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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0zero9days: Arakawa Under the Bridge (Anime)

Well, maybe there’s one thing. Maybe you could… love me.
Anime Title: 荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ
Producer: SHAFT
Status: Airing
Synopsis: The story is about the strange courtship of a successful executive in life called Kou and a mysterious woman called Nino who lives under a bridge. It all begins when Kou almost drowns in a river but is saved by Nino. For saving his life, Kou fulfills Nino’s desire to have a boyfriend. Thus, Kou becomes her boyfriend, but has to live with her under the bridge… (via MAL)

I seriously thought this is drama. So, I was quite disappointed when I read that it’s comedy. After I watched it though, it was actually really funny and entertaining. I know weirdness isn’t new in the Anime world but the type of weirdness here isn’t something you can get tired of easily. It’s a really good anime. But I think it’s too fast…

As for the characters… I love the weird girl. She’s pretty and she’s really weird. Haha. And the guy with all his super exaggerated expressions is really funny.

Over all the whole anime is funny. It’s a good start. Definitely watching it until the end! Update this after the 5th ep.

0zero3days: Silence

It’s night time… I’m very very sleepy when my mother asked me to massage her and here I am, reading BL manga. This 3rd entry for the 3sixty5days of manga, anime and live actions is possibly one of the best manga I ever read. Every click of my mouse (I seriously hope you know that I’m talking about the mouse used in computers. anyway…) literally makes my heart twist. It’s like you can feel the emotions and it just synchronize with you and truthfully, it’s weird.

So, before going to the review, I’ll give some info about the manga.

Title: Silence

Mangaka: Azuma Takamiya

Read Online: Mangafox

Status: On hold with 7 Chapters.

Before this is what’s written in this post:

How can you effin’ do this to me? I was so excited with everything and then suddenly I read that it’s on hold?! Why?!

Whatever. Seriously.

Okay, I might as well give a review. This manga is just great. The story, the art… I won’t give spoilers or whatever but every turning of the page is painful for me. My heart literally twists every page. I mean, it’s so heart breaking…

The characters just seem so alive to me. Like, they’re in front of me and it’s happening at that moment, like you can feel what they feel. I’m so not good with reviews but I make up for it with my scores and comments and well…

READ IT. YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED. As for the score, maybe a 9.

Just read it. It’s good.

But I saw a comment from my Only the Ring Finger Knows entry and I just know, I should do justice to the manga. So, here’s a more substantial review:

At first, I was thinking that it’s gonna be boring and worthless. I just had to read it because I downloaded it. But as I began to read it, I was enchanted by the art and the feeling you get from reading it. As I said, every page, I have to muster my courage and click the mouse. My heart, if only possible, might actually stop beating with every scene. I know this might sound bogus and fake to you but I feel all this.

The flow of the story is simple and easy to understand. It focus only on the two characters and from only 7 chapters you can already relate to them.

I urge you to read it. It’s just… one of the best, really.

Wallflower got a Live Action and I didn’t know?! Seriously!

Real life Sunako. Real life Kyohei. Real life… who’s the other three?!

Well, anyway, who’d have thought this day would actually come? The manga is great and everything but I never, not in my wildest dream, did I ever think it’s gonna get a live action! I was so excited to know that NEWS’s Yuya Tegoshi is playing Yuki! Yay~

Sadly, the first episode is very disappointing. Not that I wouldn’t watch it anymore; if I learned anything from Boston Legal: watch the second episode. Anyway, the series looks like it has a low budget and the acting is just… ugh. Maybe I’m not used to JDorama anymore? I hope not. How will I ever watch the Live Action of Kimi ni Todoke?!

So, anyway, where’s Sunako’s nosebleed?! I love that nosebleed!! And why is Kyohei not like what I imagined?! Well, he looks like the guy from Antique Bakery.. so he is handsome. Not just Kyohei handsome!

I’ll be watching now! See yah!

My Sassy Girl: The American Version

My Sassy Girl

So, this is the American Version. I won’t say many stuff. Just the basics. The girl isn’t a hellion. The guy’s story telling sucks. They don’t fit the roles. No chemistry or love can be feel. Their 10 rules suck. I just don’t like it. And, the girl was gone for only one year, and she’s late for only a day… not really that romantic. And yes, I’m being unfair because I’m comparing it. But even if I’m not doing that, it’s really not that great. Okay but not great. This is supposed to be a romantic comedy (right?) but it’s neither those two.

So, to be fair- it would get a 7/10. See, I’m being generous.

My Sassy Girl: The Korean Version

It’s been a while since I did a post about an live action. I just watched the Hollywood adaptation of Sassy Girl and I just can’t help remembering the original and well, comparing it too. So, anyway, this is for the Korean Version. I must say it’s the best adaptation so far.

My Sassy Girl

This movie is from a series of love letter posted in the ‘net, then adapted to a novel, then to at least 3 movies, 1 drama and a manhwa. The literal translation is That Bizarre Girl.

When I first heard of this movie, I just have to watch it. When I did, i fell in love with it. First- the actors. They are just perfect for it. I felt every possible feeling- love, sadness, pain and happiness. They’re just great! The girl is really a tyrant and the guy looks really clueless and everything. Second- the scenes. Well, I can’t tell you how much I love the scenes. The director is really good and even the script writer. Ok, I guess everyone who helped were amazing. When I saw the American film, though I know it’s sure to be different, I just had to compare it. And trust me, the whole plot is just better and different from the American film.

So, what I just want to say is this film is just so sweet, so addictive, so enchanting and just so heartbreaking than the American film. The 10 rules made me cry and I just suddenly realized… maybe there are soulmates.

So, scores: Overall- 9/10.

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Le Portrait de Petit Cossette

Alternative titles:
コゼットの肖像 (Japanese)
Cossette no Shouzou (Romaji)
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette (French)
Petit Cossette

Other Information:
Genres: drama, horror, psychological, romance, supernatural
Themes: ghosts, gothic

Plot Summary:
Eiri works at his uncle’s antique shop, and one day stumbles across a glass. Upon touching the glass, he receives visions from what he finds out to be a girl, Cossette, haunting the glass. She’s been searching for over 250 years for someone who could see her, and now she needs his help.

Review:
This anime had been i=on my mind for a long long time. I’d read a lot of synopsis and I was thinking that it would be a good anime. It was. But not the way I expected it to be. What I thought was, the protagonist, Eiri, would try to find the objects connected to Cossete’s death and that would be free her. Frankly, I don’t know if it’s a good thing that it’s not the way I imagine it. Anyway, i like it but I it felt weird when it was fantasy-like rather than supernatural. What I mean is, there were parts like this:
Cossette Screenshot 2

I hope you get what I mean.

So, for the story, I think that it’s good. The main story is about finding true love that will save herself. But I just think that it’s kinda stupid how the “things” that was present during that time are harboring a grudge against the guy. I mean, come on! That’s crossing the line of fiction. So, Cossette is going to have Eiri killed just so the “things” wil have peace. Duh. She’s the one who needs peace not those “things.” As for the characters, Cossette is literally little. She looks like a 12 or 11 year old for F’s sake! That’s so lolita! And Eiri is neurotic. The girl who likes him is nosy. Arg. What I do like about the characters and the story is that Cossette fell in love with him and wanted things to stop.

In the anime, almost every scene is dark and gloomy, it’s also made in silhouette-style. The setting is either his antique shop or some random street. Not that I mind.  I also don’t mind the fact that a lot of things aren’t explained and that no development where made whatsoever. And if there was, well, it was so little. And seriously, it was a good anime worth watching. Something’s not right though. i just don’t know what.

Score: Story- 8 Characters- 7 OST- 7 Anime- 8
Over all: 7.5 or just simply 8.

Recommended if you like supernatural and fantasy with drama and if you don’t mind cliffhangers.