I just had to check out another. This might be my last manga classics in awhile because I can only read so many (lol)
Jane Eyre is one of those classics that I’ve only heard of but never really got curious about. I’ve read Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte but aside from that one book, I hadn’t really heard of this author’s name before Continue reading
All the love songs are so obvious
Love itself is obvious
You meet, love, part away, get hurt, and you meet again
So I decided my first movie for the Valentine’s Special should be something fun and relaxed, and out of the list of movies I was recommended, My PS Partner fit the bill….and for the most part it did. This movie is rated R or M or whatever the rating is for nudity, phone sex, actual sex, and you know, all that bedroom shabang! (I totally did not expect boobs 7 minutes into the movie LOL). Also, possible spoilers? I try not to go into too much detail after a certain point, hehe
My PS Partner is a short, almost 2 hour movie about love, heartbreak, and mending hearts that I (surprisingly) really enjoyed. It made me tear up because I was laughing so hard, made me make whale noises, and go Awww at the end. Continue reading
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
If you know me, I’m a big fan of yaoi but recently I’ve been meaning to check out something different and a yuri/romance filled manga title seemed to fit the bill.Whispered Words is a nine-volume series by Takashi Ikeda and was published in a three-volume English translation by One Peace Books. I’ll be talking about the first volume only, which is 472 pages long!
Murasame and Kazama have been friends for a year, ever since Kazama transferred in, and accidentally revealed she likes girls. Immediately isolated and treated as a pervert, Murasame took it upon herself as class representative to befriend Kazama.
A year later Murasame finds herself in love with Kazama and unable to confess her love. Why? Because Kazama only likes cute girls and Murasame with her tall physique, black belt status, and poor sense in fashion is anything but cute. Continue reading
So as I was trying to figure out what to read next (pff! as if my TBR pile weren’t enough), I saw a very pink, cute, and bright book with the title Kobato in yellow text on my shelf. I suddenly felt like emotions were pouring out of me and I decided to reread it…again.
If I had to place this title anywhere on my top manga or top romance manga or favorite canon OTP lists, it would either be at the #1 or #2 spot (only bested by Skip Beat). Why? Because this series is AMAZING, especially considering it’s only 6 volumes long!
Kobato tells the story of a girl named Kobato who is on Earth with her talking stuffed dog companion Ioryogi, on a quest to fulfill her wish of going to a place, however, in order to do this she must first obtain a bottle! And in order to obtain that bottle (because it can’t just be any bottle), she must pass an aptitude test that Ioryogi oversees.
From page one, this manga really knows how to get a reader. We learn that Kobato doesn’t exactly have common sense as she acts like a homeless person when she’s tasked to do what any normal person would do at the park, and gives crows a buffet when tasked to dispose of some trash. And yet there’s something about her enthusiasm, her hard work, and just her character in general that makes it hard to hate her. She’s practically the definition of sunshine! Continue reading
When people say “Mother’s Day,” usually the first things that come to mind are biological mothers and females who have taken up the role of a mother (caregiver), however, as our society continues to evolve the roles of mother and father have changed. What do we do when we have same sex relationships? Who is the “mother” and who is the “father”? What about children who are raised by older siblings or acquaintances?
In celebration of Mother’s Day, I’ve come up with a list of male characters in the Boy’s Love realm that have either taken up the role of mother or who show potential in being a motherly figure. The list moves from people who have experience with children to people who have potential.
Oosawa was originally the “breadwinner” of his family, however, after his wife left him, he had to take up both roles. Not only does he go to work before Chizu wakes up, Oosawa also comes home as she’s waking up to make breakfast, finish the laundry, and take her to daycare. To finish off his day, he always makes sure to be home to make dinner and eat as a family.
Only Serious About You, 2 volumes Continue reading
This is just an update for you guys. The Vision of Escaflowne kickstarter is coming to an end in 3 days so if you guys plan on funding the project now is the time to open your wallets!
There had been some conflict over the Collector’s Edition and Kickstarter Edition goodies, however, Funimation has been doing a good job at answering questions and making the Collector’s Edition exclusive. Continue reading
Hey guys! So It’s been about a month now and there have been some posts I’ve made outside of my blog. One of the places you all know that I blog at is UnimeTV but I also recently started blogging at OGZ. Hopefully you guys are already following both sites and checking out their content but in case you’re not, here are the posts I’ve made.
The majority of them are romance based stories since I did say I wanted to read shoujo for the month of February (Valentine’s Celebration). I was fortunate enough to read series that I enjoyed and recommend them all ^_^
And don’t forget to check out both sites! Continue reading
I’m sure many of you guys have seen this Kickstarter by now, if not through Funimation then through Takuto’s recent blog post. I actually stumbled upon this news when Magnitude Reviews tweeted about it. Getting curious, because this series is one of my favorites/makes me super frustrated, I checked it out.
As you can see there are still 29 more days to go, however, this project is very nearly funded! I was checking out the tiers today and a lot of the big ones are starting to run out. The $5,000 tier was instantly gone and that one included getting a tour around Funimation, and getting to audition for a role in the new dub, as well as everything in the previous tiers. Continue reading
Back so soon? Yes well, I couldn’t stay away from the yaoi once I started reading SO as I said in yesterday’s post…I went ahead and checked out more of Kurahashi Tomo’s works.
While I saw that five stories were listed under her name on MAL, I was unfortunately, only able to find one other and that is Sick. Sick will be used to fulfill the prompt “read a manga that has a main character of gender opposite to the demographic.” Since this is a yaoi manga I figured it fit the prompt 🙂
Kishi has always been a quiet kid and as the years passed he became more withdrawn. So much that just talking to people sends him into a panic. It’s this trait that has also made him the target of bullying. Now in University, Kishi still can’t break away from his shell and one of his classmates takes notice of this.
Sudou comes from a rich family, is popular among his peers, and has never been rejected in his life!…or at least it’d be never if a mysterious girl from his past hadn’t completely turned him down. Unfortunately for Kishi, he happens to resemble that past crush and Sudou can’t help but want to bully him.
This story was so adorable! I really enjoyed it though I was initially skeptical about starting it, what with a title like Sick. Was it a normal sick like when someone gets a cold? Or was it something darker and more menacing? Still, I decided to try it out because Tomodachi Ijou no Koto, Shitai was a really nice story. Continue reading