Anime Quote:

"There's no such thing as a painless lesson-they just don't exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can't gain anything without losing something first. Although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you'll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah... a heart made Fullmetal." - Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Monday, 8 December 2014

Changes to the Blog

Hello,
There is some changes to this blog.
First change is that I am no longer doing this blog alone, as you can tell by the new title of the blog :P
My friend Demi will be now doing this blog along with me. She is recently new to Anime but has already watched roughly 10 Anime Series and has a huge list of Anime to watch.
Second change is that there is no longer going to be a schedule as we may be busy different days of the week etc.
Last but no means least, the type of posts that will be published will stil be of the same sort, for example:
  • Reviews
  • Reactions,
  • Spotlights
  • Recommendations etc.
Every post that has been before this date, was posted and done by Tara.


Every post that will be made from now on, will be clearly marked under the name Tara or Demi or even both :P


Example:
Tara:







Demi:







That's it for now :D





Thursday, 27 November 2014

Anime Character Spotlight #6: Ichigo Kurosaki

Name: Ichigo Kurosaki
Age: 15-17
Birthday: July 15th 
Horoscope: Cancer 
Gender: Male
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Orange
Anime: Bleach Series





Personality:
  • Protective 
  • Caring 
  • Stubborn 
  • Short-tempered
  • Strong-willed 
  • Impulsive 
  • Cool Image 
  • Compassionate 
  • Hard Worker etc...

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Review of Tokyo Ghoul

I was kind of scared to start this series as I knew it had gore and it was horror... And those two put together isn't normally my cup of tea, but I heard loads of good things about this Anime, so I thought I would venture into the unknown.

The storyline took a while to get into because of those two things that I said, but I got used to it, it's strange to say but this Anime has most certainly helped me expand my horizons on Anime and what I can and cannot stand.

The Animation was really good although there was times when I was a little confused... on why they were animating it this way. 

The Sound was amazing, and the opening OP although I didn't like at first, grew on me... damn you Tokyo Ghoul.
The characters were nearly perfect, even the evil ones. I really loved how they were placed and used in this Anime, although one character should have had more screen time. I have to admit that I felt really sorry for Kaneki and the situation that was dumped onto him.

Overall I really loved this season and can’t wait for the second season that is to come out, really soon.(Jan 2015) 



Final Rating:


Story- 9/10
Animation- 9.5/10
Sound- 10/10
Characters- 9.5/10
Overall- 9/10

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Anime Spotlight #13: Cardcaptor Sakura

Description:
Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost, for the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards! Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?






Anime: Cardcaptor Sakura
No. Eps: 70 Eps
Studio: MADHOUSE
Aired: 1998-2000
Tags: SHOUJO, MAGICAL GIRL, FAMILY FRIENDLY, MONSTER-OF-THE-WEEK


Reason for Spotlight:
The reason for this spotlight is because this is one of my all time favourite of the old classic Anime that children used to watch and didn't realise that it was Anime. When I got into Anime, it took me a while to find this and when I did, I recognised it straight away. The theme song, the unique characters and also the rubbish yet awesome voice acting just makes it amazingly brilliant. I rated this 5 stars because back in the day, this would have been seen as an amazing Anime. If you are a fan of Sailor Moon or anything to do with magic and fighting to protect the ones you love then this is perfect for you.


My Rating:  5 Stars
AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM:  3.91 Stars

Top 10 Anime Openings/Endings (of Fall 2014)

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Anime Recommendation #11: If you like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood you might like...


If you liked Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood:
The foundation of alchemy is based on the law of equivalent exchange; you cannot produce something from nothing. As such, alchemy is bound by one taboo - human transmutation. Four years ago two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, broke this taboo when they tried to resurrect their dead mother. During the process Al's body disintegrated and Ed lost his leg. In a desperate attempt to prevent his brother from disappearing completely, Ed sacrificed one of his arms so he could affix Al's soul to a suit of armor. When his missing limbs are replaced by auto mail parts, Ed bears the name of the Fullmetal Alchemist - the youngest ever State Alchemist and dog of the military. Now, alongside his brother, Ed uses his status within the military to attempt to find any way that he can return their bodies back to their original state.

You might like Blue Exorcist (Ao no Exorcist):
Rin Okumura is a seemingly ordinary boy living at the Southern Cross Boys' Monastery. One day, however, Rin encounters a boy who has been possessed by a demon. Amidst the struggle, he not only awakens latent powers sealed within him, but also learns that he is the son of Satan! No longer able to stay under the protection of the church and with his very existence straddling the line between human and demon, Rin decides to fight against his parentage and joins the True Cross Order as an exorcist. Now, the teen must attend the True Cross Academy and begin special exorcist training alongside his new comrades all while keeping his identity a secret; but can the son of Satan really become a true exorcist?

Reasons/Similarities:
  • Power/Alchemy 
  • Brother relationship
  • Protecting people
  • Great Secondary Characters
  • Defeating bad guys
  • Facing loss
  • Serious moments
  • Comedy moments

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Anime Character Spotlight #5: Shana

Name: Shana
Age: At least 12 (Immortal) 
Birthday: N/A
Horoscope: N/A
Gender: Female
Eyes: Brown/Red
Hair: Black/Red
Anime: Shakugan no Shana Series


Personality:

  • Duty Driven 
  • Physically Fit
  • Confused 
  • Jealousy 
  • Sweet Tooth 
  • Intelligent 
  • Naive

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Review of Black Butler: Book of Circus (Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus)

I was so excited when after watching all of Black Butler that there was going to be more, even after 2ish years break.

The storyline took a while to get into, but once I was, I was hooked and it was a shame that I had to keep waiting a whole week for each episode. It was strange thinking that this was in the middle of season 1 but it was easy to understand.

The Animation and Sound were amazing and of course it is going to be way better than season 1 and 2 as technology as progressed a lot in a couple of years.

The characters were amazing and only certain characters annoyed the hell out of me. Ciel and Sebastian were just perfect and their relationship with each other looked so much more real in this season than any other season. It was amazing to see the servants get more action in this one, as although with the other season you did see a little of what they are made of, this season showed it way better. It was also good to see new characters and what their role in the anime was about. I wished we could have seen more interaction between two certain characters, but beggars can't be choosers.

Overall I really loved this season and can’t wait for the OVA and also hope that there will be more seasons to come.



Final Rating:

Story- 9.5/10
Animation- 10/10
Sound- 10/10
Characters- 9.5/10
Overall- 9.9/10

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Anime Spotlight #12: Guilty Crown

Description:
In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.

Anime: Guilty Crown
No. Eps:  22 Eps
Studio: Production I.G
Aired: Fall 2011-2012
Tags: ACTION, MECHA, SCI-FI, NOITAMINA, ROMANCE


Reason for Spotlight:
This Anime was one of those Anime that made me question reality and life, it also was one of those Anime that got me pretty much hooked right from the start. The character development in this Anime was so amazingly put together and the storyline was even more amazing. If you like an action packed drama with some romance and tears then this Anime is perfect for you.


My Rating: 5 Stars
AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 4.1 Stars

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Anime Recommendation #10: If you like Kaichou wa Maid-sama! you might like...

If you liked Kaichou wa Maid-sama!:
President of the Student Council at the almost-all-boys Seika High School, the hard-as-nails Misaki Ayuzawa works every day to make life easier on the small population of co-eds who have enrolled there. Though an unholy terror to all things male during school hours, in order to provide for her impoverished family, she secretly works after school at a maid cafe in Akihabara. However, when campus hottie Usui Takumi wanders into the restaurant during her shift, suddenly she finds her reputation in school at his mercy...







You might like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster):
Mizutani Shizuku is the type of person who only cares for her own grades. But when she accidentally delivers lesson notes to Yoshida Haru, he becomes convinced they are friends.
Haru turns out to have a very innocent personality, but who would've thought that Haru would actually confess to Shizuku?
A cold-hearted girl and super-troublemaker romance with a fresh new perspective.


Reasons/Similarities:
  • School Life
  • Boy Confesses love from pretty much beginning
  • Romance
  • Boy meets girl
  • Insta Love
  • Comedy
  • Girl wanting to focus on working/studying
  • Obvious love feelings
  • Sweet 
  • Great Secondary Characters

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Anime Character Spotlight #4: Oz

Name: Oz
Age: 15 (Physically) 
Birthday: 26th December
Horoscope: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Eyes: Emerald 
Hair: Blonde
Anime: Pandora Hearts










Personality:

  • A Flirt
  • Depressed 
  • Generous 
  • Trusting too easily 
  • Smart
  • Self Sacrificial 
Bonus: Oz's Character Song:

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Review of Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

The storyline is so awesome and the only problem I had was the slow start. Although it has very similar things to other anime for some reason this anime made it unique and different. The funny parts mixed with the serious stuff and with the romance was a great way of making a unique and amazing anime that after a few eps had me hooked to it. With the romance I have to say it’s one of those that have really made me say “WOW”.

The animation although good was a little bit annoying when they made the characters go into a weird style and although yes it was meant to help make it funny, it really wasn’t needed. The style was similar to what was in “Fullmetal Alchemist” at times when “Edward” was doing something funny but it was fine in that anime as it was only now and then but with this one it really wasn’t needed to be used as much as it did. I have no problem with the sound as the quality was good and the voice actors were equally as good.

Now onto the characters. They were almost perfect to me but slight things annoyed me and made me think “Really!?”. The main characters “Misaki” and “Takumi” are just the cutest and amazing. I really loved the difference between them both yet when they were on screen together, everything just felt right and amazing.

Overall I really enjoyed this anime and I really would recommend this to people who like Romance, Drama and Comedy.



Final Rating:
Story- 9.5/10
Animation- 9/10
Sound- 10/10
Characters- 9/10
Overall- 9.5/10

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Anime Spotlight #11: Vampire Knight

Description:
Cross Academy is a school with a difference: in a unique and experimental setup designed by the headmaster, it has a Day Class consisting of ordinary humans and a Night Class filled with vampires. Yuki Cross and her friend Zero Kiryu are school prefects whose job it is to make sure the secret of the Night Class is always safe; they patrol the school grounds at night and supervise the switchover of classes at dawn and dusk to prevent any 'accidents' from happening. While Zero is suspicious of vampires and hates the idea of sharing the same space as them, Yuki admires the Night Class for their beauty and sophistication; she is especially intrigued by their charming leader, Kaname, because he once saved her life. However, as Yuki quickly learns, not all vampires are amiable like the Night Class, and as terrible events unfold, Yuki must ask herself whether in a world where vampires are the hunters and humans are the prey, peaceful coexistence can really be achieved.


Anime: Vampire Knight
No. Eps:  13 Eps
Studio: Studio Deen
Aired: Spring 2008
Tags: SCHOOL LIFE, ROMANCE, DRAMA, SHOUJO, SUPERNATURAL, VAMPIRES


Reason for Spotlight:
This was one of my first Anime series that I watched and loved and also the first Anime that I have re-watched twice and will most likely re-watch it again in the near future.
I loved this story, it was unique at the time, amazing and the music was stunningly brilliant.
Not only is this season good but so is the second season called "Vampire Knight Guilty", which concludes the whole Anime, but if you want to find out more, you will have to read the manga.
The reason I wanted to spotlight this, was because the rating is lowish, but maybe because it's been watched by so many people.
Watch this if you love vampires and the supernatural with romance.


My Rating: 5 Stars
AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 3.81 Stars

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Anime Recommendation #9: If you like Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) you might like...

If you liked Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji):
In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.



You might like Pandora Hearts:
On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it. Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.


Reasons/Similarities:
  • Supernatural 
  • Master-Servant Relationship 
  • Fan girls ship the "Master-Servant" a little to far :P 
  • Comedy 
  • Action
  • Bad guys 
  • Mansions 
  • Set in the olden times
  • Slight Romance
  • A weird Char (Break/Caretaker) - You will only know what I mean if you have watched both, so.... get to it :P 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Anime Character Spotlight #3: Nagisa Furukawa

Name: Nagisa Furukawa
Age: 19
Birthday: 24th December
Horoscope: Capricorn
Gender: Female
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Anime: Clannad/Clannad After Story







Personality:

  • Sweet 
  • Innocent
  • Caring
  • Very sensitive
  • Feels insulted easily
  • Poor health 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Review of Kamigami no Asobi

The story was good and in certain ways really unique. Of course there was the things that you could say are the same as other anime for example, the fact it's one girl surrounded by multiple guys and an added thing that the majority of the guys are total jerks to begin with. I love the fact this was relating to Greek Mythology as this keeps stalking me... Even in Anime I shall fall prey Greek Mythology.

The Animation is one thing I really can’t fault no matter how many times I try too; it was perfect for the Anime.

The sound was really good although I felt the intro and ending songs were a little cheesy... but... I guess I could expect that because of what this Anime is.

Most of the Characters were fine and easy to fall in love with, but some of them had such a hard personality to like even when they show they can be kind. My Fave Main character has to be the girl Yui and my Fave Secondary Character is Dionysus.

Overall I really did enjoy this Anime and it was a quick fun Anime.

 

Final Rating:
Story- 8/10
Animation- 10/10
Sound- 9/10
Characters- 8.5/10
Overall- 8.8/10

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Anime Spotlight #10: The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

Description:
The anime's story takes place in a world in which magic is not a fairy tale, but has existed for nearly one hundred years. In the spring, the Private Magic University Affiliated High School (Magic High School for short) is welcoming its new students, and names the top incoming student with the best grades the Bloom. The student called the Weed is the Bloom's replacement. Siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba are designated as the Weed and Bloom, respectively. Tatsuya is a young man who always has a farsighted expression, and Miyuki is a young woman who feels far more for her brother than sibling love. Since the day the two entered the gates of the elite school, the establishment's peaceful days have become chaotic.


Anime: The Irregular at Magic High School
No. Eps:  26 Eps
Studio: MADHOUSE
Aired: Spring - Summer 2014
Tags: SCHOOL LIFE, COMEDY, ROMANCE, MAGIC


Reason for Spotlight:
Although this has a great rating it hasn't been watching by a lot of people, which leads to me think "Why?". The most basic answer is not many people know about it, or have had time to watch it or rate it on certain sites such as "Anime Planet". This Anime although isn't perfect in any shape of form, its good, really good. If you don't mind close relationships between family members that is. The magic is amazing and the actual storyline is pretty unique. If you like magic related Anime then this is right up your street. GO check it out :)


My Rating: 4.5 Stars
AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 4.2 Stars

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Anime Recommendation #8: If you like Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion you might like...

If you liked Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion:
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

You might like Guilty Crown:
In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.


Reasons/Similarities:
  • Mecha
  • Sci-fi
  • Minor Romance 
  • Futuristic 
  • Action
  • Main guy
  • Power given to a person that had none
  • Main goal to change the world 
  • Twists and turns 
  • Music that fits the Anime
  • Many More

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Anime Character Spotlight #2: Edward Elric

Name: Edward Elric
Age: 15-18
Birthday: 1899
Horoscope: N/A
Gender: Male
Eyes: Golden
Hair: Golden
Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist












Personality:

  • Immature 
  • Stubborn 
  • Strong-willed
  • Selfish/Selflessness
  • Self-absorbed
  • Quick-tempered
  • Impatient
  • Love of travel
  • Loyal 
  • Great compassion 
  • Hero of the people
  • Wednesday, 29 October 2014

    Review of Psycho-Pass

    I would really advise people to only watch this Anime if you are 16+ years old or even older as of the adult content in this anime.

    The storyline is very unique in my opinion but of course there’s little things that may remind you of other anime. I found after the first two episodes I was hooked into it to watch the rest. I am not used to the adult content so it was a shock to see some certain scenes and its only because of that, that I am rating this less than perfect. This storyline is gripping and also it was emotional in certain places for me, because I admit I cried in two different places while watching this anime. (I am a sucker for crying).

    The Animation and Sound are just stunningly amazing although I didn’t really enjoy the opening songs, but I did enjoy the ending songs.

    The characters, well let’s just say I like and loved most of them bar a few of them. I am not saying who I don’t like, if you watch it, it should be obvious. The two main characters (Akane TSUNEMORI and Shinya KOUGAMI) are deffo my best chars as well but I also loved Tomomi MASAOKA because he was such a caring person being in the situation he was in.

    Overall I really enjoyed this anime bar the few scenes that was just a little overwhelming. An almost perfect anime and I am so happy that there is  a second season out now and also a movie coming out next year.


    Final Rating:

    Story- 9/10
    Animation- 10/10
    Sound- 9.5/10
    Characters- 9/10
    Overall- 9/10

    Sunday, 26 October 2014

    Anime Spotlight #9: D.N.Angel

    Description:
    For Niwa Daisuke, turning 14 should be accompanied by romance and the promise of new adventures into adulthood, but instead comes with a surprising revelation: all male children of the Niwa's bloodline inherit the powers (alter ego) of Dark, a phantom thief, upon their 14th birthday! Now, in addition to his ever-present quest to win the heart of his childhood friend Risa, Daisuke must commit acts of thievery (with his doppelganger Dark controlling his body), to steal mysterious pieces of art for unknown purposes. For Daisuke, his growing pains are just beginning!





    Anime: D.N. Angel
    No. Eps:  26 Eps
    Studio: XEBEC
    Aired: 2003
    Tags: FANTASY, ROMANTIC DRAMA, THIEVES, MAGICAL BOY


    Reason for Spotlight:
    The reason I have chosen this for the spotlight is because I haven't found an anime that is similar to this, of course there's anime that have some elements of this, but not the point where I am comparing 24/7. This anime was on the first ones I loved and adored and it was an interesting storyline. This was an almost perfect anime but it had some minor problems but nothing that spoiled the enjoyment of this anime. If you have enjoyed anime such as "InuYasha" and "Pretear" and like genres such as "Fantasy" and "Drama" then you will most likely enjoy this anime.

    PS. The intro song is amazing and catchy :)


    My Rating: 4.5 Stars
    AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 3.47 Stars

    Saturday, 25 October 2014

    Anime Recommendation #7: If you like Sailor Moon you might like...

    If you liked Sailor Moon:
    Life can be tough when you're a teenager. Enter Tsukino Usagi, an average, if somewhat clumsy, junior high student whose voracious appetite for sweets and capacity for tears are offset by her enthusiasm for life. Her normal existence is suddenly turned upside down when a talking cat named Luna comes into her life. Suddenly, Usagi finds herself with the ability to transform into the superhero known as Sailor Moon. Fighting the occasional monster may be the least of her worries, though...


    You might like Cardcaptor Sakura:

    Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost, for the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards! Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?







    Reasons/Similarities:
    • Girly Anime
    • Magical Girl
    • Cute :) 
    • Monster-of-the-Week
    • Family Friendly 
    • Oldish Anime (Although Sailor Moon has came back) 
    • School 
    • Friendship <3 
    • Awesome English Intro Songs :D 
    • Cool Costumes 

    Thursday, 23 October 2014

    Anime Character Spotlight #1: Yuki Cross


    Name: Yuki Cross
    Age: 16-17
    Birthday: 25th December
    Horoscope: Capricorn
    Gender: Female
    Eyes: Reddish Brown
    Hair: Dark Brown
    Anime: Vampire Knight/ Vampire Knight Guilty



    Personality:
    • Cheerful 
    • Caring 
    • Comedic girl 
    • Beloved smile
    • Dislikes studying 
    • Falls asleep in class 
    • Stays up all night 
    • Protects people
    • Strong attachment to her close friends
    • Indecisive  
    • Insecurity 

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014

    Review of Loveless

    The storyline in my opinion was unique and strange but I guess it was good. I felt like it was a slow start and then it got really interesting and then look what they do, they leave an open ending... I’m sorry but if you “think” there won’t be a second season, then don’t leave an open ending – And if its continued in the Manga, then it’s unfair on people who don’t read manga.

    The animation and sound were really good and I really love the opening song, and also the ending song was really good but not as good as the opening song.

    The Characters were lacking so much it’s unreal. I loved a few of the Characters but even the ones I loved I knew there was improvement to be made. “Soubi” was annoying every time he said “I love You”... I mean I know you do, but really do you have to keep saying it. It’s strange because normally the adults make more sense and are grown up but in this case, I felt like the children were more grown up.

    Overall I did like this Anime but the ending really made me rate this lower.


    Final Rating:

    Story- 7/10
    Animation- 9/10
    Sound- 10/10
    Characters- 7.5/10
    Overall- 7/10

    Sunday, 19 October 2014

    Anime Spotlight #8: Magi

    Description:
    In a sand-swept land of caravans, brigands and adventurers, legends tell of the ominous dungeon towers that suddenly appeared 14 years ago. It's said that by clearing one of these prisons, you can obtain treasure beyond your wildest dreams, and even form a contract with magical genies of immense power - assuming you make it out alive. In this world, Alibaba is a young rogue who wants nothing more than to get rich by clearing all of the world's dungeons, starting with the nearby tower Amon; Aladdin is a curious young boy with a magical flute and a hidden ability; and Morgiana is a slave who can't escape her chains. As their fates intertwine, the three find themselves wandering the land, battling powerful enemies, and taking a stand against powerful forces that seek to corrupt the weak and innocent.

    Anime: Magi
    No. Eps:  25 Eps
    Studio: A-1 Pictures
    Aired: Fall 2012-2013
    Tags: FANTASY, COMEDY, MAGIC, ACTION, ADVENTURE


    Reason for Spotlight:
    This anime has everything that you need, Magic, Comedy and a good old Adventure. With this Anime, it teaches you a lot, and there is moments where you honestly can't believe it, but if anything becomes to serious, you can count on this Anime to cheer you up. There is something unique about this Anime that I just can't figure out. There is a second season, but I have yet to watch it yet, but I am planning on, because I want too see more of this Anime.


    My Rating: 5 Stars
    AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 4.28 Stars

    Saturday, 18 October 2014

    Anime Recommendation #6: If you like Fate/stay night you might like...

    If you liked Fate/stay night:
    The Holy Grail War is a battle between seven magicians who each summon a mythical hero to fight for their cause. Shirou, a twice orphaned high school boy, had so little magical talent that his foster father did not bother teaching him about the war and its meaning. Thanks to that lack of foresight, Shirou finds himself in a bit of a pinch when he accidentally summons a hero of the strongest class, and is sucked into the fray. The Grail grants the winner any wish they have. But driven by an unyielding sense of justice and self-sacrifice, for what will Shirou fight?








    You might like Shakugan no Shana:
    Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?


    Reasons/Similarities:
    • Romance
    • Magic
    • Fantasy 
    • Action
    • Great Fight scenes
    • Girls kicking asses
    • Girls being less annoying than the guy
    • Has a main guy that's really pointless to start with but then becomes more important and stronger throughout
    • Has weird relationships 
    • Slowish Start but once your into it, your into it
    • Both have been Dubbed :P 

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014

    Review of Amnesia

    The storyline in my opinion was not unique but was told in a unique kind of way. I was kind of confused for like the majority of the anime but because of the content in the anime and the ending I really did enjoy this anime.

    Would just like to point out that in this anime the date 1st August means a lot and I was watching most of this anime on that date… CREEPY!!!

    The animation and sound were perfect and the opening song was so... Wow... Amazing... tbh I felt like the Opening song was better than some of the anime itself.

    The Characters were lacking a lot of development... Well everyone but Heroine. I think because of the type of Anime it was, this was the reason for the lack of development... But still, I think it could have been a lot more.

    Overall I just want to say this was a hard anime to get into and also to follow but the bits that were good... Were REALLY good.


    Final Rating:

    Story- 8/10
    Animation- 10/10
    Sound- 10/10
    Characters- 6/10
    Overall- 7.8/10

    Sunday, 12 October 2014

    Anime Spotlight #7: Romeo x Juliet


    Description:
    On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and fear. Juliet has spent her life in hiding, and in disguise as the male Red Whirlwind, secretly fighting Neo Verona’s oppression. On one of her secret adventures, she is helped by Romeo and falls in love. Finally, on one fateful day, Juliet’s family reveals her heritage and their desire for her to reclaim her title and rescue Neo Verona from tyranny. Meanwhile, Juliet also discovers that Romeo is the son of her worst enemy. Can Juliet rescue Neo Verona and kill the father of the man she loves?


    Anime: Romeo x Juliet
    No. Eps:  24 Eps
    Studio: GONZO
    Aired: Spring 2007
    Tags: FANTASY, ROMANCE, TRAGEDY, DRAMA, FRIENDSHIP


    Reason for Spotlight:
    This name of the Anime should say it all. In honestly, this Anime was amazing, it had nearly everything perfect and the whole thing was put together stunningly. Yes, it will make you cry if you cry over sad tragedies but it is worth it with this Anime. I will not compare this to any other anime but, If you like sad Anime for a reason then this Anime is worth every second.


    My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
    AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 3.94 Stars

    Saturday, 11 October 2014

    Anime Recommendation #5: If you like Psycho-Pass you might like...

    If you liked Psycho-Pass:

    In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident's mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they're considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl's judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.




    You might like Tokyo Ghoul:

    The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.










    Reasons/Similarities:
    • Dark and Twisted
    • Cruel Reality 
    • Gore
    • Violence
    • Times to laugh, even though its normally dark
    • Main characters you cant help but love. 
    • Unique Storylines (In my opinion) 
    • Sci-fi/Supernatural 

    Wednesday, 8 October 2014

    Review of Angel Beats!

    Finally watched this – WOOP!

    The storyline in my opinion was unique in certain areas and not in some. I am going to skip to the part where I say this HAD ME IN FLOOD OF TEARS. This made me cry just as bad as Clannad but only at two parts unlike Clannad when I cried nearly every other episode. The way this story is told is so amazingly beautiful and stunning. I loved the fact there was a comedy aspect to it and if it didn’t have the comedy part I am very sure I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much. I actually kind of like the idea of this happening in real life to a certain extent as It really is a harsh life if your life is cut short without you having a fulfilled life.

    The animation and sound were perfect and the opening and ending song was so pretty and amazing and it added to the Anime so very well.

    I am going to be quick about the Characters as they all had such different personalities and I loved each one for different reasons. The main male character being Otonashi handled the situation badly to start with but then got smarter and stronger and I could honestly say that I love him as a character.

    Overall I just want to say, I loved this Anime and it was almost 100% perfect :D


    Final Rating:

    Story- 9.5/10
    Animation- 10/10
    Sound- 10/10
    Characters- 10/10
    Overall- 10/10

    Review of Black Cat

    My good friend of mine suggested this anime so many time that I finally caved in and started watching it - Which I am of course glad for :D

    The storyline is unique and nothing I have ever seen before (FACT). I loved how it all started and although at first I was a little hesitant my friend advised me that IT WILL GET WAY BETTER. It did get way better, I mean REALLY better SO good that I got hooked and watched the last half of the anime in like 1-2days :D.

    The Animation lacked a little at times but I do know this was made in 2007 and the technology wasn’t what it is now, meaning if I was review this 3 years ago I would have rated the animation 7 or something like that. The sound was perfect and can i say how much i adored the Opening song - AMAZING.

    The characters were almost perfect but I felt a certain character was a tad annoying at time but other than that I loved them all. My favourite characters were Train (Black Cat), Sven and Eve.

    Overall I really enjoyed this anime and was very pleased with how it ended :)



    Final Rating:

    Story- 10/10
    Animation- 9/10
    Sound- 10/10
    Characters- 9.5/10
    Overall- 10/10

    Sunday, 5 October 2014

    Anime Spotlight #6: InuYasha


    Description:
    Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.







    Anime: InuYasha
    No. Eps:  167 Eps
    Studio: Sunrise
    Aired: 2000-2004
    Tags: SHOUNEN, FANTASY, FEUDAL JAPAN, TSUNDERE, PERSON IN A STRANGE WORLD, DEMONS, ROMANCE


    Reason for Spotlight:
    This anime was one of those that were long running and popular way back, before "Naruto" and "Bleach" took over. Although it has poor graphics because of the time it was made its such an amazing anime. It is also Dubbed for people who only like to watch anime in English. If you anime which last long and has many different genres linked to it then this anime is perfect for you.

    PS. Don't think that the end is after this series as there is a second short series called "InuYasha: The Final Act" which is what concludes the whole Anime. 



    My Rating: 5 Stars
    AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 3.64 Stars

    Saturday, 4 October 2014

    Anime Recommendation #4: If you like Ouran High School Host Club you might like...

    If you liked Ouran High School Host Club:

    Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...









    You might like Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%:

    With dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favorite idol, Haruka enters the Saotome Academy, a prestigious performing arts school. If successful there, she’ll be able to join the Shining Agency after graduation. However, it won’t be so easy when Haruka is already surrounded by potential idols and composers. On top of that, her homeroom teacher is a current idol, the headmaster was a record-breaking singer, and the academy itself is a chaotic place where anything can happen. Which prince of song will be paired up with Haruka?! Uta no Prince Sama is an exciting, coming-of-age romantic comedy that will be like sweet music to your eyes and ears!







    Reasons/Similarities:
    • Reverse Harem
    • Comedy 
    • Shoujo
    • Romance, I guess
    • School-Life
    • Cute boys
    • Addictive 
    • A little bit cheesy :P

    Wednesday, 1 October 2014

    Review of Bleach

    First off I just want to say, I am reviewing this just a little different to my normal Anime reviews because it was such a long Anime with different ARC's thrown into the mix.

    The Bount ARC:
    Although I did enjoy this ARC there wasn't a huge need for it, as all it did was make Ichigo stronger in which they could have did without this ARC. At times I was grateful for this ARC but most the time I was praying for it to hurry up and finish so I could jump back into the main storyline.

    The New Captain Shūsuke Amagai ARC:
    Ahhh... I have mixed feeling for this... At time I feel what I feel for the Bount ARC but I also feel like, I needed this ARC to have a small break from the main storyline. I loved this ARC but I also hated it. (Confused about this ARC).

    The Past ARC:
    There was no need to have this ARC they could have explain this in flashbacks in which they ACTUALLY did. But no really... I found it pointless... only good thing about it was we found a little bit more about the Vizords...

    Zanpakutō: The Alternate Tale ARC:
    This is the only ARC that I enjoyed and loved. I have no mixed feelings with this. This ARC was needed in my opinion. It took one last break before diving into the main storyline. I just loved it... I always wanted more to do with the zanpakuto's and I got it in this ARC.

    Main Storyline:
    The main storyline was a perfect 10/10 for me, from the start to the finish it was amazing to see how far the storyline went and how things progressed with the characters. From seeing weak people to very strong people at the end was the best thing ever. So much in this storyline was unique and nothing I have ever seen before and it kept me on the edge of my seat at certain times.

    The Sound and Animation was fine although I hated the first opening titles but loved them from then on. The ending songs… on which I got to hear were okay but nothing special. .

    The Characters in this Anime is amazing and omg... I am in love with so many of them.

    Ichigo is my fave guy character in this Anime. - He is weak yet grows strong, he loves and he protects with all he has.

    Renji is my fave lieutenant in this Anime – He is strong, funny and knows when he has to grow stronger and he also has a need to protect people.

    Rukia is my fave female character in this Anime – Although the first god knows seasons, you never got to see her kick ass, eventually you did and that’s when I fell in love with her.

    Last but not least, my fave Captain is Toshiro because why not!? – He is amazing, not the average likeable character yet I like him. He is all for getting his job done yet most the time slips up and enjoys the fact things don’t go right. Awesome character.

    Also I ship Ichigo and Orihime <3 – Haters gonna hate :P

    Overall I really enjoyed this Anime but some of the ARCs made me… rate this lower than I would have liked to rate it. WELL WORTH THE WATCH. :D


    Final Rating:
    Story- 8/10
    Animation- 10/10
    Sound- 10/10
    Characters- 10/10
    Overall- 9/10

    Sunday, 28 September 2014

    Anime Spotlight #5: Hamatora


    Description:
    "Minimum"— Otherwise known as "small miracles", is a special power that only manifests within a few, select humans. Those who possess this ability are called "Minimum Holders." 2014: Yokohama. The detective duo of Nice and Murasaki, otherwise known as "Hamatora," wait again today for work with their friends at a table at Cafe Nowhere that they use as their agency. Suddenly, a job they receive seems to have a weird connection with the serial killer that their police friend, Art is searching for.







    Anime: Hamatora
    No. Eps: 12 Eps
    Studio: NAZ
    Aired: Winter 2014
    Tags: MYSTERY, ACTION, DRAMA, SUPERPOWERS


    Reason for Spotlight:
    This is a recent Anime but because I have only recently watched it and enjoyed it, I felt like it was right for me to show it off. Not only is this first season completed but also the second season was only recently completed.  I rated a very high rating yet the AVG. Rating on Anime Planet doesn't really match to what I would have though it should deserve. This Anime was well thought of, the animation style was superb and the characters were amazing. It also helped to know there was a second season as at the end of this season it does say "To Be Continued". If you like Anime where there is mainly one main plot line and you like superpowers then this Anime is perfect for you and remember there is a second season out already called "Re: Hamatora".



    My Rating: 5 Stars
    AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 3.6 Stars

    Saturday, 27 September 2014

    Anime Recommendation #3: If you like Brothers Conflict you might like...

    If you liked Brothers Conflict: 
    When Chii’s father remarried, she gained more than just a stepmother - she also became the stepsister to thirteen brothers! And as if her now massively-sized family isn’t enough to handle, the girl also learns that they’ll be moving in together! Chii’s new brothers are eager to help her feel welcome, but with everyone living together without parental supervision, the arrangement might lead to more than just new friendships...











    You might like Diabolik Lovers:
    After her father moves and leaves her behind, Yui Komori arrives at the mansion she must now call her home, unaware of the horrors that await her. For Yui’s new housemates are vampires, and she’s been sent to live with them by the church as their prospective bride-to-be. But what sounds like the subject of a romance novel soon turns to despair, as these fanged beauties are delighted to have a new plaything to torment and will stop at nothing to force themselves upon her and drink her blood. Yui must now learn to cope with her new life of being sadistically abused at every turn, whether she’s called derogatory slurs, forced to feed the vampires’ bloodlust against her will, or being treated like the garbage they see her to be.






    Reasons/Similarities:
    • Reverse Harem 
    • Romance!? 
    • Weird 
    • Boys 
    • Like Marmite- Love or Hate it ^_^ 
    • Hot Boys 
    With this one I thought I would add that although they are alike with the obvious they are completely different in a another way. Being that DL is dark and twisted and BC is happy go lucky.

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014

    Review of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

    The storyline is a normal romance/comedy storyline but with little things different to other anime. Although this anime had some differences, I kept thinking about the anime "Say I Love You". I really did love this Anime but because of the things that were so similar I couldn’t rate it 9 or 10.

    The Animation and Sound was not a problem to me at all.

    The main characters were a bit weird as I had a love/hate relationship with some of them. Haru and Shizuku the two main ones were the ones I had a love/hate relationship, like throughout the whole anime, they were just sometimes making me all happy and then the next I felt really annoyed. I think out of all the characters, only two of them I actually loved which was Asako and Souhei.

    Overall I really did enjoy this anime but I wished there was more differences to other anime and also for the characters to be a little less annoying.



    Final Rating:


    Story- 8/10
    Animation- 10/10
    Sound- 10/10
    Characters- 8.5/10
    Overall- 8/10

    Sunday, 21 September 2014

    Anime Spotlight #4: Tears to Tiara

    Description:
    Rhiannon is the fair and gentle daughter of a village chief. Unfortunately for her, she's also exactly the sort of maiden who is needed as a sacrifice to wake the Demon King Arawn from his thousand-year slumber and is soon kidnapped for this very purpose. However, when Arawn is summoned, he decides to spare Rhiannon's life, instead killing her captor and freeing her from mind control. Taken with his kindness, Rhiannon immediately decides to marry the Demon King, making him the new village chief. All of this is bad news for Rhiannon's protective but hot-headed brother Arthur, who must now pledge his knightly service to his new Lord, Arawn. Together the three of them must journey and together they must fight, encountering new friends and new foes along the way.




    Anime: Tears to Tiara 
    No. Eps: 26 Eps 
    Studio: White Fox 
    Aired: Spring 2009 
    Tags: HAREM, ACTION, FANTASY, SEINEN, ADVENTURE, MAGIC, DEMONS, MEDIEVAL


    Reason for Spotlight:
    This was an amazing anime although at first a little slow and annoying. This anime is so under-rated.. I have barely or at all ever seen anyone talk about this Anime before, which is sad because I loved the idea of including a certain legendary story in it. This anime needs more love and more attention starting from today. If you liked the anime "Utawarerumono" or "Tsubasa Chronicle" then you may like this. 


    My Rating: 4.5 Stars
    AVG. Rating on "Anime Planet" ATM: 3.47 Stars 

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