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Anime Review: Golden Time

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Summary:
Tada Banri, a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo, found himself completely lost after the opening ceremony, trying to find his way to the freshman orientation. At that moment, he ran into another lost freshman from the same school, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, and they hit it off at once. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just on time, there appeared in front of the two a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses. The girl then whacked Mitsuo across the face with the bouquet and handed the flowers over to him. “Freshman, congratulations,” was all she said, and then left. The stylish, well dressed, perfect woman that had swung at Mitsuo was his childhood friend, Kaga Kouko. As children they had promised to marry each other one day, fulfilling their dreams. In order to escape from her, Mitsuo had gone out secretly and taken the examination for this well known private college, but now she showed up in the freshman orientation hall. She too had taken the law school entrance examination, catching up with him there. (Source: Baka-Tsuki)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Producers: J.C.Staff, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Golden Time is one of the most outstanding romance anime I’ve come across. It is different from your usual romance story but in a good way. The character development in the anime was amazing. Also the way they influenced each other. It felt more realistic than any other romance anime I’ve come across. The anime did address the issue of memory loss in a beautiful way, I know that sounds wrong but you must see it to believe it.

There was also an outstanding female heroin which made the show more fun to watch. I think that the anime was implying that life goes and and one shouldn’t be stuck in the past. The ending of the anime made me happy and a little sad at the same time. There was this one character that I wanted to know more about or wanted her to be happy, I don’t know… she was smiling though. I think that should be enough. Anyhow Golden Time is an amazing anime it would be a waste not to watch it. Highly recommended.

Overall Rate: 9/10

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2014 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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First Impression: Flagtime

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Summary:

What would you do if you could stop time? Moritani for one is using her unusual ability to stop time for three minutes a day to observe the people around her. One day, she chooses to “observe” class idol Murakami’s panties – only to find herself in a very compromising situation when her classmate turns out to be immune to her power. (Source: Dynasty Reader)

General Information:

Type: Manga
Volumes & Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jul 18, 2013 to ?
Genres: Super Power, Seinen
Authors: Sato (Story & Art)

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First Impression:

Flagtime is a very interesting. Moritani is socially awkward. She usually uses her ability to stop time to run away from people or observe her surrounding. Murakami is a popular girl, who’s very straight forward. I love the development in the manga and how their relationship is building. The character development is amazing so far. This is one of those manga that you must read. The story is very sweet. It’s kinda sad to see that such an amazing manga is so underrated. So go check it out. I’m already a fan-girl of this manga! xD

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Where you can read it?

Japanese Link: Click Here

English Link: Click Here

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2014 in Anime/Manga, First Impression

 

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First Impression: Hero Mask

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Summary:

Shibuya Mirai is stuck in a world where heroes seem to no longer exist. Already on his first day at a new school, he’s targeted by a group of delinquents. Right as his situation seems hopeless, a real hero finally appears before his very eyes. (Source: MU)

General Information:

Type: Manga
Volumes/Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 31, 2012 to ?
Genres: Action, School, Seinen
Authors: Tsuru, Yumika (Art), Okabe, Takashi (Story)
Serialization: Heros

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First Impression:

The other day I was checking out what’s new in the manga world, when I came across this title. The manga is titled “Hero Mask” so I thought it’s going to be another corny hero manga. You see most hero manga are similar to one another. Anyways, I thought I should give it a try since its under “Seinen” genre. I’m glad I checked it out! It was so interesting!! They have a Hero club at school. Also, the manga is about self-development which is exactly why I love manga!! The characters have a cool idea about hero and justice which was nice. Even though they still haven’t had any serious action/fighting scenes, it seems like the manga has potential. I can’t wait to read the next chapter and I believe you should give it a try its pretty interesting. :D

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2013 in Anime/Manga, First Impression

 

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First Impression: Destro 246

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Summary:

Billionaire Tono Ryuichi, the President of Tono Foods Group, a giant food company, recently acquired two young female assassins from the Mexican cartel. Sui and Ai came from unimaginably poor childhoods and was given a choice between killing people or selling their body. They chose the former and went through an inconceivably extreme training and, at 17 years old, they have become one of the deadliest assassins in the world. They are absolutely obedient to their master and they are given the task of finding the killer that poisoned Ryuichi’s wife and child. They begin attending high school to blend into society and, at the same time, read and study which helps them become even more deadlier on the field. Sui and Ai encounter Matoba Imari who is a high school assassin herself and may be more skilled than both of them. But unlike the two, Imari just wants to lead a normal life. Whatever Imari wishes for her life is not their problem because the only thing Sui and Ai feeds on are bloodthirst and a challenge. (Source: MangaHelpers)

General Information:

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 19, 2012 to ?
Genres: Action, School, Seinen
Authors: Takahashi, Keitarou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sunday Gene-X

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First Impression:

This manga is the sequel of Ordinary ±. In this manga 2 new characters prevail and they are as sick as Imari. The manga is by Takahashi, Keitarou who made Jormungand. So the art is amazing and so is the concept of the manga since its about Assassins. The manga is so intense with amazing action. So far only two chapters are translated in English. I so can’t wait to read chapter 3. Also it seems like more assassins will show up in the up coming chapters. It’s totally exciting I can’t wait to read more!!

P.S. If you’re not familiar with Ordinary click on the hyperlink above to read its review.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2013 in Anime/Manga, First Impression

 

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Manga Review: Gantz – Manga Olympics for Bloggers (Seinen/Shounen Round 2)

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Summary:

Thought your life was bad? Sometimes, death is worse. There is no salvation, peace, nor god waiting to receive you into their care. But wait, a god? Maybe you are talking about that big black ball stuck in the room with you. Now you are thrown into a game, fighting green aliens and robot monsters for the chance to survive.
When Kei Kurono is killed, he thus finds himself caught in such a game; a test of his skills, morals and will to survive. His life is not his own, his death spat and trampled upon over and over again. What happens if he does not listen? God knows.
A word of warning: Gantz is not for the faint-hearted, but neither is it as simple as it looks. Gore, rape and violence is rampant, as are portrayals of greed, violence, and all the ugliness that one sees in society today. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

General Information:

Type: Manga
Volumes: 37
Chapters: 383
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 13, 2000 to Jun 20, 2013
Genres: Action, Drama, Ecchi, Horror, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Psychological, Seinen
Authors: Oku, Hiroya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump

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Review:

Firs of all thank you Sir Hiroya Oku for 13 amazing years of Gantz. I still can’t believe it ended… I kept looking for one more page after the last page of the last chapter. So yeah, I’m a huge Gantz fan. It’s an amazing manga if you haven’t checked it out, you should.

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Now for the actual review. Gantz concept is totally unique. The manga Follows Kei Kurono & Masaru Katou, they are basically the main characters. Due to the concept of the story a lot of characters appear in the manga. The manga is amazing. I loved the story up until the Osaka Arc. It was magical. Though the last arc which is the catastrophe arc, was totally weird. The manga does develop greatly to reach that arc, but the fights weren’t as good as the previous arcs.
The action is absolutely brutal through out the whole manga, I’m not saying that the last arc was bad. It was just a little disappointing for me. Also, I’ve noticed that the whole focus was back to Kurono. I know that Nishi and Sakurai were also main topics in that arc, though it always fell back to Kurono. To be completely honest here, I was disappointed and didn’t like that fact. One more thing I didn’t like in the manga was the fact that we didn’t see most of the characters in action. Specially Reika, did she ever fight?
Supposedly she got 100 point and fought bravely against so many tough Aliens. Though we didn’t see any of that, did we? It was always Kurono this, Kurono that, and her looking pretty in the background of the page… I mean seriously? Well, even with all that its still my favorite manga and it’s the best and brutalist manga out there. Also the story is amazing. I like the idea of Gantz. Is it recommended? Yes of course.

Overall Rate: 8/10


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Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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Anime Review: Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai.

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Summary:

Kyousuke Kousaka, a normal seventeen-year-old high school student, hasn’t gotten along with his younger sister, Kirino, in years. For longer than he can remember, Kirino has ignored his comings and goings and looked at him with spurning eyes. It seemed as if the relationship between Kyousuke and his sister, now fourteen, would continue this way forever.
One day, however, Kyousuke finds a DVD case of a magical girl anime entitled Hoshikuzu Witch Meruru (Stardust Witch Meruru), which had fallen into the entranceway of his house. To Kyousuke’s surprise, inside the case is a hidden adult video game titled Imouto to Koishiyo! (Love with Little Sister!). Kyousuke attempts to fish out the culprit who dropped the case by bringing up the topic of magical girl anime at the family dinner table. All that comes out is a strong negative reaction from his parents, especially his anti-otaku policeman father.
That night, Kirino bursts into Kyousuke’s room and, in perhaps the first conversation she has initiated with him in years, says they “have things to talk about.” Kirino brings Kyousuke to her room and shows him an extensive collection of moe anime and lolicon bishoujo games she has been collecting in secret.(Source: Wikipedia)

General Infomation:

Alternative Title: OreImo, My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute
Type: TV
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 25 (12 + 13)
Aired: Oct 3, 2010 to Dec 19, 2010 – Apr 7, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013
Producers: Aniplex of America, A-1 Pictures
Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Seinen
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

How the hell did this anime turn into Harem? TT^TT, I really liked the first season of Ore no Imouto and I was excited to see the second season but…
Ore no Imouto, is a funny anime. The concept of the anime was so surprising which is why I liked the first season. I like the character design, and I specially like Ayase. I like how the characters keep arguing about things and the fact that the main character is an Otaku. The announcement of the second season was awesome. It’s like “Kirino is back” and that was it. In the second season the anime took a different turn. It was basically a brother complex/harem. I don’t mind Harem but I really hate the brother complex thingy. Which kinda made me dislike the anime a little. I’m glad that I finished the second anime because everything was properly explained. I have to say this though… Kyousky you lucky bastard. *SPOILER ALERT* I still can’t believe that Ayase fell for him. That been said… How the hell did this anime turn into Harem? TT^TT

Overall Rate: 7/10

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2013 in Anime/Manga, Reviews

 

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First Impression: Wallman – Manga Olympics for Bloggers (Seinen/Shounen Round 1/part 3)

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Summary:

After being betrayed by his country, Jirou left his past as a hitman behind and came back to Japan were nothing mattered anymore in his eyes. But that’s before he mets Nami, an active hitman seeking vengeance for her father’s death. But not any hitman, a wallman! Jirou is then brought back into this world and teams up with her. (Source: Japanzai)

General Information:

Type: Manga
Volumes/Chapters: N/A
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 19, 2013 to ?
Genres: Action, Ecchi, Slice of Life, Seinen
Authors: Boichi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Grand Jump

First Impression:

I was intrigued by the manga when I first read its title. I didn’t know anything about the manga when I first read it. I’ve only concluded that its interesting and I wanna read more of it. As I was reading I kinda recognized the drawing style it was similar to Sun-Ken Rock. So, it turned out to be the same author. Boichi is one of the best Seinen manga artist/author so I wasn’t surprised. The first chapter starts as a slice of life. It’s basically the life of a NEET. Then a women comes in the picture when everything changes and the story becomes Ecchi, Interesting no? Now that you got the story, time for some action. It’s a perfect story why are you still reading this and not the manga already? :o


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Posted by on June 30, 2013 in Anime/Manga, First Impression

 

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