Lofty Flower, Fall for Me!!

Kaori Kurokawa doing the princess carry on Kouta Shiraishi on the first cover of the series.

Kouta Shiraishi is popular among the girls, and has always been. But then he meets Kaori Kurokawa, who shows no interest in him as such. Instead she seems to be competition due to her habit of acting like a hot guy. He decides to make her fall for him, and to do that he says he’ll help her get rid of her habit. But is that really how it will all end up in the end?
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D.Gray-Man

As the 19th century draws to a close, the end of the world looms. The clan of Noah and the akuma prepare to trigger the Three Days of Darkness. A holy war has raged between the Millennium Earl and the Black Order, an organization formed to save the world.

Our hope lies in a holy weapon called Innocence and those known as Exorcists, who wield it against the Earl’s evil agents.

Allen Walker has an arm with special powers. It can kill “akuma” – a sort of artificial demon – and save the soul that inhibits it. Because of that he has been sent to the Headquarters to become an exorcist by his master, who picked him up after he got cursed by his father, Mana Walker, for turning him to an akuma. Continue reading

Recovery of an MMO Junkie

I’m Morioka Moriko. Thirty years old. I’m a recent corporate dropout and NEET. I’m not your average NEET schmuck.

chose the NEET life. I’m an elite NEET.

Moriko Morioka (CV: Mamiko Noto) has resigned from her company and is now a NEET with no plans on working again any time soon. As she looks at her computer she decides to play NantarSG, but in the past 6 month of not playing, the service has been terminated. She does a search for recommendations and decides to play Fruits de Mer as the hot male character, Hayashi (CV: Ryouta Suzuki). In game Hayashi meets Lily (CV: Reina Ueda) and Moriko finds relief from reality. Continue reading

Ao Haru Ride

40813lFutaba Yoshioka really dislikes boys. Except for Kou Tanaka. But after inviting Futaba to a date during summer vacation, Kou doesn’t come to it and when school starts again, Futaba learns that Kou has transferred during the summer.

Three years later Futaba is a first year in high school and for some reason she always reacts to the name of her teacher Tanaka, who’s somehow similar to the first love of hers. And one day she bumps into a guy he kind of looks like Kou, but has a different surname. Confused she follows him as they live in the same direction and it turns out it’s the Kou she once loved. But the Kou now and the Kou then are different… Continue reading

Lore no Mori -forest of lore-

27291lDo you know about “lore”?
A lore is an urban legend. These stories are spread by spoken word, so no one knows which ones are real and which ones are fake.
The stories you know.
The stories you don’t know.
Can you tell…
if they are fact or fiction?

There is a site, Lore no Mori, that collects urban legends. But the site can only be accessed if you’re invited and the URL supposedly is changed all the time. However, the ones that has accessed the site is said to be struck by misfortune…

Forest of Lore (Lore no Mori)
Eiko has accessed to the Forest of Lore site and is looking into a ghost story that could be from her school. She gets her friend Hiiko involved and eventually Shiomi Nakura, a classmate of theirs, too get involved. Eiko shows him the website since he too has access to the site, and he tells her it’s a fake. Where did the site come from from…?

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Tokyo Godfathers

15246lMiyuki (CV: Aya Okamoto) ran away from home. Gin (CV: Tooru Emori) abandoned his family as he ran away from a debt. Hana (CV: Yoshiaki Umegaki) is a transvestite whose man passed away. As these three were looking through the trash for a Christmas gift Hana had found for Miyuki, they hear a baby’s cry. The homeless take the abandoned baby and start searching through Tokyo to find the child’s mother.

Although the holidays at the end of the year passed a long time ago, I’m writing about this film. It’s a drama with a bit of comedy directed by Satoshi Kon, who also have directed Perfect Blue and Paprika, two films I like for different reasons. Continue reading

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS

40267lUsagi Tsukino (CV: Kotono Mitsuishi) is the reincarnation of the Moon Princess. She now is the magical girl Sailor Moon with her friends and her boyfriend. Her future daughter, Chibiusa (CV: Kae Araki) has been sent from the future to train with her mother’s past self. Earth is now threatened by the queen of the dark side of the moon and a priest, Helios (CV: Taiki Matsuno), who has been captured, is hiding in Chibiusa’s dreams.

I haven’t covered the three past seasons, but some day I will. Although, I might not want to re-watch the third season at all, because although I started to find this season grating, the previous one was more so. However, in a sense, this is much worse, because Chibiusa completely steals the spotlight from Mamoru Chiba (CV: Tooru Furuya), who barely even showed up in this fourth season of Sailor Moon and is forever a shallow support character. I love Mamoru to death (because I read the comic years ago before watching anything of the show not aired in Sweden) and I don’t really mind Chibiusa, but this season was supposed to be about Mamoru. I could complain about it however much I’d, but it won’t help anyone 19 years after it has aired. Continue reading

Shingeki no Kyojin

47347lTitans have conquered the earth and humans have fled into tall walls to keep themselves safe from the threat. The only ones that can leave the walls are a special unit of soldiers, but the majority of them never return from their mission. One day the outer wall, Wall Maria, falls and the titans enter. People are evacuated, people are eaten by the titans, and Eren Yeager (CV: Yuuki Kaji) was there to see it. He saw his own mother get eaten and he couldn’t do anything about it.

This makes him determined to kill all the titans and to reach his goal, he becomes a soldier. He’s refuses to accept defeat, but the day before the trainees are supposed to choose which unit to join, the titans attack again. And this time, Eren himself is eaten while his best friend Armin Arlert (CV: Marina Inoue) can’t do a thing. Continue reading