Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Medaka Box





































Kurokami Medaka, a first year, is elected as Student Council President, and the first thing she does is establish a suggestion box. Since she was just elected as Student Council President, she's holding all the Student Council's responsibilities, and wearing their armbands.
So, she asks for her childhood friend, Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, for help.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hard for me to understand my paper...

This is not related to anime or manga at all. I'm still working on my final paper. It's already 36 pages and already been revised by my lecturer. Now I have to add some "things". I don't really have time to update my blog. Gomen for everyone that already follow or subscribe. >.<. Hopefully after this end of month, I can continue to post anime and manga review. Damn I need my girl now. T_T

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Deadman Wonderland



















Ganta Igarashi has been convicted of a crime that he hasn't committed, and sent to a new, privately owned and operated prison, where the inmates are the main attraction in a modern day twist to the gladiatorial coliseums of ancient times. Throw in a healthy dose of weird little girl, some new-found super powers, and a little conspiracy theory, and you have Deadman Wonderland.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mononoke (モノノ怪)


























Type:
TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 13, 2007 to Sep 28, 2007
Producers: Toei Animation
Genres: Demons, Mystery, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural

Mononoke is a spin-off of the Bakeneko story arc of Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror.
It follows the Medicine Seller as he deals with various spirits or "Mononoke" in feudal Japan.
Just like in the Bakeneko story, he combats with a series of tools and his vast knowledge of the supernatural on his side, but can only slay the Mononoke when he uncovers its form (Katachi), the truth behind its appearance (Makoto) and the reason for its unusual behavior (Kotowari).

Gift : Eternal Rainbow
















Main Title Gift: Eternal Rainbow
Official Title ギフト~ eternal rainbow
Type TV Series, 12 episodes
Year 06.10.2006 till 22.12.2006
Categories Comedy, Harem, High School, School Life
Producers OLM
Resources Official page, ANN, AnimeNFO, Allcinema

Plot Summary: Set in a town where an eternal rainbow hangs over it's denizens and grants them the gift of magic in which when two hearts are one, anything the Giver wishes for will come to pass. Haruhiko Amami faces an emotional struggle when his non-related foster sister Riko Fukumine returns to his town after many years of seperation. A tangle of crushes and hopes also serve to compound matters further.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cage of Eden

Summary
Akira and his classmates are travelling on a plane when it crashes onto an island inhabited by species thought to have been extinct. The situation becomes increasingly desperate as some of Akira's classmates are eaten alive, while some kill others in desperation. Now Akira and a few other survivors are trying to survive what seems to be a horrible nightmare.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sigh...

It's been a hard week for me... Trying to get my paper done and updating my blog... I will try my best on both things... ^^... I notice that somehow, more and more and more anime coming in 2009... I haven't watch it all but trying to make a news of it... maybe someday I can make anime too... LOL...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hajime No Ippo - New Challenger





















Alternative title
: はじめの一歩 New Challenger (Japanese)
Genres: comedy, drama, tournament
Themes: boxing, sports

Opening Theme:
#1: "Hekireki" by Last Alliance
Ending Theme:
#1: "8 AM" by coldrain

Ippo Makunouchi continues his boxing career and his goal on knowing the meaning of being strong, and the desire on fighting his idol Ichiro Miyata once again. Along him are pro boxers Takamura, Aoki and Kimura that each one of them aspire to their own dreams.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Higashi no Eden























On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon forgotten by almost everyone. Then, 3 months later... Saki Morimi is a young woman currently in the United States of America on her graduation trip. But just when she is in front of the White House, Washington DC, she gets into trouble, and only the unexpected intervention of one of her fellow countrymen saves her. However, this man, who introduces himself as Akira Takizawa, is a complete mystery. He appears to have lost his memory. and he is stark naked, except for the gun he holds in one hand, and the mobile phone he's holding with the other hand. A phone that is charged with 8,200,000,000 yen in digital cash.

Studio: Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Le Chevalier d'Eon)
Sutradara/Naskah: Kamiyama Kenji (Ghost in the Shell)
Music: Kawai Kenji (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
Character Design: Umino Chika (Honey and Clover)
Stasiun TV: Fuji TV (mulai 9 April 2009) @ noitaminA time slot
Jumlah Episode 11
Website: http://www.juiz.jp/

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Umineko no Naku Koro ni




































Writer: Ryukishi 07
Artist: NATSUMI Kei

Story:
This manga is based on a Visual novel of the same name which is in turn, the next story following Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. "Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place in the year 1986 during the time frame of October 4 and October 5 on a secluded island named Rokkenjima (六軒島, Rokkenjima?). The head of a wealthy family named Kinzō Ushiromiya, who lives on and owns Rokkenjima, is near death, and eleven of his family members arrive on the island to discuss how Kinzō's assets will be divided once he is dead. Also on the island are five of Kinzō's servants, and his personal physician. After the eleven family members arrive, a typhoon traps them on the island and shortly after people start to get mysteriously murdered."

Psyren

Yoshina Ageha is a high school student who offers to help people with their problems for 10,000 yen. He'll take care of your stalkers, find your lost animal, whatever you want. One day when he's heading home, a nearby pay phone rings, and he picks it up. The only thing he hears however is his own voice echoing. After finding a mysterious card with the word 'Psyren' printed on it, his life suddenly changes as he is drawn into a crazy new world.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Negima! Magister Negi Magi




























Synopsis:
From Del Rey:
Ten-year-old prodigy Negi Springfield, has just graduated from magic academy. He dreams of becoming a master wizard. Instead he's sent to Japan to teach English…at an all-girls high school! All the students are delighted with their cute new teacher - except for Asuna, who resents Negi for replacing the teacher she secretly has a crush on.
Although he is forbidden to display his magical powers, sometimes Negi can't resist. And when Asuna discovers Negi's secret, she vows to make his life as difficult as possible - just the thing to prepare Negi for the challenges of life as a master wizard!

Title: Mahou Sensei Negima!
Alternate Title: Negima, Negima! Magister Negi Magi

Genre:
Action Adventure Comedy Ecchi Fantasy Harem Martial Arts School Life Shounen

Author: Ken Akamatsu
Artist: Ken Akamatsu

Ouran Host Club




















Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at Ouran High School, a fictional school located in Bunky?, Tokyo. Because of the superlative cost of the school uniform, Haruhi resorts to wearing long slacks, polo shirts and vests. Combined with her large glasses and tousled short hair, Haruhi's look causes her to be confused for a boy.

Looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi stumbles upon the Third Music Room, the working place of the Ouran Host Club, a group of six attractive male students (Takashi "Mori", Mitsukuni "Hunny", Kaoru and Hikaru, Tamaki, and Kyouya) who spend their time charming and entertaining the school's girls for profit. During their first meeting, Haruhi accidentally knocks over and break a vase valued at ¥8,000,000, estimated to be US$80,000.

In order to pay off the large debt, Haruhi is employed as the club's "dog" and constantly ordered to do menial tasks like serving food or cleaning up. The Club president, without knowing she is really a girl, promotes Haruhi to "host" as soon as he discovers her potential. Even after the truth comes out in the Club, Haruhi continues the charade and is allowed to pay off the rest of her debt working as a host; provided she conceals her true identity/gender from the customers.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

[Type-Moon] CANAAN
































Anime adaption of the game 428. Type-Moon's Nasu Kinoko and Takeuchi Takashi are in charge of the anime script and character designs. They also made the script and character designs for one of the bonus scenarios in the game.

The visual novel tells a present-day story about a detective, a young man, a virus researcher, a freelance writer, and a cat mascot character who are brought together by bizarre events with worldwide implications in the Tokyo neighborhood of Shibuya. Type-Moon is already producing a bonus anime scenario for the game. Screenplay writer Kinoko Nasu and original character designer Takashi Takeuchi of Fate/stay night and Tsukihime, Lunar Legend fame are involved in both 428 projects.

Official Site: http://www.canaan.jp/index.html

Trailer + Opening sample: http://www.canaan.jp/blog/canaan_bansen_mae_MX.wmv

Opening: Mind as Judgement by Faylan

Aired: Jul 4, 2009

Producers: TYPE-MOON, P.A. Works

Episodes: 13

Cast:
Maaya Sakamoto as Alphard
Miyuki Sawashiro as Canaan
Akio Ohtsuka as Sham
Haruka Tomatsu as Yunyun
Hiroaki Hirata as Santana
Junko Minagawa as Natsume
Kenji Hamada as Minoru Minorikawa
Mamiko Noto as Hakkoo
Rie Tanaka as Liang Qi
Toru Ohkawa as Cummings
Yoshino Nanjou as Maria Oosawa
Hironari Amano as Shinya Kano
Nakamura as Shinya Kano (Sub)
Narumi Konno as Hitomi
Osamu Takashi as Kenzi Oosawa

Magic Knight Rayearth























Main Title : Mahou Kishi Rayearth
Categories : Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mahou Shoujo, Mecha, Shoujo
Original story & original character design: Clamp
Producers: Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV), Shigeki Nakamura (Dentsu), Mikihiro Iwata -> Masahito Yoshioka (Tokyo Movie Shinsha)

Magic Knight Rayearth begins when three junior high school girls hear a voice asking them to save a world called Cephiro. The voice belongs to Princess Emeraude, the Pillar whose will maintains the peace of this magical world where belief is power. But the peace in Cephiro is now threatened as Princess Emeraude is imprisoned and monsters begin to invade the land. With her last bit of strength, the princess summons forth the three girls destined to become the Magic Knights in the hopes of saving her world.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

YAKITATE !! JAPAN






















Summary:
The story focuses on Kazuma Azuma, a boy on his quest to create "Ja-pan", a national bread for Japan itself. He initially heads to Tokyo to expand his bread-making horizons at the bread-making chain Pantasia; the story continues with Azuma's exploits with his other coworkers.

Although the story has baking as its main theme, the parts that generate the most interest are the outrageous puns in the story. Especially notable are the "reaction" based puns made by the judges, who go to great lengths to prove a single point about the bread that they had tasted. The series in general also pokes fun at the shōnen genre's tendency to be melodramatic over mundane tasks.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Yakuza Girl - Blade Shikake no Hanayome



































Summary :
Set in modern day Japan on the grounds of Daihon Academy, the manga follows the protagonist Senguu Fumihiro as he enters the academy, claimed to be one of the most prestigious in the entire country, to find a wife and thus satisfy the wish of his grandmother (whom wanted to see her great grandchildren before passing away). Of course, knowing absolutely nothing of what he sees as a top-level school, Fumihiro is caught completely off guard when he learns that technically every student and teacher of Daihon is in fact wielder of supernatural skills and powers. Worst however, is that the students, aggregated in "clans", are allowed to brutally murder each other - even their grades are based upon their enemies' death toll (i.e. the number of students of enemy clans they killed). In such an absurd scenario, Fumihiro's aid comes from Akari, the girl to whom he proposed when he saw her for the firs time.

Categories: action, ecchi, horror, mature, shounen

Author: Masaki Motonaga

Artist: Yu-Go Okuma

Friday, July 3, 2009

Xam'd:Lost Memories



















Genres: science fiction

Plot Summary:
The story follows a boy named Akiyuki who is heading to school with two friends when an explosion occurs. In the mysterious light from the explosion, Akiyuki transforms into a creature called Xam'd. Xam'd goes on a rampage which is only stopped when a red-haired foreign girl appears.

Opening Theme:
"Shut up and Explode" by BOOM BOOM SATELLITES
Ending Theme:
"Vacancy" by Kylee

Official website: http://www.xamdou.com/

Moe addicted...???

Moe addiction... I don't know why I love this kind of words... Moe is a pure, protective feeling towards a character... Just like Konata (Lucky Star) and Yui (K-On!)... Is moe the same as Lolicon (the term describes an attraction to young girls)...??? It's hard to resist Konata's moe power...

Yozakura Quartet















Summary:
The story revolves around a quartet of teenaged heroes: A super-strong girl named Hime, a mind reader named Ao, a conjurer named Kotoha and an ordinary, powerless boy named Akina. The three girls and Akina protect the city of Sakurashin from supernatural threats.

Opening Theme: "JUST TUNE" by savage genius
Ending Theme: "Nagareboshi (ナガレボシ; Shooting Star)" by ROUND TABLE featuring Nino

Cast:
Misato Fukuen as Hime Yarisakura
Miyuki Sawashiro as Kotoha Isone
Saki Fujita as Ao Nanami
Yuuki Kaji as Akina Hiizumi
Ai Matayoshi as Rin Azuma
Aiko Ōkubo as V Juri F
Daisuke Ono as Kyousuke Kishi
Haruka Tomatsu as Touka Kishi
Rie Tanaka as Maria Bell

Official Sites :
http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/yozakura/
http://www.sirius.kodansha.co.jp/yozakura_anime.html

Genres: Action, comedy, supernatural
Episodes: 12

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Zettai Karen Children

















It's the 21st century, and the number of ESPers continues to increase. They are active in the military, diplomacy, politics, and in other places. They hold the key for global competition. A country that controls ESP can control the world! However individuals who posses higher that Level 4 are less than 3% of the population. There are only three Level 7 people who have government contracts. These three are Kaoru, Aoi, and Shiho, ten-year old girls, who work for B.A.B.E.L. With the guidance of Kouichi, a twenty-year old genius, they catch criminals and evil ESPers.

Afro Samurai






















On the dark path of swordsmanship in a "Futuristic" yet Feudal Japan, it is said that the one who becomes No.1 will rule the world. But the only rule in this world is that only the No. 2 is allowed to fight the No. 1. The No. 2, the Afro Samurai, travels the road looking for revenge on the man who murdered his father in front of him when he was just a boy, a three-armed gunman who is the lord of the dark swordsman's road and the current No. 1.