6/12/19

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 6~12~2019




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So, there's this guy jee-han that entered a dangerous zone without noticing and acquired powers that make him able to interact with life using games and RPG logics.
My review!!!

 The Manga can be read here...

Okay... The Gamer has a terrible synopsis! It is way to simple to describe this one but whoever made the entry probably put it like that to make you want to see what the heck they are talking about... How could this character use game logic in life... And why were there dangerous zones in a place where a normal kid could end up wondering into them right? Let's explore this a bit...

Sooo.... I have read way more than the 5 required chapters with this one... I didn't even realize I had done so either! It was great! But back to the points... The dangerous zones are magic based places that can occur on their own but mostly they are created by people. In them it is very like an RPG dungeon in a game online. At least it is for our main character. He can also interact with other people like if they were players in a game giving them a boost...

Wait.... What am I doing?!?!? I'm giving away information!!! NOOOOOO! lol... Well since I am going as far as to give you that much info I had better give you the rating... At least that is what I'm supposed to be doing right?


On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
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Yes it got an 8... I got so lost in the story that I read so far before I realized it so I feel that at the least it deserves an 8. The art is beautiful and I really like the scroll one page per chapter rather than the 15-30 pages with one image per page that I normally see. I think that's why I like Webtoons.

Anyhow... This one is a great read because it had a good story and great art. However sometimes it feels like you have stalled and the story goes no where... But when I thought about it I figured this was done on purpose. It mimics the grind when trying to gain levels in some games.. Lots of repetitive actions that add up after a LONG time playing. So even that aspect became cool to me!

With that being said... I think I can end this review here. It's a high note after all and this was such a good read that I plan on keeping up with it so it deserves a high note to end on! Sooo Yeah...

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

6/5/19

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 6~5~2019


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In the year 5053, French aristocrats Viscount Albert de Morcerf and Baron Franz d'Epinay attend the festival of Carnival on the moon city of Luna. While Franz is just looking to have fun, Albert is seeking something more to fill his life—but he finds more than he bargained for in The Count of Monte Cristo, a mysterious and charming self-made nobleman who meets his gaze during an opera performance.

Through a few twists and turns, Albert befriends the Count and introduces him into French society. The Count, however, has more on his mind than just friendship; he plots to finally unleash his vengeance on those who wronged him years earlier. Gankutsuou follows Albert and the Count's intertwined destinies and the ultimate price paid for enacting revenge.


My review!!!

 The Anime can be watched here...

I started watching this one and the first thing I noticed was the unique way it was drawn. The way that it seems like the patterns aren't truly part of the anime but instead are just a background that you see through a clear part in the anime. It can make the watching of such a show kind of difficult at times. However it can also make the anime very interesting to watch.

If you get tired of watching anime that has a cartoon like feel then I think this kind of artwork is a good change of pace! Don't get me wrong... I think the other style is amazing too but sometimes I just want something different. I'm sure you can relate to what I'm saying so I'm not going to explain further.

But now that that is out of the way... Let's get the rating out of the way too!

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So I've already told you part of why it only got an 8... But to be truthful I think it's rude to say "only got" with such a high rating. It really is a good anime. I feel like it gets hard to follow at some points so it's not an anime for those who are just starting to dabble in watching. Between the colors, patterns and the style the characters are drawn in being unique, I feel this one would be hard to watch for someone who doesn't know the language. If you have to read the subtitles the patterns and colors are going to be distracting!

However... If you think you can handle the challenge I say you should check it out! It's a good one. The story is interesting and makes you really take a look at things in your life if you pay attention to it. I was thinking about a lot of things after watching just the first 5 episodes... I really need to find out how this story ends because it has me questioning life as I know it. How much do I really know? For that reason I am going to say this could fit the tag of being a psychological anime. There are so many things in it that make me think.

For that alone I would love it! and on that note I feel I should end this... Hopefully it was enough to make you want to check it out for yourself!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Hope you have an interesting and meaningful day!!!

5/31/19

June 2019 "Spotlight Review Wednesday" Announcements!!!!

May's Spotlight Review List!

June's Spotlight Review List!

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2019...................................Gankutsuou
2019..........................Cat Girl Nuku Nuku


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2019....................................The Gamer
2019.....................The Tyrant Falls in Love


5/29/19

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 5~29~2019




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In the decade since the world became aware of the existence of magic, the world has undergone a massive upheaval. However, a boy named Touta lives in seclusion in a rural town far removed from these changes. His ordinary life is highlighted by his magic-using female teacher and his supportive friends. When his tranquil daily life is disrupted, he embarks on a unique adventure.


My review!!!

 The Manga can be read here...


This is one of those ones that within the first chapter you know if you will like it... I feel like it seems to have a goofy overtone because the main character is so carefree... However there are a lot of things happening in just the first 5 chapters so I would say this one is pretty fast paced too. I do know that it has a way of grabbing you that makes you hold on tight and want to read more!

There is a twist to our main character too... I wonder how strong he is going to be in the end... And how many friends will he manage to actually gather. This is going to be a long road for this guy especially since he has no idea where he wants to end up. All he knows is he wants to keep his promise to his four friends from the village he was desperate to get out of!

The capital awaits!!! But before we go there let me rate this little gem!


On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
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It really is a good manga... The story is good and the art is beautiful. The reason it didn't get higher is because there are times where the speech bubbles get confusing because they are attached and it's things more than one person is saying. Once you get used to the style it's not bad though!

To be honest I love anything supernatural... Usually. But this one was really nice because our characters don't follow the normal flow for monsters. They are quite violent but they don't seem to be blood thirsty at all... Maybe that's still to come but normally it starts off like that! I like this change! I didn't expect "be my friend" to be one of the main themes either so that was great... Yeah, I'm actually being serious... Although I don't know how far into the manga that will last, I can't wait to find out!

And on that note... I'm going to go so I can read a bit more! I'm loving this manga!!!! You should really check it out for yourself!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Hope you have an adventurous and friend filled day!!!

5/22/19

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 5~22~2019




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In a futuristic era, "The World" is a peace-bringing entity. Though no one knows its location, it has watched over Earth for so long that war has become merely a fable. The airship Norn's task is to deliver nine ability users to The World.

After collecting the last person, Norn takes off. Included onboard are eight men and three women—Koharu, who has finally escaped her loneliness and detests her destructive power; Mikoto Kuga, born to a noble family, who uses her barrier skill to protect the Norn and those it carries; and Nanami Shiranui, whose ability only brings pain, and who wishes to die for a past sin she has committed. While en route, suspicions arise amongst the passengers when they realize there are too many people onboard.

As they try to determine who has snuck aboard, the ship is attacked by an unknown assailant aiming to stop the Norn's progress at all costs. From this chaos arises questions: why were they granted powers, and what must they do once they reach The World?


My review!!!

 The Anime can be watched here...

As you can see in the synopsis, this isn't a typical anime for me to watch. There aren't many futuristic types that I like but I have to admit this one was pretty good. I feel like a lot of futuristic ones have weak character development or storylines simply because of the theory that it's the future so it doesn't have to make sense now, someday it will, and in my opinion..... That's a load of crap!

This one, thankfully, didn't fall into that trap. I know I only watched 5 episodes of it so far but I feel like it was written well and the character development was on point! I really enjoyed learning some of the back stories!

But before I go anywhere else with this review we should look into what I rated this little hidden gem! Here it is so check it out!

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
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High praise right!?!? It really deserves it though. It takes a lot to make me like an anime when it's in a genre a totally don't want to watch... Normally that is! When I find these little hidden gems I get so happy and I usually end up taking a long look at what's there now. I always want to find more gems!

It's anime or manga like this one that make that desire possible!

So with that being said, I really think you should check it out... Oh and the art is great too! but I think the picture above spoke for that so I didn't think of saying anything about it until right now... Sorry!

Let's end this one here, shall we!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Hope you have a surprising and fun day!!!

5/15/19

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 5~15~2019


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Nobody paid much attention to John – just a normal teenager at a high school where the social elite happen to possess unthinkable powers and abilities. But John’s got a secret past that threatens to bring down the school’s whole social order – and much more. Fulfilling his destiny won’t be easy though, because there are battles, frenemies and deadly conspiracies around every corner.

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The world is not perfect. Learning to deal with its flaws is just a normal part of life. But there comes a point where these imperfections spawn a crushing realization... that something needs to change...


My review!!!

 The Manga can be read here...


So for this one I put two pictures because I couldn't decide which one I liked better... As you can see the art is amazing... Such an eye for color detail! And the story is great too... There is a current story line while we get random bits of back story too... It's well thought out if you ask me!

I remember reading this one before and I would read it over again and again but I try to wait a bit between each reading because that way I may forget some of the details and those details will end up be little surprises for me.

This is one of those rare manga that I get so caught up in that I could end up reading for day's before I realize that I was supposed to stop at the fifth chapter and write a review! I really don't have to put too much time into figuring out how I feel about it because it's that good!

Speaking of figuring out.. Let me show you the rating I figured out for this one..

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
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I just couldn't find anything with this one I didn't like!!! I especially love that every chapter / episode is in full color! There aren't a lot of places other than webtoons where the Mangaka make their entire manga in color, and even those aren't always good. This one blends the colors so well I sometimes forget I'm reading a manga instead of watching an anime!

I really have to give this artist credit... Making you feel that way is really not an easy task... Especially when it's a hard core manga reader! So because of that fact alone they could have gotten the elusive 10 out of 10 for a rating! This is really one that you should check out... And if you are one of those people who just don't like webtoons then you should check it out on the mangapark site because then you can trick yourself int feeling like it's a normal manga.

Either way I suggest you check it out! On that note I'm going to stop rambling and let you go check out this amazing little gem!

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

5/8/19

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 5~8~2019



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Inaba Yuushi's parents died in his first year of middle school, and he moved in with his relatives. Though they did care for him, he could tell he was a burden. After he graduated, he happily prepared to move to a high school with a dormitory. Unfortunately, the dormitory burned to the ground before he could move in! Yuushi doesn't want to live with his grudging relatives, but it's rough finding lodging as an orphaned student with little money. He finally finds a room in a nice old building which seems too good to be true.

The catch is that it is a Monster House, a place where humans and supernatural creatures—ghosts, mononoke, etc.—live together. Another high schooler lives there, a cute girl named Akine, and she's completely unfazed by the monsters. In fact, she can even exorcise evil spirits! Yuushi's high school life just got much stranger than he ever bargained for!


My review!!!

 The Anime can be watched here...


This one has a few places you can go to watch it... Isn't that great??? I think it is because of the fact that it is so interesting... But let's face it... I knew from just the title I was going to love this one! I love Youkai anything!!! I will read or watch it and I would love to visit places where they may live! So this one really hit home with me... How cool would it be to live there for real!!!!

Yeah I know... It sounds cool but in the end there are very few people who wouldn't be scared out of their minds by something like this... I'm not sure how I would react... I guess it would depend if I'm alone or with someone I trust... But then there is also the third option where I'm with someone I don't trust... Hmmm lot's to think about on this one right???

Anyhow... Back to the anime... I feel like this kid has a normal reaction at first but gets used to it so fast that it's very abnormal. I could see him eventually getting used to it but by the 5th episode he didn't want to leave them ever... That was too fast for me but I do feel it fit in with the story so it worked out that he adjusted so well. I think if he took longer in the anime then it would have felt way to slow moving so the pace was good because of this. And now I'm rambling on about nothing... Sorry everyone!

I guess since I started rambling I should take a brake and rate it huh?

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
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Even with the unrealistic rate our star adjusts to everything I feel like it was amazing... I haven't finished it yet but I plan on binge watching it when I'm done writing this! The art is amazing and the story caught and held my attention... Not to mention it's youkai! I can forgive the few things that bugged me about it... Like the rate I mentioned or the lack of friends our young star has. I can forgive those because it is so good... You really need to watch it to understand though.. It's soooo worth the time to see it!

Let me know what you think when you're done watching but until then I'll see you next time!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Hope you have a spooky supernatural but fun day!!!

5/1/19

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 5~1~2019


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What would you do if you are given a second chance to turn back time and relive your past? Would you do what you did back then for fear of the butterfly effect? Or would you take a different course of action and let the future speaks for itself?

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What would you do if you are given a second chance to turn back time and relive your past? Would you do what you did back then for fear of the butterfly effect? Or would you take a different course of action and let the future speaks for itself?

My review!!!

The Manga can be read here...

I found this little number on webtoons one day when I was looking for something to read. It really didn't catch my attention at all to be completely honest but somehow it ended up on the list. I think it was one of the ones my daughter chose... I'm actually really glad she did though because I was going to miss out on a pretty interesting read!

So the fact that I found it also on mangapark was amazing to me... the fact that it is farther along than it was on webtoons was completely unexpected too! I guess if you don't mind waiting till they update you could read on webtoons still... It is the one that has no pop-ups or adds so if you can't stand those then you now know the best option... But if you just wanna read and don't care if there are pop-ups and adds then I'd say use mangapark.


As for how the story itself is... I love it! It's art is not bad and the fact that there is color is a big plus for me. The chapters aren't that short but they also aren't too long either. I think the author got it just right!

There is a back story that goes back before the start of the story that we find out bits and pieces of as we go along through each chapter. We also find out how people attitudes and personalities differ from the old timeline to the current one... To me that was an amazingly well thought out idea!And how could I not put a lot of thought into the rating to match the story!

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...

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It got an eight because it was really good but because I felt like there were times where it seemed like it was stalling. I know that can happen sometimes but it seemed to happen and then disappear out of no where... Which messed with my reading flow so it wasn't a good thing for me.

Other than that I have no complaints at all... The art was great, the story was well thought out, and there was definite character development. You can't really ask for more than that from a manga!

And on that note I'm going to end this!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Hope you have a day filled with Deja Vu moments!!!

4/25/19

May 2019 "Spotlight Review Wednesday" Announcements!!!!

April's Spotlight Review List!

May's Spotlight Review List!

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Anime

2019..........................Yokai Appartment no Yuuga ni Nichijou
2019..................................................................Norn9



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2019...............................................................................Rebirth
2019........................................................................UnOrdinary
2019..........................................................................UQ Holder

4/24/19

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 4~24~2019


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Mei Ayazuki is just your ordinary, everyday high-school girl. That is until one night, when the moon is full and red, she’s transported through time to the Meiji Period by Charlie, a self-proclaimed magician.

She ends up in a strange, Meiji-era ‘Tokyo’ where the existence of ghosts is accepted. Led by Charlie, she finally arrives at the Rokumeikan. There, waiting for her to arrive, are the historical figures Ougai Mori, Shunsou Hishida, Otojirou Kawakami, Kyouka Izumi, Gorou Fujita, Yakumo Koizumi, and Tousuke Iwasaki.

Whilst interacting with these men, she discovers she is a Tamayori - someone who can see ghosts - a skill that is highly valued in the Meiji Period. Due to these powers, her relationship with the men begins to change… As she gets to know these handsome men in a new era she just can’t get used to, a love begins to grow within her.

Will Mei be able to return to her time? What will become of her love - a love that crosses the boundaries of time and space?


My review!!!

 The Anime can be watched here...

I can't say how much I love this anime... I really wasn't sure I was going to like it at all since I usually don't like historical anime or manga! It was a pleasant surprise... It was more like the magical part of it drew me to it though... The time travel and the seeing ghosts is soooo right up my alley!!!

I haven't gotten to the part that is mentioned in the synopsis where she is falling in love yet but I can't wait to see which one of these handsome young men she falls for... And I reallllly wanna know if she stays or if she goes home!

But before we talk about this anymore, I think we should talk about the rating!
On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
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Okay... So this one got a double rating... It has a 7 because I didn't think it was that easy to follow her train of thought at first and because I don't really like historical things... But it got the 8 because it was interesting enough to hold my attention even though it was on topics I really could care less about!

That is saying something to be honest!

The art is beautiful and the story is a good even if it was confusing to me.... I mean... It might not be confusing to you when you watch it so I really think you should check it out and let me know what you thought about it!

Well now that I've given us a topic to chat about I'm gonna end the post! See you in the comment section!

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