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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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Sunshine Award

Sunshine AwardAnime Reviewer Girl of Shay-Shay’s Anime Blog was kind enough to nominate me for a Sunshine Award.

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

The Rules:

If you have been nominated for The Sunshine Award and you choose to accept it, write a blog post about the Sunshine Award in which you:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate a few other bloggers.

4. Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.

5. Notify the bloggers on their blog.

6. Put the award button on your blog.

Questions from Anime Reviewer Girl:

1. Is there an anime you wish didn’t exist?
I love The Powerpuff Girls, but I did not care for Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z. It took away so much of what made the original show good and unique and made it a bland magical girl tale. They should have just made it a new property instead of a spinoff.

2. What anime character do you think would be your rival?
I don’t know why, but I think it might be fun to be the rival of the Cat’s Eye team from Cat’s Eye.

3. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
I think I’d like to be a battle mage like Negi from Negima. So I guess the ability to use magic?

4. What is your favorite movie?
I love Beauty and the Beast and Sailor Moon R: The Movie. The first is a beautiful animated classic, and the latter is all the strengths of the series wrapped up in one gorgeous movie with an epic theme song.

5. Dub or Sub?
I’m a sub person, but I’m not one of those “all dubs are horrible” people. There are dubs that match or surpass the original Japanese.

6. Read or write?
Read.

7. Who is your current anime crush?
Kotobuki Reiji from Uta no Prince-sama and Okita Souji from Hakuoki. That’s not completely a coincidence.

8. What is your favorite Dessert?
I love Hershey’s sundae pies. Absolutely delicious! They’re better at Burger King, though. The temperature is just perfect, and I can’t get the Edward’s Pie versions to have that balance between softness and coldness.

My Nominations:

Coco

Matthew

Steve

My Questions:

1. What manga, anime, or TV series would you like to see have a remake?

2. If you became a magical girl/guy, what would be your speech/catchphrase?

3. What’s something really cool or interesting you own?

Anime Review – Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Revolutions

Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Revolutions

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji LOVE Revolutions
Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Revolutions
うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪マジLOVEレボリューションズ
Shoujo – Romance, comedy, reverse harem, musical
13 Episodes (complete)
Crunchyroll

Summary:

While working as ST☆RISH’s composer, Shining Saotome gives Haruka a new job: write a song for QUARTET NIGHT to compete to be the opening act in an international sports event. ST☆RISH, however, can’t help but be envious of their senpai…

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Real Neat Blog Award

realneatimg_2787Matthew of Matt-in-the-Hat was kind enough to nominate me for the Real Neat Blog Award.

Thank you very much, Matt! ゚・:,。★\(^-^ )♪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 Matt:

1. What inspired you to become a blogger?
I have so much manga that I figured I might as well make them serve some purpose, and I wanted a place where I could voice my thoughts. Plus I’ve gotten into couponing and deal shopping thanks to various sites and blogs, and better deals = more money saved = more manga.

2. What is your favorite season (Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter)?
I’d say summer. Although the last couple of summers have basically been like spring and fall…

3. What is your favorite Disney Movie?
Beauty and the Beast
. Humor, music, character development, and a great villain all wrapped up in a beautiful presentation.

4. What was your favorite video game as a child?
Final Fantasy VII
. But I would have been right on the borderline of child and teen at the time, so if you go by strictly “child”, then it was probably a tie between Pac-Man for Atari and Family Feud for Commodore 64.

5. What is your favorite type of music?
Pop/light pop (both English and Japanese). Although classic rock is good as well.

6. Would you consider yourself a Marvel fan or DC comics fan?
Hmmm, I was never much into either. When I was younger, I was big into the Archie comics, though. But if push came to shove, probably DC.

7. Who is your favorite actor/actress?
I’d have to say Betty White. Loved her as Rose in The Golden Girls, she was funny in Match Game, hilarious as Elka in Hot in Cleveland, and she’s still going strong. Plus she’s so passionate about animals.

My Nominations:

Charming Delusions

Shay-shay’s Anime Blog

Slightly Biased Manga

thelinguistgamer

My Questions:

1. What recent news from the entertainment and/or pop culture world (TV, movies, video games, books, etc.) has got you excited?

2. If you opened your own personal theater, what would be the first movie you’d play on your new big screen?

3. What is (or was) your favorite board game?

4. Cats or dogs?

5. If you could set up a teleporter from your house to anywhere in the world, where would you pick?

6. Name a Disney song that fits your life.

7. Pick a book or book series and briefly explain why it’s so good.