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Friday, January 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Kou!



Belated Happy Birthday Kou! Check out Dialover for other wallie formats.                                 

Freshest News: new Fushigi Yugi Byaako, Hakuouki musical digest and Strobe Edge movie photos


The March issue of Flowers will include a new spinoff, "Fushigi Yugi: Byaako Ibun". The magazine will also have news about the Suzaku and Seiryu plays. More info from ANN. According to Yuu Watase's blog it will be  a yomikiri which is a self-contained short story of a few chapters or less". From ANN.



Watch the digest video of Hakuouki ~ Chikage Kazama Chapter musical. The DVD of the performance will be shipped out on May 22. From ANN


Check out new promotional pictures of the Strobe Edge movie at Natalie. Via ANN

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Movie Review: Ooku: Eien Emonnosuke Tsunayoshi-hen


"Ooku: Eien Emonnosuke Tsunayoshi-hen" ("The Castle of Crossed Destinies") - released Dec. 22, 2012

The second movie continues to where the tv series left off.  Tsunayoshi Tokugawa is now grown up and the current ruler of Japan. She's the daughter of first woman shogun, Iemetsu. And in keeping up with the tradition she has an ooku to ensure the succession and the future of the kingdom. The people have now accepted their different roles in the society. The government is run by women while men are treated like commodities. The shogun and the men of ooku have also accepted their duties faithfully without question. And to play their designated roles the politics inside the ooku has been cunning more than ever. For MATURE audience only.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Freshest News: Heart no Kuni musical cast, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime announcement and new Fushigi Yugi play


Here's the cast of Heart no Kuni musical in costume. More info from ANN.


There will be an "important announcement" regarding the manga, Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, next month. (I hope it's an anime adaptation!) From ANN.  


There will be a new stage adaptation of Fushigi Yugi. It will be Tamahome's version of the story which will be played by Yutaka Kyan in his first starring role. It will run on March 19 to 29. Check the full story at ANN. (Wow! It's raining musicals left and right!)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

News Round Up: Full cast of Kami Kiss play, Yona PV, Dream Knight PV and Gogure! manga spinoff resumes


I missed posting Mizuki's but here's the group picture instead for the upcoming Kamisama Kiss musical. Check out more pics and the cast interview at ANN.

Watch the third promotional video for Dream Knight. It will premiere on Naver TV Cast, Tudou and Youku. More info from allkpop.

Also a third promotional video coming from Akatuski No Yona. It features one of the dragons. There's also new OP and ED songs starting on episode 15. From CR.


The spin-off manga, Gogure! Shigaraki-san resumes on the March issue of Gangan Joker. The tanuki spin off of Gogure! Kokkuri-san already ended last December. More info from ANN.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Manga Review: Heartful Kareshi


Heartful Kareshi by Moa Hato - 16 chapters - completed

Hiyoko Tosoka is the only human in the very prestigious Saint PigeoNation Academy. The pigeons have pseudo human appearances. 

I liked the premise of being the only human in all-pigeon school which is like the play of the usual only girl in an all-boy school. But aside from that there's basically no driving plot in the story. It's more of a slice-of-bird-life than a reverse harem per se. But this is based on the otome or visual novel dating sim and it's popularity led me to reading it.

It’s confusing to track who’s who even if they have human representations and different personalities. But I have to admit they’re really cute in both in their pigeon and human forms. It also doesn't help that the heroine is in a first person shooting game mode and her only identifying attribute looks closest to a chicken drumstick.

The manga combines four panel when they’re in pigeon form and the standard manga format when in faux human form. The four-panel are generally fun but sometimes I just don’t get it. I guess too many avian inside jokes? But now every time I see pigeons in real life I feel I have special affinity with them.  It really cracked me up that the birds declared their independence in my country, the Philippines.

I think visually it works for otome but not so much for manga. I’m sorry that’s my laziness talking because it really requires effort to tell them apart. I agree with what I read before that this is meant as a complementary for the game. 

I have created 'anthropomorphism' tag. I would love to discuss this trope especially with all the weird stuff coming up recently like -- sushi and chewing gums but I realized it deserves a separate entry. Watch out for it in the future!

News Round Up: Hakuouki musical, Kami Kiss musical and Dream Knight teaser


Check out the photos of Hakuouki musical at ANN. The play ran last January 10-12.


Here's Kurama for the upcoming Kamisama Kiss musical. From ANN.


Here's a poster from Dream Knight. From FB.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Related: Gugure Kokkuri-San (Anime Review)


Gugure Kokkuri-San - 12 episodes

Kohina is an elementary student who lives alone and on ramen. One day she summoned a fox spirit and it vowed to haunt her after seeing her desolate conditions. It becomes a haunting party in a different sense of word when other spirits join in.    

A girl living with three males is easily a reverse harem but alas the anime series is far from it. The term "three males" is a generic word for these three suspicious characters. First, the two are really old for the little girl. Like maybe centuries old. Second, the other two can transform to their female forms. Yup, optional. And it's weirder that transforming to their animal forms is much more natural over their female forms in the reverse harem setup. And third, only two fit the the bishonen bill.       

Another major factor why it's not a reverse harem is that the anime is not a shoujo, so I was debating if I really need to blog about it but I can't just let it pass. It's a comedy show with the very weird sense of humor. Don't even let me get started on the psychedelic opening and the animal credits. If you can get pass the eccentricity you'll get some good laughs. The girl is always in chibi form which reminds me of Sunako of "The Wallflower". But there will be some flashes of her normal form. It's a non-stop rollercoaster ride of random fun but from time to time you'll get twinges of seriousness that makes me go awww like the maple tree episode. The ending was so powerful for me. It took just a few seconds but I can't stop thinking about it. If anyone have read the manga can you give me spoilers between the real deal between them?  

News Round Up: new Yona visual, send questions to KamiKiss' mangaka, Cute High Earth Defense Club otome & Dream Knight drama


Here's the third key visual of Akatsuki no Yona as it enters the second cour. From CR.


Got a question to Kamisama Hajimemashita's mangaka, Julietta Suzuki? Head to Funimation for details and send it over by January 12. 


The new bishonen/magical boys anime, "Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, inspires a smartphone otome. It will be out on late February. More info from ANN.


Okay is this a reverse harem or what??? It's a web drama, Dream Knight, featuring Kpop boyband GOT7 and Song Ha Yoon. It will be out on January 27, 2015. "... story of a young girl suffering from the aftermath of her past until a mysterious group of boys suddenly appear in her life. The drama  will also deal with the themes of teenage dreams, love, and friendship." From: allkpop.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

News Round Up: Kami Kiss musical still, Haruka 6 manga and a lot more!



Here's the first character visual from the upcoming musical adaptation of Kamisama Kiss. More info from ANN.



The otome Haruka: Beyond The Stream of Time 6 gets a manga adaptation in Aria. Check out the rest of the character stills and full info at ANN.


Fits Yawaraka won as the most popular gum boyfriend in 'Gum Kare!'. But the heroine has still not transformed back to her human form and there will be an addition of new 'Mint' character. Check out ANN for more info and videos. I've also added Christmas and New Year greetings from Gum Kare! bishies. 


And speaking of contests, here's a belated follow up of the Crunchyroll contest for the English title of Watashi ga Motete Dousunda. The official winning title is, "Kiss Him, Note Me". From CR.


If you're in Asia, catch the subtitled movie, "The Castle of Crossed Destinies" on Screen Red Asia channel on January 22. (I've already watched it. I'll post my review soon. )


I'm not sure if it's a reverse harem, but go check out the subbed trailer of the upcoming Korean movie, C'est si Bon on Asianwiki, It's about a music group and it's muse. It will be out on February. I see Oppa of Reply 1994!




Here's the poster and teaser of Orouboros featuring the reunion of Hana Kimi alum, Shun Oguri and Toma Ikuto. The police drama will be air on January 16. From avirtualvoyage.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Here's a rundown of new year's greetings!





Vitamin Z from  @kirishima


Ren of Uta Prince no Sama from @Ren_J_SH


Camus of UtaPri from @Camus_SH


Cecil of UtaPri from @Cecil_A_SH


Tokiya of UtaPri from @Tokiya_I_SH


 From @arpakaco


From Akatsuki no Yona via ANN





From DiaLov blog

From BonKoi blog 

UPDATE 1: 1/6/2015 added Gum Kare!
UPDATE 2: 1/11/2015 added Diabolik Lovers
UPDATE 3: 2/3/2015 added BonKoi