NOW SHOWING: ♥♥ COMING SOON: Akatsuki no Yona anime on Oct. 2014 ♥♥ Bonjour Koiaji Patisserie anime on Oct. 2014 ♥♥ The Ghost Bird Series ~ House of Korba Book # 8 on Oct. 27, 2014 ♥♥ The Scarab Thief Book #3 Fake on Dec. 14, 2014 ♥♥ Brothers Conflict OVA on Dec. 2014 ♥♥ Trick or Alice anime on 2014 ♥♥ Brothers Conflict OVA on Feb. 2015 ♥♥ Strobe Edge live action movie on March 2015 ♥♥ To All The Boys I've Loved Before ~ P.S. I Still love You Book # 2 on 2015 ♥♥ Uta Prince no Sama 3rd Season on 2015 ♥♥ Meiji Tokyo Renka TBA ♥♥ Juuzaengi ~Engetsu Sangokuden anime TBA ♥♥ Norn9 anime TBA ♥♥ Kamisama Hajimemashita S2 TBA ♥♥ Fruits Basket live action movie TBA ♥♥
UPDATED 8/13/2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Freshest News: Akatuski no Yona PV



Check out the the PV for the upcoming, "Akatsuki no Yona". The anime is scheduled for an October premiere. From ANN.

And since  this is my 1001st post, did you know that there is a reverse harem in the classic One Thousand and One Nights or Arabian Nights? The story is entitled, "The Three Princes and the Princess Nouronnihar". It's about three brothers who are in a quest to find a wonderful object that will win them the princess' hand in marriage. I only stumbled upon this while helping out my son for his school project. Check out the story here.

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You can also purchase the reverse harem novels I have reviewed via the Amazon links below the popular posts. I'll truly appreciate it! I will add more as soon as I get to read and finish the books from my ever-growing readlist.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

1000th post!


"Maybe everything you wish for won't become stars, but if you have a dream to believe in, they'll be thousands of the most glittering jewels in the night sky." -Hayato from Uta Prince no Sama 1000% 

Turn your passion into something and in my case before I knew it, I have reached the thousandth post. Thanks for keeping up with the blog and I will try to give my 1000% effort in sharing reverse harem love!

Happy Birthday Leo


Happy birthday Naoishi Haruki! Wallie is up until August 17 at Starry Sky.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

News Round Up: Bonjour Koiaji Patisserie anime, Strobe Edge cast, English Quinrose's Alice & a whole lot more


The mobile app game, "Bonjour Koiaji Patisserie", gets an anime adaptation. The anime will start on October. More info from ANNThe original story follows Sayuri Haruno, a girl who attends an elite confectionery school Fleurir on a scholarship to follow her dream to open a pastry shop. There she meets several charming young men. 

  

 The upcoming "Akatsuki no Yona" anime will air on October. More info and more character designs at CR.

 
Check out the latest visual from "Kamisama Kiss" to promote the second season of the anime. From CR.






Fukushi Sota and Arimura Kasumi have been casted as Ichinose Ren and Kinoshita Ninako. In the second photo are Arimura Kasumi (Ando Takumi), Sato Arisa (Korenaga Mayuka),  Irie Jingi (Korenaga Daiki) and Kuroshima Yuina (Sugimoto Mao). The shooting of the film began last August 1 and is scheduled to be shown on March 2015. More info from Tokyohive. I hope the movie will keep the same storyline of Daiki having feelings for Ninako to keep the reverse harem element.  


The otome "Alice in the Heart~ Wonderful Wonder World ~" has been released in English for iOS and Android devices. The opening and first episodes for each characters are free. The rest are paid. More info from ANN


"Hiiro no Kakera 4" is also available at iOS and Android via "Shall We Date". This is old news but I remembered this from Lijakaca's tweet



Shun Oguri and Ikuta Toma reunites after 8 years since Hana Kimi in a TV drama, Ouroboros. The drama will air on January 2015. More info from Tokyohive

 

I like this post of Laura about red-haired princesses from Akatuski no Yona, Reimei no Arcana and Akagami no Shirayukihime. Check it out.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Free Spearwood Academy

Hi guys! I went back to my hometown and I didn't bring the laptop so here's some quickie post! Grab the Spearwood Academy Vol. 1 for free! It's only available until August 10.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Manga Review: Akatsuki no Yona


Akatsuki no Yona (The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn) 14 volumes-ongoing by Mizuho Kusunagi

Princess Yona is the heiress to the throne but was forced to run for her life when her father was killed. There's a legend that there's the four guardians who have inherited the powers of the dragons. She seeks the guardians to ask them to lend her assistance. 

The story started off in a bang but I find her purpose afterwards poorly developed. It was also bluntly pointed out by one of the guardians. I hope the anime will polish it or give it some finesse. Don't worry that's only thing I didn't liked about because everything else is perfect as it is. It's really funny and it teases you with just tiny doses of sweetness sprinkled all throughout the story in a very calculated manner. This may be too early for me to say and I might change my mind later but my heart is thumping for Soo Woon! Also does anyone get a Li Ren vibe (of Hana Seishou) from Hak?

I like the backstories of the guardians and the circumstances on how she found them. My favorite character design is the younger and older versions of Seiryuu. He looks badass and cute at the same time. Everytime she finds a guardian the ending theme of Fushigi Yuigi starts to play in my head! The 'guardians' is one of the oldest trick in reverse harem but it feels so fresh again. It also makes me excited to think of this as possibly the next Fushigi Yugi.

I also noticed that all the characters have an older figure that they look up to. It may be a mentor, stepgrandfather, guardian etc. In any other mangas, I'll dismiss it as some annoying elements but in this story it makes it more endearing to me.

I've read the manga when I saw the picture above three years ago but it was just nine chapters then. It was too early for me to say if it was a reverse harem. Since then a lot of people have recommended this and I only found the time to pick it up again after the news of the manga getting animated. I was having second thoughts of reading this again because I might prefer the manga over the upcoming anime. But I'm glad I did, now I can hardly contain myself for the anime!

We had a drought of shoujo manga adaptations and for years our main supply has only been otome adaptations. But recently there's a lot of shoujo in the news and that's including the live action Strobe Edge and anime sequel of Kamisama Hajimemashita. I hope there will be more shoujo manga to be animated or be made into TV series or movies. And to think there's a long list of manga materials to choose from! 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Book Review: The Ghost Bird Series Book # 6: Push and Shove


Book #6 The Ghost Bird Series ~ Push and Shove by C. L. Stone

The Academy boys face the aftereffects of new synthetic drugs spreading in the school. They also have to deal with Nathan's abusive dad who has returned home. And on top of all the pressing issues they're facing with, it has now become obvious to Sang that the Academy has not allowed the boys to kiss her...on the lips.  

This is for mature audience only. It has veered from young adult to new adult. Heck the previous books should be off limits to younger audience 'kay? I think I should create smut ratings but coming up with descriptions is making me stressed. Maybe later! Hah! Anyway read more after the jump since some are spoilers if you haven't read the series.

Freshest News: KamiHaji season 2 and UtaPri and KamiAso mangas to end


There's going to be a second season of Kamisama Hajimemashita. From ANN. Wow! First Akatsuki no Yona, then Strobe Edge and now Kamisama Kiss! More shoujo manga adaptations please!
 
The mangas, Uta Prince no sama Maji Love 2000% and Kamigami no Asobi will both end on the October issue of Monthly Sylph. It will be out on August 22. From ANN.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Anime Review: La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky


La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky - 12 episodes

Koihanata Kanade was invited to Seiso Academy to compete for the national musical competition wherein they have to pit against the cream of the crop of other schools. She was once a child prodigy in playing the violin but she has reached a somewhat of a slump.

I was excited with the number of bishonen and different schools. There are four schools and fifteen bishies but the opening credits showed twelve main boys. Who wouldn't be excited? Out of all the Neoromance anime adaptations, the only project that I really liked is La Corda d' Oro. So I was feeling positive about the spinoff. There was also a reverse harem cohabitation within the reverse harem interschool competition.  Inception! Yes, there was a female photographer in the house and all-girl team but I liked to pretend that they don't count.

But after just a couple of episodes, I have quickly accepted the fact that it's going to be yet another boring Neoromance anime. It was trying too hard to be very dramatic which made it too serious. And couple it with the fact that it has the worst animation I've seen recently. You can literally see the outline of the drawings and they look distorted at times. With these factors it just makes me hate everything that I would normally be relaxed about. We all know that eventually she'll win but I was expecting some exciting twists for each levels of the competition. But no, it was plain compete and win and repeat. Even the typical exaggerated scenes in animes during battles looked cheesy. I'm not sure if the same plot worked for the manga and the otome versions, (I haven't read and played it) but the ending left me wondering is that it? All the dragging episodes just for that ending.

Spinoffs usually have this character templates but maybe because of my frustration on the show they all looked pale, recycled bishonens. The only character who caught my attention for a second was Ritsu Kisaragi. It was when he took off his glasses looking vulnerable. That's it. The only silver linings are of course the music and the cameo crossovers of the characters from the original series.

I was expecting for the franchise to take it on the next level since it's the nationals we're talking about. They're going to compete with the best of the best. Sadly it has the lost the charm of the original title. Thank kamisama for Kamigami no Asobi or it would have been a horrendous spring.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Poll: Which reviews do you prefer most?


I think there was a glitch with blogger because I only saw the votes after about a week or two. I was a bit sad because I thought no one was voting! The major chunk went to animes with 414 votes (71%) and followed by mangas with 210 votes (36%) and otomes with 115 votes (19%). The bottom half went to: all of the above 102 (17%), dramas 58 (10%) and books  44 (7%). I promise to post a minimum of two animes or two mangas or a combination of two before I post a book or drama reviews. Deal? I love animes and mangas but I also love watching dramas and reading books so I'll have to squeeze it in between for variety and for my sanity. But unfortunately otomes are not my priority right now since there's already a lot of great blogs dedicated to it and it will be counterproductive to my plan of prioritizing animes and mangas. But who knows I might post every once in a while. Thanks to all you 582 peeps who have voted! Your wish is my command!     

Freshest News: 2 BroCon OVAs, AnY updates and RoTNW teaser


There will be two "Brothers Conflict" OVA to be released. One for Christmas and the other for Valentine's. There will also be new opening and ending songs from Gero and the voice cast. From ANN. I'm equally excited about the OVAs and the songs! Okay, more excited about THE ending song.



The character designs of "Akatsuki no Yona" have been posted. More pictures from Crunchyroll. The official site is also up. 


Teaser # 1 from "The Records of a Night Watchman". Taken via FB.






300 Followers


Thanks for the 300 followers in Google Friends Connect! This is tad late by the way as it's now currently at 307 but in Ran Ryuuren-speak, more soul friends please! :) 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Manhua Review: Mushroom College


Mushroom College by Shiu Wan - 4 volumes

It's the start of classes again at Mushroom College and handsome guys popped into Lin's life. But she must not get sidetracked as she had already set her eyes on to her idol. Sigh! Only two chapters are available and hasn't been picked up for a long time. I noticed that the art style from its' time (eight years ago) is similar with other mangas of the same timeline. Do you still see styles like this at the present time? I find the cat eyes distracting and I also like the cute mushroom club names. This really got me wondering of what will happen with the guys.

This is a Chinese comics or manhua and not to be confused with Korean comics or manhwa. And I only learned the difference just now. I didn't notice the difference in the spelling and meaning before.  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

News Round Up: Pia Carrot otome, Reverse Harem no Jutsu & The Ghost Bird giveaway




"Pia Carrot" dating game gets reversed. It's now a girl about to work as waitress in a restaurant filled with bishie co-workers. The otome game is entitled, " Pri Pia ~Prince Pia Carrot~ " and will be released on October 23. More info from ANN. This news reminds me of the reversal of genders in "Sakura Taisen Kanadegumi".


This is old news but the Naruto fandom was rocked by the Reverse Harem no Justu. More info Naruto Wikia. I'm a fan of Naruto but I'm so behind now with the anime. But back when I first started this blog. I posted the Kakeshi's clones as Kakeshi harem. I never thought that it will actually be put in use in the future. 

Get a chance to win all the six paperback of The Ghost Bird Series plus Thief by joining the author's giveaway. And it's autographed by the way.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fantasy Royal Rumble: UtaPri, BroCon and KamiAso



My first post of a fantasy battle between Uta Prince no Sama and Brothers Conflict needs to be updated. It has now become a royal rumble with the addition of Kamigami no Asobi. Is this going to be a trend now in reverse harem? I hope so! So who's your favorite group?