Tomorrow: Perfect Blue

Information from Anime News network:

Alternative Title: パーフェクト・ブルー (Japanese)
Genres: drama, horror, mystery, psychological, thriller

Plot Summary:

Pop idol Mima quits her group in order to pursue an acting career. But not everyone is happy especially a crazed fan that stalks her. People around her are being murdered and Mima starts to lose her sanity.

Review:

Well, next time, I should seriously pay attention to the rating. Here in NZ it said- Mature: Rated 18. I ignored it and I really regret it.

First- story. Definitely one of the best psychological thriller ever. The scenes jumps from one scene to another, each always connected to the next scene in a way. All the actions of Mima, though different, connects to the next scene. And since she’s acting in a drama, there are times when her real life connects or rewrites the drama. Then, what makes the story more confusing and psychological is this: There’s a ghost-like Mima who appears to be the conscience of the real Mima, only to be something else scarier. The story is really confusing and unpredictable. There were times when you think you understand it all… then boom!

What the hell?!

Well, that made it one of the best.

As for the characters, I like how she’s being all paranoid and confused. How she’s got conscience and how she’s regretting things like she’s a real person.

For the art, well, it’s not exactly the best. It’s old and everything. But it still worth watching!

Score: Story- 9/10. Characters- 8/10. Art- 7/10. Over All 8/10

Tomorrow:

Like I said, Stalkers are scary! Imagine waking up finding yourself not being able to breathe in  your own house. Scary, creepy, horrible!!!

Tomorrow: Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume wo Miru

Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume wo Miru

Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume wo Miru

Information from Manga Updates:

Alternative Titles: 窮鼠はチーズの夢を見る (Japanese)
Kyuuso Ha Cheese no Yume Omiru
Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume o Miru
The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese
Manga-ka: Mizushiro Setona

Genre: drama, josei, yaoi

Plot Summary:

Kyouichi’s indecisive character has led him to repeatedly commit the foolish mistake of adultery. One day, Imagase, a college classmate he hasn’t seen since graduation, shows up as the private detective hired by his wife to investigate his infidelity. Imagase, however, proposes a deal. He won’t tell Kyouichi’s wife about his affairs, but, for compensation, he makes an unbelievable demand: “I want your body in exchange…”

Review:

What will I do now?

In many ways, Kyuuso is not so different from other yaoi. A married heterosexual, a ‘kouhai’ turned stalker-ish detective, a meeting after many years, the ‘coincidental’ meetings, the blackmail… all this aren’t that new. I mean, 1 out 0f 8 manga I’ve read has the same things.

But it’s still worth your time.

The story is about finding true love… without even knowing what it really is. The main protagonist of the story, a heterosexual, has always been popular with girls- married or not. And even when he’s already married that doesn’t stop him from going out with other woman. But who could blame him, though? Things that happened in our life help shape who we are. Then, there’s this detective who’s madly in love with his senpai from before. They met each other years later and he fell in love with him even more. This senpai is the heterosexual protagonist. Throughout the story, The kouhai kept black mailing his senpai just to be with him.

What I like most about this, are the undying love the kouhai has for his senpai and the fact that the senpai like girls and he’s never been in love.

I don’t particularly like the art. I think it’s ugly actually. Not very ugly… just that, it’s different from the usual bishie style of drawing for boys love.

I love both the characters. I especially feel attached to the kouhai. The senpai is a jerk.

Scores: As for the story, 8.5/10. Art 7/10. Characters 8/10. OVER ALL 8/10

Tomorrow:

Will you love like that?

I don’t believe in love. I wonder if in the future, I could love like that.

Tomorrow: Tsukihime- Lunar Legend

Tsukihime- Lunar Legend

Tsukihime- Lunar Legend

Information from Anime News Network:

Alternative title: Lunar Legend Moon Princess

Lunar Legend Tsukihime

Moon Princess

True Lunar Chronicle Tsukihime

真月譚 月姫 (Japanese)

Shingetsutan Tsukihime (Romaji)

Genres: drama, horror, mystery, romance, supernatural

Themes: vampires

Plot Summary:

Shiki Tohno sustained a life threatening injury as a child, and due to that incident he was sent away from the Tohno household and was given to a relative to be raised. Years later, when Shiki is in high school, the head of the Tohno household–his father–dies, and he is ordered to move back in by his sister Akiha, who is the new head of the household. However, Shiki holds a huge secret. Ever since that injury, he has been seeing lines on objects, and only with a special pair of glasses is he able to stop seeing them. Also he is unable to remember anything well from the time before his accident. The day he moves back to the Tohno household is the day he stumbles upon a woman named Arcueid Brunstud and decapitates her with one stab of his knife in a temporary fit of insanity. When she suddenly showed up beside him later alive and well, and ask him to be her bodyguard, Shiki’s journey to unravel the mysteries of his past begins.


Review:


Reading the story, I got really excited and I even read the plot from the game. In my head, i already have this vision of the anime and I seriously liked it. SO imagine my shock when I watched this series. It was boring. It was so slow. The guy who’s supposed to be the protagonist is nothing but an extra and a wallflower who doesn’t even look good. Even the soundtrack is crap. (I think I went too far with that statement…) But anyway, the story left a lot of holes and questions. The art is good but mostly ugly. And even with the interesting storyline, the script and the flow of the story is not worth my $85. I just wasted it.


The story is not carefully told. The script writer sucks. After watching it, you’ll just have more questions than answers. I guess I’m being to harsh but seriously, it was a big disappointment.


So there. 5/10. READ IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.


Tomorrow:


Imagine tracing a line and killing someone. Cool, aye? I would definitely want that power. It would be like, I’m the Death Goddess or something.


With just a trace, I can kill.

Tomorrow: Gals

GALS

GALS

Information from Anime News Network and Manga Fox:

Genres: comedy, slice of life, school life, shoujo
Manga-ka: Fujii Mihona
Plot Summary:

A friendly gang of three high school girls, led by Ran Kotobuki, a daughter from a family of police officers whom wants nothing to do with the “family business”, in the fashionable Tokyo ward of Shibuya loves shopping, music, clothes, make-up, dance-related video games, and boys. They also often find themselves solving crises amongst their schoolmates.

Review:

Story. 8/10. At first look, the story might not be that interesting. Just a typical friendship thing. And it’s true. So if you don’t like manga with friendship and love as themes, then better skip on to the next one… BUT you’ll be missing out! This series is really funny and entertaining. It’s not that different from other shoujo manga but it’s worth your time.

Characters. 8/10. I love all of them! Each of them has a story of their own. The two main ones were bad girls at first, stealing, prostituting… but with Ran being their friend, they’ve changed. The other two main guys are lovable as well.

Art. 7.5/10 Well, the anime is better. Ran look too matured in the manga. And the others are better looking in the anime.

I know it’s short. Sorry! I’m so eager to finish it!

Tomorrow:

Having your own place to rule… cool, aye?

Wouldn’t it be so cool to have a place where everybody knows you and fear you? If I’m given a chance in the future, I would gladly accept!

Tomorrow: Death Note

Death Note

Death Note

Information from Anime News Network:

Alternative title: デスノート (Japanese)
Genres: drama, mystery, supernatural
Themes: Crime, Justice, Police

Plot Summary:

Shinigami own notebooks called “Death Notes” which are used as killing devices. Whoever’s name they write down in a death note will die within 40 seconds. Shinigami Ryuk dropped his Death Note in the human world where it’s found by honor high school student Light. With the death note actually having directions in it for its use, Light discovers he now has the power to discreetly kill people, and with this new power he plans to change the world in his ideal world by killing off criminals. Eventually the governments of the countries around the world notice the unusual amounts of deaths of their criminals, and figure out someone is behind them, but they have no way of discovering it themselves. That’s when they hire L, a master detective, to find out who is behind the murders.

Review:

I just bought my first ever manga! I know that’s kinda stupid considering it’s been a long time since I’d became an Otaku, but it’s hard getting manga from where I lived. Anyway, I bought this from Whitcoulls.

Before reading the manga of Death Note, I already watched the live action adaptations and the anime. So, sorry if I compare them.

Story. Well, the story is like the anime. Light saw the notebook, used it, became Kira. But the anime modified some scenes from the manga. Nothing major. So it’s still good. The problem in the manga is that unlike the anime, it just happened. A little fast pacing even for a manga. So, even though it’s got a good story like the anime, I felt like I was reading a mecha manga. (You know, the pace is really  fast and sometimes it gets awkward). So, 7.8/10 for the story.

As for the art, the anime is much better when it comes to Light. In the manga, he looked like a little kid, not a teenager. Also, even though in the anime there were times where ight ‘s face becomes twisted with his twistedness, it’s okay. But in the manga, only Ryuk looks evil. Light looks like a kid with a death note. Score 7.5/10

As for development, no comment coz I’m just starting.

So over all, 7.6/10 It might still change though. I’m just starting.

Tomorrow:

What if you can kill without touching them, seeing them? Would you kill?

Would I do what Kira did? I always ask myself that. Maybe, I would. It’s just right. Maybe I can’t. I’m not brave enough. Maybe… I don’t now. But if in the future I’ll be given a chance to become Kira, then the only thing I’ll change is L’s death.

Tomorrow: Zashiki Onna

Zashiki Onna
Zashiki Onna
Information from Manga Fox:

Alternative Name: 座敷女
Author: Mochizuki Minetaro
Artist: Mochizuki Minetaro
Genres: Drama, Horror, Seinen

Synopsis:

One night, mild-mannered college student, Hiroshi Mori, bumps into a woman visiting his next-door neighbor. A large, creepy woman, she has long hair, wears a coat and carries shopping bags in both hands. He had never seen her before. But then, without warning, the woman starts stalking Hiroshi, shifting her attention from his next-door neighbor whom she had been visiting to Hiroshi himself. Who is she and what is she after?

Originally published in 1993 – before the term “stalker” was acknowledged in Japanese society, this well-written horror manga is about a young man pursued by a mystery woman.
Serialized for just ten weeks, this short, single-volume manga unusually become a hit bestseller, selling a staggering 400,000 copies. Regularly chosen as “the scariest manga ever” in magazine horror specials. (via Manga-Sketchbook)

Review:

Close your eyes. Pretend you’re lying on your bed.

Slowly, your eyes began to drift. You’re entering the world of dreams. You’re about to open the door.

Blag.Blag.Blag.

Huh?

The noise interrupted your sleep. What do you do?

You get up…? Sure, you do. You slowly approach the door. You open it a little, tiny bit.

Then, you peek at the person making all the noise.

She stared at you… in a really creepy way. Close the door or talk to her? You decide?

Oh.. do you want to know how she looks like?

here.

So will you?

me?

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God, hell NO! After reading that manga, I’m seriously considering not moving to condominiums or apartments. Wanna know what I’d learned from this manga?
  • Well, you should never open your door for anybody who’s carrying a paper bag and an umbrella.
  • You should mind your own business and just sleep even with all the loud banging. Well, just make sure it’s not a robbery, murder or fire. COz if it is, you might wanna check it out.
  • Don’t give your key to anybody! Bloody, stupid idiot!
  • Wear something else under your skirt. Not just underwear. Trust me. The thicker, the better. : )
  • If you didn’t do all of this, here’s the last resort. Get a pen. Open the cap. Get a paper. No, don’t write. You point the pen to your eyes. Stab it.

What’s the point of the paper? Well, you don’t want your pants or skirt to get blood on them, do you?

Okay. I should stop with all of that and get on with my review.

I dont have much to say about the characters, story and art, so I’ll just do a one paragraph.

The story is original for me. I’ve never heard any story like that until now. ALso, it’s very creepy and it makes me feel happy that I’m living in a very peaceful country. The characters aren’t really developed. It’s a horror! So, it’s fine. But also it’s confusing. As for the art… well it’s hideous. Seriously. But this actually made it better. Coz it really fit the story.

So, scores: Story- 9/10 Characters- 7/10 Art- 6/10. The average score is not that great but I assure you YOU DEFINITELY HAVE TO READ IT. IT’S WORTH YOUR TIME.

Tomorrow:

Not much to say… aye? Just, don’t open your door.

Tomorrow: Ultra Maniac OVA

Ultra Maniac

Ultra Maniac

Information from Anime News Newtwork:

Alternative title: ウルトラマニアック (Japanese)
Genres: comedy, magic, romance
Themes: Sport
Plot Summary:

High school student and girls’ tennis club leader Ayu Tateishi bumps into transfer student Nina Sakura, who is crying apparently because she has lost something. Later on, Ayu finds a pink electronic device and gives it to Nina. As a reward for finding her item, Nina reveals to Ayu that she is a witch in training and she offers to cast her a spell to help her win in a tennis game against the boys’ club. Unfortunately, the spell doesn’t enhance Ayu’s abilities; instead, it turns her into a boy.

Review:

The story is just like the TV series and covers the start of Volume 1. It served as an introduction to the TV series. Anyway, nothing to say much in the story. Its okay. But I can’t really give it anything. As for the characters, well, Ayu was fully introduced. Nina a little. As for the two leading men, they were just extras. So, nothing much to say either.

I got something for the art though. It sucks! I mean the quality is bad. Understandable since it’s a little old but really. A 6/10 for the art. Take note- I’m generous. As for the seiyuu, well they suck too. I really want to kill the voice actor for Nina. Her voice is so annoying.

This is a very short review. Probably not worth of our time but ‘what the hell? ‘ I don’t have time to watch or read or remember, so please bear with this for now.

Tomorrow:

What if we all have magic?