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Manga Review – Yurara

Yurara Volume 1

Yurara
Yurara’s Moon
ゆららの月 (Yurara no Tsuki)
SHIOMI Chika
Shoujo – Romance, supernatural, drama, comedy
5 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Yurara’s schoolmates think she’s weird. In actuality, she can sense spirits, and Yurara is often affected by their emotions. When a spirit haunts her desk, she wonders what to do. It suddenly retreats, but why? Just then, two classmates suddenly enter the room: the flirtatious Mei and the sarcastic Yako.

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Anime Opinion – Why Sailor Moon Crystal was a Big Disappointment for Me

So we’ve finished the 26 episodes of the reboot of the first magical-girl-mixed-with-sentai-elements series. While rumors swirl of a continuation, I explain why I felt let down by the revival of my first anime and manga. UPDATE: Season three confirmed.

Spoilers for the original anime, Crystal, and manga are below. However, most information is pretty much common knowledge by now. More importantly, long post ahead!

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Manga Review – Zero’s Familiar Chevalier

Zero's Familiar Chevalier Volume 1

Zero’s Familiar Chevalier
ゼロの使い魔 Chevalier (Zero no Tsukaima Chevalier)
YAMAGUCHI Noboru (story), HIGA Yukari (art)
Seinen – Fantasy, romance, comedy, action, adventure, harem, ecchi
4 Volumes (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

In this sequel to Zero’s Familiar, Tristain is in the middle of a war, and Saito and Louise prepare to be the country’s secret weapons. But before they can enter the battle, Louise needs her parents’ permission. Will the threat of war bring Saito and Lousie closer together? Or further apart?

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Real Neat Blog Award #2

realneatimg_2787Lita Kino of Lita Kino Anime Reviews was kind enough to nominate me for the Real Neat Blog Award.

Thank you very much, Lita! ゚・:,。★\(^-^ )♪ありがと♪( ^-^)/★,。・:・゚

The Rules:

1. Put the award logo in your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog).

Questions from Lita:

1. What animes would you recommend to watch?
Fullmetal Alchemist and/or Brotherhood are both very good. The original’s opening episode is amazing with its balance of comedy and drama, and it is a great gateway episode for anime. The two series themselves are also great no matter what genres people like.

2. Are you reading any manga at the moment? If so what one?
Oh, no. Not at all.

OK, fine, I just finished rereading Pita-Ten and am rereading the three volumes of Official Fan Book. Su!

3. Do you have a favorite quote from a anime or manga?
“I want to be a penguin mailman!” ~Wapiko, Kingyou Chuuihou! (Goldfish Warning!)

4. How do you make time to blog? If so when do you end up doing it?
My goal is to have one post every 2-3 days, so I try to stay ahead as much as possible, especially since some series are well over 10 volumes long. So I generally start a draft, then read through the series, and then update it whenever I have some free time.

5. Tell us one fact about you.
I am not very good with bugs. Or fast speeds. Or heights. Basically, I’m a wimp.

6. Cheeseburger or noodles?
Cheeseburger. (Well, hamburgers for me actually.)

7. What is your opinion on the way cosplay is today?
It’s amazing how much work they do. You can really feel the love. Such detail! Such effort!

My Nominations:

All About Manga & Anime

Anime Vios

The Anime Madhouse

Daijina Omoide

My Questions:

1. Would you rather be a Phantom Thief or the cop that chases after one?

2. What series do you think is overhyped?

3. What series do you think deserves more attention?

4. What series would you never watch or read again unless you were paid to?

5. What is your favorite color?

6. Have you ever listened to Vocaloid music, and do you consider yourself a fan?

7. If you could have any pet as an animal, what would it be?

Manga Review – Zero’s Familiar

Zero's Familiar Omnibus 1

Zero’s Familiar
ゼロの使い魔 (Zero no Tsukaima)
YAMAGUCHI Noboru (story), MOCHIZUKI Nana (art)
Seinen – Fantasy, romance, comedy, action, adventure, harem, ecchi
3 Omnibuses (complete)
Seven Seas

Summary:

Instead of an animal, mage Louise summons a human to be her familiar! Saito is bored with his life, but he doesn’t expect to be transported to another world. Now Saito is stuck being Louise’s servant, bodyguard, and pet. To top it all off, she’s famous for being the worst student at school. Will Saito be able to return home?

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Getting Manga for Cheap Redux and Announcement

I am very excited and honored to have been given the opportunity to post on TheOASG. Yay!

For my first article, I decided to revisit my original “Getting Manga for Cheap” post. Much of the info is the same, but there are additional tips. So make sure you read about all the ways you can get free or reduced-price manga. Don’t forget to check out all the other great posts on OASG! And look forward to even more posts on money-saving offers (and maybe other topics occasionally)!

Manga Review – Kare First Love

Kare First Love Volume 1

Kare First Love
“He” is My First Love
「彼」 first love
MIYASAKA Kaho
Shoujo – Romance, drama, slice-of-life
10 Volumes (complete)
Viz Media

Summary:

Karin just wants to get along with her classmates, which is why she bites her tongue at her “friend” Yuka’s comments and demands. One day, she mistakes a good-looking guy for a pervert and is forced to go along on a mixer. The guy, Kiriya, finds Karin interesting, but Yuka has her eye on him.

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Manga Review – Kagetora

Kagetora Volume 1

Kagetora
SEGAMI Akira
Shounen – Romance, action, comedy, harem
11 Volumes (complete)
Del Rey
Out of print

Summary:

Kagetora, one of the best ninja in his village, is summoned to Tokyo train the heir to a dojo. Yuki is a smart, kind girl but also a klutz. Training her will be difficult, but Kagetora has a bigger problem: he’s fallen in love with Yuki! And a ninja should never fall in love with his master…

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