Hanebado / Anime + Manga

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I had been unsure about watching this anime, badminton? so exciting…also who I thought was the MC was a sporty, tall, short-haired tomboy, totally not my line of anime MC..BUT THEN, Ayano Hanesaki-san appeared!!! she’s a naturally gifted, super gifted badminton player who for some reason doesn’t want to join the school’s club. We have the hard working player, Nagisa ( short haired tomboy), Riko with glasses, she’s awesome cos she isn’t so fit but she’s clever and can work out strategies pretty good. We have Hanesaki’s old rivals, like Karaouko (? spelling) and Connie…the mysterious blond foreigner from Denkmark!

The anime is SO DRAMATIC, I like it, but it was like, whoa people, this is such a soap opera.

Me being me, I moved onto looking for the manga, since I read that they changed things a lot. Was this true?

SPOILER AHEAD, or not, depending on how they keep the anime, but better don’t read this unless you read the manga or read if you don’t care.

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Hanesaki is a fucking beast, she goes into what I call “badminton can’t lose or I’ll lose my mom again” mode, her eyes literally go entirely dark and she’s just, it’s like a demon playing, seriously. She is all cheerful, ( this is the manga, in the anime she’s fucking emo lol ) but when she is for real oh boy…

They don’t, or haven’t shown how good she is on the anime!! why?? She’s climbing up,NO, she’s wall-running a fucking tree on the very first pages of the manga,  RUNNING UP A TREE,to get something stuck there, in the anime she has only once stopped a ball, which was SWEET but still, in the manga she’s a total maniac.

At least now in anime she seems to have changed..well she got pretty fucking weird and got those eyes…we’ll have to wait and see. Loving the anime so far, the anime is beautiful, wish it was closer to the original, but that would take longer I guess.

Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight /Anime-manga

This series…what is this?

It’s like a mix of Utena + Yurikuma Arashi with magical girls.

No,really look:

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I usually wouldn’t had watched it since it’s about acting (apparently) but since it was being blogged on my favorite Yuri site, you know Yuri Nation , I decided to give it a try, since I loved Harukana receive! I thought it’d be worth to check it out, plus they have manga prequel thing on Dynasty so…

It is about acting, well an acting school, which includes singing and dancing, but that’s not the most important, most important is baKaren (LOL best name ever), you know, her name is Karen but since she is an idiot well..baka+Karen..do I really need to explain this?  she made a childhood promise (come on now) with Hikari and after the latter left for England to study at a drama school, she comes back to Japan and they are in the same class, they all are preparing a play and she wants to fulfill this promise and be on stage with her beloved “friend”.

All normal till then, BUT, there is a talking giraffe and some weird ass auditions ( here is where the Utena/ Yurikuma arashi comes to mind)  very special with some sort of fighting/dancing/singing… yes, there is such a thing.

So far we don’t know what the hell is that about, I thought it was like a dream…I am not sure anymore…but hey, shit can’t get weirder than a storm of lesbian bears. Right?

So, there are “couples” you have the supa stars, a French girl, a very illustrious taller girl, diligent class representative and others. It looks good, I’ll definitely keep watching it.

Harukana Receive! /anime

I literally started watching this anime today, I’ll finish the current aired episodes and move to the manga, but let me tell you about this one first.

It was tagged as ecchi, that’s usually a “meh I’ll pass” automatic for me, however, Keijo!!!! was also ecchi and it was funny to the point of crying from laughter so… I gave it a chance, it’s about beach volley ball, this new girl in town is living with her cousin, who used to play with Narumi who is now paired with Tachibana. There’s 2 blondes I think too. Foreigners of course, those gaijin fufufu.

Ah right, an important point is Kanata(?)-chan the one who used to play with Narumi (the very good one,serious) is quite short, like me u.u  and her cousin is quite tall, so you can guess the pairing works very well.

It is more cute and light hearted than expected, I used to play some classic volley ball so that was a plus, they talk about the pairings as actual couples, it really gives that yuri vibe, that is of course absolutely fantastic!!

I’m yet to see what else it offers but so far it’s awesome, all I like in sports anime.

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I’ll check out the badminton once and the one about acting too. Ah it’s so good to be alive lol

Happy sugar Life Anime/Manga

I know the anime just premiered it’s first episode, a wonderful, magical, fantastic first episode.

Look, if you have read the manga, you know what to expect, if not…happy sugar life is anything but that, no happy no sugar lol, in short words it’s this high school girl (Sato) /her name means sugar I think and that’s the whole wordplay in the title/  who falls in love with this… I really don’t know her age ,no one does, but Shio-chan the younger girl, she’s really young ok, like she doesn’t know why rubber ducks float young…so people have tagged this as lolicon, I beg to disagree, Sato is so empty and only knows twisted misconceptions of love that grown-ups have around her, she wants to fill this void in her heart and she does so with this little girl, cos she’s ,for her, the holy grail of innocence and purity, her perfect sugar, sweet feeling. Her aunt specially..man is that one fucked up..you’ll see.

I loved the anime because the seiyuus are on point, the change in Sato’s voice when she, well, she goes Yandere (with much less murder than say, Gasai Yuno), the effect on her eyes and this noise/visual when she perceives her feelings as bitter, it’s really clear, specially if you have read the manga. Also, not a spoiler, there is murder yes, we all see that on the first chapter/episode, we just don’t know who she killed! (well I do, but I won’t spoil it for ya) but the main subject here is love, twisted ideas of love, tainted love (like the song) mostly coming from grown-ups aka people who give in their dark and sometimes unhealthy desires. ( There is an actual lolicon ,you’ll see soon)

So all in all, this is not for everyone, it is something I like, it makes me think and stuff, but if you don’t like a somehow dark, disturbing, sick title, there is this :

Also watching it, fucking hilarious.

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Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS

Fangirl mode on:

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Yes, this time (s)LRIG are quite important! And we get to see Ruuko back, and the other ones whose name I forgot, but we know them all from previous seasons, this is truly coming together in a big massive event, I seriously got all doki doki when Pirulul (Whatever her name is omg, I am so bad with names sometimes) finds Ruuko, I really want this to be the best season ever!

Suzuko! Chi-chan! The weird girl who wrote about wixoss! Ruuko! Carnival mofo! Everyone!

 

Mahou Shoujo Site (Anime)

I am uncertain about if I did review the manga or not…. I am pretty sure I did at some point…anyway the anime adaptation is here, if you have read the source you know it’s a dark, oppressive, depressing, helpless atmosphere, with bullying, physical and psychological abuse, attempted rape, self-harm and mental illness left and right!  It really isn’t for everyone.

Charmed yet? Well, I highly encourage you to watch if you liked stuff like hmm let’s say Jigoku Shoujo, (oh the wortst is the protagonist’s brother I think) and even that doesn’t get as bad as this one, I promise, it’s different of course, but in comparison the bullying and abuse in JS is like a stroll in the park compared to this title!

You should really check it out, it looks very good, it’s only the first episode out and I’m already sulking on my chair lol.

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If you like feel-good stuff, this is NOT for you, at all, like don’t even think about it, if you embrace the dark side as well as the bright one like me though… please go ahead. Ah right, it does have some sort of yuri, I recall but amidst the total despair it really doesn’t do much for me.

PS I read comments on the episode and some people think the bullying is “too over the top”, like bitch please, have you ever heard of the “concrete girl” or read “vengeance classroom”? THAT is serious bullying, this is, well even light in comparison, I know outside Japanese culture this stuff might seem almost impossible to happen but if you do proper research you’ll find it possible indeed.

Seikon no qwaser Anime / Manga

Yes, I’m aware this has been out for like a good while now, but I always thought it was only silly ecchi not worth my time. I decided to check out both the manga and the anime for several reasons… ok I remembered there was a lolicon lesbian in there somewhere.. I had to see wtf was that about ok? lol, ah sure, spoilers ahead!!! 

First the boring, the manga

Ok, as it usually goes with ecchi stuff, the manga aka source material is far less fanservicey ( looking at you Rosario + Vampire), I didn’t read the whole thing, I sorta flipped through it, there’s Katja (dat Russian sadist loli) and Hana of course ( the pedo lesbian masochist rofl ) but it’s much less hmm,what word to use… in your face we could say, so the story is meh ok, souma, holy stuff coming outta girl’s breasts, blah blah elements blah blah religion

Now the fun part, the anime

Well , I had read it was heavily censored with all the breast sucking scenes but… the powers lie within the souma thing, which is like breast milk, holy something, what sense could it possibly make to have an anime where the part of said holy milk sucking is censored? Very little I tell you.

Anyway, we get some pantsu shots, lots of breasts, breast sucking, breast groping, you get the idea and of course we have the lesbian lolicon, oh boy that.. scene on episode 4, she literally licks on  Ekaterina eh Katja’s tender place.. it makes me eew thinking she’s like 10 years old and Hana is.. how old is she? 16? Ah she’s 15, ok it’s not that bad…ok it is but Katja looks like 12… would that actually qualify as pedo time?  *wonders* Anyway, the Russian loli is creepy enough to make the whole thing not so disgusting.. I am totally not sure if that’s good or bad…Plus it’s really more like a BDSM thing between them…Hana is the slave, hmm confusing ethics ftw

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I don’t want problems so this is the only postable pic I found lol

So, I am sorta fast forwarding through the anime, it does have funny moments, I’ll give you that, but honestly I only like big epic battles, when there’s Katja + Hana moments and when other psycho, mentally unstable people come in, I said other cos pretty much everyone here is a damn sadist or a sick masochist so..yeah sorta appealing ha ha. No, really.

Now, besides that weird ass relationship, I did like the whole alchemy, religious themed story, it’s not the greatest thing ever made but it’s fun enough, cringe-inducing tho, cos some people are really.. .Eva-Q and Eva-R…  *shivers* and then there’s that girl with the dissociative personality disorder , you get what I mean.

Watch/read, or don’t, your call!

 

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