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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Freshest News: Gakuen K otome spinoff, Amnesia musical, free English otome, Hakuouki part 2 movie


I really thought "K" is going to be a reverse harem with the bevy of bishonens. I dropped it after a couple of episodes. But my hopes for reverse harem has rekindled with the news of otome spinoff, "Gakuen K", where they're the club leaders in highschool. The game will be released next year. From CR
 
 

Here's the cast in costumes for the upcoming "Amensia" musical. The play will ran from January 9-19. From CR.





There's a new free English otoge entitled "Pyrite Hearts". It's about a fiery princess taking on a challenge to live outside the palace.  From otome-jikan. 


The second part of the Hakuouki movie will hit the theaters on March 8, 2014. From the official site.


Anime Review: Diabolik Lovers


Diabolik Lovers -  12 episodes

Yui was sent off by her father to live in a mansion with six sadistic vampire brothers. The operative word is "sadistic". Little girls please watch this when you're older, 'kay? I love the overall gothic feel of the anime. From the beautiful character designs, the red-purplish palettes down to the little details like the clock in the episode title cards. But as for the storyline, it creep me out at first but as it progress it becomes repetitive. Each of the brother had their several turns of of harassment and of sucking her blood. I get it that it's going to have a lot of fan service since it's a vampire story after all. I was just not expecting non-stop fetish scenes. And that's for a 12-episode anime running for 15 minutes each (inclusive of 1 recap ep). If you were Yui, it would feel like 300 Shades of Gray (or in this case red), 360 degrees and 24/7 with the six Samaki brothers. At first, I find myself drawn to the mysterious Subaru. But towards the end, I switched to Ayato who I dismissed as annoying at the start. 

There were a lot of unanswered questions in my head about the background of the characters. I searched the otome wikis and found out how really dysfunctional their family is. I wish they could have highlighted it more to justify why they're twisted like that. To sum it up, you're aware it's ridiculous but you can't help yourself either not to give in to your dark desires.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Manga Review: Princess Nightmare


Princess Nightmare -2 volumes complete by Mei Noguchi

Little goes to Rose Academy to experience normal life. (The heroine's name is so strange right? I liked how she got her name.) Little is actually a centuries-old teenage-wanabe vampire who's blending in with other supernatural friends but mysterious things starts happening in their school. I don' think my summary gives justice but I don't want to spoil it for you. I thought it was just your straight up average vampire story but there's a bigger, darker picture as the characters shows their true selves. And the scanlation left me hanging... I really wanted to know what happens next. I loved the story but so-so with the art style. It looks amateurish at times. This manga is based on an otome game. The picture above is from otome.

Even if this seems fit for Halloween, the story started on one December fateful day. I'm trying too hard to sell this as a Christmas post. Hah!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Triple Triplets


Ran triplets from Saiunkoku Monogatari


Samasaki triplets from Diabolik Lovers


Asuza triplets from Brothers Conflict

Who's your favorite trio? Wouldn't be awesome to pick just one set but get to take home three brothers?

Winter Reverse Harem


Boys Before Friends - The drama will air on Dec. 26 on Viki. There will be an early release at the official site on Dec. 25. Check out the trailer.

Merry Christmas


Here's a Christmas wallie from Hakuouki. More wallies from Otomate after the jump.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Freshest News: La Corda 3 update and BBF teaser


 The title and cast of La Corda 3 has been announced. The anime is entitled, Kin-iro no Corda Blue♪Sky/La Corda D'Oro Blue♪Sky. More info from CR.



Check out Boys Before Friends teaser.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

12 Days of Reverse Harem Christmas v4

1st day - Brave 10

2nd - Skip Beat

3rd day Gokujo Mecha Mote Iinchou

4th day - Kuro to Kin no Hirakanai Kagi

5th day - Sakura Taisen Kanadegumi

6th day - Diabolik Lovers

7th day - Meiji Tokyo

8th day - Arabians Doubt The engagement on desert

9th day - Norn9
10th day - Sangoku Rensenki Otome no Heihou

11th day - Ikemen Ooku

12th day - Houkago Colorful Step
Check out the past three 12 Days of Reverse Harem Christmas here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Upcoming: Kamigami no Asobi - Ludere Deorum


The otome game "Kamigami no Asobi - Ludere Deorum" has been green-lit to be animated. The picture above is taken from the official anime site.

Synopsis: Gods are an existence that must hold love for humans and be worshiped by humans. Yui Kusanagi, the daughter of a Shinto shrine, happens upon a mysterious sword in her cellar one spring day. The sword's power throws her into an unknown world, and it is here she encounters Zeus, the chief god of Greek mythology. He informs her that the weak bond between gods and humans is causing a negative impact on the world. To fix this phenomenon, Zeus wants her to go to a school in a garden world he created, live together with the problematic gods, and teach them about what humans are and the meaning of love.

From: MAL
Gods are an existence that must hold love for humans and be worshiped by humans. Yui Kusanagi, the daughter of a Shinto shrine, happens upon a mysterious sword in her cellar one spring day. The sword's power throws her into an unknown world, and it is here she encounters Zeus, the chief god of Greek mythology. He informs her that the weak bond between gods and humans is causing a negative impact on the world. To fix this phenomenon, Zeus wants her to go to a school in a garden world he created, live together with the problematic gods, and teach them about what humans are and the meaning of love.

Read more at http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=702487#pAFezG7oxpyH7orb.99
Gods are an existence that must hold love for humans and be worshiped by humans. Yui Kusanagi, the daughter of a Shinto shrine, happens upon a mysterious sword in her cellar one spring day. The sword's power throws her into an unknown world, and it is here she encounters Zeus, the chief god of Greek mythology. He informs her that the weak bond between gods and humans is causing a negative impact on the world. To fix this phenomenon, Zeus wants her to go to a school in a garden world he created, live together with the problematic gods, and teach them about what humans are and the meaning of love.

Read more at http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=702487#pAFezG7oxpyH7orb.99

Sunday, December 8, 2013

News Round Up: UtaPri 3rd season and more





The third season of Uta Prince no Sama is slated for 2015. From CR.
 

Check out the the BTS of the group pictorial of Boys Before Friends main cast. Follow their social media accounts for more photos and videos. The drama will air on mid-December through Viki.


Check out the special page from Honeybee to follow the twitter accounts of the bishies from Starry Sky, Seisyun, Colorful Step and Photograph Journey.


Natsuki Takaya, the mangaka of Fruits Basket and more, will be on an extended hiatus to recover from an unknown illness. From ANN.



It's interesting how my country's epic, Ibong Adarna (Adarna Bird), is given a reverse harem treatment.


Mystery Picture from Lala Melody.


After the Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye pairing, two stars from two different Hana Yori Dango versions will face off. Shun Oguri of the Japanese Hana Yori Dango as Lupin III against Jerry Yan of Meteor Garden as his nemesis. The movie, Lupin III, will be hit the theaters on Spring 2014. From jpopasia.

Hello December and Happy Birthday Ophiuchus

From Hana Kimi

From Starry Sky

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

xxx- Over Flowers

Yoko Kamio's "Hana Yori Dango" manga has captured the world that it had spawned Japanese, Taiwanese and Korean live action dramas. It was also copied by Chinese and now it will soon-to-be adapted into an American drama too. 

She might have not expected that it will also start the foursome trend in Korean dramas (you can check out out dramabeans for more info) and variations of the monicker with totally different storylines.





Boys Over Flowers - The one that started it all in Korea.




A Gentleman's Dignity - Amidst the foursome and flower boys trend this drama upgraded their own and marketed the foursome as F40. Yup, flower boys in their forties.




Grandpa Over Flowers -  It doesn't end there. The title gets an extra, extra upgrade. Move over F4 and F40, it's the Grandpa Over Flowers. It's a reality show of grandpas traveling in different countries.



Noonas Over Flowers - After the success of, Grandpa Over Flowers, the genders are reversed and we get the spin-off of Noonas Over Flowers. The women are in their forties and sixties. Not necessarily grandmas.

So what's next? F4 years old? F14? I'm guessing I will be updating this post in the future.

UPDATE 3/26/14

I didn't see this coming but the Grandpa Over Flowers and Noona Over Flowers will be remade into Chinese versions! From dramabeans.

UPDATE 5/31/2014


The drama version of Granpa Over Flowers: Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit! From dramabeans.

UPDATE: 7/2/2014

Youth Over Flowers. From dramabeans.

UPDATE: 9/8/2014

Grandpa Over Flowers will geat an American version with the title, Better Late Than Never. From dramabeans.

UPDATE 8/28/20016


The Hollywood version of Grandpas Over Flowers, Better Late Than Never, premiered last August 23, 2016.

Monday, November 11, 2013

BroCon Polls: Who Should Ema choose?





And the winner for the the Brother Conflicts polls in who should Ema choose is Natsume with 227 votes! BroCon beat Starry Sky record of 837 voters with 900! Maybe we're over-reading the lines but doesn't it look like Ema has feelings for Natsume that she doesn't want to admit or maybe she hasn't realized it yet. I'm surprised that Juli beat 7 brothers. Way to go you ladies man, I mean ladies squirrel. Thank you for ALL those who joined! Here's the brothers arranged by..yep..by popularity and not by ages.

Natsume 227 (25%)
Tsubaki 128 (14%)
Futo  102 (11%)
Yusuke  100 (11%)
Iori  97 (10%)
Subaru 60 (6%)
Juli  50 (5%)
Louis 41 (4%)
Azusa 38 (4%)
Kaname    16 (1%)
Masaomi  15 (1%)
Ukyo  13 (1%)
Hikaru 9 (1%)
Wataru  4 (0%)


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Manga Review: Perfect Rose


Perfect Rose by Natsumi Oouchi 3 volumes- complete

Hina is the morality officer in an all-girl school, Matsubase Academy. She especially disapproves the 4 bishies from their next-door all-boy school, Minamidate High School. But it was announced that the Minamidate will be closed. Suddenly the four hot guys are after the plain-looking Hina.

The first scanlated chapter is just recently released and it's hot right on the heels of me reading Esoragoto Note. This is an earlier work of the mangaka who brought Esoragoto Note and Himegimi no Aikon. The guys also have some background in beauty. Yay, more bishies to add to my Reverse Harem Salon.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Scorpio


From Starry Sky up until Nov. 9.

Manga Review: Esoragoto Note


Esoragoto Note 5 chapters by Natsumi Oouchi -completed

Ririko has a rare disease that caused her to be hospitalized for 10 years and to be expressionless. The only things that seems to keep her going are her friends in the hospital and a notebook of things to do when she gets better. 

One word that comes to my mind is delicate. The art is lovely but the story itself seems to snap out at any moment. Like it's hanging on a balance. I find this half empty instead of half full. I think it will depend on the reader's perspective. My hubby finds the movie Life of Pi as a story of hope but I find it quite depressing. And mind you, I'm a very optimistic person. Anyway, it was also a coincidence that I got to read a Halloween-themed manga a few days after Halloween.  This is also from the same mangaka of  Himegimi no Aikon. Her art style is so different now compared to her earlier work.  

Meiji Tokyo Renka gets animated and other news round up


The English mystery otome game, Nicole, is now out. More info from otome-jikan.


Erik Thomas gets bumped up from Liam's lackey to the role of F4 Chase. Filming starts on Nov. 7. From BBF official FB.


The same cast of the La Corda 3 otome and drama cd will return for the anime adaptation. From ANN.



Here's the teaser of Thrice Married Woman. There's the ex-husband, the new husband and no news yet of the third husband. More info from dramabeans. The drama will start airing on November 9.


 
Shouoto Aya's manga, Momochi-san Chi No Ayakashi Ouji gets a picture drama. The main guy is voiced by KENN who also voiced Futo of Brothers Conflict. I like the last part of the news that a picture drama often leads to an anime. More info from crunchyroll.


Otome game, Meiji Tokyo Renka will be adapted to anime. More info from MAL. Synopsis from vndb:
"Ayazuki Mei (our heroine) was pulled thrown into Meiji era by some strange magic. Fujita Gorou found her loitering around the Rokumeikan Hall (since it's where the high officials held their ball). She was about to be arrested but then an elite official named Mori Ougai claimed that she was his fiancée. Thus she was brought to his mansion and was told that she can stay whether just for a year or even for 10 years. Then, a romantic love story in a grandeur era begins..."
Synopsis from vndb:
"Ayazuki Mei (our heroine) was pulled thrown into Meiji era by some strange magic. Fujita Gorou found her loitering around the Rokumeikan Hall (since it's where the high officials held their ball). She was about to be arrested but then an elite official named Mori Ougai claimed that she was his fiancée. Thus she was brought to his mansion and was told that she can stay whether just for a year or even for 10 years. Then, a romantic love story in a grandeur era begins..."
Read more at http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=685299#Djw0dS8TJpLCOg3t.99

Synopsis from vndb:
"Ayazuki Mei (our heroine) was pulled thrown into Meiji era by some strange magic. Fujita Gorou found her loitering around the Rokumeikan Hall (since it's where the high officials held their ball). She was about to be arrested but then an elite official named Mori Ougai claimed that she was his fiancée. Thus she was brought to his mansion and was told that she can stay whether just for a year or even for 10 years. Then, a romantic love story in a grandeur era begins..."
Read more at http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=685299#Djw0dS8TJpLCOg3t.99

Synopsis from vndb:
"Ayazuki Mei (our heroine) was pulled thrown into Meiji era by some strange magic. Fujita Gorou found her loitering around the Rokumeikan Hall (since it's where the high officials held their ball). She was about to be arrested but then an elite official named Mori Ougai claimed that she was his fiancée. Thus she was brought to his mansion and was told that she can stay whether just for a year or even for 10 years. Then, a romantic love story in a grandeur era begins..."
Read more at http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=685299#Djw0dS8TJpLCOg3t.99