[Netgalley] Manga Classics: Les Miserables

More manga to feed the soul (lol). So it’s been awhile since I last checked out a Manga Classics, possibly because I just haven’t been in the mood to read much. But recently I was bored and I thought I’d do some reading (and by some I mean a lot)

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I decided to check out Les Miserables for a couple reasons. One is that I’ve seen this book all the time in the bookstores, have wanted to check it out, but it’s size always left me passing it up. Second is that I was really curious about the novel and Manga Classics has been a good way for me to learn about the story while still not knowing everything. Continue reading

A Long Overdue Review: Ghost in the Shell Liveaction Movie

Disclaimer: What I say in this review are my opinions and thoughts and don’t represent the views of my employer (in case they find this lol)

Now that the formalities are done with, let me begin my tale. I went to the theatres to watch the Ghost in the Shell Live Action the day it came out because I had a day off from work and I got free tickets. I went in expecting GitS to be pretty terrible because everyone was bashing on it (I’m sure you all heard the whole whitewashing issue) and because anime live action adaptations rarely meet my expectations (AoT I’m looking at you)

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Anyways, so I went to watch this movie but when I went, I went in not really knowing what the anime movie was about. I did read Takuto’s post about GitS but reading about it and actually watching the movie and series are different (plus I don’t think his review covered the movie the live action was based off of) Continue reading

Too Many Feels and Tears: Season 2 of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Oh my, Oh my. So I went back to watch Season 2 soon after finishing Season 1 and I don’t think I’ve ever had such an intense workout before? I swear my heart was about ready to pop out of my mouth and I probably screamed a couple dozen times at 1:47AM

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Season 2 continues off where we left off in Season 1, which was Shino and Sousuke finding the eight gems of Princess Fuse’s Dog Companions. Our characters are starting to draw connections between their flower shaped birthmarks and their backstories, making finding the rest of the Companions slightly easier Continue reading

Season 1 of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (By Creator Miyuki Abe from Super Lovers)

Hey guys! So the other day I decided to start watching some anime again because yes, I don’t think I’ve watched much anime in some…3 months possibly? Maybe even more. I’ve actually been sticking to manga and novels

But instead of watching some of the newer stuff, I found myself checking out series like Aldnoah Zero, which I reviewed in 2015 and then I ended up doing some episode by episode impressions for it (2017). I also ended up watching Hakkenden and I was originally only going to watch 3 or 4 episodes…but by the time I checked my clock it was already 5AM, I hadn’t slept a wink and I’d finished season 1!

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The first season of Hakkenden is 13 episodes long and is about a boy named Shino who was supposed to die when he was 13, however, his will to survive was so strong that he was given a choice to save himself and the people he loved. Five years later and he’s doing seemingly well with Hamaji, his younger sister, and Sousuke, his older brother/guardian, if you exclude the small fact that Shino hasn’t physically aged since he was saved and is now the bearer of the demonic sword Murasame  Continue reading

Rereading Ten Count by Rihito Takarai

Eherm, so I stopped reading this manga a while ago, weeks, possibly months. But I was bored last night and figured there was enough content where I could just skip certain scenes if I needed to (or at least get some sort of explanation where I wouldn’t feel too weirded out reading this), only to end up rereading the whole thing

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Because I’ve been following it pretty faithfully since (probably) before volume 1 was printed, I feel like I’ve forgotten a few things. It’s kind of like watching anime once a week compared to binging everything. Rereading it helped jog my memory and I thought I’d write up a post with some quick thoughts about each volume, knowing what’s coming in volume 5 Continue reading

[Omegaverse] Kurui Naku no wa Boku no Ban by Keri Kusabi

Hasn’t done BL Manga reviews and when she does, she picks an R18 Omegaverse story? Yup, I did, though I didn’t know it was Omegaverse when I picked it out. I just thought, Oh hey look at these two super hot guys and oh man that tall one probably gives devious one the world/is super devoted to him/it’s HOT sexytime, definitely something I’m into 

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And into it I went (hehehe). Since there’s no summary on the website I read it on, I suppose I must now use the few brain cells I have left to try and make sense of all the yaoi in my head:

Takaba has just started his new job and is relieved to find his coworkers are all Alphas. It seems like the perfect workplace…until Director Karasuma walks in and his Omega scent reaches Takaba. Having grown up away from Omegas and practically loathing them for their “typical Omegan ways,” Takaba finds this job might not be as easy as he once thought. Especially when he’s invited to one of Karasuma’s “meetings”


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Haikyuu S3: The New Champions!

/SCREAMS INTO THE NIGHT SKY/

It’s happened! I’ve gone and watched the whole of Haikyuu, 60 episodes in some 5 days. And It Was Awesome. You guys have no idea how happy I am that my wait was not long since I started watching s3 when there were 9 episodes and Friday was only 2 days away. Plus, I cheated and went to look at the manga to see how the season would end because I needed to know so bad! Possibly the worst cliffhanger e-v-e-r

Like always, spoilers for Season 1 and Season 2 are fair game! Continue reading

Haikyuu S2: Gearing up for the Spring Tournament Finals!

I can’t believe it took this long to get back to watching Haikyuu! But better late than never, right? So I started watching this series back when it first came out (2015), but I was slowly going through it because I was watching with my family.

Of course, after my brother watched it without me because he couldn’t wait anymore, I was left devastated and put the series on hold. Until just recently.

Also, if you haven’t watched S1, I’d say watch it unless you don’t mind spoilers because S1 spoilers are fair game. I also reviewed S1 here!

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When it was announced that season 2 was going to be airing, I was pumped because it was going to encompass so much character growth, and some of my favorite scenes of the manga: the training camp and the bathroom scene! Continue reading

Haikyuu S1: No Longer Fallen Champions!

Hey guys!

So it’s been awhile since I first watched Haikyuu S1, 2 years ago actually (my how time flies~) and because there’s been a sudden revival of the series, I thought I’d go back and rewatch the whole thing! And with S1 down, I am now ready to watch s3 (pshh, I watched this in the wrong order hehe)

Now, I’m mentioning rewatching because my review now is completely different from when I’d first watched it. You can bet I was screaming and tearing up when I watched this in 2014, but now…well, read ahead~

Haikyuu is a 25 episode anime about volleyball and very thirsty characters. At the beginning we’re introduced to our two main protagonists, Hinata Shouyo and Kageyama Tobio. Continue reading

Skip Beat: 38 volumes of fun, craziness, and healing

Today I decided to share one of my favorite shoujo manga that makes me laugh like a maniac. As if I didn’t do enough of that already…

Skip Beat! is a 38 volume (and ongoing) shoujo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura that is licensed by VIZ media. It follows the life of Kyoko Mogami, a sixteen year old girl who follows her crush Sho to Tokyo to help realize his dreams of becoming a celebrity. Working multiple jobs, Kyoko supports Sho and the home they “both share”. Completely devoted, she doesn’t see that there’s something more sinister at play here.

Of course, all of this changes when Kyoko visits Sho on location and overhears a conversation where he confesses that he was only using her as a maid! Enraged by his betrayal, Kyoko vows revenge and thus her determination to enter showbiz is born. Continue reading