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A Decade of Reverse Harem

Reverse Harem Garden actually turned ten last September. Sorry, for the late post. But be warned, to compensate for the late post this ...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hiiro no Kakera

Hiiro no Kakera 13 episodes

Tamaki moves back to her grandmother and finds out that she's destined to become the next Tamayori princess. She must protect the seal together with the five guardians that keeps the elemental beings from being unleashed to the human world. 

The otome-turned-to-anime was just so-so for me. The pacing is slow and stretched but still it kept me excited as to what would happen when she awaken her powers. Sadly, I don't have any favorite bishie. Maybe it's too early or maybe it's something to do with the character design. The original otome design looks sharper while anime version soften up their features. But I totally love the opening song! 

I was surprised when it was suddenly cut up to episode 13 and with the announcement of a second season in fall. I hope the story and pacing picks up now that we're expecting more action. It's also from the same game developers of Hakuouki. So if Hakuouki is all spring sakuras, HNK is all autumn-y maple leaves fit for a fall anime. I've also created tag guardians which I should have done a long time ago. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Freshest News: HnK ends, 2nd season on October

Hiiro no Kakera ends with 13 episodes and will be back for a second season in October. More info from ANN.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Reverse Harem Fairy Tales

Fairy tale adaptations are so in now in TV (Once Upon a Time, Grimm), movies (Mirror, Mirror, Snow White and The Hunstmen) and the latest to jump the bandwagon is Angelina Jolie's upcoming flick, Malificent.   Reverse harem is no stranger to this. Here's a look of your favorite classics given a reverse harem twist.

Pretear anime and manga based on Snow White

Akagami no Shirayukihime manga based on Snow White
Peter Panda manga based on Peter Pan
Ouji to Majou to Himegimi manga featuring Cinderella, Snow White, Thumbelina and Prince Charming
Heart no Kuni no Alice otome, manga & anime based on Alice in Wonderland
Ren'Ai Shugi Road to Emerald otome based on Wizard of Oz
Grimm the Bounty Hunter otome based on Grimm characters like Hansel, Rapunzel etc.

 Okashi na Shima no Peter Pan ~ Sweet Never Land otome based on Peter Pan

12 Ji no Kane no Cinderella ~Halloween Wedding~ otome based on Cinderella
 Ozmafia otome based on Wizard of Oz and other fairy tale characters
Zettai Meikyuu Grimm based on Grimm characters

Mother Goose otome based on nursery rhymes

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Related/Upcoming: Code: Breaker to be animated

The anime adaptation of the shounen manga "Code: Breaker" will air in October. Someone left a tip in Skribit years ago that yes it's a shonen but it's about a girl and 4 guys. I think I'll try it.  More info from MAL.

Updated: Added trailer. More info from ANN. Official Site here.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Freshest News Round Up: Nakatsu in Hana Kimi kdrama, Rooftop Prince in China, licensed Quinrose titles

There's a lot of news of confirmed stars for the upcoming kdrama "To the Beautiful You" including one of the major role for the Hana Kimi remake. Lee Hyun Woo will play as Nakatsu or in the Korean version as Cha Eun Gyul. From dramabeans.

"Rooftop Prince" becomes the #1 drama in China before it's official airing. From allkpop

Seven Seas Entertainment will release both Quinrose's titles, "Alice in the Country of Joker" and "Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble". From ANN.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer RH List

Hakuouki Sekkaroku OVA ep 6 - June 27

Hakuouki Reimeiroku prequel tv series - July 9 

To the Beautiful You (kdrama) - August 15

Click on the titles for the official sites. I'll be updating once official posters/trailers/sites/dates are released.


It's the third PV from "K". It certainly leaning to shonen but there sure are a lot of hawt bishies! From CR.

Monday, June 4, 2012

English Otome Mobile Apps

English otome apps are now available in smartphones! The art and the bishies are eye candy and the   premises are engaging. These are all paid apps but they all come with free prologues to tempt your wallets. Finally,  English games that are accessible! I wish I can just pay it in my local currency rather than credit card.

"Pirates in Love" is the first title of Voltage Romance Sims. It's available both in itunes and play. You'll have to pay for each characters and epilogues. I really want to play Eduardo!

"My Forged Wedding" is also from Voltage and are also available in itunes and play . The prologue doesn't give away the details as to why exactly they need to fake the wedding but check out the video above to have an idea why. I'm gravitating to Saeki (the ladies man) and Yamato (the rude guy). Also, the "uncle" seems to be play-able character in the future. Interesting.

"Ren'Ai Shugi Road to Emerald" is the lolita-lized Dorothy figure heroine and bishified otome versions of the scarecrow, tinman and lion. Even the evil wizard is a bishie too! I wonder now how the fairtytale would end now that it has the romance element. Unlike the first two there's a heroine character. It's from Image Circus and available in itunes only.

Thanks to the anonymous tip :) Sorry, I haven't tried "Shall We Date" since it's not compatible with my android phone and it's not available in itunes either. I'll post about it once I've tried it all.

If there's other apps out there that I missed or if there's new titles please let me know! :) 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Rooftop Prince

Rooftop Prince - 20 episodes

King Li Gak and his three subjects jumps forward into the 21st century Korea and to be more specific, they land straight through Bu Yong's rooftop house. King Li believes he's here to investigate a murder. The pieces to solving the puzzle are the same people from Joseon era who are reincarnated in the present time. It's like a jigsaw puzzle. You know the pieces but you don't know how they are all related. But the drama slowly (not dragged on) fits the pieces together and answered all your questions in the end. But after piquing much of your curiosity it leaves you hating because it ended abruptly and it left you wanting for more. But alas! We know there's no other choice for a good ending.  

The antics of the four time travellers basically got me hooked. I was laughing a LOT. I think the last time I laughed liked this was with the first Hana Kimi jdrama. But after they adapted to the modern lifestyle the tone shifts to seriousness. It's the scheming/battling out of the good and bad guys and the melancholic love story. There's chemistry between the two leads especially towards the end which feels real heartbreaking.

This is not a straight up reverse harem but the cohabitation factor seals the deal. (kdrama cliche 101: attics/rooftops with or without cohabitation ie. Attic Cat, Flower Boy, Secret Garden). Although Yong Sul's puppy crush for Bu Yong is cute it was just there in the obvious but not something to make a big deal of to complicate the story. But it's funny that Youg Sul dares to disobey the King in the modern times because of it. It's Yuchon's second reverse harem drama and it's interesting to note that it aired the same season with Fashion King headlined by Yoo An In. The SKK lives on! But sadly I dropped FK after trying out the 1st ep. In the same note of fashion, I find Se Na really pretty in hanbok and the staple corporate look: short dresses with blazers. 

Overall, again, I'm only in for the comedy and it tricked me to into finishing the comedy turned drama. Still a must watch! Pepare your tissues! You'd cry from either too much laughing or of sadness. Thanks for the anonymous tipper! :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Related News: Blood C movie preview, K manga adaptation & SKK bromance

Although the Blood C anime wasn't RH, you might still be interested to watch the first 8 minutes of the movie, Blood C: The Last Dark. The movie opens in Japan's theaters tomorrow. From ANN.

The upcoming (and unconfirmed RH) K anime is also adapted into manga by Aria magazine starting May 28. The title is "K": The Memory of Red. From ANN.

The Sungkyunkwan bromance is back thanks to a product endorsement. More info and pics from dramabeans.

Wallpapers: Brothers Conflict

Limited wallies and PSP wallies from Brother's Conflict. Up from May 17- June 15.

Hello June