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Bakumatsu Renka Karyuu Kenshiden

Bakumatsu Renka Karyuu Kenshiden by Kuroyurihime 2 volumes- ongoing

Shizuki Rin grew up in a dojo with bishies. The couple of chapters scanlated has a historical feel on it rather than shoujo-ish. But I saw some otome review in Liajaka's page so the manga might be.

Freshest News: Yamato Official Poster and Staff Blogs

Pic taken from official site. For staff blog and episode 1 preview translations check unleashthegeek.

Freshest News: Harutoki 3 Trailer, HYD present

Harutoki 40-second trailer found here via ANN.

The present from HYD I guess are the greetings from the two. More info from unleashthegeek.

Merry Christmas!

Himegimi no Aikon

Himegimi no Aikon by Natsumi Oouchi 1 Volume (Complete)

Aki is the fastest girl in their track team then one day she finds a love letter. Can she chase the guy who left the letter? Only three chapters are available so far and left that question hanging. Lol.

Freshest News: HYD Christmas present

There's a message from Inoue on the HYD homepage. On Christmas Eve they will air memorable scenes from the TV drama before the uncut version of the movie. Also watch out for the Christmas present after the movie. More info from unleashthegeek. Here's also the memorable scenes from the producers, scene 1 and scene 2.

Freshest News: Shugo Chara! Encore!

The February issue of Kodansha will feature the last chapter of "Shugo Chara" and the debut of "Shugo Chara! Encore!". More info from ANN.

Freshest News: Harutoki 3 DVD

The final anime of TV special Harutoki 3 will also be released on March 24 as 3-disc DVD with extra footages, booklet, soundtrack and multiple character endings. More info from ANN.

Breo bihadahakusho

This banner on the amoeba page caught my eye. I think for marketing they created a story about and a girl and ikemen and candies or whatever. Use babelfish first then visit the site.

Freshest News: You're Beautiful DVD

"You're Beautiful" DVD Director's Cut (and with subs) will be released in February of next year. More info from minamdvd via dramabeans.

Freshest News: Haruka Manga ends

"Harukanaru Toki no Naka de" manga ends on the January issue of Lala DX. More info from ANN.

Winter Reverse Harems

"Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 3: Owari Naki Unmei" TV special airs January 3, 2010. Official site here.

"Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge" jdorama airs January 15, 2010. Official site here. Pic taken from d-addicts.

Crimson Empire

Crimson Empire - Circumstances to serve a noble 1 volume-ongoing by Hazuki Futuba
Sheila becomes the maid/bodyguard of the second prince. It's a dark manga adaptation of another Quinrose otome. Thanks for the anonymous visitor for the tip. I actually posted the otome pic before.

Freshest News: Breakout!

These two stars have been out of the radar for too long that I felt the need to post about it.

Gong You is out of the army after enlisting at the heels of Coffee Prince's success. More info from dramabeans. Meanwhile, Takeuchi Yuko of Lunch Queen invades US with the ongoing sci-fi series, 'Flashforward'. More info from Kawaii Joyuu. I was surprised when I suddenly saw her in the action/drama.

200,000 hits!

Thanks for the another 100,000 hits since March 26. :D

Freshest News: HYD Final TV Premier

The Hana Yori Dango Final flick will premier this Christmas in Japan boobtube. It will also air uncut scenes, message from Mao and Jun and favorite scenes from the series. More info from unleashthegeek.

Freshest News: The Wallflower Cast

The cast of the live adaptation of the manga Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge has been announced. The drama is set to premier on January 15. Taken from wiki and Tokyograph. First read at unleashthegeek.

Aya Oomasa as Sunako

Kamenashi Kazuya as Kohei

Uchi Hiroki as Takenaga

Miyao Shuntaro as Ranmaru

Tegoshi Yuya as Yukinojo

Freshest News: Shugo Chara Manga to End

Peach-Pit confirms that the last issue of Shugo Chara will come out this December. More info from ANN.

You're Beautiful

You're Beautiful (or You're Handsome) 16 episodes

Go Mi Nyu pretends to be her twin brother and fills his spot as the newest addition of all-boy idol, A.N. Jell. The drama is not the first to mix in gender bender + showbiz type there's Idol Paradise and Cinderella Boy mangas. For the gender bender + twins set-up there's 'Secret Girl'. And of course it's predecessors in reverse harem live action are the two Hana Kimi's and Coffee Prince. But even with the tried and tested cliches the drama was able to create a refreshing take. It's not heavy on the drama per se and delivers funny scenes and original twists. I love the noodle mix dance and MTV in the fields with the boar.

The actors gave justice to their roles as idols with their looks, character acting as well as musical prowess. Lee Hong Ki and Jung Yong Hwa are real-life members of idol groups. I was betting at first for Go Min Nam - Shin Woo but you can't deny the acting charms and the chemis…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Freshest News: A. N. JELL's last concert

You're Beautiful is near its' end and held its' last concert. More info from dramabeans.

Love Sick

Love Sick by Satoshi Morie 3 volumes -complete

Shiki transfers to school and kept her identity hidden to get her revenge. She'll also try to get aid from the four most powerful students.

Freshest News: More YB

Chinese fans sponsors a buffet for the cast and crew. Here. Midnight inteview. Here. Pig Rabbit for sale. Here. Taken from dramabeans.

Freshest News: Wallflower TV Drama

It was announced at 'Bessatsu Friend' magazine that there'll be a TV live action adaptation of Tomoko Hayakawa's 'Yamatonadeshiko Shichihenge' this January. More info from ANN.


Wante-D by Aqua Mizuto 1 volume-complete

Wante-d is composed of three stories and omake. The first one is about a girl trying to find the school thief, the second is about a girl pretending to the girlfriend of her longtime crush and the third story is about a girl who meets a deity who can grant wishes. The first two are reverse harems. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of Aqua Mizuto (of MG Garden and Milk Crown) but there are some instances that I'd liked how she drew a certain character or enjoyed a sweet or funny scene. This has been on my list for the longest time and thanks for the anonymoous tip in skribit for reminding me finally read this.

Freshest News: YB fan support and BBF's OST nominated

YB's Ratings and mania from dramabeans and fan support here.

SS501 was nominated for Digital Bon Sang Award (similar to best single / best digital single) for Boys Over Flowers OST at the 24th edition of the Golden Disk Awards which will be held on December 10th. From allkpop.

News: YAB lead gets more CF offers, Yumeiro in CR

Jang Geun-seok is gettting a lot of CF offers. More info from dramabeans.

Crunchyroll will simulcast Yumeiro Patissierie starting November 8. More info from ANN.

Halloween Polls

Here are the winners of the polls for Favorite Gothic/Dark Characters, Demons and Monsters. Happy Halloween everyone!!!

1. Nekozawa-Ouran 38 (39%) and Kyo- Fruits Basket 38 (39%)
2. Kuruma-Barajou no Kiss 28 (28%)
3. Kyo-Black Bird 24 (24%)
4. Nyx-Neo Angelique 21 (21%) and Toya- Millennium Snow 21 (21%)
5. Taiki-Hana Kimi 20 (20%)
6. Kuoro-Love Monster 17 (17%)
7. Clavis-Angelique 16 (16%)
8. The Devil Within Boys 15 (15%)
9. Sasame-Pretear 14 (14%)
10. Siva-Hanatsukihime 13 (13%), Arios-Angelique 13 (13%) and Jiro Gin-Love Monster 13 (13%)
11. Suou-Bloodhound 12 (12%)
12. Tamahome-Fushigi Yugi 11 (11%), Arikawa-Harutoki 11 (11%) and Robin-CCC 11 (11%)
13. Kaname-Juvenile Orion 10 (10%)
14. Reino-The Queen's Knight 9 (9%)
15. Francis-Angelique 8 (8%)

Total: 97 votes

Freshest News: interviews and discussions

Interview with Park Shin-hye. Read at drambeans.

Reverse harem discussion at ANN.

Freshest News: You're Beautiful OST

The OST of You're Beautiful is a hit which is unusual for dramas. More info from dramabeans.

Koi Suru Tenshi Angelique series and OVA

"Beloved Angelique Radiant Tomorrow" or "Koi Suru Tenshi Angelique ~ Kagayaki no Ashita ~" 12 episodes-complete

"Koi Suru Tenshi Angelique ~ Kagayaki no Ashita" OVA (30 mins)

Ange's new quest is to find the 9 guardians of Seijuu Universe. This is the sequel to Beloved Angelique When Hearts Awaken . The new set of guardians are a mix of new and old faces and each character is dedicated an entire episode. From what I can recall in comparison with the first season, this is easier to watch. Although the story is created purely to serve marketing strategy for the game it's interesting to see the bishie recruiting process. There's an OVA or special too and yes (!) Ange finally gets to pick the one she loves but the creators tried to make it a half open ending story.