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Showing posts from February, 2008

Love Monster

By ayreesa

"Rabu Monsuta" ("Love Monster") by Riko Miyagi 12 volumes
Hiyo was lured into entering SM Academy by a boy who calls himself as her fiance. She then discovers that SM Academy stands for Saint Monster and yup it's a school for monsters. She will also uncover the big reason why a human girl like herself was enrolled to this school and engaged to the monster president.
The story and art has a childish appeal and is fairly decent but I was grossed out with the ecchi scenes! It isn't a romantic or sweet ecchi. It's more like a disturbing and perverted ecchi. I even wonder if the name of the school is a pun. I was optimistic when I read this because it's on the top ten of an online manga site. It might have been popular for the wrong reasons. Definitely not for underage readers.

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Maihitoyo

By ayreesa

"Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Maihitoyo" - 2-hour movie

The story takes place after the TV anime series. Akane and the Hachiyos are assigned to seal an Onryo that is haunting a stage. Akane is emotionally confused with her burdens and finds solace from a guy who doesn't remember his past. I liked this movie among all the Harukanaru animes that I've seen. Akane has the history of falling for the wrong guy and being oblivious to her doting Hachiyos. Watch out for the epilogue after the credits which is reminiscent of the ending of the opening of 'Sainunkoku Monogatari' . Am I confusing you? hehe

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Kurenai no Tsuki

By ayreesa

"Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3" (" In a Distant Time 3: Crimson Moon") - 1 hr anime special

Nozomi is a highschool girl brought forth as the White Priestess Dragon to end the never-ending war between the Genjis and Heikes. This anime special was released last December and is based on the third game 'Harukanaru Toki no Naka de' 3. This story is a bit confusing since I didn't have any background of the game. I think some of them are the reincarnations of the characters from the anime series. Like the original story, Nozomi was transported to Kyo with two of her male friends, the Arikawa brothers and then finds herself surrounded with Hachiyos of different flavors, I mean personalities. But unlike the first anime version, she can kick ass and there is also a bit of a twist. The special ended in a cliffhanger so there will be obviously a continuation but I don't know when.

Reverse Harem Pictures

By ayreesa

By ayreesa
Black Stones

I heart "Nana" and I absolutely loved Olivia's "a little pain". Again, this is not a reverse harem but if the mangaka make their lives more difficult then we can have a double reverse harems.

Full House Kiss

By ayreesa

"Full House Kiss" by Yuuba Shiori 5 volumes-ongoing

Suzuhara is desperate to get clues about her missing sister that she worked as a maid and a clueless art teacher to gain entry to the prestigious school. The story is similar to "Dakedo Happy Paradise", "The Wallflower" and "Crimson Hero" (future blog entry :P), about a girl tasked with household chores for elite students who are conveniently the resident hunks of the campus. The manga also comes with an otome PS2 version. No review yet as the scans are for a few chapters only.

Happy Valentine's Day

By ayreesa

from Uwasa no Midori-Kun

Secret Girl

"Boku ni Natta Watashi" ("Secret Girl" or "I Became a Boy") by Ako Shimaki 5 volumes- ongoing Momoko was forced by her mother to take the place of her twin brother in an all boys high school. Her roommate Itou will then find out about her identity. Yeah, what's new? In tradition of "Hana Kimi" and "Girl Got Game", someone will touch her binded chest, the girl will be caught in her birthday suit and guys will be attracted with her because of male instincts or female pheromones or whatever. It's formulaic but they cut down to the chase so you won't get bored. The art has soft effect making it so feminine.

For the longest time it was filed under my unconfirmed reading list but the recent turn of developments finally gave me the opportunity to write about this.

Kung Hei Fat Choi

By ayreesa

Saiunkoku Monogatari II Episode 17 subbed by Crytalis

By ayreesa

Im getting bored with SM, hopefully the next arc will reawaken my spirits. At the current rate Crystalis is subbing, our Mondays will be fully booked until June or July. Thank God it's Monday! I will post again once season 2 is complete.

Dakedo Happy Paradise

"Dakedo Happii Paradaisu" ("Dakedo Happy Paradise") by Takarada Iyo 2 volumes

Ruu's father ran away from debts, forcing her to apply as a maid to the Hiura brothers. Nothing happened to the story. Really. The pacing was so slow. The story was not fully explored and then it abruptly ended after two volumes.