Blood C

Tsk. Here I thought I found gold when I saw this manga. It’s great that there’s another Blood Franchise but the main character is too contradictory and the story is too fragmented. It doesn’t flow smoothly, like it’s different incidents forced to be one anime. There’s also this structure: cafe, filler story with her friends, talk with papa, kill monsters (not chiroptera but freaky evangelion like monsters). And like  said, I don’t like the protagonist, she’s clumsy yet super good at killing things, she’s a goody two shoes who helps and does good stuff that makes her late but when a person was gonna be devoured by the monster (and while it’s happening) she was just standing there waiting for it to be finished. The other characters are also cliched and shallow. Ugh. But I’ll watch it until the bitter end because I was told it will eventually get better. EVENTUALLY.

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Sensual Phrase

Sensual Phrase- Λucifer

To be honest, I wasn’t really excited with this series. It’s obviously smut and I don’t think I can actually read it. But one day, after I got home from the manga sale, I just sad down on my sister’s bed and took all the volumes we had and looked through it. It was pretty good actually. Enjoyable is the right word, I think.

The story isn’t actually original. The main story is basically about a twisted guy turned hot vocalist who fell in love with ordinary girl and blah blah blah. As for the side stories, well, they’re really quite simple to be not original. The development of the characters is so-so. No one stood out or showed potential for something great. They’re all okay but not great.

Saying all that, it’s still quite enjoyable. The plot isn’t really overused and who wouldn’t want a manga about four hotties?! Right? So, anyway, if you aren’t looking for something inspiring or just incredibly great, don’t miss out on this one. I mean, even with all the smut scenes, I still read all of it (from vol 4-18) in one sitting for 2-3 hours.

Check it out! :]

 

Devil’s Bride

Devil's Bride- The Devil and His 'Bride'

There’s a sale of manga in a bookstores I seldom go to, and i found this manhwa. I’m familiar with the title because of Boy Princess so I decided to buy it. What attracts me to this manhwa is that it has the same ‘vibe’ or ‘aura’ Boy Princess has. The same beautiful drawing and the same not-so-extraordinary-but-surely-there’s-a-twist story. I’d only read the first volume so bear with me.

There’s not a lot to say, really. There’s nothing great with the characters… the Devil wanted to be human, and the human wanted to be with him forever. Nothing stands out. Moving on to the story, I think that creating a living creature has always been enchanting for us, humans. So, with that being said, it drew you in. And if you already read Boy princess, you just know that there’s something in there that will make you regret putting yourself in a situation where you’ll have to think and think about the sadness in this world.

So, I’ll stop with that review first. Since right now, that’s exactly what I’m feeling.

Love. Regret. Moving On. Angel Beats. [One Last Time]

Angel Beats- the Guild

I really hope that with this third post, I can do justice for this anime.

Angel Beats is about a group of kids who are unable to move on and are trapped in purgatory. At first it would seem that Yuuri-pe would just be a reap off of Haruhi Suzumiya, and the story would be too absurd and frankly, stupid. But just hang on and continue watching. Coz if you don’t, you don’t know what you’re missing.

This anime is about dying with so much regret and sadness that you’d willingly trap yourself in a made-up world, trying so hard to continue living and never giving up- all for the sake of your life and your memories. It tells the story of how these kids finally moved on and accepted their fate, they surrendered theirself to fate and to God, knowing fully well that they’ll, in a way, die again. It’s about how love have once again prevailed. It’s really all about unconditional love: the lost and gain of it.

I feel sorry for the people who didn’t get or who weren’t able to appreciate this anime. The main theme isn’t original but the way it is presented, with the high school students fighting and angel as well, it is truly a one of a kind story. Also, the characters each have their own story, they aren’t just there for show, they have development and twists. Expecially Yuzuru, you think he’s the main protagonists, that somehow he is the saviour of the Guild… tunrs out it’s not him. I really liked the twists. Even though it brought Yuuri-pe one step closer to being Haruhi Suzumiya with all the God thing.

Bottom line of this whole review: Don’t miss out. This is an amazing anime. I cried and cried and cried. It makes you think about life, you know. It makes you realise things and it just makes you feel alive.

Battle ANgel Live Action :)

 

Battle Angel Alita- Alita

So, I know I’m quite late with this news but… apparently, they are making a Battle Angel Alita live action!!!! But instead of that title, they are shortening it to Battle Angel. I really hope it’s gonna do justice to the manga or at least to what the mangaka wanted to show people. I haven’t really read the Battle Angel Alita manga, but I have read the sequel: BAA- Last Order. I think it’s quite good though the drawings really need to improve.

Anyway, Empire Magazine says that it’ll be James Cameron, the director of Avatar who’s directing it. Seeing how Avatar turned out… maybe we can be excited for this one? What really worries me is that it’s HOLLYWOOD who’s doing it. Tsk tsk. Risky. Especially after Dragon Ball. Epic fail. But this is a sci-fi… and the technology is amazing right now. Plus, it’s the director of Avatar!!! The effects were really awesome in that film. SO I guess we just wait for this.

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100% Perfect Girl [Update!!]

100% Perfect Girl- Jarte and Jay

I read Haruka Murakami’s 100% Perfect Girl after hearing about this manhwa. It’s a story about a guy finding his one true love- the one hundred percent perfect girl for him. She wasn’t unbelievably beautiful or attractive… But she was perfect for him. In the end, they weren’t for each other. They didn’t seize the chance to be together and relied on ‘fate’ to do its wonders.

Everything about the story is heart breaking… and even though this manhwa is about that story, it defied and corrected all the ‘mistakes’ the protagonist committed in the story. Jarte never let go of Jay. He never fell in love with anybody else, be it a 80%, 32% or 99%. Never. He gave his all for Jay and in the process, he began to lose himself.

This manhwa isn’t well written. Weird choice of words and cliche storylines. And what’s really annoying is the girl always gets kidnapped and always ran away. And! And! What’s really annoying is every body falls in love with her! Seriously. Unlucky much?!

Truth be told, I would have preferred for them to forget about each other and move on… but then that wouldn’t be true love, would it?

Now, what I love about the story, even though it’s cliche, is that it keeps you going. It keeps you reading and hoping and pleading and crying and just… feeling. When you read it, it makes you want to believe in true love and that you can really love a person so much. I know many people would think it’s a very unhealthy relationship. Hell, I feel the same way. But I guess that’s just love, right? And true, as many people had said, it’s full of drama and all this nonsense really. But I don’t know, if you take Jarte, Jay and the other characters away and look at them one by one, you’re gonna want to puke and kill yourself for reading this coz it’s too horrible (that’s extreme hyperbole people. hyperbole only!). Same goes for the story too. But look at it together… you’re gonna get something good: True love.

The characters are quite believable, even after all the drama and the anguish, the ‘psychoness…’ Still believable. A little more character development for the others I think would be better. I know for others Jarte may seem crazy, but that’s what the manhwa is about. Going crazy because of the fear of losing the one you love.

Over all the manhwa is worth the time, the download, the money, everything. It may not be the best storyline or character development, but the over all feel and experience is a must. It just makes you feel alive and loved, you know?

So, a 7/10 to a 9/10 if I’m feeling really generous. Safe bet? 8/10.

BTW, here’s a link to the story: 100% Perfect Girl

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Shiki

Shiki- Natsuno

I must admit, I really thought the person in the picture is a freakin girl. I mean, look at the pose! The hair! Right? But anyway, this shouldn’t be about that.

I’d only watched the first 4 episodes but I’m really impressed. The first episode already gets you on the edge. The main focus of the episode ‘First Blood’ is Megumi. Right of the bat her character is given a pretty good background story. She’s obsessed with leaving her boring life in the village but her obsession with something else is holding her back. Natsuno, the main protagonist of the story is shown as arrogant and antagonistic, not really the cool yet lovable type. But he’s okay. 🙂

The story is pretty straightforward at the start: new family arrives, strange things happen. But the mood of the story is really dark and creepy. I’m watching it at night and all I can think about is opening the lights. It also give a lot of hints about the Shiki but it never gives too much away, and this keeps the readers wanting more. The only problem is, the ‘epidemic’ part of story is quite slow. I mean, yeah it’s only been four episodes, but it feels like 20. The best thing, on the other hand, is Megumi’s creepy- stalker character. I swear I’d rather be fat and ugly than to have an admirer like her. Creepy. I also like the relationship between Toru and Natsuno. I know the bacground story for Natsuno, as of now, is cliche but it’s still great.

Anyway, so far so good. Definitely worth the download and in the future, my money.

I’ll update this after I watch more episodes. 8/10

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