Don’t be cruel aka Everyone get into Nemugasa’s pants is a story mainly about two high school students; Nemugasa and Maya and their frolics into yaoi land. I’ve only read the first two volumes (as they are grouped as omnibuses) but already it’s been a roller coaster ride of emotion and lack of safe words. There is even an explicit warning on the front of the book so good lord hold on to your pants!
Yeah so I’ve picked another old one but I figure if you haven’t heard of/watched Lucky Star then you are missing out! It manages to be great with no plot, very little character development, no romance and very little action… How can this be? With very cute characters doing relatable funny things, that’s how!
Well damn I haven’t been having much luck with protagonists lately, but at least they haven’t been so infuriating that I wanted to quit watching… Oh hey Rokka didn’t see you there, you pretentious douche. As you can probably tell I’m a little bitter but it’s through love I swear! Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers has all the makings of an epic fantasy anime, but it takes two steps forward and one step back into a bear trap ¬_¬
Well move aside Worst Witch xD we have a new candidate for the clumsy, gender locked, witch archetype. This is actually a two for one deal on reviews as I was recently able to watch both the short film Little Witch Academia and the second longer film Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade. As you can probably tell already, Little Witch Academia is centered around a school of witches, and like all magic schools we have 3 main characters to follow. In the opening first few minutes you can already tell it’s going to be cute and charming as hell with its animation style and set up. It’s like the love child of Worst Witch, Harry Potter with a dash of Kiki’s Delivery Service.
Well you can’t even trust your own expensive glassware anymore without having flipping spirits inhabiting them. This week we delve into a “tragic love story” in Le Portrait de Petite Cossette. I have to put the tragic love story in quotations because while it certainly is tragic, it’s for all the wrong reasons.So yeah as you might have gathered I wasn’t all that impressed with this anime (well actually a 3 episode OVA), it stars a young artist named Eiri who works at his family’s antique shop, one day after looking through the newest batch of items coming in he finds a very beautiful Venetian glass and well everything might as well of ended there. Continue reading
Well here we go, all aboard the express train to the human psyche. Please enjoy the sights; regret, fear, helplessness and guilt. Paranoia Agent has it all, which maybe I should have guessed by the title but to be honest I thought this was going to be more of a race against time to catch the ‘bad guy’. Instead we get a glimpse into multiple lives and the fears that dwell within.
Ok so this has to be more of a first impressions as this series has only just started and quality is known to change with the wind sooooo I’ll do my best xD But it already looks like a hilarious little series so I figured why not, if it goes to hell I can do an angry rant later.
So for those of you who aren’t familiar with Yaoi or BL you may be wondering what is a Fudanshi? Sounds funky. Well allow me to welcome you in and expand your vocab, yaoi/BL is typically written for a lady audience, these fans are referred to as fujoshi (literally meaning rotten girl lol!) But then of course, as with all types of entertainment, it is never exclusive to one group of people no matter its original intention. So as men started reading yaoi/BL they too required a label and thus fudanshi was born (meaning rotten boy). This is what this whole series is about, the struggles of a teenage boy trying to read his yaoi without being judged!
Another romance anime this week that hilariously exceeded expectations xD You know when you read the tag line of something and it mentions ancient mythology you’re in for a ride, because no matter how hard they try to keep some semblance of the original myth you know crazier shit happened back in the day. Nobody is gonna forget the time Loki banged a horse and gave birth or the fact that Susanoo was literally born from a nose… But oh well it makes the parts when they try to act all high and mighty hilarious to me.
Hello to the one other anime fan that hasn’t seen this show! Yes I feel it is time to tackle one of the larger things to hit anime in recent years, well at least magical girl anime before the big deflated balloon of Sailor Moon Crystal. Now I will admit I saw this only recently, as a nostalgia lover of the magical girl genre, under the expectation that this was new, dark and different. While it is certainly those things it also is clichéd and crazy…
So I went into this with high hopes as it is one of those magical anime where crazy shit happened when it was passed to American publication. The story is rumoured that after Ghost Stories had released in Japan it wasn’t doing great, they needed some money fast so after much pondering (one assumes), divine wisdom struck and the studio then decided to license it for overseas. However this is also quite costly so to save money and appeal to a broader audience they allowed the publisher ADV Films to basically do whatever the hell they liked… Seriously. Change the whole script, let the voice actors ad lib, whatever they liked. Of course this sounds like possibly a liberating experience, I mean it is difficult for dub publications to match words to the mouth movements and keep the meaning. But no it was like giving some kids some sherbet and asking them to do a test. In short it became a complete parody of the whole show, which is both good and bad.