Monday, 26 May 2014

PVC Figure Review: Sasami Tsukuyomi -Sleepwear Ver.-



PRODUCT INFO



Character: Sasami Tsukuyomi
Anime: Sasami-san@Ganbaranai
Manufacturer: Griffon Enterprises
Version: Sleepwear ver.
Size: 1/8 scale
Date released: August 30, 2013


Sunday, 18 May 2014

I've returned!

I'm still in the process of unpacking and getting things straightened away, but for the most part, the move is finally over. Unfortunately, I'm going to be busier than I ever was before, so I probably won't be able to post every day like I used to. I'll do my best to post once a week, though!

-Jessica

Friday, 28 March 2014

Hiatus

I will be taking a hiatus until I've finished moving in real life... I'm not sure about the others here, but I won't be posting for a while. ^^; Sorry about that. In the meantime, have a kitty with a baseball.

-Jessica

Monday, 17 March 2014

Anime Review: Wolf Children

How would you react if the person you loved turned out to be a wolf? This woman's love never wavers. Her feelings remain, and she builds a lovely family.

PRODUCTION INFO

Wolf Children is an animated film directed by Mamoru Hosoda. A manga was serialised 3 days before the movie was first released. The movie first came out June 25th in Paris. The character designs were by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. The Japanese name is Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki.

SUMMARY

This is a touching tale about Hana, a mother of two children who hold an incredible secret; their father was a wolf man. Watch as Ame and Yuki are raised by their loving mother who struggles with the kids' special needs as wolf children, all while keeping their lupin side as hidden as possible. The family may exert themselves over their unique quirks more than most other families would, but in the end, all that matters is that they care for one another.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Anime Review: Death Note


Let's say you find a notebook that claims to provide you with the ability to end the life of anyone you want. Do you take it and use it, or do you just leave it, passing up the chance to kill off all the evil in the world?

PRODUCTION INFO


Death Note began as a manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The manga ran from December 2003 to May 2006 and consists of 12 volumes. A light novel was released in August 2006, and an anime produced by studio Madhouse premiered October 3, 2006. It continued airing until June 26, 2007. Since then, there have been three Nintendo DS games, one more light novel, two animated movies, and three live-action films.



SUMMARY

Death Note tells the story of a teenage boy who becomes corrupt with power. Initially, Light Yagami is an honour student who achieves the top grades in all his classes. Having become bored with this lifestyle, he starts to wish for something interesting to happen. That's when he finds the Death Note; a notebook that grants its user the power to end any person's life in, quite literally, a heartbeat. Taking full advantage of this opportunity, Light writes numerous names of criminals in the book, thus killing them. Light may think that what he is doing is just and righteous, but in the midst of it all, he doesn't even realise that he too is now a killer and a criminal himself! Leaving behind a trail of suspicious deaths, Light is dubbed the name "Kira", whom the police of several countries are desperate to lock up, including L, a top-ranked investigator. Can Light evade the police and put an end to all unlawful activity in the world, or will his identity be discovered, resulting in his arrest? This suspenseful plot will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Anime Review: Mayoi Neko Overrun!


So you have a family member who likes to pick up stray kitties and bring them home. This guy's stepsister brings home a catgirl!

PRODUCTION INFO

Mayoi Neko Overrun! was originally a light novel series that began release in October 2008. A manga was released January 2010. Both the light novel and the manga were written by Tomohiro Matsu, who also directed part of the anime. The anime was produced by studio AIC and aired spring 2010.




SUMMARY

Mayoi Neko Overrun! is about a high school boy named Takumi Tsuzuki whose older stepsister Otome likes to pick up stray cats and bring them home. One day, however, she takes in a cat girl named Nozomi, and Fumino, Takumi's childhood friend, does not like this at all. Both her and Chise, his other friend, get extremely jealous of Nozomi for living under the same roof as Takumi. It's hard for Takumi to cope with all the chaos, but he does his best to make everyone get along.

Anime Review: Little Busters!


A great story about friendship and overcoming hardships.

PRODUCTION INFO

Little Busters! was originally a VN created by the company Key and released in 2007. An adult version titled Little Busters! Ecstasy was released in 2008. A 4-koma manga came out before the visual novel, but it was always planned for the visual novel to be the main project. A more complete manga ran during 2007-2013 after the VN was initially released, and many other manga projects have spawned based on both the original VN as well as Ecstasy, and side stories in general. The anime premièred in fall 2012. It was animated by J.C. Staff and directed by Yoshiki Yamakawa. A second season of anime titled Little Busters! Refrain was released in fall 2013, and an OVA was released in winter 2013. An OVA based on Little Busters! Ecstasy is currently ongoing until July 30th of this year.

SUMMARY

The story is played out from Riki Naoe's perspective. He is a narcoleptic high schooler who feels strong attachments to his friends whom have been dubbed Little Busters. Little Busters is the name of their group's baseball team, but the title is used for the friends in general. Now that each member of the Little Busters is in high school, they are each living in school dormitories, and they are also only now discovering dark secrets to each other's pasts and even their current lives. Together, they work to overcome these tragedies and maintain close friendships with one another.