7/28/17

August 2017 "Spotlight Review Wednesday" Announcements!!!!

July's Spotlight Review List!

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Anime

~Koi Kaze~



August's Spotlight Review List!

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Anime

8-2-2017........................................................................Kampfer
8-16-2017...................................................Black Rock Shooter
8-30-2017.....................................................................C-Control

Manga

8-9-2017......................................................Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi
8-23-2017........................"Aoi"-Hikoru ga Chikuu ni Itakoro

7/26/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 7~26~2017


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Born twelve years apart, siblings Koshiro and Nanoka were separated when their parents divorced and moved to different parts of Japan; as a result, they both grew up hardly aware of the other's existence.

The story begins when 15-year-old Nanoka moves to Tokyo to live with her father and brother, the latter being 27 years old and employed by a marriage-arranging company. Koshiro first encounters Nanoka on the train one morning, and returns her dropped train pass. Despite their age difference, they feel a brief spark of connection before they go their separate ways.

Soon after that, they encounter each other once again near an amusement park, where they go on an impromptu date. While riding the Ferris wheel, the two open their hearts to each other and discuss their recent romantic woes. Nanoka comforts Koshiro when he breaks down and cries, and he realizes that he is very attracted to her. Right after the date, they meet their father, and are startled to realize they are siblings.

Koi Kaze is about Koshiro's love for Nanoka, his conflicting drive to obey societal norms, and Nanoka's growth into womanhood and her growing feelings for her brother.

You can read the manga here...


My review!!!

So this on is pretty much described well in the synopsis... That age gap is HUGE for some people... Not so much for others... But since this is just a story in a drawing I don't see a problem with it. I kind of felt bad that they are siblings though... I don't mean siblings like Your mom had you and I have a diffirent mom type of siblings either... They are blood related from everything I can tell right now... Though I haven't read the whole thing either so I don't know if there will be a plot twist later on.

A lot of people will be put off by this fact... But I don't know how I feel about it... I mean... It is not real... It is a story drawn out or animated (Since this is also an anime) and not something happening right in front of me in the three dimensional world... I hold the belief that I shouldn't judge the two dimensional world based on the same parameters I judge the three dimensional world.

It has served me well so far so I intend to keep that philosophy.

Besides... I don't see it doing any harm in my daily life since it isn't something I'm normally interested in.... That being said... Let's get back to the review!

The picture above is after the date when they just found out they were siblings... I can tell you right now that our young man is not happy to find this out because he can't stop thinking about her and is berating himself about it. And the following picture is what happened that has him stuck in this state...


That's right... Before he knew she was family she had done something that really touched his heart. Now I'm sure you read the synopsis so you know it was an impromptu date but what you don't know is that he originally didn't intend to go with her... She asked him to. See... It is a bit more complex than just oh they are siblings and went on a date... Though I'm sure there are lots of stories out there like that... This isn't quite like it.

Speaking of that.... My rating isn't quite like my normal tastes! Check it out!

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
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Surprised right!?!?! I know I was... I don't know if it will keep the high score as I read but as of chapter 5 he is trying desperately to be a good big brother and forget how he felt before he knew she was his sister... Sooo... I actually felt like he is a good guy overall... I mean come on... If you didn't know that you were talking to your sister or brother because you never really knew them and then found out that the love you had started to feel for them wasn't what it should be by common accepted standards for siblings then wouldn't you be miserable? Wouldn't you hope someone felt bad for your situation and had advice for you?

I think that they will probably end up in a romance so it will depend on how he handles that romance... After I see that I will decide if it gets to keep such a high rating... After all... If it is done badly then it doesn't deserve praise.

Just my feelings on it though... That's all for now!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!

7/19/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 7~19~2017


Spotlight Review

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Magical Warfare
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The world as we know it is actually just half the story, as Takeshi Nanase finds out abruptly one summer morning. On his way to kendo practice, Takeshi comes across an unconscious girl in a uniform he doesn't recognize. Takeshi does the decent thing and saves her, and in return the girl wakes up and accidentally turns him into a magic-user.

As Takeshi finds out, there is the world he lives in and the world of magic users. Most magic users just want to peacefully coexist with non-magicians, but there are some with bigger ambitions. Mui Aiba is a magician enrolled in the Subaru Magic Academy, where magic users can learn to control and channel their powers and how to live in peace with regular humans. After his fateful encounter with Mui, Takeshi and his newly magician friends Kurumi Isoshima and Kazumi Ida decide to enroll in the Magic Academy as well.

All three friends have different reasons for fighting on, whether they're fighting to escape the past or catch up to the future. They wield different kinds of powers, which they must learn to harness in order to fight off the Ghost Trailers, a group of magicians who are willing to use violence to assert their superiority over humans.

Pursued by the Ghost Trailers, Takeshi and his friends must train to become stronger, face the leader of the Trailers, and prevent the beginning of the Second Great Magic War.

My review!!!

The Anime can be watched on Crunchyroll...

It can also be watched on MyAnimeList...



So where do I begin with this one... Other than to say I love this anime! I feel like it has so much going on all at once that it can keep even the most adhd mind occupied! And it has a lot of relate-able moments for me. The fights between siblings is a big one. I wish it didn't happen but it does!

But that isn't the only fighting... In the picture above I feel like each person is pitted against someone... And in the anime I have seen at least three of those sets fighting already! I don't know all the back stories yet but I do know that there are definitely some major stories there.

I mean why else would they be fighting trying to kill each other????

Yeah... There is some death in this one... Though I haven't seen lots of guts... Or to be honest... The one death I did see was a guy obliterated in light... So I have no idea if you see guts and gore at all.

On a side note... I was surprised to find that you could watch it off MyAnimeList... I knew there were some you could do that with but I never really looked till this one. I'm not even sure why I looked... But I am glad I did because this is one that I want to share cause I like it a lot... Speaking of how much I like it... I should probably rate it before going on any longer...

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
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I feel like the plot has been used a lot... Or at least the basics of the plot have... So even though I love it I feel like I can't give it higher than an 8. I know that is a bit harsh though... So if you really want to be fair I think it could be a 9.... yeah... I can't let my thinking it's over used change the fact that I love it... so.. re-rating should happen....

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
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That's better... To find out the specifics that aren't talked about in the summery you should really watch it though... I Don't want to say too much cause I feel like it would ruin it... But there is a good story to this one from what I have seen so far.... And the animation isn't done badly so it is easy on the eyes... I don't know if it is in dub yet but I think it is worth watching even if it isn't.
That's all I am gonna say for now.

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Hope you have a magical day!

7/18/17

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Here is what the company has to say about it though...

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Well I don't know about you but I think it is amazing that all these kids LIKE this drink! and you can add two more to the count because if I forget to give my girls their drink they bug me for HOURS to get it for them.... This is no joke... Health in a drink that kids like!
So with that in mind I'm gonna go... Have a great day and...

As always... Thanx for watching and reading what I share with you!!

Bye everyone!!!

7/12/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 7~12~2017


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It's the start of high school, and bookworm Kako decides to "produce" her country bumpkin childhood friend, Kousei, so that he can become a good-looking and popular school idol. She models him after Lawrence, a character in a manga she likes, but as Kousei's transformation becomes a huge success and he extends his new character beyond what she asks for, what will Kako do? Will she find herself left behind in the wake of his newly found popularity?



My review!!!

The manga this week could be read on Batoto...


Right from the start I liked this one! It reminds me a lot of Skip Beat! but not quite like it... The stories are totally different except that it has to do with being in showbiz... Even the reason they enter showbiz is different from Skip Beat. but it has the same get up and go get them type feel to it.

I'm happy there is no revenge plot too... I kind of like the I'll show you I'm better than you think I am feel to it... And yet Kousei seems to only be doing it for her... So that her eyes are only on him. Has it always been like that... He does say something like that so I think it has!

I've only read the first 5 chapter but I can tell I will probably be buying the manga to support the mangaka! If you want to do the same after you check it out on Batoto... Here is a link to the first volume!

Amazon: Mishounen Produce #1

I have no idea if you can find it in English or not but I don't care... I can read a little bit of Japanese so I think getting another set that is probably a bit easier to read would be a great idea to help me practice. Kanji is my sticking point... But if I work hard I can read the original work... That is how much I like this one!

Speaking of like... I should probably tell you the rating now...


On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
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What can I say... I'm a sucker for this type of story... The showbiz setup is what draws me in I think... I went gaga over Skip Beat and absolutely crazy over Love Stage... So it only stands to reason that I would love this one too! I mean... Com on now... Just what about this type of series is there not to love?

Ever one that is set up like this has a few things in common... Well... That is to say... They do as far as I have seen. I could always be wrong but I'm gonna go with what I know. So anyhow... It seems like they all have some kind of rivalry, a little bit of love, and a secret of some kind.

Just what the doctor ordered for a good read! I would have given it a ten if I knew how it ended already or if I had read more of it to know if it went well... After all it can still go wrong... I've only just started reading it. And on that note... I am going to end this one here... I want to see how the next chapter goes! Hope I at least made you a little curious.

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Hope you have a wonderfully romantic day!

7/5/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 7~5~2017


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Nichijou primarily focuses on the daily antics of a trio of childhood friends—high school girls Mio Naganohara, Yuuko Aioi and Mai Minakami—whose stories soon intertwine with the young genius Hakase Shinonome, her robot caretaker Nano, and their talking cat Sakamoto. With every passing day, the lives of these six, as well as of the many people around them, experience both the calms of normal life and the insanity of the absurd. Walking to school, being bitten by a talking crow, spending time with friends, and watching the principal suplex a deer: they are all in a day's work in the extraordinary everyday lives of those in Nichijou.

My review!!!


The Anime can be watched on AnimeSeason...


AnimeSeason: Nichijou

OK so this one is ummmmm... How do I put it... Odd. Yeah that should do... It isn't bad... But it isn't my cup of tea so yeah I could only call it odd. There were so many things... One was that we watched like 20 or so skits in just 5 episodes.... They also didn't completely connect from one skit to the other in one episode let alone from one episode to the next episode. And there were random skits that had nothing to do with anything it seemed that showed up randomly in each episode! Best advice I can give is to think of each skit as a show unto itself.

As for what the show is... The best I have figured out is that it follows three young girls around... Let me show you them...


Yeah... then it also has a few parts that follow these two... and their talking cat... Yeah it really is able to talk but not because it was born able to...


I'm not going to tell you how it's able to talk but it is that little black cat in front of the fan... Kawaii!!! I don't know if this image is part of the show or not but I can tell you it didn't show up in the first 5 episodes. Oh, and when I say episodes I am not talking about each skit because to be honest it was put together with each short skit feeling like it's own episode... Just know I'm talking about the whole 20 or so minutes as one episode.

Sorry if this seems kind of out of order or just plain mixed up... It mimics the show though so I didn't see a point to fixing it.

I have to say though... The biggest thing that this anime has going for it has to be that even though it was so out of sink with itself and makes no sense sometimes... It has humor! Yeah I bet you want to know how exactly there is humor... I really can't describe it well... It was like... You know how sometimes you see something and you just can't help but laugh... It's like that... the things I thought were hysterical my son was like ummmm ok... Yet there were times he was laughing and I was thinking why???

But each episode had at least one thing I was busting a gut over so I do have to say it wasn't a total waste of time... So with that in mind here is my rating!

On a scale of 1-10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
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I did like it... but the short skits and lack of connection did me in... I would have given this a higher rating if it had seemed to follow some kind of timeline but it never really did that... It was all over the place... Kinda like this review... So with this being said I will end here...

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Hope you have a fun day filled with organized chaos!

So yeah... You should totally check this one out if you like chaos of any kind! I did say this was out of order right???? Bye-Bye!!!

7/3/17

Problems and the Future... What you can expect from me!

Hello everyone!!! I know it seems like I'm not really writing much here... To be honest I have been having a really tough few months. Not like that is really new but the things that are making it tough are not the normal things.


You can probably find it in that image... No it's not mine so that is why there is a watermark on it. I've linked to the actual image to get it on here... So if you want to own a copy of this then I believe you can search the number out on shuttershock and purchase it.... But yeah... My problems are all in there somewhere... I'm not going to go into detail on what ones... Let's leave it to your imaginations! Anyhow... That is hopefully over now!

So for what you can expect from this point onward...

I will have my reviews on here like always... But most of my posting will be done on the Vlog-Blog listed in the tabs above. I am feeling like I need to just post about random things that I see on YouTube at the moment... Since that would get my Blog flagged on adsense I'm using the one that's not connected for those random posts.

In adition to reviews I will post the reliv stuff along with random thoughts and interesting stories on here... And let's not forget the random guest post from Danni! I know she doesn't post often but that is what makes it fun!
You never know when she will post or what she will post about!

Basically... There won't be posts every day on this part of my blogs so if you want to know everything I am posting then head on over to the other blogs and follow them for updates. That or follow my Google plus account.

I'm sorry if there is any confusion or aggravation... I don't do well with restrictions so I have found a way around them that doesn't break the rules! I am sooooo grateful to all of you who read my blog and I feel this is the only way to not feel like I'm being fake. Hope you understand!
Well I think I've babbled a bit too much this post... I'll end it here!

As always... Thanx for reading what I share!
Have an amazing and creative day!