12/31/17

2017 Complete "Spotlight Review Wednesday" Anime and Manga List

Previous Year's Anime and Manga Links

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2015 Complete "Spotlight Review Wednesday" Listings

2016 Complete "Spotlight Review Wednesday" Listings

**Disclaimer**
Some or all of the links to the actual shows may change as the years pass. I have no control over if Crunchyroll, FUNimation or any or the other sites change what they are offering on their programs for you to watch.

Now onto this years Listing!

2017 Complete "Spotlight Review Wednesday" Listings
January

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February

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March

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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On the 6th year of making this list I think I will just have one link at the top to bring you to a list of the previous years... I'm not sure yet and I have another three years to decide...
Let me know what you think I should do!

That's all for this post! Hope this helps you quickly find the review you are looking for!

As always... Thanx for reading my posts this past year!
Have an amazing New Year!

12/29/17

January 2018 "Spotlight Review Wednesday" Announcements!!!!

December's Spotlight Review List!

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January's Spotlight Review List!

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2018..................................Yona of the Dawn
2018................................First Love Monster
2018............................Corpse Princess: Aka


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2018..........................Fruits Basket: Another
2018........................................Onegai Sensei

12/27/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 12~27~2017


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After being told that his dad passed away, Souichirou came back to the house which was his home eight years ago, and there he found out about the existence of his two older brothers, the eldest, Masato, and the younger, Kaname.

In order to receive rights to the house, Souichirou has to live together with them, and despite the chaos and arguments, it's fine by Souichirou if it means he can get the house. But one day, he accidentally sees Masato kissing Kaname...
It’s Souichirou’s trouble & love comedy!!


You can read the manga here...


(Sorry it is so blurry)

My review!!!

Let me start with saying something about the obvious!... The tittle isn't as obvious as you would think. This is NOT actually an incest story!


Now that we have that out of the way... We can go into why it's not and what I thought... Basically in the beginning we have no idea... In fact we don't figure it out for a while. It seems that their dad adopted Masato and Kaname making Souichirou his only blood relative. But Souishirou doesn't know this because he didn't live with his dad. But that doesn't explain why he saw Masato kiss Kaname now does it??? Nope... Not at all!!!

There is a good reason for it but I am not going to tell you exactly what it is because that would be giving away a huge part of the plot! I've read this one before though so I can say it's very interesting how it all plays out. I think the best part about it would have to be that it perfectly illustrates how there can be more than one solution to a problem and looking at it in a different way may just be how you find the other solutions that weren't so obvious.

There is also a need to figure out why the solution was needed in the first place... Once we know what part of the situation is and we know how Masato has been dealing with it we have to wonder why it ended up this way in the first place... And the Mangaka provides the answer at just the right time in the story!

I seriously don't think it could have worked this well if it was even a chapter earlier or later to be completely honest. You really needed to at a certain curiosity level for the reasoning to come off as acceptable. I mean it is almost like... Wait... Saying that would give it away! I almost slipped up there!

So anyways... It is not meant to hurt Kaname in any way... It's not forced or anything like that... In fact Kaname seeks out Masato at one point making it seem like he is an addict and Masoto is the drug! Poor Souichirou has no idea what the hell is going on when he catches them though. He gets so confused because at that time he didn't know they were not blood related.

I remember reading him saying "So they are in this kind of relationship" and thinking to myself... Well yeah... That's what it looks like to me too! I should have known though... Every time I think "Wow an actual incest one" it turns out not to be. Not that it's a bad thing that they aren't but I should have known it really wasn't... But watch... Now that I've said this I will actually find one!
That is obviously my luck after all!

Speaking of Obvious... Let's look at the rating I gave since that should also be obvious! After all I've read it more than once right???

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
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Yup see it was very obvious!


I really did like this one... It had an element to it that I really wasn't expecting so that made it worth it for me. I don't think this story would have worked any other way! Just my feelings on it though... That's all for now!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

12/20/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 12~20~2017


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Fujiwara Naeka is a typical 17-year-old high school student. Or so we thought. She's really one of two surviving heirs of a tycoon who has the right to inherit his mass fortune when she turns 18 in half a year. Fubuki, a young and beautiful maid, and Kogarashi, a big burly maid guy with a mask, have been assigned to keep Naeka and her brother Kousuke safe from those who would plot their demise, and to steal the fortune she would inherit.


My review!!!


The Anime can be watched on AnimeSeason...

AnimeSeason: Kamen no Maid Guy




I so don't know where to even begin with this one... I feel like this is one that was made by mashing together the concepts of 3 possibly 4 other anime or anime concepts... I mean it wasn't bad but I just don't know how I feel about it. The concepts that were mixed were from anime that I both hated and loved so I don't know if I hate this, love this, or if I love-hate this!

First let me tell you what anime I loved that I feel it borrowed concepts from...

Bamboo Blade

It is litterally a kendo anime. I'm sure you wonder how I figure it borrowed from this one... Well our dear young lady is a kendo girl! She always says she lives by the blade. So it kinda feels like that was borrowed.

Hayate combat butler

The maids (both the male and female ones) are always fighting! This is true for both Hayate combat butler and for this one.

Now for the anime I hated that I feel like this borrowed from...

Ah, My Buddha!

Yeah... Perverted things galore in this one and I didn't like it because there was just too much. I'm not agents a little bit of perverted content at all but it can't take up most of the anime.... That maid guy is as perverted as the Buddha though and when he isn't being a pervert then some other student or even a thief is.... It was just too much in this one too.

The last concept is a bit more broad.... It isn't one that is really specific to one type... And truthfully it may be better to call it a plot than a concept.

A rich kid trying to get past obstacles or reach some goal in order to inherit a vast amount of wealth with or without a maid or butlers help.

Yup... that sounds more like a plot.

Now aside from Ah, My Buddha! I really liked the other anime... So for me, having those concepts being mashed together fit nicely. And if there hadn't been so much perverseness I think I would have even liked that part of it.

I have no idea if they will lessen the amount of perv content in each episode or not but I think if they do I would really enjoy the anime. So while we are on the topic of how much I like or dislike the anime I think I should show you my rating for this little mash-up...

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
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I'm sorry but for me I couldn't give it more than a 6... I don't like tasteless perverted things... If you want to have it perverted then I'm cool with that as long as it is done tastefully. I've told you the basic feel to this one so I think I'll leave it at that... I don't want to give spoilers... I do think you should check it out for yourself since your tastes may be very different from mine!

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

12/19/17

A major Update...

Today is supposed to be the day I put out the Reliv information post… To be honest I think I am going to skip it this month.. A lot has been happening with me and I have been trying to ignore it for some time. I’m depressed and I have no motivation right now. So I think the main posts will be sporadic for a while. Unfortunately this is the best I can do because I don’t think forcing myself to write posts is going to make people like what I write. I think forcing it would have the opposite effect. I don’t want to write shit content and I feel like for a little while I have been doing just that.

For this reason I feel that I should do something different. It says a lot that I don’t want to just give up! That used to be how I dealt with feeling like this… I would give up and never look back. But I LOVE writing the posts for you all… Because of that fact I will probably still write posts during the break I am taking… They just won’t have a set schedule for a while.
I’m really sorry to all those people who like to watch and read the things I share with them. I feel like I should apologize because I let myself get into such a funk that my content was looking more and more like crap. I’m trying to fix it so thank you for sticking around while I get a grip on myself again.
I’m still going to write my reviews on time though… Those should get better now that I am not bogging myself down with forcing myself to write the rest of the posts. Please give me a few months before you decide if I suck or not LOL. I feel like I am slowly getting a handle again.

I’ll do a post with the few Vlogmas videos I managed to do at some point too… I was hoping to be able to do it this year and to manage to do it well but it wasn’t in the cards for me. There is always next year though! I haven’t given up totally on that either! That post will come out sometime after Christmas though because I want to spend time with my family and try to get better.

I'll still try to post the Photo of the month as well... Though, like always, it will be at the end of the month. I don't know yet if I will actually remember since I forgot last months... But I will try!

OK… This is enough of a rant I think… I really need to work on a lot from the looks of it because while writing this I thought of a million other things that need to get better for me to get better. With that in mind I want to end this post on a positive note… I really am grateful for my readers and thankful you all stick by me like you do! Thank you because without you I would be kinda lost!

So again... Thanx for reading my posts!
I hope you have an awesome fun  filled day!

12/13/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 11~13~2017


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The popular oneshot “Aphrodisiac Café” has now begun serialization as a series! This time the heroine is a regular customer at the Aphrodisiac Café, Megu. Everyday she takes the time to put on makeup, but the reason for that is… What kind of tea would be suitable for a troubled maiden?


My review!!!

The manga this week can be found on MangaPark...

MangaPark: Biyaku Cafe

So by going off the cover alone I originally thought this was going to be a Yaoi with a girly pretty-boy but I was quite wrong. It seems that it's better fit under the tittle Gender Bender than any other in my opinion. Our young "Pretty-boy" is really a girl so yeah. It's so funny though because I wasn't the only one who saw her as a him... In fact almost everyone does. The person she partners with even started out thinking she was a brat lol.


Yup that's them!!! Anyhow...

It's not just our starter couple that find romance either... I've only read the first volume but I can tell this is probably going to be the way things are at this wonderful cafe. I mean in the little I've read I have already seen the birth of two possibly three couples... I say possibly because at the end of the last chapter I read they hadn't yet confirmed they were together but they had shared a kiss! Let us all wish them well... Although the outcome has probably already been written into the next few chapters... I just have to read it to find out.

Speaking of finding out... I think it is time to find out the score!

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Yes it only got a 7. I know... I know.. What is wrong with me... Right? well it got a 7 because I think there are so many ways it can still go and so many of those are boring... If this cafe becomes a place where everyone under the sun has a hook up with someone else there then it is going to get extremely repetitive... I mean... How many times can you hook people up using the same setting without repeating yourself... I'd say the answer is not many!

Either way I really am looking forward to finding out how things will play out... I want to know how many couples come out of this little cafe after all... But I do hope that it doesn't get dull and that we get updates on the couples we already know about... After all... Aren't they the reason we fell in love with the manga to begin with? I know that's why I did! And on this note I shall end the review

As always... Thanx for reading my reviews!
Hope you have an romantic and dreamy day!

12/6/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 12~6~2017


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Out in the countryside stands a sweet shop run by the Shikada family for nine generations: Shikada Dagashi, a small business selling traditional Japanese candy. However, despite his father's pleas, Kokonotsu Shikada, an aspiring manga artist, adamantly refuses to inherit the family business.

However, this may start to change with the arrival of the eccentric Hotaru Shidare. Hotaru is in search of Kokonotsu's father, with the goal of bringing him back to work for her family's company, Shidare Corporation, a world famous sweets manufacturer. Although the senior Shikada initially refuses, he states that he will change his mind on one condition: if Hotaru can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family shop. And so begins Hotaru's mission to enlighten the boy on the true joy of delicious and nostalgic dagashi!

 
 
My review!!!

 The Anime can be watched on FUNimation...

To start with... Some people can watch this one on Crunchyroll as well but it is restricted in my area on their site. Probably because FUimation has the rights for airing it here. So if you can't watch FUNimation I'd try Crunchyroll.

Now to get down to business!

So yeah I REALLY don't know what to make of this anime!!! I thought it was about a girl from a rival candy store trying to get the master of another store to join their business by making the son take over for the dad... That would in turn free the dad up to join her father's company like he wants... but it is so much more than that and I didn't even notice!

Not at first anyhow... The thing is... While she is trying to get young Kokonotsu to realize he like dagashi she is spouting off all these facts in this completely crazy manor... It gets so hard to follow sometimes!!!

I think that the only one of the main characters we see that hasn't said the equivalent of I'm lost is the dad and he is just as crazy as she is when it comes to talking about the dang Dagashi! At one point the two of them make it sound like a drug deal!!! I am constantly scratching my head thing what the heck are they talking about!!! I'm almost 100% sure you will be too!

However... That is where the appeal is! I want to watch more to see what crazy things she will come up with next and what facts are thrown in to it... Not to mention I really want to look up some of these facts and see if they are true! So that is the second so much more that I was talking about...

It may actually be teaching you random things about a traditional sweet!!!

It's completely crazy to think you could learn about candy through an anime is what I used to think.... Now I'm not so sure I was right! I'm not going to go into detail about the things she says or how she says them... Or even tell you any of the seemingly side stories she tells... I think you really need to watch it and experience it for yourself because I am not eccentric enough to do it any kind of justice at all!! You need to see the real deal!!!

Speaking of seeing... Lets see the result of my rating this one...

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YUP.... 9 for this one too.... It can't get a 10 from me because I am so lost on it that I can't even begin to really say I get it... Not even a little! But it got a 9 because even though I am so utterly lost I am having fun watching it... It is almost like a comedy that could really be something that happens!

It's just crazy makin! And that crazy is what I love about it!!!

Anyhow... I think I will leave you with those thoughts because I know I want to go back to watching more of it... I wanna laugh!!! So yeah!

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

12/1/17

December 2017 "Spotlight Review Wednesday" Announcements!!!!

November's Spotlight Review List!

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~Namaikizakari~
~Aishite Kudasai. Sensei~



December's Spotlight Review List!

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12-6-2017.....................................Dagashi Kashi
12-20-2017.........................Kamen no Maid Guy

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12-13-2017......................................Biyaku Cafe
12-27-2017............................Brother X Brother