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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! Hmmm...so 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 colors...in 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!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Virgo!


Happy birthday Hayato! Wallie is up until September 21. I love September. It's my birth month and blogoversary!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall Reverse Harem 2014



Akatsuki no Yona | Airing Date: Oct. 7, 2014 | Official site



Bonjour♪ Koiaji Pâtisserie | Airing Date: Oct. 11, 2014 | Official site


Spearwood Boys Volume 1 | Release Date: Oct. 25, 2014 | Amazon




The Ghost Bird Series Book # 7: House of Korba | Release Date: Oct. 27, 2014 | Amazon


 Spearwood Academy Volume 3 | Release Date: Nov. 11, 2014| Amazon


 Jyuzaengi Engetsu Sangokuden| Airing Date: Nov. 28, 2014 | Official site

Update 10/3: added Jyuzaengi
Update 10/19 : added House of Korba cover
Update 10/24: added Spearwood Boys and Spearwood Academy and HOK trailer

Monday, September 8, 2014

News Round Up: Diabolik Lovers OVA, Watashi ga Motete Dousunda contest and more!


There will be Diabolik Lovers OVA bundled with the PS Vita game set to be released next year. The anime will feature the four Mukami brothers as new characters. More info from CR.   


Here's another key visual from the second season of Kamisama Kiss. From CR. There are also pictures of KamiKiss on subway train as part of Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014. More info from CR.


The anime, Akatsuki no Yona, will air on October 7. For more anime images, check out at CR. There will also be special advanced screening of the first 2 episodes on Hana to Yume Anime Fest on September 28. From CR.


The manga-naming contest for Watashi ga Motete Dousunda is now open. The winner gets a permanent English title manga, postcards and tankobon signed by the mangaka. The contest will end on September 15.


We've already heard of Grandpa Over Flowers being remade in Chinese. Now it's going to get an American version. The drama will be named Better Late Than Never. More info from dramabeans. Also check out the original thread under XXX Over Flowers.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bishonens and Flower Boys


There's a drought of reverse harem anime this summer save for Kamisama OVA but bishonen-filled animes on the other have been plentiful. And just basing on the posters, there's Bakamatsu Rock, Dramatical Murder, Shounen Hollywood, Love Stage, Kuroshitsuji and of course Free! I was looking for a term for this phenomenon and I saw Hashihime dubbing it as bishonen genre. So that was what I was looking for!

I've promised I'll be prioritizing animes so weeks ago I've finally watched the touted otome mobile game turned anime, Sengoku Paradise Kiwami. For the longest time, I thought it was a reverse harem anime but turns out the "heroine" is actually a feminine-looking boy. Yup, bishonen anime! There's a lone woman but she's more in a supporting role and they're not into her.

Meanwhile in dramas, there's been also a lot flower boy concept ever since Boy Before Flowers. TVN is heavily capitalizing on it as well. They had an Oh Boy Series trilogy and other dramas that have a bevy of pretty men.

Bishonen animes and flower boy dramas have been out there for a long time but I have come to this theory that reverse harem may have also helped in making producers realize that there is a large market for girls hankering for pretty boys.
But sadly I haven't really watched bishonen and flower boys with my hands already full with reverse harem. But tell me what are your favorite shows? I'm not expert on this topic but I feel like this deserves a special mention since bishonen, flower boys and reverse harem are like cousins on the mother side while on the father side we've got the harem.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

News Round Up: CR adds Watashi ga Motete Dousunda , KHJ assault case and more


Crunchyroll adds Watashi ga Motete Dousunda manga (What's The Good of Me Being Popular or Boys, kiss him instead of me) Crunchyroll users gets to create official English title and Kodansha will choose the winning title. Contest details and the first chapter will be out on September 3. More info from CR via ANN.


It's sad that Kim Hyu Joong is involved in an alleged assault with his girlfriend. There's also news that he's trying to postpone his military enlistment and to have it moved for next year. More info from allkpop.


In light of the recent news of Hello Kitty being a girl cosplaying as a cat. Well here's Hello Kitty cosplaying as a cat and as a cat crossplaying as the Neoromance bishies. From ANN


There was a Brothers Conlict Museum that ran from August 11 to 17 at Kotobukiya Akihabara store. Check out CR for pictures of massive collection of BroCon.

Poll: How old are you?


Wow! I didn't expect a high turnaround of votes. 868 votes! This poll beat Starry Sky's 837 votes and came in second after Brothers Conflict's 900 votes. And what's more surprising is that 67% of you peeps are all 18 and below! So if you see the tags smut and new adult or if there's a warning or disclaimer from me, please, please don't click it until you're old enough to drive, to get drunk, get married and have babies! I feel like I now have a moral responsibility for all you young people.  And if I ever catch you, 'Oy! You'll all be grounded'. (You have to read The Ghost Bird series to get this reference. Or wait it's about to become new adult now...) It's also reassuring that there's at least one percent of you lot scattered around the globe who's still a fan of reverse harem just like me. Haha! Thanks again for joining. Now my curiosity had been satisfied and I have an idea now on where to take this blog. Here's the breakdown:

12 years old and below- 54 votes (6%)
13-18 years old- 531 votes (61%)
19-23 years old- 201 votes (23%)
24-30 years old- 52 votes (5%)
31-40 years old- 15 votes (1%)
41-50 years old- 7 votes (0%)
over 50 years old- 8 votes (0%)

The picture above is from the new drama, Plus Nine Boys. Nope, not a reverse harem but it's like a new take of the flower boy concept. It's about flower boys/men with ages ending in nines: 9, 19, 29 and 39 years old.