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Monday, December 31, 2012

Kamisama Hajimemashita


The homeless Nanami is wandering aimlessly due to her father's debt. She meets Mikage who transfers the "god' seal to her. She becomes the land god of a rundown shrine with guardians, Onikiri and Kotetsu and fox familiar, Tomoe. 

Someone suggested the manga years ago but I didn't find it as reverse harem then. When I found out it was going to be animated, I was on a lookout for it since I enjoyed the manga. But lo and behold the poster looks so reverse harem! It was only then that I realized the significance of the three beasts lore: fox, crow and snake.  It's a device prevalent in mangas especially in reverse harem titles like Love Monster, Black Bird etc.

The anime reminds me of Maid-Sama. It's light, refreshing, funny and sweet. The set up also reminds me of Maid-Sama, although there's other guys (erm beasts) who are after her, the main story is really about Nanami and Tomoe. I need season 2! Pronto! I seriously need to find time to read the manga. I also love how they insert the middle part of the song as the closing song. This is officially my favorite anime series for the year and I super love Tomoe!

Check out more of Christmas wallies from Kamisama after the jump.

Upcoming: Flower Boy Next Door



The third of TVN's Flower Boy Series, "Flower Boy Next Door", will premier in Jan.7. It's about a shut-in, Park Shin Hye, who dreams of her neighbors: Front Neighbor, Next-door Neighbor, Back Neighbor, Side Neighbor, and Across-the-way Neighbor. More info from dramabeans.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Freshest News/Upcoming: Hiiro no Kakera OVA


There will be a bundled OVA when the original anime DVD of Hiiro no Kakera is released on March 28. The title is "Totsugeki! Tonari no Ikemens"and will comically feature the private lives of the guardians. From ANN and MAL.

Monday, December 24, 2012

TV Series Review: Ooku ~Tanjou~Arikoto Iemitsu Hen


Ooku ~Tanjou~Arikoto Iemitsu Hen - 10 episodes

Only those who have seen the movie Ooku or read the manga can proceed. Also, for mature audience only. I remember in the first arc of the manga, but I can't seem to remember if it happened in the movie, the Shogun asks for the court historian of how it all began. The second arc of the story is continued in a 10-episode drama that takes as back to ground zero.

The shougun dies of the dreaded red pox without an heir. Luckily, he has left a girl born out of wedlock. The girl, Iemitsu, was raised in secrecy to cover the truth that the shogun have long been dead. Kasuga no Tsubone, the wet nurse, tasked upon herself to look for possible father candidates in order to continue the Tokugawa lineage. In her search for good looking, healthy men she meets, Arikoto, a Buddhist monk. 

It's interesting that climax of the story happened in the first part of the series and then it plateaus down to the ending. The first part was so haunting and emotional and it goes to pain and misery and it ends with disbelief and numbness. The first part made me cry a lot of times and Misa's song of "Deepness" is perfect for the drama. Even now it makes me sad. I hate stories that bound characters to their destinies and hopelessness but even if it was painful I still love it. The only consolation was that they had their moment and it was theirs. 

The story tackled reversal in roles that are taboo and shocking. But the treatment of the story was successful in bringing out emotions such as love, pride and sacrifice rather than dwell on the physical aspect of the actions.

I'm amazed of the age difference between the lead stars, Sakai Masato is 39 years old while Tabe Mikako is only 23! Great acting and chemistry for the two. The rest of the cast are impeccable. The next arc,  Ōoku ~Eien~ Emonnosuke Tsunayoshi Hen, premiered as movie last Dec. 22.

Here's a reverse harem trivia, Sakai Masato also appeared in one of reverse harem drama, Himitsu no Hanazono. The new movie also includes Jun Kaname of Himitsu no Hanazono and Atashinchi no Danshi. I wonder if he's part of the harem too. I think I'll pick up the manga again to find out what happened.

Merry Christmas!

Here's some early Christmas treats from your favorite game publishers!

Otomate ~ open from Dec. 24 to 26. Grab your favorite otome wallies including Amnesia and Hakuouki.



Honeybee ~ up until Dec. 25. Grab the Starry Sky desktop and twitter wallies. Check the rest of the wallies after the jump.

        
Check out Christmas banners of your favorite bishies from Neoromance.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Winter Reverse Harem

Click on the titles for the official websites!


Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph OVA on December 21. Check the PV on the official page.



 Ōoku ~Eien~ Emonnosuke Tsunayoshi Hen movie on December 22



Flower Boy Next Door kdrama on January 7.



Amnesia anime on January 2013


Kuro to Kin no Akanai Kagi  anime on February 28, 2013

That's 3 animes and 2 live action! Who's excited?? If you have other recommendations please let me know. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Harem Garden

The news of a harem series reversed into a 'reverse harem' brings back to a realization that I was harem fan before I became reverse harem fan. Okay repeat 10 times. But seriously, I have nothing against harem but after Fushigi Yugi left a big void inside of me and after discovering reverse harem in Ouran, I had to crossover and there's no turning back.  After stumbling upon news that one of my old favorite animes was turned into a reverse harem. I just had to watch the opening sequence again and it brough back of a nostalgic wave of my old harem favorites. My favorite shows then were Saber Marionette J,  Gatekeepers, Oh my Goddess, Tenchu Muyo, Sakura Wars, Love Hina and Vandread. Here's some of the catchy opening songs I've loved:



News: Sakura Taisen: Kanadegumi


The Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars) franchise has been a given a spin-off through a gender switch. Neko Miyabi with 5 bishies beat enemies in the guise of imperial opera company named Kanadegumi. There was a manga and OVA released last September and a stage play ran from Nov. 1 -11.  Check out the anime and stage play PVs above.  More info from crunchyroll and ANN.

(sorry I only found out about this just now)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Amnesia Trailer


Here's a teaser from the upcoming anime, Amnesia. It's slated for January airing. More infro from ANN.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hello December


from Hana Kimi

Ore-sama Kingdom: Gelände de Love Choco no Maki


Ore-sama Kingdom: Gelände de Love Choco no Maki - OVA

Nono is a young manga artist who finds herself surrounded by 3 cute guys. It's an OVA included on the February issue of Ciao based on Chitose Yagami's manga. Sorry there's no subs yet but not to worry it's just 11 minutes so someone will have the heart to translate it soon XD. -originally posted on Feb. 28, 2011

UPDATE:
Episodes 1 and 2 subs are now out! It has a Yumeiro Patissierie and Shugo Chara feel on it but minus the Thumbelina-sized flying creatures. I can't confirm if this is already complete or not.