NOW SHOWING: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Hana Moyu jdrama (unconfirmed reverse harem) ♥♥ COMING SOON: A Secret Proposal (Falling for Sakura Book # 2) on June 30, 2015 ♥♥ Meiji Tokyo Renka anime movie on July ♥♥ Kamisama Hajimemashita OAD part 1 on August 20 ♥♥ The Scarab Beetle Series Book # 3 Accessory on August 25 ♥♥ A Secret Affair (Falling for Sakura Book # 3) on September ♥♥ Akatsuki no Yona OAD on September ♥♥ Ghost Bird Series Book #9 The Healing Power of Sugar on October 27 ♥♥ Kamisama Hajimemashita OAD part 2 on December 18 ♥♥ Diabolik Lovers Season 2 anime on fall ♥♥ Hakuouki SSL TV project on fall ♥♥ Dance with the Devils anime on 2015 ♥♥ Uta Prince no Sama S4 TBA ♥♥ Akagami no Shirayuki-hime S2 on 2016 ♥♥ TBA Trick or Alice TBA ♥♥ Norn9 anime TBA ♥♥ Fruits Basket live action movie TBA ♥♥ UPDATED: 7/7/2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Freshest News: Uta Pri officially gets 4th season, Snow White is split into 2 seasons and more!


After ending the third season with "To be continued", it's confirmed. Uta Prince no Sama will be getting a fourth season as announced on the official website. From: ANN



Snow White with the Red Hair (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime) will have two seasons or split cours. The second season will air next year. The anime premiered last night. Check out the second PV. More info on ANN.


Here's the PV for otome, Hana Yori Dango ~ F4 to First Kiss. The app from Voltage will feature an original story line and lets users to fall in love with one of the F4. More info on ANN.


Amnesia: Memories has now an official date of release which is on August 26. From: Crunchyroll


Check out after the jump of the shikishi of mangakas from reverse harem titles for Shoujo Beat's 10th Anniversary. From: Shoujo Beat twitter

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy Fourth of July and July wallies


Happy Fourth of July from Kuro to Kin no Hirakanai Kagi


Get the July wallie for Hana Kimi before July 31.


Head over to Shoujo Beat for mobile and desktop wallies of Kiss of the Rose Princess to commemorate its' 10th anniversary. (Okay, this was technically a June wallie XD) 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

News Round Up: KamiKiss OAD PV, Hakuouki ReimeiRoku PV and a lot of unconfirmed news!



Watch the preview of the upcoming Kamisama Hajimemashita two-part OAD. More info on Crunchyroll.

 

Here's the video from sixth Hakuouki musical, Hakuouki: Reimei Roku. More info on ANN.



Here' s picture of Hijikata from breadmastelee for the upcoming Hakuouki SSL drama. I'm not exactly sure if this a full-blown drama series but according to Cinematoday, it will air in autumn. 



Arina Tanemura made the original character designs of the multimedia project, Idolish 7, which includes a smartphone game, music release, manga and novel. It's about the members of the idol group, Idolish 7 and their rivals, Trigger. In the smartphone game, the player will become the female manager, Tsumugi Takanashi. I wonder if it's going to be an otome. More info on ANN



The synopsis and poster of Aoharu x Kikanju caught my attention when I saw this on Hashihime's post. It's about a girl cross-dressing as a boy in a survival game/comedy story. Her partners consists of a club host and ero-manga artist. In my head, cross-dressing is almost synonymous to reverse harem. But don't take my word for it. XD Upon further research, the two other guys seems to be villains. Let's wait and watch the anime on July 2nd! More info on ANN.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

News Round Up: Akagami airdate, La Corda Blue Sky musical, English Norn9 game and more!


Akagami no Shirayuki-hime will air on July 6. More info on ANN.


La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky will be adapted into a stageplay. The play will run from September 4-13. More info on ANN.


Norn 9: Vars Common otome game will get a PS Vita localization through Aksys this fall. More info on ANN. | Official site


The sequel to the pigeon dating sim game will also get localization through Mediatonic and Devolver. The game will be out this fall in PS4, PS Vita and PC. More info on ANN.


The first book of Ghost Bird and Scarab Beetle series, Introductions and Thief, are bundled for free including alternative POV story, Meeting Sang. Dowload via RHG store. From: CL Stone's newsletter


Not a confirmed reverse harem but the poster is just asking for it! The upcoming movie, Tokyo PR Woman, will be out in August.

Synopsis:
Rena Misaki (Mizuki Yamamoto) works at a bank. She lacks self-confidence. Because of a reason, she begins working for a PR company and her boss is Kusakabe (Yusuke Yamamoto). As she struggles to work under her new boss, Rena Misaki grows as a person.
From: Mydramalist and Asianwiki


Fujigaya Taisuke (27) and Takimoto Miori (23) have been dating since Ikemen Desu Ne in 2011. This is not the first time that reverse harem stars fell in love. We also have Ooku and Hana Yori Dango. From Unleashthegeek twitter. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

News Round Up: Akagami key visual, Yona OAD release, Cast of DiaLov play and more!


Check out the key visual from Akagami no Shirayuki-Hime. The seiyuu of the heroine, Saoyi Hayami, will also make her debut by singing the OP. There's also additional cast announced. The anime will premier this July. More info on Crunchyroll.


The OAD of Akatuski no Yona will ship out on September with the release of Volume 19 manga. The two bonus chapters are: "On The Back" which is an onsen episode while "Kija" is about Kija's past. More info on ANN.


Here's the cast of the Diabolik Lovers stageplay. The play will run from August 26-30. Check out the photos on ANN.


Here's the cast of the Storm Lover. The play runs from May 23 to 31. There's going to be a female reader who will have the otome experience in the play but I'm not really sure since I just used the translator. Check it out at Famitsu




Check out the poster and cast of The Demon Prince of Momochi House. The play will run from June 10 to 14. From official Twitter account.


The Angelique Retour site is now up. Check out the key visual and character designs. Via Angemedia.



"Hana Yori Dango ~ F4 to First Kiss", a romance drama app, will be released early July. From Unleashthegeek's tweet. 


Here's a picture of former F4, Kim Hyun Joong, in the military. He will be discharged on February 2017. From: Allkpop.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Anime Review: Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie



Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie (Sweet Love Pâtisserie) -24 episodes

Sayuri enters the Fleurir Confectionary School through a scholarship. The school has a very strict code against romantic relationships between teachers and students especially with the presence of very attractive teachers. 

Before I watched the show, I think I saw two people in my timeline referring to Sayuri's hairstyle as a combination of all the heroines of DiaLov, BroCon and UtaPri. I couldn't agree more! There are also a lot of similarities to Yumeiro Pâtisserie. Aside from the same theme of baking, there's maros or like food spirits but they're invisible to them and with very few interactions. I also feel that the three main students and teacher from YumePati get reversed and become the three teachers and a student. The trio also shares the same specialties in chocolate, French and Japanese sweets. 

The ONA format suits the show perfectly because the plot is just so-so. At first, I kind of wished it was a full series because I was fairly enjoying it but the ending was just a turn-off for me. The tournament was reminiscent on how Arcana Famiglia skipped the battles. Maybe it was meant to be explored in the game. I've watched the show with an open mind given that's it's meant to promote the mobile game. But the climax of a supposedly sweet anime left a bitter aftertaste that I can't help be critical of the plot holes afterwards. 

The makers were from the same team who created my favorite fashion dress up flash game, Pupegirl. Some of you might still remember my avatar. Sadly, it has already closed. I'm really eyeing all the fashion items they're wearing. From the accessories down to the shoes and stockings. I'm like this is so Pupe! I particularly loved Ran's purple 80's earrings and the headmistress' outfit. I'm also no animation quality expert but don't they look distorted at times? 

I thought the main guy was the classmate, but towards the end, I was surprised that it wasn't him after all. I missed all the hints. But sadly, I couldn't connect to the guys at all, so no favorite bishie for me. The last time I couldn't pick a favorite guy was in Hiiro no Kakera. Bottom line, if you want to watch a baking/reverse harem in one sitting, watch this. But if you have the all the time in the world, go watch, Yumeiro Pâtisserie. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

News Round Up: English Amnesia screenshots, Julietta Suzuki in US and Kiera Cass in the Philippines



Idea Factory International have released screenshots from the upcoming English version of Amnesia: Memories. The otome will have English subtitles and Japanese audio and is set to be released on August via PS Vita and Steam. Check the rest of the pics on ANN


Julietta Suzuki, the creator of Kamisama Kiss, will makes her first appearance in the US to attend the Anime Expo in July. There will also be a raffle for five fans to get a chance to have tea with Suzuki and Shoujo Beat editors. More info on Official Shoujo Beat.


Kiera Cass will be coming in the Philippines on September. This will be her second booksigning in my country. More info on NBS Facebook page.

Monday, May 11, 2015

News Round Up: Hakuouki SSL TV project and play, English Code Realize otome and more!



The spinoff, Hakuouki SSL ~ sweet school life~, will have a live-action television project this fall and a stage play adaptation this winter . The projects will feature the same cast. Check the full deets on ANN and official site.



Here's the ad for the Hakuouki: Reimei Roku (Hakuouki Daybreak Story". This is the sixth Hakuouki musical which will run from May 23-32 in Tokyo and June 10-14 in Kyoto. More info on ANN.


The seiyuu for the heroine of the Meiji Tokyo Renka film have also been announced. Sumire Morohoshi (Ichigo of Aikatsu, Hinami of Tokyo Ghoul) will voice Mei Ayazuki. From: ANN.


Aksys will release the English PS Vita version of otome, Code: Realize~ Guardian of Rebirth, this fall. The steampunk game features famous literary and historical figures such as Arsene Lupin, Abraham von Helsing, Victor Frankenstein, Impey Barbicane and Count Saint-Germain. 

Synopsis:
Restricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.” 
Her last conversation with her father two years ago, telling her to stay out of sight and never fall in love, is the furthest back she can remember. One day, her quiet solitude is interrupted as the Royal Guards break in to capture her. It is then that Cardia meets Arsène Lupin, a chivalrous thief, who helps her escape the soldiers' clutches. She soon finds herself on a journey with Lupin to locate her father, who holds the answers to her mysterious condition. The two are soon joined by four more interesting and handsome gentlemen…
Source: ANN / official site


Warner Bros has won the film rights to YA novel, The Selection. CW has been trying to launch it as as TV series back in 2012 and 2013. More info on Deadline.

I've also updated April Fool's post.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Event Review: E. Lockhart in Manila


I have listed the "The Boyfriend List" under my 'To-be-Read' list in Goodreads. The title was a dead ringer for reverse harem. It's been on that list for like forever. Imagine to my surprise when I saw National Bookstore's Instagram post that the author, E. Lockhart, will be visiting Manila! I bought the first book two weeks before the event and due to some major changes in my life which is back to employment I didn't found the time to read the book at all. You may have noticed by now, that I only post on Sundays and Mondays.