Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vampire Academy Movie Review

Go watch the movie for yourself at amazon
Vampire Academy
Vampire Academy (2014) Poster

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. 
First reaction to this movie is that it's just trying to replicate the Twilight series, right? That's what everyone thinks now in days when every a new young adult book to movie comes out. I wouldn't say it's anything like Twilight besides the fact that they have vampires and are in high school. Besides that, it's more of an actual high school scenario if there was a vampire high school. It depicts your standard high school cliques and love life issues along with political vampire authority power.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sankarea Anime Review


Furuya's not interested in the living, he's got zombies on the brain! When Furuya's cat dies, he decides he's going to try and bring it back to life. In the process, he stumbles across a girl who is involved in an accident and turns into a real zombie! What's Furuya going to do now that the thing he loves the most is right in front of his eyes?
Sankarea is on the mature side of animes because it does show some nudity and the themes in the show are quite out there-and by that, I mean 10 year olds may not understand what the anime is conveying. The animation is nothing special, but it is nice to look at. It doesn't have any cool animation style or quirk that most animes seem to have now like K Project or Boku Wa Minna Kawaisou.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hana to Akuma Full Manga Review

17-years-ago Vivi, the demon, decided to leave the demon realm and come to the human world. There he found an abandoned baby and on a whim decided to keep it. Since then he lived together with Hana...but having a 14 year-old girl around you, is it really as simple as you think it might be? 
I'm going to link my manga test for Hana to Akuma so I won't have to repeat myself.

So as I continued reading the manga, the characters started to grow on me more, and I liked how the story progressed. It was very enjoyable to read even though it pained me sometimes to see the characters in pain:( I don't have anything else really to say about the manga, besides what was in the manga test, but that the ending was not what I expected and I think the author did it cleverly and with grace. (yes it did make me tear up) tbh I think my favorite part of the manga was the ending...yeah, not sure what that really says about it.
Go read Hana to Akuma, Vol. 01 for yourself

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Amnesia Anime Review

When the heroine regains consciousness in an unfamiliar place, she has suddenly lost all memories of everything that happened before August 1. What is this place, and what was she doing there? Who is she, and what sort of life had she lived?
I saw this anime about a month ago, and only was it now when I'm searching it again that I see the animation is pretty interesting. From some reason when I think back on this anime, I see it in black and white, even though the show is obviously not and has very vibrant colors. Haha maybe that's just the amnesia working on me outside of watching the anime.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Manga Test:Taiyou No Ie

Motomiya Mao is a High School student who has "lost a home" after her father gets married again. She starts to live with Nakamura Hiro, 23, who knows Mao since childhood. Since that time Mao spent all her free time with Hiro´s family and after his parents deaths, he´s waiting for the day when his brothers and Mao would once more live together. 
I started reading this manga because I thought it was on the same vein as your normal shoujo manga. It definitely is at parts, but I think it's more than that. It has more in depth emotions and complications that go beyond romance. There is a lot of family issues that occur on both ends of the love interests and it's an interesting thing to add to a manga that is already hilarious in its own way. I like the balance it finds between the two and it creates an interesting manga to read.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

How I'm Learning Japanese

So at the beginning of the summer I had the idea and motivation to start to learn Japanese. It's mostly because I consume a lot of manga and anime that I really wanted to know more about the language, and thought it would be cool to self-teach myself over the summer mostly and a little over the later months.

First thing off. I am not taking Japanese classes online or real life. I have not been to Japan, though I would love to. My goal is to reach the JLPT N4 by December of this year and take the test. Whether I take it or not depends on how busy I will be when school starts back up again. But that is my goal that I'm trying extremely hard to gain.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Color Run Playlist

So when I did the Color Run back in May, I had this very long playlist so I wouldn't feel bad if my playlist started over while running so slow. Please be aware that when I listen to music when I run it's for the beat, and this music I'm going to share with you you might disagree with.