NOW SHOWING: Akatsuki no Yona anime ♥♥ Bonjour Koiaji Patisserie anime ♥♥ COMING SOON: Spearwood Boys Vol. 1 Oct. 25 ♥♥ The Ghost Bird Series ~ House of Korba Book # 8 on Oct. 27, 2014 ♥♥ Spearwood Academy Vol. 3 on Nov. 11 ♥♥ Juuzaengi ~Engetsu Sangokuden anime on Nov. 28 ♥♥ The Scarab Thief Book #3 Fake on Dec. 14, 2014 ♥♥ Brothers Conflict OVA on Dec. 19, 2014 ♥♥ Trick or Alice anime on 2014 ♥♥ Diabolik Lovers OVA on 2015 ♥♥ Brothers Conflict OVA on Feb. 11, 2015 ♥♥ Strobe Edge live action movie on March 14, 2015 ♥♥ To All The Boys I've Loved Before ~ P.S. I Still love You Book # 2 on spring/summer 2015 ♥♥ Uta Prince no Sama 3rd Season on 2015 ♥♥ Meiji Tokyo Renka TBA ♥♥ Norn9 anime TBA ♥♥ Kamisama Hajimemashita S2 TBA ♥♥ Fruits Basket live action movie TBA ♥♥
UPDATED: 10/24/2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Freshest News: Demon Prince of Momochi stage play, KamiKiss PV subs

The manga, The Demon Prince of Momochi House (Momochi-san Chi no Ayakashi Ōji), will be adapted into stageplay. The play opens on early summer of 2015. From ANN.

Check out the subs of Kamisama Kiss' sequel PV at ANN.

I've also updated the cover and trailer of "House of Korba" and added "Spearwood Boys" and "Spearwood Academy Volume 3" in Fall Reverse Harem 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Shu!

Happy birthday Shu! Sorry for the belated greetings! I'm having issues with the laptop now. T.T From Diabolik Lovers blog.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book Review: The Scarab Beetle Book #2: Liar

The Scarab Beetle Book #2: Liar by C.L. Stone

Kylie's brother is missing and she returns back to the Academy boys for help. But as she gets to know the Academy, she's now having second thoughts if she's with the good guys or the bad guys. And as she digs deeper, she finds herself getting more entangled with the boys. Again girls, this is new adult. No kids allowed and spoilers ahead!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

News Round Up: Jyuza OVA PV and more

The PV from upcoming OVA, Jyuzaengi Engetsu Sangokuden. From the official site.

GReeeeN's "Ai Uta" will be used as theme song for movie, Strobe Edge. The music group will hold an audition for a solo female singer to cover their song. The movie will be released on March 14 or White Day of next year. More info from ANN

The Wallflower or Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge manga is about to end with three remaining chapters left. More info from ANN.

Also please like the Reverse Harem Garden official Facebook page! It's still under construction though. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Event Review: Emi Takei with RK cast in the Philippines

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno
RK Kyoto Inferno premiere in the Philippines
Asuko March
Now it's time for a loooong, overdue post. I attended the meet and greet of the cast of "Rurouni Kenshin" last August 6, 2014 held in SM Megamall in the Philippines. It was part of the red carpet movie premiere of the sequel, "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno". The cast included  Takeru Satoh (Kenshin), Emi Takei (Kaoru) and Munetaka Aoki (Sanosuke) plus director Keishi Otomo. After the meet and greet with the fans was the movie screening which was invitational only. Rurouni Kenshin is not a reverse harem and you may be wondering how it got into this blog. The reason I covered the event is because I get to see Emi Takei from jdrama, "Asuko March". I feel like there won't be any other opportunity for me to meet her in this lifetime. Of course, I'm also delighted to see the other stars of RK. I've seen the first part, bad sadly I have yet to see the next two parts. "Asuko March" is her first drama to which she headlined and then months after that I saw her in RK movie. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Freshest News: Jyuza anime and BroCon OVAs release dates

 The official website of Jyuzaengi Engetsu Sangokuden is now showing the airing date of Novemeber 28. (Yay, more fall anime!)

The anime twitter account of Brothers Conflict has also announced the release dates for the the two OVAs. December 19 for the Christmas OVA and February 11 for the Valentine's OVA.

Warning: I used Google Translate but hopefully those are indeed release dates ^.^

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Manga Review: Hotel La Vie En Rose

Hotel La Vie En Rose by Toyota Yuu 4 chapters-completed

Tachibana Kaori stayed at Hotel La Vie En Rose for a night but in the morning she finds out that she has Y8,000 bill to settle. Now she has to work in the hotel to settle her debt. Sounds familiar? Not only does the debt is like a play with numbers of the infamous 8 million yen vase, the hotel specifically caters the rich, female clientele that's reminiscent of Ouran Host Club. Aside from the debt trope, there are also touches of makeover, gender bender and sports too. The bishies also represent all the job/occupation trope there is. There's the hairstylist, butler, beautician, chef etc. At first I find the supporting guys just a filler characters to get the reverse harem effect. But as they made appearances I find myself wishing there's more for them in the story. The romance was not full blown but the tension is there which makes it adorable. If you want to just pass the time and have some short, light reading then this one's for you. I also wish there's a hotel like this in real life but if you search for the hotel name, there's one in France and another in Thailand.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Freshest News: KamiKiss Season 2 PV & Akatsuki no Yona update

Here's the PV of the second season of Kamisama Hajimemashita. There's no broadcast date yet but there will be an announcement on December. The seiyuus of the the new characters have also been introduced. More info from CR

It was announced on Hana to Yume event that Akatsuki no Yona will run for 2 cours. Meaning it will ran for 25-26 episodes that will last for half a year or until March of next year. From CR.

Both pics above were taken from Hana to Yume twiiter account for the Hana to Yume Anime Fes.

Friday, September 26, 2014

7 years!

Reverse Harem Garden turns 7 today! In a way she's the daughter that I never had.  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Polls: La Corda D' Oro 3 Blue Sky Couple

And the winner for who should Kanade Kohinata choose is....Kyouya Kisaragi! many K's. Aside from the reality show, what other word that comes into my mind? Kiss!!! It's too bad that the romance was downplayed in the anime. That would have probably saved the series. But if you're looking for romance don't forget that this is based on an otome. What I noticed in the opening of the anime though is that they manage to make you think that there's something special going on with her and Kyouya. It's the same too with Leiji, but it's more of like hostility that might turn into love.

The top three winners came from different schools so there's no single school that dominated the poll.  However there was a low turnout of votes which is not surprising. There were only 250 votes compared to  Kamigami no Asobi's 753 votes. Thanks again for those who joined!

Seiso - Kyouya Kisaragi (violin) 82 (32%)
Jinnan - Chiaki Tougane (electric violin) 45 (18%)
Amane - Leiji Myoga (violin) 42 (16%)
Amane - Sei Amamiya (piano) 26 (10%)
Seiso - Ritsu Kisaragi (violin)  13 (5%)
Jinnan - Housei Toki (electric violin)12 (4%)
Jinnan - Mutsumi Serizawa (piano) 5 (2%)
Shiseikan - Shirou Hodzumi (trumpet) 4 (1%)
Amane - Takafumi Hido (cello) 4 (1%)
Shiseikan - Wataru Kanou (tuba) 4 (1%)
Seiso - Haruto Mizushima (cello)  3 (1%)
Shiseikan - Yukihiro Yagisawa (trumpet) 3 (1%)
Seiso - Daichi Sakaki (viola)  2 (0%)
Shiseikan - Kouhei Iori (horn) 2 (0%)
Shiseikan - Arata Mizushima (trombone) 2 (0%)
Amane - Sousuke Nanami (cello) 1 (0%)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Anime Movie Review: Hakuōki Dai-isshō Kyoto Ranbu

Hakuōki Dai-isshō Kyoto Ranbu (Hakuouki: Chapter 1 Kyoto Boisterous Dance)

This is the first installment of the two-part movie. I think this was made to entice people who haven't seen the TV series and also to provide a cinematic experience for the loyal fans. It feels the same and different all at the same time. Just imagine a different person narrating the same story. Of course, the animation was all probably done from scratch so it doesn't look recycled. The scenarios are different from what I remembered but the gist is there. And to quote my previous co-worker, it's basically the same bananas.

I could say it's still painfully beautiful. The animation. The scoring. The doomed bishonens. There's still a part of me hoping that in this version, they will all live happily ever after. Of course we all know that it won't happen. I can't hardly wait to watch this movie but now that I've seen it, I'm now dreading the second part. We will have to relive all the sad parts all over again. I've read somewhere before that the movie will have a slightly different ending. Hmmm how about a happy ending?

But to my surprise I'm now rooting for Hijikata. I was shipping Chizuri before with either Saito or Okita. I was also taken off guard with Okita's voice. I don't seem to recall him having that kind of voice but don't mind me since seiyuus are not my forte. I don't have the ears for it. And in a totally unrelated trivia, while watching the second season of Saiunkoku Monogatari (six years ago), my young son walks in and without looking he casually tells me that it's the same voice actor of Viral of Tenggen Toppa Gurren Lagan. He was referring to Ri Kouyuu. I googled and my jaw literally dropped! He was right! Just imagine the possibilities if I have that kind of talent and I could critique the seiyuus and cross reference their previous works.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Upcoming: BonKoi PV and Jyuza character designs

Here's the PV from upcoming anime, Bonjour Koiaji Pâtisserie. More info and character designs from ANN. The anime will air on October 11.

The character designs and seiyuus for the Jyuzaengi Engetsu Sengokuden anime are now up at the official website. There's no news of airing date yet.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Book Review: Spearwood Academy Volume 2

Spearwood Academy Volume 2 Episodes 6-10 by A. S. Oren

Avalon gets through her first test in Spearwood Academy with flying gold scales to be exact. She's learning a lot of new things about herself, the boys, the school, the shapeshifters and that everybody is not what they appear to be. But there's still a lot of questions unanswered and more questions are being unraveled as the academy seems to have bigger plans for her. Warning! Spoilers ahead. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

800,000 hits

It all started when I watched the very first episode with the Y8,000,000 vase. The accident has caused a chain of events that will eventually lead to 800,000 hits. Yay! It's the first time that the hits doubled in a year.  Does that mean we'll be hitting the seven digits by next year? Thanks  for visiting and please come back again!