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Happy Hustle High

By ayreesa

H3 School "Happy Hustle High" 5 volumes-complete by Rie Takada

Hanabi's all-girl school merged with an all-boy school. She's her classmates only hope in facing the boy's student council. The heroine is tomboyish but she turned out to be a loveable character. The story is about the ups and downs in a relationship. There's no major conflict or drama or anything. They fight over silly petty things like any other first highschool romance which makes it unassuming. I havn't had a great laugh such like this for a long time. There's also a PG-13 disclaimer from the mangaka.

Three Dads and a Mom

"Three Dads and a Mom" or "One Mom and Three Dads" 16 episodes

Song Na Yung's husband died before he could see their baby. Alone and pregnant, Na Young is taken care by her husband's three best friends. But unknown to her one of the three is actually the biological father of her baby.
It's funny at first but I lost interest after about episode 3. It's too long and after all the postpartum and baby blues, all the chemistry went to the drain. Still their sacrifices are inspiring and I enjoyed Jo Hyun Jae's and Shih Sung Rok's characters as the otaku and policeman. I'm really not a big fan of soaps in general. Our country imports a lot of kdrama and I've found out about this when I saw the trailer in our local channel. This is the very first kdrama that I've finished.

Happy Anniversary!

Check the updated post here,


By ayreesa

Wee it's been a year already!

Holy Grail

My most favorite when I started watching animes was "Fushigi Yugi". Over the years I kept on looking for animes similar to "Fushigi Yugi" but I couldn't find one because I didn't know what I was looking for and my only resource then is AXN-Asia and Animax. In January 2007 (9 years after Fushigi Yugi) I picked a random title from Memento's site. I have no idea what the anime is about. All I care is that I want to watch an anime that is short and has an ending and it was "Ouran High School Host Club". Kirimi's statement is a phenomenal line that will later produce 180 posts, almost 50,000 hits and counting. It also paved the way for me to read mangas and watch Asian dramas. I couldn't also believe the only drama that I've watched "Meteor Garden", prior to Ouran is also a reverse harem. There's something about a girl and a love dodecangle…

Underground Kids

By ayreesa

"Gakuen Onmitsu Torimono" ("Underground Kids") 1 volume- complete by Nana Shiiba

Kimi hires the services of the school's secret organization because she think someone is after her. This is an earlier short of Nana Shiiba of "Animal Jungle". Same cute art but I like story of the "Fake" extra better. I wonder if the last part has "I'll protect you" theme.

Freshest News: Hana Yori Dango Korea

By ayreesa

Kim Hyun Joong is officially part of Korean 'Hana Yori Dango' but not as Hanazawa Rui but as Domyoji Tsukasa. The producers said "that they might switch his role around with regards to his personality". He'll start taking his scenes next month while simultaneously promoting SS501's newest album. Joong is currently included in the variety show "We Got Married" opposite Hwang Bo and is also recovering from sleeping pills overdose.

source: coolsmurf

Freshest News: Shugo Chara!! Doki

By ayreesa


The sequel "Shugo Chara! Ninenme" or "Shugo Chara Second Year" will air this fall. According to ANN it will air in October 10 while from sites I'm seeing October 4. Check fall and winter tags.

UPDATES:

The official name of "Shugo Chara" sequel is "Shugo Chara!! Doki" and will start airing this October 4.

Freshest News: Hana Yori Dango Korea

By ayreesa

According to Group Eight, “The Korean version of Hana Yori Dango will make it’s debut by end-December on KBS 2TV in the Mon-Tue timeslot as a mini-series. We will not disappoint the expectations of fans and will offer something totally different from the Taiwanese and Japanese drama adaptations.”

source: coolsmurf

Fall Animes 2008

There's no follow up news from "Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World" yet. But I found two 'reverse harem' looking animes. Both are based from light novels and I think both have a heroine named Lydia.


By ayreesa
Hakushaku to Yosei" is set in Victorian era. Lydia is a "fairy doctor" who joins Edgar J. C. Ashenbert, the "Earl of Blue Knights", and his team on a quest. It premiers on September 28.



By ayreesa

"Tytania" is a space opera about a soldier who escapes and rebels against the Tytanian empire. I think this is going to be some kind of a sci-fi shonen. It airs starting October 9.

If my hunches are wrong, you didn't get it from me. XD Click on the titles for the official sites.

Jitterbug

By ayreesa

"Jitterbug" from "S no Yuiitsu M no Zettai" 1 volume-complete by Rei Toma

Akane's mom died and she suddenly finds herself with a father and three brothers. This is the second story in the five oneshots of Toma Rei. I like all the stories that I can't decide which one I like best. She's good in bringing out the emotions from such a compressed time. That's why I think she'll fare well with a longer series like "Boku wa Kiss de Uso o Tsuku."

Freshest News: Star's Lover

Choi Ji-Woo of "Winter Sonata" and "Stairway to Heaven" makes a comeback (in a potential reverse harem) "Oh! My Goddess" to be aired this December in Korea.

Synopsis from Dramawiki: "Lee Ma Ri is a famous actress that is actively pursued by four men. The four men come from different backgrounds and have different aspirations. One is a literature graduate student who dreams of becoming a writer, another is a famous photographer, the third is the heir to a major chaebol family, and the last man chasing after Ma Ri is a young executive who works at a media corporation."

Update: The working title has been changed to "Star's Lover".

Boku wa Kiss de Uso wo Tsuku

By ayreesa

"Boku wa Kiss de Uso wo Tsuku" ("By Way of A Kiss, I Lied" or "I Lied with a Kiss") 5 chapters-ongoing by Rei Toma

Meiko always stays in the library. While dozing off, someone stole a kiss from her. Who among the four witnesses is the culprit? I hate reading new mangas especially if it's really promising because waiting is a sweet torture. You'll be hooked from the very start so take your time and savor the characters, art and scenarios of each page.

Freshest News: Hana Yori Dango Korea and Hana Kimi SP

There's still no news about the cast of the Korean 'Hana Yori Dango'. The producers are facing casting issues and whatnot that the broadcast date has also been tentatively moved to spring of 2009.

source:coolsmurf


By ayreesa

Meanwhile the broadcast date of Hana Kimi special has been announced. The 2 hours and 15 minutes long episode will air on October 12 in FujiTV. The complete title is "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~ Ikemen♂Paradise Graduation Ceremony & 7 and 1/2 (Seven and a half) Episode Special".

source:unleashthegeek

Freshest News: Vampire Knight Guilty

By ayreesa

TV Tokyo streamed a twin promotional videos of "Vampire Knight Guilty". It also features brand new theme songs from the same artists of first season, ON/OFF and Kanon Wakeshima. The sequel will air this October 6.

source: ANN

Fourth Wheel?

The third guy in each picture haven't appeared in the story yet. May or may not be reverse harem.


By ayreesa
Nosatsu Junkie


"Bokutachi wa Shitte Shimatta"


"Rakuen Route"


"Gokujou Danshi to Kurashi Temasu"


"Cashgirl"

Happy Labor Day Weekend

Summer break is over and for some countries like US and Japan it's back to school again. This month is also special to me since I'll be celebrating my birthday and first year of this blog.