i’ve never been a person who read/watched horror stuff. the only sort of horror thing im willing to watch is ghost hunt because even though it sometimes scares me the hell out of me, it’s great.
it’s about a girl named mai who was telling ghost stories with her friends after school one day and meets kazuya shibuya. the next day, she accidently bumps into a camera he has set up in the school’s abandoned building and, instead of paying for the camera, has to help him exorcise the building. along the way, she meets a monk, a shinto priestess, a woman who can speak with the dead, and a priest and helps to solve cases.
personally, i like the anime much better than the manga but i definitely would recommend both for anyone who likes shoujo or mystery stuff. the art is good, the story is amazing, and the characters are all just awesome! there are some creepy moments but, trust me, if i can survive it and still fall in love with the story then that means ghost hunt is amazing 😉
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)
i was watching kuroko no basket and having a blast when i realized that i didn’t even post anything about the new spring animes. i’m sorry for that. so here it is:
of course kuroko no basket
Fate Zero part 2 (i’m so happy it came back! don’t ever end!)
hiiro no kakera
Jormungand (https://hilarypham.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/jormungand/ OMG! THEY MADE AN ANIME! I CAN DIE HAPPY!)
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (i’d give this a 3/5. if you’re into more shounen stuff then try this)
a great action-romance packed manga and anime that has a lot of humor and the cutest characters!
the story follows ririchiyo who is the descendant of an ayakashi. in the past, ayakashi and humans mixed and for some reason, the families with the ayakashi blood have always been very rich. but since the people who inherit the blood are seen as the ayakashi reincarnated, the families always treat them like the early ayakashi and so ririchiyo developed a sharp tongue to protect herself. since the descendants are weaker than full blooded ayakashi, to protect them there was a building where ayakashi descendants would live together with secret service body guards and they would band together in case they were attacked. the anime starts as ririchiyo moves in to the building, intending to live alone but she finds her own guard there. although she tries to get rid of him at first, she slowly gets to know him and meets the other people who live in the building.
i probably didn’t explain the plot right but definitely check this one out! there’s a lot of humor, the art is amazing (god, i want ririchiyo’s hair!), there’s romance, and there’s some action. the anime recently ended (the second i finished watching the last episode i wrote this post ;)) so watch this!!!
if you like supernatural animes/mangas, read this. just to convince you to watch the anime and read the manga, i’m gonna post a bunch of pictures
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.
i’ve read few manhwas but this was my favorite. there’s an interesting plot, amazing art, and romance.
it’s about a girl named yoon ai who does really well in school but is actually poor since her mom died and her dad left town, leaving them with a lot of debt. one day, she hears a rumor that at the abandoned amusement park there’s a magician who lives there and is supposedly crazy. soon, she runs into the magician herself and everything about her life starts to turn around.
if i could be as cool as that magician, i could die happy ;). check this out if you want a nice romance and a bit of mystery in your day
this a good shoujo/shounen manga with vampires and something i’d like to consider romance
it’s about this guy named Gile whose family was killed by the original pureblood vampire and tried to become one of the twelve apostles, and orginaization who protects the world from vampires, and kill that original pureblood. one day he gets partnered up with a girl named luna who is mysterious and has a witty attitude. as they work together and get to know each other better, it seems there’s more to luna than he had first thought. (that’s as far as i’m willing to say without spoiling the story)
the art is absolutely gorgeous, luna is a really cute character, and you’ll love the story
Another great shoujo but it’s also got a nice vampire twist.
it’s about this girl Kana who came to her famous school on a sports scholarship but got injured. one day she saves girl from getting run over in the street and gets hurt herself. then her childhood friend appears, bites her throat and turns her into his servant. turns out he’s a vampire (and very hot 😉 ) and he’s participating in a game that is he can find and collect all the other stigmas (these weird tattoo things) in the world, he’ll become the ultimate being.
there’s a lot of romance, kind of weird lines here and there, but the art is absolutely gorgeous and all the guys are really hot so anyone who wants a really good shoujo, read this
to all those people who love a good shoujo that’s really warm and cute, this is for you
it’s about a high school girl named shiharu and lives in an orphanage. since she grew up in that orphanage and learned to take care of other kids at a young age, the famous news reporter matsunaga asks her to help baby sit the twin babies his brother left behind before running away. then the story gets really cute when they start treating her like family and shiharu starts falling for him (it’s been 33 chapters and nothing has really happened yet. noo!!)
if you love an adorable shoujo with really really really cute babies, read this! it’s one of my top five favorites
to all those who love a good manga about modern kendo and samurai, you’ll like this.
in this society, people who are direct descendants of samurai can openly carry around swords and in a city, there’s a swordsman called Shiroyasha who is defeating strong swordsmen so strong swordsmen come to city to hunt down shiroyasha (they weren’t really clear about the whole shiroyasha part in the manga but it’s just implied that). then there’s Ibuki, a descendant of a samurai but has a very strong sense of justice. when he sees the mysterious transfer student, kokonoe, fight one day he realizes kokonoe is shiroyasha and starts to get to know him better. after figuring out that they are both fans (maybe not fans but if i said they were believers it would sound like a cult) of a kendo instructor who was slandered two years before, they team up and try to discover the truth.
the manga really has a lot of potential so if you like action and kendo, read this
this has to be in my top favorite shoujo mangas ever. it’s sad, funny, and there’s an anime!
the story follows the book of friends that is a collection of numerous youkai‘s signatures and gives the owner of the book the power to control all those youkai. then natsume, who can see youkai, inherits the book from his grandmother who was notorious for defeating youkai back in her day. when he was younger his parents died and forced him to be moved from relative to relative and each of them ended up not liking him because he could see youkai. after moving with the fujiwaras who are kind and let him live with them, he starts to meet youkai and gets to know them more
it’s a touching story and the art in the manga is a little bit messy but i just love this so definitely check it out
this is for the people who like action, gore, and shounen stories.
it’s about this girl named Tista Lone who by day is just a plain looking girl with good grades and not that many friends. But in actuality she’s Sister Militia, a notorious assassin with special eyes that can see a target whether it’s moving or not and kill with a single bullet. (how cool is that?) she’s an assassin working for the church to kill criminals and it just shows her day to day life a bit.
warning: very sad. i don’t want to spoil the story but it’s sad. the art is more graphic novel art than regular manga art.
i totally recommend this for those who want a good action read
this is a really cute and sad shoujo so if you don’t want to cry your eyes out then laugh because mao has such a cute character, skip this one.
the story follows mao and when she was younger, her parents hadn’t gotten along and divorced so the only place she was happy was when she was with the Nakamura family. One day, the parents of the Nakamura family passed away in an accident so all the siblings had to move to stay with other relatives. (i hate stories like that! *natsume yuujinchou*) now she’s in high school and one of the Nakamura siblings, Hiro, is now an office worker (?) and when he dad remarries, she decides to stay with Hiro and it gets really cute and it’s a good read.
all the other works by Taamo are really good to so read them too! here’s a list:
Wagahai wa Yome de Aru
Shoujo no Melancholy
Koi Tsukiyo no Himegoto
Isshoni Ofuro (cute oneshots, nothing perverted if you’re wondering about the title…)
Ano Ko to Boku no Ie
i just want to set one thing straight, even though the title is kind of weird it is not at all an ecchi manga
this is about a girl who got into an incident with her sister’s baby (don’t want to spoil it!) and runs away from home. while she’s on the run she gets rescued by a masked stranger and starts staying with him and all the other wacky people in the house.
The story is sort of sad and exaggerates a lot but ti’s cute story. the art also had an old-ish feeling even though it was written in 2008 but i guess i just don’t like her hair.
the plot gets really sweet and it’s a really refreshing shoujo so read it if you like strong characters and romance.