Sunday, February 25, 2018

News Round Up: Boys Over Flowers Season 2 & Love X Doc key visuals

Meet the cast of Boys Over Flowers Season 2 (Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan~ Next Season. More information on ANN.

Check out the poster of Love X Doc. The movie will be released on May 11 in Japan. Check out the trailer on Asianwiki.

Nine days left before the Code Realize poll ends! Please vote.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

News Round Up: Tenka Tōitsu Koi no Ran anime, Sweet Punishment anime and more!

The short anime adaptation of the Voltage mobile app, Samurai Love Ballad: Party (Tenka Tōitsu Koi no Ran Love Ballad), will be released this May.  The title is Tenka Tōitsu Koi no Ran ~ Shutsujin! Saika 4-nin Shū and will premier in the app this October. More information on ANN. Check out the synopsis:
15th Century Japan is ravaged by constant wars, as the lords of the realm seek to rule the land. Having lost your father in battle, you are working in the restaurant he left your mother and little brother...when an evil magistrate sends your little brother become a poison taster! To save his life, you disguise yourself as a boy and go to the castle in his place...but what awaits you there is so much more! “I'll show you divine rule!” In the Sengoku is the most dangerous battle of all!

The manga, Sweet Punishment (Amai Chōbatsu ~Watashi wa Kanshu Senyō Pet), gets an anime adaptation and will air on April. There will be two versions: the regular version and the complete version with additional explicit scenes. More information on ANN.
The story is set in a prison in the near future year of "20XX." It revolves around Hina Saotome — an office lady imprisoned despite her innocence — and the elegant yet sadistic guard Aki Myojin. Hina's heart and body are at the mercy of Myojin's "cruel yet sweet domination" from physical examinations to even her lover's prison visits
(This is not a confirmed reverse harem. But check out the character descriptions on ANN and Show Izumi's other reverse harem looking English mangas via Renta! For mature readers only)

Related Review/Book Review: To All The Boys I've Loved Before Book #3 Always and Forever, Lara Jean

To All The Boys I've Loved Before Book 3# Always and Forever, Lara Jean

It's Lara Jeans's last months as a senior. She's waiting for the results of her college applications while planning a life-changing family event. She's in a crossroad of what the future holds for her. This is the last book of To All The Boys I've Loved Before trilogy.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year from BTS which include Kim Taehyung of Hwarang. From AllKpop. I also updated Valentine's post. Please also join Code Realize polls.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Arcana Famiglia

Code Realize

Sunday, February 4, 2018

News Round Up: Boys Over Flowers Season 2 drama, The Princess and the Matchmaker movie and more!

Boys Over Flowers Season 2 (Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan~ Next Season will have a live adaptation this April. The manga takes place two years after F4 graduated, but in the adaptation, the story takes place after 10 years.  
With declining enrollment due to a recession and the rise of a rival school, Eitoku Academy is now ruled by the "Correct 5." The group seeks out -- then runs out -- any students whose families haven't made appropriate donations to the school. The story follows Correct 5 leader Haruto and student Oto, an impoverished student attending the academy for reasons having nothing to do with money. When the two discover each other's secrets -- that Haruto buys self-help items to get stronger, and that Oto is poor and works at a convenience store -- they promise to keep each other's secrets.
The picture above is Oto and another character who is not Haruto. I will not mention who it is for now. This is an unconfirmed reverse harem. More information on Crunchyroll.

The Korean movie, The Princess and the Matchmaker, will be out on February 28.
Princess Songhwa (Shim Eun-Kyung) refuses her fate of marrying someone who matches her marital harmony. There are 4 men on her future husband list with different fate signs. Refusing her fate, she decides to leave the palace and find her husband by herself. Seo Do-Yoon (Lee Seung-Gi) is a person who interprets marital harmony signs. He is very skilled at his craft and, consequently, selected as the one to read the marital harmony signs between Princess Songhwa and the 4 men on her husband list.
From: Asianwiki

Hello February!

Download the Hana Kimi wallpaper version on Wild Vanilla. Up until February 28.

 Unconfirmed reverse harem, Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet, on Margaret.   

Poll: Code Realize~ Who Should Cardia choose?

Sorry I had to re-do the poll as I tried to experiment on how to embed this as a post. Hopefully, everyone can join now. The names are arranged the same way as with picture. And if you want to explain why just hit the comments section!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Anime Review: Code Realize: Sousei no Himegimi

Code Realize: Sousei no Himegimi (Guardian of Rebirth) 12 episodes

Cardia is unable to make any physical contact with anyone due to poison in her body which is also the reason why she is still alive.  Thus she's kept on her own, but then she was taken by Arsene Lupin and his motley crew of historical and literary figures: Abraham Van Helsing, Victor Frankenstein, Impey Barbicane, and Count Saint-Germain. They plan to get to her first in order to take down the organization, Twilight. Major spoiler ahead.

Monday, January 22, 2018

News Round Up: Uta Pri Movie, Meiji Tokyo Live Action and film and many more!

Check out the visual for the movie, Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom which will be released in 2019. The official website is now up too. More information on ANN.

Aside from the upcoming anime series, Meiji Tokyo Renka will have a live-action drama, film and new app, Meiji Tokyo Renka Haikara Date. The game will feature three new characters. More information on ANN.

A Decade of Reverse Harem

Reverse Harem Garden actually turned ten last September. Sorry, for the late post. But be warned, to compensate for the late post this is going to be a very lengthy one.

You may be familiar with this already. For the longest time, I kept on looking for animes similar to my all-time favorite, Fushigi Yugi. I didn't know exactly what I was looking for. But then I chanced upon Ouran High School Host Club and I had a lightbulb moment like the Ouran boys when I heard Kirimi uttered two words that will later become my passion for the next ten years. It also opened up my world to mangas, Asian dramas, novels and otome games as chronicled here in Reverse Harem Garden.

Let's look back at all the trends and notable events that happened in the past ten years. In 2007, we only have a handful of animes and dramas. And I was only discovering reverse harem mangas. I always try to look for leads to add to my to watchlist and readlist, but now we're at the point where it's so many that I don't know where to start!  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy New Year Update 3

Hopefully the last update. ヾ(。﹏。)ノ゙ I plan to add all the updates in the original post.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year Update 2

Check out Sengoku Blood twitter account for more New Year greetings from the characters. More greetings after the jump.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!! Haruka has illustrations and New Year scenarios for each character. Click on their account above for the rest of the illustrations. And of course more New Year greetings after the jump. I've also updated Christmas post with Tsukiko's wallpaper. 

Year in Review 2017

from Kenka Bancho Otome

And just like that it's time for Year in Review again. While doing the review, I realized it was a slow year for reverse harem shows and movies. We only had four animes:  Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys, Code Realize, Ikemen Sengoku and Dance with Devils: Fortuna movie, which are all otome game adaptations. The rest of the Winter 2018 anime shows will be airing next year: Idolish 7
Dame X Prince, Yuuwaku Office Lover 2 and Gekijouban Tokimeki Restaurant ☆☆☆ MIRACLE 6.

For dramas, we have Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu jdrama, Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu movie and Five which are manga adaptations. I'm not sure yet with Seizei Ganbare Mahou Shoujo Kurumi and Good Morning Call Our Campus Days. And oh yeah we have one American TV show, She's Gotta Have it.