspiring. I also find it refreshing. Its far from all those action/ violence anime. This anime is so serene and calming. Also Learning about Mushi, you would almost believe their existence. So I believe That this anime is truly amazing. Plus I love the animation, the colors, and the sound track. I strongly recommend this anime. If don’t watch it, then your missing a lot. I’m out of words to describe its awesomeness.

Overall Rate: 10/10

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2012 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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