Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pretty Little Liars Season Four

24 Episodes
Mystery Teen Drama

This season picks up the story from the fire at the lodge of Season Three. The Liars seem to know most  of their own secrets and are uncovering the secrets of... lovers, Alison DiLaurentis, and their own families. Will "A" finally be unraveled? (Answer: no... The show 's renewed for a seventh season) 

Oh, my ~ every episode reveals a new clue or just.. something new! The "A" clips at the end of episodes isn't as intriguing as the First Season. Just to say to those who, like me, usually tune in for A's spotlight.
But, it seems like one man will be on your suspect list: he's not on mine, cuz it just doesn't fit perfectly with A's motive. Ezra Fitz - is he a victim, too? Or is he working with A? If you love Ezra or fangirl him whatever.. beware, you might be afraid of him this time. I'm feeling so sympathetic for him ... a lot , now.

Relationships- heh, well ~ pretty much all the Liars are falling apart in their love lives. But at least they're not hit by A about their relationships. "A" hasn't been sending texts much, lately. Why so quiet, I wonder? 

All the girls are meeting new guys (Emily… nope, still managing with Paige..) I mean, you are gonna miss this guy: Dean , a _____ counselor. I don't care if he never got to love his Client, but he needs to be my bestie, like, NOW!!
Apparently, the guy's on The Vampire Diaires, which I have neither read nor watched.
Beautiful that I couldn't take a click of him <З
I'll end with some remarks 'bout the Season Finale. ALI . TELLS. ALL. The ending ... is a little catfight between ____ & ____. We still don't know who A is. My guess (I don't have theories,just clues and 'clues') 

I was so happy that I finished this season, but I thought they only aired 5 eps already. Boy was I wrong- 12 eps are out as of last Tuesday.
Grade: 8/10- because, why not? :)) 

Dragon Crisis

**Contains Ecchi content (that's why it's classified as "Mature")
12 Episodes
Fantasy Romance

☆Meet Kisaragi Ryuuji, a Level 10 breaker, who just might be the first human to be in a relationship with dragons. Well, for a start, he already knew one-from years ago.

Somehow, this is the first show that comes to mind when it comes to recommendations for friends. And when they  have finished watching, most of them just loved it. However, I wonder how much I actually enjoyed the Anime. I mean, the Red Dragon, Rose (blonde in pic above), is mainly clingy to Ryuuji.. oddly, she's not a pest in most of the episodes.
 (If you're a kid Dragon, be careful who you want to "grow up" as-
Episode 11)

I learned that caring guys will [always] be like the harem protagonists. (Harem: many lovers of one person; I'd consider at least four lovers to be a harem)
Ryuuji denies that he is this kind of boy, but it's totally false ; mentioning "harem animes" (the term, not anime examples) adds a sense of humor- who doesn't love Honourable Mentions? 

Another cliche// the childhood friend, who's a classmate and a lover. Yeah, there's only one girl like this, except she's shy and has a devious friend who's basically forcing her into 'the love life of her dreams.' Aw, poor girl . 

Overall, it was a magical watching experience, but I'm bothered by the use of the same clip when Ryuuji and Rose "Engage" (combine their powers - maybe that's what makes Ryuuji stand out a bit-- he got the power!) A note- Rose was born in Albania, as an egg , and she transferred overseas to America. I'm not sure if that's where the blonde hair comes from, but just so you know, right? 

The opening song has a fiery rhythm of sixteenth notes and... 
Some English lines!! 
Did they overload on new characters? Well, they all fit into the same puzzle which led me to deny that Ryuuji has power, but he has so much time to meet new girls, who might fall for him, too. 

Stop touching her Fluffy! 

Grade: 7.6/10 
"I hate frogs the most in the world!" 
-Ryuuji to Somebody who gave him a book for his birthday 

An enjoyable watch -
:: Society, School, and Home :: 
Oh , this'll be a little something

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Geijutsuka Art Design Class (GA)

13 Episodes
Genres: Comedy, Education

Join Yamaguchi Kisaragi (the acutely clumsy girl with oversized glasses) and her classmate friends as they have fun with art and learn concepts, like style.

The characters are designed as different thinkers. They have their own personalities, yet they all seem to weave interchangeably into one seemingly improvisational cast. The silliness really makes every day seem funnier than it should be! Well, I mean, now, I wish I was at the Art School than being locked up in a daycare for sept heures et demie! (If it's supposed to be -et un(e, non?) demie- , I apologize on my behalf) 
Honestly, I was hoping that the characters' lines would reflect or poke their personalities.. it's funny if it's accidental, right? 

There aren't jokes that are there to trigger laughter.. Well, maybe a few, but not throughout the Series. It's the actions that lead to the zany gaffy tactics that gets your throat caught up in the tight swelling of giggling. These actions are always relevant to the episode ; seldomly random, they are. The comedies that I've seen thus far have jokes that are guffaw gackers , but they're random. And they're usually reactions to simple actions , like
Cooking, braiding hair, or at the sight of... mangas, let's say. 

Not much to say means... it's great for an afternoon or just for the boring hours. It goes well with a strawberry parfait or something.  (^-^)v
The characters - students, teachers, and those whom are interacted with- make memorable little senseis! <З

I hope to watch another anime with the same art style - it seems I've taken a liking to it. 
Grade: 7 (=^ェ^=) 7/10

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Slam Dunk

101 Eps ((ACHIEVEMENT :: First 100+ ep series)) 
Comedy, Sports , High School

After he was rejected by 50 consecutive girls , Hanamichi Sakuragi sets his eyes on Haruko, but to impress her, he must love what she loves -basketball.
Nope. It's following the journey of a freshman basketball rookie.

The romance addition adds a little more gleam to the "basically, it's basketball" plot. Unfortunately, the romance is one-sided ( and not fulfilled ) - expressed only by Sakuragi blushing at the sight of her. If you wanted to read for the finance, turn around and watch the tdrama, Bull Fighting, (Mike He, anyone?)  which I started earlier this week.
--Romace is strictly not a main focus.
The manga and anime give off the impression that it was meant to be educational, yet (sonewhat maturely) enjoyable. Please be aware that Sakuragi has his own quartet gang!!
Dr. It's little lectures honors its mangaka , who has seen and or played basketball.
The watching experience includes a laugh in almost every episode  . (There's a whole episode dedicated to an all-out fight ) . The series (both medias) ended with a basketball game -which, to me, means Y U MAKE NO LONGER??

A friend always points or the fact that every game is dramatic - mostly because of the slo-mos. But who says " no " to sparkling ... balls? Or Sakuragi's crazy Naruto cloning defense?? 

Finally, the characters are unbelievably easy to draw. Mr. T demonstrates that you don't need to be superbly talented to tell a story. Just do it ! 
I attempted to draw Rukawa, the one who sleeps..   a lot. 

Grade!! 7.7-8.2/10 
Deductions Due to...
-the ending 
-for the first time, the romance wasn't even a decent exposure 
-some random spotlights of anybody

Monday, October 20, 2014

Antique Bakery

12 Episodes 
Genres: Cakes, Comedy, (a hint of) romance (backstory) ; 
--this series is classified as Shonen-ai; here, it is under Yaoi because of the tags that I have

This series is a a Complete Set:

 manga, drama, film, and anime. I haven't seen the Korean film or the jdrama yet, so this'll be on the Anime and manga.

For starters, I've read the manga online and on an (Amazon) app. I've noticed that some or many sites list this as Yaoi, whereas Wikipedia and fans know that it's Shonen-ai. So if you're pissed about me tagging this as Yaoi, well I'll be... a damned little girl ;)

Overall, I marathoned it in two days. It's probably thanks to the dark backstory of a main lead, Antique's owner, Tachibana something. 

Tachibana lives with his past in mind. He's had nightmares of a childhood abduction and the day he rejected his high school male lover, Ono Yusuke. He opens the cake shop, "Antique" and finds that Ono was hired for work . Will he remember Tachibana or is it all a thing of the past? 

The atmosphere that is created in the kitchen is soooo Yaoi-fitted, which leads to the psychology of fangirling (or BOYing). I did not find myself hating any character, so it means there was either a nice selection of (statuette) characters or the characters don't change much. Either way, the story only highlights Tachibana's issue with his past. 

I was a little bothered about the seemingly light charcoal chapter pages in the manga. As well as the basic character faces. Since Kashimashi Girl Meets Girl, I've been trying to avoid light art (girlish art, no offense). At least the OST of the Anime is light like a ... latte? Choux à la crême? 

I was hungry, like, GROWLING hungry. I needed food porn ; I thought my lunch of a tuna-vegetable (mostly corn, peace!) salad would be more enjoyable. Heh, well...
I've bookmarked at least five lists of Food Manga, Food Dramas, and Food Anime series. It is a goal of mine to feel so superior when I start watching Toriko. Can't. Wait. X)

I wish that the manga had some recipes, but no, all they can do is tell you what's in that figure created by an ex-champion boxer. ;;;'(


I have a problem with 2D and 3D art in one, like Initial D. The first episode displayed so much of is style that I thought I'd have to struggle with enjoyment. Thankfully, the storyline isn't bland or covered in say, clichés.

It was like a little boxed cake - sweet, lightly humorous, and bright with gay-turned men . **blushing?? 

Grade: 7.4-7.8/10 
Missing? An altered ending... I didn't like both endings (manga AND anime) 

Coffee, anyone?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kashimashi/Kasimasi ~ Girl Meets Girl

35 Chapters | 5 Volumes
--Genres:: Romance, Light Light Humour

Hazumu loves flowers and falls in love with the gentle, pretty girl, Yasuna. After confessing  his feelings, he shuns himself away to a mountain after she turns him down. But, he gets hit by... nothing more ordinary than a spaceship from beyond. 

Okay, so.. weird story. Hazumu is sadly, a sensitive clueless bag of.. airheadness. Apparently, the aliens genetically alter his sex because he .. gasp! survived! 

And who else to catch him from his descent than...his , or "her" two lovers, a childhood friend and the First Love. 
Oh, did I mention that this storyline is also an ANIME of 12 Episodes??!!

Stare at me..
One eye will always be bigger throughout the series.

My experiences:: 

I loved making fun of Hazumu all the way in the Anime. In the manga, everything's his fault-
great, right? 

What's wrong with a guy eating ice cream with little teaspoons or something??

The anime is exactly as the Manga until Chapter 20-End. I enjoyed the ending of the Manga better because the animators pretty much gave us The Actual Ending Presented By Us and The Ending That You Wanted, But Didn't Get, So Here It Is. 

The Opening song is as light as the art - it's kind of kiddish, but it got to my head, so it may as well yours. I swayed along . 

The musician. Everybody has loved one before -- !

The anime metaphorically uses flowers as symbols of Love and Love Triangle/Polygonal Conflicts. I liked the symbolism.

Manga: 7.5 / 10
Anime: 6.4-7.3 / 10 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Orphan Black Season One

10 Episodes
Genres. Sci-fi, Thriller, Family (an Everything drama?)
Starring:: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Michael Mando , and More --

Sarah Manning, an orphaned hustler, witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks like her. She is reeled into an operation group who are studying ... cloning. But, she learns that everyone's keeping secrets.

Okay, this we a SPECTACULAR watch. Every episode is extremely tense and a bit suspenseful. However, I was a little blue for the Finale.. as it ended in a cliffhanger and forced more questions to be asked!

The CAST IS BEYOND PERFECT. Maslany guaranteed herself an award- the woman who portrays like, 10 people!! I'm also going to say "Thank You" to :: Felix (Gavaris)

Thank you for breaking my Incestual Shipment. Yes, I actually upheld their closeness as a relationship... Felix is just amazing.. wished I had met a guy like that. 

The story is quite simple, but the aftermath of taking up an identity didn't get Sarah into trouble, she got herself entangled in a web! She learns that she's more important than she thought.. she's a new Favourite Character of mine.

The writers don't write lines that turns a confused party to an obsessive prey creature. Nope. They threw in humor, character-matched lines, and the "Scene Final Words". Aigg!! I squealed at this SFW (totally forgot that this abbreviated slang means Safe For Work) line spoken by Felix :: > <

"Well, aren't you an odd duck?" 
The show also features both homosexualities which I'm greatly admiring . Don't worry, it's just one and one .. no more, no less. 

The cast is diverse -racially and accent-wise. Tati traveled throughout Europe and America (New York businesswoman CEO voice, anyone?) . Jordan is an American who mocks a goddang amazing English accent. 

That slick - backed hair ..
Felix, you amaze me EVERY TIME

It's a Mermaid! 

Drop your pens because [almost] EVERY SECOND IS WORTH WATCHING. (Including the Pilot's sex scene? Oh, yes.) 

Grade:  8.6/10 

Hard to spoil, thankfully. Don't know what this says about the show, but YOU WILL WATCH THIS IN TWO DAYS I KNOW IT. 

--Coming Up!
-Slam Dunk (anime and manga mentions)
-Hana Kimi (2007 Production) 
-Boys Over Flowers (kdrama... it's been wayyy too long, right?)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Psych Season Two

16 Episodes
Genres:: Mystery, Comedy
Starring James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Timothy Omundsen ..

IN this Season, Shawn Spencer, a man of great observational power, and Gus Burton, have more cases to crack. Most of these cases, however, are one in another (a multi-mystery). 

Shawn and Gus are quite the childhood pair; how am I still not shipping them?? In this season, Gus seems to back off away from cases (and Shawn and his problems) . He shows that he's very compassionate about his job selling pharmaceuticals and considers Psych as a side job. ((He likes to watch shows... and got sucked into a telenovela.))

The humor has shrunk into jokes here and there and if you want the most amount of humor this time, you'll only be guffawing for about two or three episodes.
I ended up cursing O'hara a bit due to a trio of episodes that features test score comparisons and an FBI government-certified agent and psychic team that come to Los Angeles. At least Shawn beats them all X)

The ending is a really effective advertisement. Hint: Shawn has a surprise visitor at HOME. 

Grade: 7.4/10 
-not as much Humor 
-Memorable Cases.. not yet Favorites
Toast Man!!