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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 ...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Upcoming: American Hana Yori Dango ~ Between Boys and Friends

Meet the cast of the US TV version of Japanese manga, Hana Yori Dango. The drama will start production in Oct. 21 and with a tentative airing date of Nov. 21. It will ran for 16 episodes. More info from Dramafever. Check the official site here.

Friday, September 27, 2013

6 years!

Reverse Harem Garden turned 6 yesterday. Thanks again for always visiting my blog and especially for those who share their comments. My day starts well when I get to read comments from you! My blogoversary wish is of course more reverse harem titles! I'm just so swamped this week but I'll add more memes in the weekend.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Manga Review: Engage Knight

Engage Knight story by Chika Isaka and Mayu Kasugi (2 volumes- complete)

Tiaris enters the Noble Course of Grunwald Senior Imperial  Academy to fill in for her sickly twin brother. No, she didn't pretend as a boy but she actually volunteered to be one and the other girl flatly pointed to her that she's going to be found out.  Gender bender aborted. Aside from being a substitute, she's also given the task of looking knights for their kingdom from the students of the Knights Course. The cover and the summary of knights coming after her made me want to read this. The "engage" part is an original idea too but only 3 chapters are available so far. I'm inspired again to create the tag "knight" for other similarly themed titles.

Polls: Hanayaka Wari Couple

And the winning pick for Haru is... Hiroshi! He's the inventor among the six brothers. I'm totally surprised that he's the winner. I feel like Haru is the safest with him compare to the other hot-tempered brothers. But it's cute that he's so oblivious with his feelings for her. Thanks to the 281 people who let their voices heard! And for breakdown of the votes:

Hiroshi 112 (39%)
Isami 55 (19%)
Susumu 45 (16%)
Shigeru  29 (10%)
Tadashi  22 (7%)
Masashi 18 (6%)

Freshest News: Arcana dishes, Aksys interview

A popular Japanese curry restaurant offers an Arcana-themed dishes. Check out the dishes inspired by your favorite La stora della Arcana Famiglia characters over at Crunchyroll.

Check out the interview with Aksys guy who localized the English versions of Sweet Fuse and Hakuouki at ANN. He's also shown interest with Black Wolves Saga.

Fall Reverse Harem

Diabolik Lovers -Sept. 16 (anime)

Hakuba no Ōji-sama Junai Tekireiki - Oct. 3 (jdrama)

Reply 1994 Oct. 18 (kdrama)

Thrice Married Woman Nov. 9 (kdrama)

Between Boys and Friends - Nov. 21 (US drama)

Happy Birthday Virgo!

Happy Birthday to my fellow Virgos!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Freshest News: Crunchyroll streams Diabolik Lovers

Crunchyroll is now streaming Diabolik Lovers every Mondays. The show premiered in Japan last Monday. From ANN.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Drama Review: Nail Shop Paris

Nail Shop Paris - 10 episodes

Hong Yeo Joo is an internet novelist dedicated to the lore of gumihos. To get inspiration, she tailed a guy and ended up pretending as a boy in a nail shop with flower boy nail artists.

For flower boys + work, we had coffee shop, ramyun shop and now we have a nail shop. The weird thing is they decided to pair the gender bender + flower boy with supernatural theme of gumihos. But I love the idea of flower boy nail artists. Girls would be swooning with handsome guys holding their hands. But the reverse harem ends there. The romance setup was a love triangle. But even with just 2 guys, the drama made me doubt myself several times of who'll she end up with. 

It had it's 3 or 4 great cliffhangers but I was not  100% emotionally hooked. There where three factors. 1) The acting of heroine, Park Gyu Ri. She only have one expression! 2) The storyline and sub-plots are so random. I was afraid there's going to have a lot of loose ends but they cleverly wrapped it all up in the last 15 mins. 3) The directing. Maybe I was just so used to flashy dramas but it wasn't just that polished. There were also lots of awkward little details like having uber long nails while in crossbending mode, Kay wearing tiara when he won, Kay wearing dark shades during fight scenes etc. 

During the final episode I suddenly realized that "Jin" closely resembles Sandara Park and it hit me he must be her brother. Sure enough it was him. He's also better known as Thunder of boy band, MBLAQ. Park Gyu Ri is also from the girl group, KARA. "Kay" was also familiar  since I saw him in "The Moon Embraces the Sun". I've also created "beauty" and "gumiho" tags for related themes.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Manga Review: Momochi-san Chi no Ayakashi Ouji

Momochi-san Chi no Ayakashi Ouji (The Demon Prince of the Momochi House) by Aya Shouoto  -1 volume (ongoing)

The orphan Momochi Himari receives a house for inheritance. But she finds the infamous haunted house inhabited with NEET-like bishies who does nothing but engage in bromance acts. This theme is so very Kamisama Kiss! There that’s a hint already if the picture above is not a giveaway! It’s another reverse harem from Aya Shouto. Talk about prolific reverse harem managaka.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Upcoming: La Corda d'Oro 3 anime

The otome game, La Corda d'Oro 3, will be animated. It was announced on the La Corda d'Oro 10th Birthday Event as tweeted by one the seiyuu's manager. The storyline and characters are all new and entirely different from the first two La Corda d'Oro anime series. From MAL.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Manga Review: Storm Lover

Storm Lover by Midori Murasaki - 2 volumes (complete)

Yuna transfers to St. Louis High and finds herself in a council with bishie members. It's based on an otome game about highschool and forming relationships. The manga will cover the different routes in the game. Only 2 chapters are scanlated so far.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Upcoming: Hakuba no Ōji-sama Junai Tekireiki jdrama

The manga Hakuba no Ōji-sama will be adapted into live action TV series entitled "Hakuba no Ōji-sama Junai Tekireiki" (Prince on a White Horse: Suitable Age for Love). The story is about 32 year teacher who dates a teacher seven years her junior. There's also a senior teacher to whom she had an affair with and another potential love interest. The lead actress remains a secret until the very first episode of the broadcast. The jdorama airs on October 3. From ANN.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Freshest News: more trailer from Hakuouki movie, Utapri teaser project & SKK star enlists in army

New trailer from Hakuōki Dai-isshō Kyoto Ranbu. The first of the two-part movie.From ANN.

UtaPri posters hijacks a department store. There's also a teaser poster seen above. More info from 

Song Joon Ki of Sungkyunkwan Scandal enlisted in the army. He'll be back in 2015. From dramabeans.