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Fate Zero


i’ve been meaning to do a post on the fate stay night/ fate zero series so here it is! along with the music that i like

since fate zero is still airing, i’ll just summarize the anime.

it’s about the holy grail war where seven magi are chosen by the holy grail to fight for the wish that the grail will grant. in order to fight each other, the magi summon servants (mostly strong heroes of the past) and try to beat each other mentally and physically.

there’s some humor, a lot of action, and the story is irresistable. there is also a little bit of romance that makes everything better so everyone who needs a good anime should check this out.

im also in love with the openings and endings so here’s the list:

the first opening is oath sign by LiSA (Yui from Angel Beats)

the first ending is Memoria by Eir Aoi (the video is amazing, it shows the servants and their pasts. and the song is catchy in a good way)

the second opening is to the beginning by kalafina (if you haven’t seen my previous post, i LOVE kalafina! great song, perfect harmonies, it’s just amazing so definitely give this a try)

the second ending is sora wa takaku kaze wa utau by haruna luna (it has been stuck in my head all week! i love the lyrics, the music, and her voice! try this song too if you like nice melodies)


Hana no Kishi


just as i promised, here’s another great manga by nishikata mai

Ever since the day Ran Kurono’s older brother was killed while protecting Sei Ohtori, she has dedicated her skills and life to one day becoming the First Knight of the next head of the Ohtori family, even concealing the fact that she’s a woman forever. For generations the Kurono family has served the Ohtori family as their First Knight, but 11 other lower knights with ill intentions of using the Ohtori family’s authority vie for that title. Not only that, but Sei is being tested for being suitable for the title of head of the family. Upon entering Saint Locks Academy, the days of both Ran and Sei’s trials begin, all the while being helped by Sei’s untidy and unrefined fiance, Ibara Tennou.

if you didn’t read venus capriccio i’ll just say it again: the art is GORGEOUS! i’m sorry i used the summary from mangahere but i just couldn’t find the right words to summarize the manga! and it was driving me crazy.

anyways, the story has a lot of romance, humor, and you’ll just fall in love with ran’s character.

 


Shounen Hakaryuudo


this is a shounen/josei/shoujo manga that i fell in love with just last night

it’s about how in this world there are nymphes and since there’s this legend that says nymphe wings give you happiness some people became nymphe hunters. in order to protect the nymphe, the a conservation group was created. ren, a guy who looks like a girl, is a nymphe hunter out for vengeance and happens to meet ciel, a conservation member, on a ship. A lot of things happen and they start to travel with each other but both have dark pasts. it’s got a lot of  humor and if only ren were a girl it would e the perfect shoujo ever

the art’s great and the story has colorful characters so read it! you’ll get caught up in the story


Happy Holidays! (W-Juliet)


sorry for the late post but i’ve been caught up in family, shopping, and sweet desserts but now i’m finally gonna post!

earlier today i started a new manga called W-Juliet and it’s got a funny and cute plot. It’s about this girl named Ito who looks more like a guy than a girl and a guy named Makoto who wants to become and actor but his dad doesn’t want him to so he made a deal that if he spent his high school life as a girl, he’d get to be an actor. Well, they meet fall in love and the story follows their crazy high school life together ;).

I also recommend all the other mangas by Emura like:

W-Juliet II (if you like W-Juliet, then read this too of course)

Grand Sun was a great read! i completely recommend it!

Michibata no Tenshi

Kyou mo Ashita mo

and Gokuraku Doumei although i didn’t really like this one

if you want to read any new years/chirstmas manga chapters and anime episodes here’s my list:

W-Juliet read chapters 18 and 19

Kaichou wa Maid Sama read chapter 56

a cute christmas oneshot i found was Ore no Subete ga Kimi no Mono

watch episode 17-19 of Toradora!

chapter 131.5 in Skip Beat!

episode 9 of Fruits Basket

If there are others you can think of, just add a comment but i can’t remember anymore new years/christmas scenes

Well, happy holidays. watch this video, i saw it and cried http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAIEamakLoY&list=FLwd_RLtkQug2u8iI4fcT9vQ&index=2&feature=plpp_video. please don’t expect another post until a few days into january. we bought sparkling cider so……i’ll be out for a few days 😉


Bara no Maria


this is one of my favorite shounen/shoujo mangas and it’s hilarious and a great read if you like action

Maria Rose is a boy that looks like a girl (I was convinced he was a girl until chapter nine!) and since he lives in a time where murder, robbery and all that jazz happens on a daily basis in the city, he has to be even more cautious. One day he gets his sword stolen and joins his group in an underground raid but nothing about his job is as it seems. There’s also a funny plot in the story about a guy named Aizan who falls in love with him/her and he’s known as a really great fighter and a leader of his own group and you just have to read it!

the art is gorgeous, there’s a lot of humor, and a little bit of romance so read it! i loved it


Hana wa Sakura yori mo Hana no Gotoku


here is an extremely promising new shoujo manga that came out today. even though the first chapter hasn’t been completely released, you can tell that it’s going to be good.

the story is set in the yoshino period so in the 1300s and it centers around a dancer named hakubi and from what i could gather, she is disguised as boy and performing traditional dances and is really famous. i love gender benders where girls disguise themselves as guys so if you liked seiyuu-ka! then you’ll love this!

there’s a lot of romance, beautiful art, and a really promising beginning so check it out!