Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Manga Review: Strobe Edge by Io Sakisaka


This manga was brilliant.

...and I'm not being sarcastic about it or anything. This time, I meant it. This manga was everything I ever wanted in a story... and more. I wasn't really planning on finishing all 10 volumes in one sitting but I just did... and I couldn't stop myself. It was THAT good.

I know the plot had been used over and over again. I also had my doubts when I read the synopsis. The summary was NOTHING compared to the story. It had the right amount of depth in it. I liked it a lot because unlike other shoujo mangas, the characters weren't FORCED to be in a certain situation. It was planned... and it was perfect. Well, I'm a huge fan of perfectly executed character development -- and when it's done properly... I absolutely dig it.

If you enjoy reading shoujo manga, I definitely recommend this series. You won't be disappointed.

I won't dwell on the details much but don't judge this book by the summary. I really hate the summary.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Status: Completed.

Summary (wiki):
15-year-old Ninako Kinoshita has never been in love until an encounter on the train with her school's most popular boy, the quiet Ren Ichinose. As she grows closer to Ren, she falls in love with him, but must learn to cope with the unfortunate fact that Ren already has a longtime girlfriend.


Recommended for Kimi Ni Todoke fans.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Manga Review: Kimi Ni Todoke Ch. 71

This post may contain spoiler screenshots.

The moment we've all been waiting for finally happened on the last few pages of chapter 71. Best cliffhanger ever!


We can all die happy now if ever the world ends on the 21st! :p

Anyway, since I'm in a giddy mood today... here's a special website where you can read mangas for FREE. It's also up-to-date! ENJOY

Click: HERE. :D

You can thank me later.

Check back my other reviews when you have time!

Friday, November 30, 2012

MUST-READ (ON-GOING) SHOUJO MANGA of 2012

1. SKIP-BEAT! (スキップ。ビト!)

Skip-beat is a popular shoujo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura.

Synopsis (via wiki): It is the story of Kyoko Mogami a 16-year-old girl who discovers that her childhood friend and romantic goal, Sho Fuwa, only keeps her around to act as a maid and earn his living expenses, as he works his way to become the top pop idol in Japan. Furious and heart broken, she vows to get revenge by beating him in show business.

Personal Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars!

I've been following this manga ever since day 1. I really like the story and the pacing. The characters are also very likable. You guys have to read it. The manga is way better than the drama adaptation (extravagant challenge). If I were you, if you prefer watching instead of reading, watch the ANIME version.


2. Kimi ni todoke: From Me to You (君に届け, lit. Reaching You)


Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You is a romance shōjo manga by Karuho Shiina.

Synopsis (via wiki): Sawako Kuronuma, called The Ring, has always been feared and misunderstood because of her appearance. There are rumors that Sawako can see ghosts and curse people. However, despite her appearances, she is a sweet and timid girl who longs to be able to make friends with everyone and be liked by everyone else. When her idol, popular boy Kazehaya, begins talking with her, everything changes. She finds herself in a new world, trying to make friends and talking to different people and she can't thank Kazehaya enough for giving her these opportunities. Slowly, but surely, a sweet love blossoms between the two as they overcome circumstances and obstacles that stand in their way.

Personal Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

This manga is highly entertaining. I love the humor and the storytelling. It's also very relatable. If you like the idea of true love, then this manga is definitely for you. There's also an anime adaptation.

3. Dengeki Daisy (電撃デイジー)




Dengeki Daisy is a shoujo rom-com manga by Kyousuke Motomi.

Synopsis (via wiki): When Teru's older brother died, she was left with little more than a cell phone containing the text-address of an elusive character named DAISY, who Teru's brother had told her would "support her when he was no longer able to." DAISY became Teru's pillar of strength, over the next few years as he sent her encouraging words through his phone, whether inspiring or mere chatter, as she faces her life alone.
One afternoon, after bullies from the student council are mysteriously driven away, Teru accidentally breaks a school window, which results in her working for the grouchy, cruel school janitor named Tasuku Kurosaki. As Teru begins working for the unlikable school janitor, her feelings begin to surpass that of master and servant and she begins to question DAISY's true identity. Could Kurosaki be her beloved DAISY? Meanwhile, Kurosaki is finding himself steadily drawn to Teru. Will he "reach out" to her?


Personal Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

This manga feels more like an action drama than a manga. It has a lot of mystery to keep you guessing and a lot of shady characters to keep you asking for more. I'm praying for a live-action version for this one.
 

4. Love so life

    

Love so life is a feel good shoujo manga by Kouichi Kaede. Synopsis (via animelist): Shiharu is a high school student who loves kids, lives in an orphanage, and works at a daycare... Until the handsome uncle of two-year-old twins offers her a raise if she'll be their babysitter. Often relying on memories of her mother's actions for guidance, Shiharu quickly finds herself falling in love with her new makeshift family.

Personal Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars! This manga has too much heart. You'll really love the characters after every chapter. If you like anime such as daa! daa! daa! a.k.a. Ufo Baby, then this manga is for you! I hope they make an anime version soon!


5. Akagami no Shirayukihime (Red haired Snow White)


Akagami no Shirayukihime is a fantasy shoujo manga by Akizuki Sorata.

Synopsis (via animelist): Shirayuki was a young girl born with unique apple-red hair. She meets a famous but foolish Prince Raji, who falls in love with her at first sight and orders her to become his concubine. With nowhere else to go, Shirayuki cuts her hair and escapes to a neighboring country. While traversing through the forests, she meets a young boy, Zen, who helps her after she boldly cures his wounds but then gets poisoned by an apple given to Shirayuki. Meanwhile, Prince Raji sends out henchmen to search for her. What will happen to Shirayuki? What is Zen’s true character? A refreshing fantasy story between an optimistic heroine and a prince who constantly stays on her watch. 

Personal Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

I'm a huge fan of fantasy and this manga didn't disappoint. I love the way they twisted the fairy tale. I also like the way it was drawn so that's a huge plus for me. If you're into Card Captor Sakura, then you'll probably enjoy this as well. It has the same vibe.



Sunday, April 15, 2012

LUPIN the III Live-action movie


I just heard that there will be a live action adaptation of the anime, LUPIN III.

If the rumors are true, they're thinking of casting OGURI SHUN as Lupin and Sawajiri Erika as Fujiko Mine.

I'm really intrigue with this lineup. I'm kinda hoping the rumors are true. I really enjoyed reading the manga. :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Live Action Cast

Gyakuten Saiban

I'm really addicted to this game so I'm really excited to see this movie when it comes out on DVD.

My favorite character is Miles Edgeworth.

Here's a screenshot of the cast of the upcoming Phoenix Wright movie. :)


From left to right: Manfred Von Karma, Miles Edgeworth, Phoenix Wright, Maya Fey, Mia Fey

From left to right: Maya Fey, Mia Fey, Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth


Miles Edgeworth


Larry Butz


Lotta Hart


Dee Vasquez


Dick Gumshoe and the Blue Badger


Judge

Cast:

Phoenix Wright - Hiroki Narimiya (Gokusen, Honey & Clover)
Miles Edgeworth - Takumi Saito (Princess Princess D, Gokusen 3, Hanakimi reboot)
Maya Fey - Mirei Kiratani (Kimi Ni Todoke, Hanakimi, Runway Beat, Memoirs of a teenage amnesiac)
Mia Fey - Dan Rei (Inu no Kieta Hi)
Manfred Von Karma - Ryo Ishibashi (Ju-on)
Larry Butz - Akiyoshi Nakao (Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)
Dick Gumshoe - Shunsuke Daitou (Hanakimi, First Kiss)
Lotta Hart - Mitsuki Tanimura (14 Sai no Haha)
Judge - Akira Emoto (Wild Life)
Misty Fey - Kimiko Yo (Dandy Daddy?)




I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Samurai X: Rouroni Kenshin Live Action Movie

Let me just say... it's an AWESOME year for Japanese movies.

Earlier, I posted the trailer of a famous nintendo-ds game entitled Phoenix Wright.

Today, I am posting the teaser trailer of one of my favorite anime of all time, SAMURAI X aka Rouroni Kenshin!

I am super ecstatic! I hope they make skip-beat next! :D SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!

(btw, the guy playing Kenshin is the guy who played Koyuki in the live action version of BECK)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Live Action

I love this game! I can't believe they're making a movie of this! :D

I CAN'T WAIT!