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Showing posts from December, 2011

Bday Wallies

Grab the new PSP-format wallies from Brother's Conflict's special page. It's up until January 25 6pm. We have 4 birthday celebrators: Tsubaki 12/31, Azusa 12/31, Natsume 1/1 and Wataru 1/3.

Freshest News: Brave 10 PV & Alice Movie DVD

The 3rd PV of Brave 10 have been released. The anime will air in January 7 with 12 episodes. Again, I'm not sure if this is a RH. From ANN.

The movie "Alice in the Country of Hearts" will be released in DVD this February 15. There's also two new wallpapers added at the official site.

Shima Shima

Shima Shima by Sayaka Yamazaki 5 volumes - complete

Shio runs an aromatherapy salon which is also a front for "Striped Sheep". She provides young men as sleeping companion for women who have trouble sleeping. It's the literal meaning of sleeping just so you know. Anyway these young men also happens to live in her house. There's a live action tv adaptation too which I'm planning to watch as well.


Misupuri by Madoka Seizuki 2 volumes- ongoing
Himeoka vows to win "Miss Princess" despite being tomboyish. Can she win with the help of 4 butlers? Two chapters are now available. Also this is from Neoromance and there's a DS version of it. Two of the characters were also featured in the Starlight and Christmas greetings below.

Asuko March

Asuko March 9 episodes

Nao was enrolled by her grandfather in an all-boy technical school. She hates the manual job, the unruly boys and yearns for girl classmates, normal life and cute uniform. The first 5 episodes were inspirational, fun and promising but at episode 6 it's too repetitive. The romance department was very slow too. Takei Emi is really pretty and refreshing but her character as Nao is so annoyingly clumsy. I love the soundtrack “Soredemo Shinjiteru” by Funky Monkey Baby.

Despite the disappointment I would still love to read the Asuko March manga. You may also check out other mangas with a girl in all-boy technical school setting: Dear School Gang Leader and Ookamidomo no Shitsukekata.

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club 11 episodes

It's about a poor student who has to work in the highschool host club for breaking an expensive vase. I had apprehension when they first released teasers with Neko chan on the cover. I was expecting a totally different Ouran. Episode 1 was very awkward but after episode 2 I was back in Ouran wonderland again.
They are perfect for their roles well except for Yusuke (Tamaki). Acting wise he's great but he's just too popular and so much associated with his past roles. Shunsuke (Kyoya) reminds me of a young Shun Oguri. I was disappointed that Haruna doesn't look like Haruhi at all but she grew on me. Kudos to the twins for not cringing when they stare-fest at each other!!!
The storyline and number of episodes are timed and executed well. The comic scenes are a classic. They've retained the silliness and added more heart and reason. The backstories are not rushed. The silliness and randomness in the anime seems to never end …

Freshest News: Ouran and Hakuouki adaptations

There will be a 4-episode mobile drama adaptation of Ouran entitled Ouran High School Host Club ~Haruhi no Happy Birthday Daisakusen~. It's written by Bisco Hatori and will be 5 minutes long for each episode. It will air in January 6 featuring the same cast. From tokyohive.

There will also be a musical stage adaptation of Hakuouki from April 27 to May 8. Official site here. via Hakuouki LJ.

Xmas Treats from Otomate, Honeybee and Neoromance

Grab the time limited Xmas wallies from Otomate including from Hakuouki. I'm not sure until when it will be up but I'm certain it won't be up for too long. Check the banner link.

There's also additional wallie from Starry Sky.

Also read Christmas Cards and grab wallies and Twitter icons from Starry Sky. It's up until December 26 only. See instructions from ponytale. They're awake in the twitter icon versions. Check the banner link.

Neoromance also had a "Starlight Xmas 2011" event featuring an all-star cast and their seiyuus. Go visit the site and enjoy the Christmas background music.

There's also Christmas greetings from different Neoromance characters. Here's the screenshots:

Merry Christmas

From Starry Sky

More Treats

Answer the survey for smartphone apps for Otomate and get the wallies above from Nisei no Chigri, Hiiro no Kakera and Hakuouki. Available until January 9,2012. From ponytale.

Get the Starry Sky twitter goodies in commemoration of their third anniversary. Check here. Available until January 12, 2012.