Song Lyrics – ‘Is’ by Pop ETC

Song – ‘IS’
Singer/Band – Pop ETC
Anime – Zankyou No terror

Lyrics – 

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“Someone tell me how I got here 
From the city to this frontier!”

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“All the noises join to make … Harmony!”

“I am stranded on an island 
Where I roam without direction.”
“Is that the wind lifting me up?”

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Tamako Love Story – Review

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Name – Tamako Love Story
Genre –
Romance, Slice Of Life, Comedy
Director: 
Naoko Yamada
Writer: 
Reiko Yoshida
IMDB Rating – 7/10

Story – As she edges toward the end of her high school life, the energetic but generally clueless third year Tamako Kitashirakawa has only one major concern: pulling off a stunning baton performance at the Usagiyama Marching Festival. But all too soon, she is confronted by the reality that all her friends have big plans for their futures; she, on the other hand, just operates with the moderate goal of continuing to work at her family’s restaurant. Under the same brilliant sky, Mochizou Ooji intends to study at a university in Tokyo, leaving behind his family, friends, and most importantly, his first and only love Tamako. Unfortunately, the shy admirer cannot bring himself to declare his love, and Tamako is yet unaware that she is the source of such anguish. With time quickly running out, Mochizou must confess his feelings to Tamako soon, or his dream of romance will never be fulfilled.*MyAnimeList


My thoughts
– ‘Tamako Love Story’ is a sequel to the Anime Series ‘Tamako Market’. However I didnt watch the series, so for me the movie was sort of like an introduction to the characters and the story. But that didn’t make me enjoy the movie any less. From the beginning till the end, the movie was fun to watch.
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Psycho-pass – Review

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Name – Psycho-pass
Episodes – 22
Status – Completed
Genre – Sci-fi, Psychological, Action

Summary – The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term “Psycho-Pass” refers to a standard used to measure an individual’s being. The story centers around the “enforcement officer” Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.
This is the story of a team of policemen dedicated to maintaining public order. Some of them work in the Enforcement Division, responsible for the apprehension of criminals, while others belong to the Supervisory Division which oversees their colleagues in Enforcement. *Source MyAnimelist

My thoughts – I have been waiting to watch a good Psychological/Sci-fi Anime for a long time, and I’m glad I gave this show a try. I received good reviews of it and it lived up to my expectations despite it flaws.

Sibyl System is an advanced system that can measure the mental state of a person and act accordingly. The whole country is ruled by this system & everyone lives a very systematic life. Seems like the perfect combination? Well no, not at all. And I think that was the main theme of the show, that no matter how advanced an A.I. system is, it can’t be perfect enough to control the human mind or society. Human mind is vast and it quiet impossible for a system to completely understand it.

The first few episodes were kind of like an introduction to the characters & the plot. What is Sibyl System, what’s psycho-pass, who are the enforcers all these stuffs were explained, so the beginning might seem slow paced. But the story caught up pretty soon and I got completely hooked. The suspense and the thrill remained up to the 1st part of the story (Around episode 16/17). Like many others, I wouldn’t say the last few episodes were boring, but for me it was not up to the mark, probably because I had imagined a different ending.

Starting from the main characters to the supporting one, every single character was interesting.  The versatility of the characters, overall character development, unique antagonist … all these things made the show interesting to watch.

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Akatsuki No Yona Review

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Akatsuki No Yona Review

Episodes: 24
Status: Complete
Genres: Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Adventure.
Rating: PG-13

Story – King Il of Kouka, a land said in legends to have been founded by four dragons, has only one remaining heir, a daughter named Yona. She lives a happy life in the palace with her cousin Soo-won, who she loves in spite of her father’s opposition to them marrying. Her life is turned upside down when Soo-won murders her father and steals the throne. Yona, with her childhood friend and bodyguard Hak, must retreat to gather allies and reclaim her place as ruler of the kingdom. *Source ANN

My Thoughts – Akatsuki No Yona is one of the most wonderful shoujo Anime I’ve watched recently. There were a lot of action, humor, emotional moments, adventure and romance in the show, literally everything that I’ve been looking for in an Anime these days.yona screenshots (6)

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Wolf Children – Short review

 

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Name – Wolf Children (Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki)
Genres – Drama, Romance, Slice Of Life, Supernatural
Theme – Coming Of Age, Family, Wolves
Director – Mamoru Hosoda
Rating – 8.2/10 (IMDB)

Summary – 19 years old College student Hana meets a student who is a werewolf. They fall in love & Hana gives birth to two children named Ame (Rain) & Yuki (Snow). They start living quietly in the city and tries to hide their true identity. But certain unpleasant changes in life forces Hana to move to a rural town, far from their previous city life.

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Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Review

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Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Rating: PG-13

Summary of Story – The story centers around Erika Shinohara, a vain 16-year-old girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy in a candid photo is her boyfriend, but it turns out that boy is a schoolmate named Kyouya Sata. She has no choice but to make him her fake boyfriend. Unfortunately, Sata may look like a sweet person, but he is actually an ultra-black-hearted sadist. Sata takes advantage of Erika’s weakness and treats her like his dog. *Source Wikia

My review/thoughts –   Romcom/Shoujo being my most favorites genre, I must admit I enjoyed this show more or less. It’s not one of the best Shoujo Anime out there, but at least it was not boring and dull. It was a different kind of shoujo, with a different story & unique characters.

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The series pretty much revolved around Erika & Kyouya.  Erika was one of the funniest character of the series. She tries her best to survive any situation, even if it’s by lying. Kyouya on the other hand was one of the most popular guy in school. To everyone else he was kind & charming but that’s just a mask he liked to wear. In reality he was kinda like a sadist. 😛 His true self was that of a black prince. He was very mean to Erika and tried to annoy her in every possible way. There were times I honestly felt like punching him in the face for annoying & hurting Erika over and over again. -_- But eventually love started blooming between them in an exceptional way. 😛

P.S – I absolutely hated the whole master-dog thing though!!! -_- That was very lame to be honest.

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One thing I honestly loved about the show is how Erika & Kyouya fell in love with each others’ true selves. They didn’t find it necessary to be fake around each other, they were just being themselves. They were two different people with two different characteristics but they managed to stick together by making sacrifices & adjustments. That was the best part of the Anime.

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Boys Over Flowers – Manga, Anime & Drama

   ‘Boys Over Flowers’

Boys Over Flower (Hana Yori Dango ) is the most popular name in the  shoujo manga/drama industry. It’s the best-selling shoujo manga in Japan of all time, having sold 54 million copies as of 2005. The Manga got adopted into an Anime in 1997.  Hana Yori Dango had been adapted into several live-television dramas as well.

  • 2001 – Meteor Garden (Taiwan)
  • 2002 – Meteor Garden II  (Taiwan)
  • 2005 – Hana Yori Dango  (Japan)
  • 2007 – Hana Yori Dango Returns (Japan)
  • 2009 – Boys Over Flowers (South Korea)

Meteor Garden was hugely successful and set Asian drama phenomenon in the country at that time. The japanes drama was a succesful one as well. The Korean version of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ was a bumper hit. It created another Korean wave throughout Asia. The cast members became household names and shot to stardom overnight. *Source  – Wikipedia

I started watching the Korean drama first and I got addicted. 😛 Afterwards I watched the Anime, and then ended up reading the Manga as well. So I’ll just share my opinions on the different versions of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ here in this article. 🙂

Korean Drama – 
Genre – Comedy, Romance, Drama, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life
Episodes – 25
Status – Completed

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Top 10 Epic Moments From ‘Attack On Titan’!!

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Attack on Titan was full of ‘Wooooaaaaah’ 😮 moments!!  Starting from episode 1, this Anime kept giving us shocks one after another. Here are the top 10 shocking moments from ‘Attack On Titan’ Anime series – SPOILERS AHEAD

1. Death Of Eren’s Mother –

It took place in the very first episode and it completely took me by
surprise!! Eren watches in horror as a Titan eats his mother alive and I was silently screaming while watching the whole scene!

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2. Sudden reappearance of Colossus Titan –

That scene just occurred out of the blue!! One moment everything was just perfect, and the next second the colossal Titan re-appeared and everyone went nuts!!

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