Magical Lulululu/Through the Looking Glass [My❤︎Milky❤︎Way]

This is another first – we’re getting a lot of them this year – as I wanted to review a CD I got a while ago (read over a year ago) because I liked the A-side in Rejet’s PV. But I haven’t gotten around to it because Mini-kid turned out to love the A-side so much I heard it on repeat for months and couldn’t bother to technically break it down because I’d have to play the tracks on repeat myself. I’ll take the opportunity here to mention that I’m a classically trained flautist, so I have a background in music and hence might break down the music more than seems normal. If so, just let me know I went to technical. Lol.

This is part of the Marginal #4 series, but I haven’t actually played Marginal #4. Or seen the anime. So I’ll review this from someone who just happens to like KENN a lot. Or something. Lol. I mention lyrics, but I didn’t want to make this post super long and I don’t think it’s something you absolutely need to know. But I translated them and the translations can be found here. There’s also a drama, and you’ll find a summery of that below
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Neppuu Kairiku Bushi Road

Neppu_Kairiku_Bushi_Road_Key_VisualAme (CV: Megumi Han) is the princess of Ise. In a world where a poison called Shinobi exists, her mother most of her country was destroyed. But she is a survivor and she was entrusted a key to a holy weapon called the Giga Road and she is on a quest to find this weapon and erase all the shinobi from the earth. On her quest she meets the yagyuu – a living weapon – named Suou (CV: KENN).

The premise, idea, concept, was good. The film, not so much. This film is part of a project with the same name as the film and there is comics of it, which might or might not explain more, but there were a bunch of holes in this. I mean, in the 91 minutes of this film, they managed to cram in (be warned: until the end of the paragraph, it’s spoiling pretty much the entire film!!) saving a child from being sacrificed, Ame meeting Suou, Suou knowing exactly where the heck they are supposed to go, Ame almost dying in a sand storm, Ame and co. being taking to some place, Ame getting the key stolen, some guy wanting Ame to get the weapon while another doesn’t want her to reach it, Suou saving Ame from being killed, someone from Ame’s past arriving with a bunch shinobi, Ame heading to the holy weapon, Ame reaching the holy weapon after a soldier from her homeland is killed, Ame finding weapon, weapon which is a huge mecha is not responding, bad guy catches up, info dump by bad guy who I still don’t know exactly how he’s connected with Ame but I’m assuming teacher, guy who didn’t want Ame to find the weapon arrives to save the day, bad guy pretty much ignores it, explosion, something happen and Suou comes for Ame but Giga Road is trying to protect Ame, Suou and Ame get literally connected and giant mecha starts raging, Ame-Suou kills bad guy, an ending song that made me think of tokusatsu drama or Japanese superhero shows, Ame has died, Suou cries. Continue reading

Kyoukai no Kanata

Kyoukai no KanataAkihito Kanbara (CV: KENN) is a half-spirit. An immortal half-spirit with a glasses fetish. One day he sees a girl with glasses and because he think she’s going to jump off the school rooftop, he runs up to talk her out of it. But after she got back within the fence, she stabs him with a blade made of blood, and Akihito now starts a life where this girl, the spirit warrior Mirai Kuriyama (CV: Risa Taneda), stabs him with her blood blade every single day and slowly they learn more about each other…

This show is a dark fantasy set in a realistic world. Which means I’ll like it by default. I’ll admit that much. But except for the fantasy element with spirits and people with magical abilities who fight them, there’s more that makes me like it. Continue reading