07 Ghost

Posted in Anime on September 30, 2009 by Yukari

I just started this one. I’m currently watching a lot of series at once. They will be up soon enough. I had detention today =( I was never actually the type to get into trouble but…. oh well let’s just blame the teacher shall we?

Summary:

Author and Illustrator: Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural

Episodes: 25 (Manga is ongoing, so i expect a second season ^^)

Teito Klein is a former slave sent to attend the Barsburg Empire’s military academy due to his ability to use Zaiphon, a type of supernatural power. The ability is rare, and thus highly prized. Teito is an amnesiac and doesn’t remember anything of his origins—what he does learn of his past comes from his recurring and often traumatizing dreams.

After a year at the academy, Teito takes the graduation exam; it is notoriously difficult, with a pass rate of one in twenty-five. Teito and his best (and only) friend, Mikage, pass easily. That night, in their shared dorm room, they each promise to help the other at any cost. The next day, Teito is delivering papers to a professor when he overhears his name. He stops to listen and realizes that the speaker, a man named Ayanami, is the man who killed his father in his dreams. Teito is found eavesdropping and tries to attack his father’s murderer, but is quickly brought down by one of Ayanami’s subordinates and sent to prison. Mikage comes to help him escape, only to find that Teito has managed to fight past the guards by himself. The two flee the building, but are cornered on a balcony. Teito pretends to hold Mikage hostage, threatening to kill him; and tries to escape when Ayanami sends a Zaiphon attack after him, which Teito manages to partly deflect. A Bishop in the nearby 7th District brings the injured Teito to the church to recuperate. Since Teito is still in chains, the Bishop, Frau, mistakes him for a slave and comments that if Teito had been a soldier in the Imperial army, he would have killed him immediately. Because of the law of “sanctuary”, Teito may stay in the church without fear of the Empire or Ayanami.

Teito carries the Eye of Mikhail, the powerful artifact that his home country, the Raggs Kingdom, was ransacked for. The tragic death of a loved one catapults him into his quest for revenge against the Barsburg Empire and knowledge about his past, while he becomes entangled with the Gods, Verloren, and the 7 Ghosts.

His best friend’s fate spurs Teito into trying to master the Bascule—a powerful weapon that can harness and focus his innate power. Friends become enemies and rivals become allies as Teito begins to fulfill his destiny, and protect his fallen country from the minions of his former masters.

There’s a lot of fantasy stuff which i can’t explain. You have to watch to actually find out!!!

Teito Klein

Mikage

Castor <3!!!

Frau <3(x100) he’s soo cool! My favorite in the series.

I actually like Labrador too. Reminds me of keiichi from La Corda d’oro (i wonder what the connection is)

Nabari no Ou (隠の王)

Posted in Anime on September 25, 2009 by Yukari

Translates to ‘Ruler of Nabari or King of Nabari,’

This one was so intense… that i still haven’t finished it… =(

anyway back to the topic… i have to go to sleep. It’s the endurance run tomorrow!!

Summary:

Genre: Action, Drama, Supernatural

Author: Yuhki Kamatami

the manga is ongoing but Episodes: 26

Set in the modern age, the story is about Miharu Rokujou, who just wanted to live a normal life and inherit an Okonomiyaki restaurant. At the moment, his biggest problem was the constant pestering from Kouichi Aizawa and Durandal Thobari Kumohira, who started a Nindō (忍道?, lit. “Way of the Ninja“) Club. Miharu wanted nothing to do with “ninjas” and turns them down every time. But soon, he is attacked by an actual group of ninjas and is protected by Kouichi and Kumohira. There, Miharu learns of the hidden ninja world Nabari, the roles of his classmate and teacher in that world, and of the secret art Shinra Banshou (森羅万象 Shinrabanshō?, lit. “all things in nature”) within him. The secret art, containing all the world’s knowledge, is sorely coveted after in Nabari. And because of that, Miharu cannot return to his normal life. He must become the “Ruler of Nabari” to survive.

Miharu reminds me of Shikamru… ‘This is so troublesome!’ haha

I LOVE HIS EYES!!!! that’s Miharu

Raimei

Kouichi (his eyes are red o.o)

I love this guy’s hair!!! ITS COOL! That’s Kumohira-sensei

Raimei’s brother raikou my second fav. in the series.

YOITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤ x 100 he’s so cool!! and i love the hat. Im a total fangirl!!!

I just added this cuz it looked funny!! ^^

Oh and off topic… i heard about a third Shugo Chara? I don’t want it to be honest… but oh well.. Amu missing Ikuto is just cute.. But the name is kinda cheesy.

Chrno Crusade (クロノ クルセイド)

Posted in Anime on September 11, 2009 by Yukari

This show was the ultimate one for my friends. For me, I still have better ones than this that i like. Oh but im not saying i hated it. I LOVED it. I just loved…. some other anime more.

Summary:

Author: Daisuke Moriyama

Genre: Action-Adventure, Drama, Romance

Episodes: 24

Chrono Crusade is set in the height of the Roaring Twenties, where jazz is king, bootleg liquor flows freely, and the mob rules the streets. It is a time of prosperity, luxury and decadence, and the division between rich and poor grows even wider in the wake of the First World War. It is at such times of great change and upheaval that the dark things that lurk below the world of man can come to the surface. In the world of Chrono Crusade, a fictional organization known as the Order of Magdalene (or more specifically, the characters of Sister Rosette Christopher and her soul-bound demon partner, Chrono) exists to fight the demonic threats that appear with increasing regularity across America. Both Rosette and Chrono are revealed during the course of the story to be driven by a shadowy past, centered around a search for Rosette’s lost brother, Joshua. Joshua is shown to have been taken from her by the sinner, Aion, a devil who shares a dark and bloody history with Chrono, and seeks nothing less than to overthrow Heaven and Earth.

The anime follows the manga through the first half, but it diverges halfway through, creating different courses of events and endings. The characterization of some the characters, including Rosette and Aion, and their roles in the story were changed in the adaptation of the manga. Much of the story is driven by the individual pasts of the main characters and the complex relationships between them.

Chrono and Rosette in the Anime (Doesn’t chrono look a bit like Rei from Beyblade???)

Chrono in his kick-ass release form

The whole group.

Detective Conan (名探偵 コナン)

Posted in Anime on September 3, 2009 by Yukari

Known as Case Closed in the English dub and Meitantei Conan in the local Japan.

Oh. My. God. This show never ends. IT SURPASSED ONE PIECE. And the episodes have NOTHING to do with each other… but its cool (cuz i like to watch detective stuff)

Okay, the wind outside is so strong that i can feel the house shaking (literally) Maybe I’ll get blown away…. then i won’t be able to post anymore T_T

I’m getting down to business cuz.. i have so much left to post…!

Summary:

Shinichi Kudo, a gifted 17-year-old high school detective who frequently works with the police, is attacked by two members of a mysterious crime syndicate while investigating a case of blackmail. He is forced to take a newly-developed drug that is supposed to kill him, but due to a rare side effect unknown to the two men, the drug transformed his body into that of a seven-year-old instead. In order to hide his identity and investigate the whereabouts of the syndicate, called the Black Organization, he adopts the pseudonym Conan Edogawa. To search for leads to the syndicate, he moves in with his childhood friend Mouri Ran whose father Mouri Kogoro is a private investigator. He also enrolls into Teitan elementary school and forms the Junior Detective League with three elementary school friends, Amy, Mitch and George. Even as Conan, Jimmy continues solving criminal cases, posing as Richard Moore with the help of special gadgets. Richard Moore, a rather inept detective, is bewildered at the sudden rise in his case-solving abilities, but does not question as he is more than glad about his subsequent rise in fame.

Later in the series, another main character, Haibara Ai, appears. A former member of the Black Organization, she is actually Shiho Miyano, a gifted chemist who worked on the poison APTX 4869 which turned Jimmy into a child. After her sister was brutally murdered by members of the Black Organization, she tried to escape and was held captive. She then attempted to commit suicide by taking a dose of APTX 4869, but instead transformed into a child as well and managed to escape the organization. She then enrolled into Conan’s school under the pseudonym Anita Hailey. Later on Conan and the FBI are able to capture Kir of the black organization. Kir revealed to be part of the CIA, promises to relay information about the Black Organization to the FBI. They return Kir to the organization. Later, she relays that the Black Organization has received a new member codenamed Bourbon..

Episodes : 546 (Ongoing)

Ghost Hunt (ゴーストハント)

Posted in Anime on September 1, 2009 by Yukari

Well, this was kinda cool and now im hooked on ghosts and spirits. When i was young, there was an abandoned house next to mine and it was ‘said’ to be haunted. Well, i only believed in that theory as much as i believe in Santa so whatever (but i soo wish they existed)

GAH! i have so much stuff to blog! It’s been a long time so…. yea. There will be a number of posts coming up next and half of them are Romance/ Drama/ Girls following guys.

ohh ohh : Naru-chan is kinda cute!

Summary:

Genre: Occult Detective

Author: Fuyumi Ono (This person is a complete genius)

Artist: Shiho Inada

Episodes: 25

Ghost Hunt follows the adventures of Kazuya Shibuya, the president of the Shibuya Psychic Research Center (SPR) and Taniyama Mai, a first year high school student. The story begins during an exchange of ghost stories between Mai and her friends, who are interrupted twice: first by a mysterious “male student” and then by a fellow classmate, who warns them of how their ghost stories attract spirits.

While out walking, Mai sees the building that all the ghost stories surround and decides to go in. As she is about to touch a camera she found in the middle of the room, a man stops her and ends up injuring himself. Mai is then forced to work as a stand-in assistant for the man, an employee of the “male student,” who was hired to study the “paranormal” events occurring at the school. Mai nicknames this “student” “Naru” for his narcissistic attitude. Naru owns a paranormal investigation company SPR and Mai eventually earns a part-time job at SPR after assisting with the first case. The more involved Mai becomes with Naru, the more she learns about herself and her feelings towards him.

Along with Shibuya’s assistant, Lin, the SPR also finds itself assisted by a monk (Houshou Takigawa), a shrine maiden (Ayako Matsuzaki), a famous psychic (Hara Masako), a young, Australian Catholic Priest (John Brown), and, later on in the series, a third year high school student (Osamu Yasuhara) who works as an assistant beside Taniyama Mai.

And an extra one of Naru cuz he’s awesome (Officially on my ‘Anime Cool Dudes’ list. Oh but Envy is my most favorite guy character)

The Record of a Fallen Vampire (ヴァンパイア十字界)

Posted in Manga on August 22, 2009 by Yukari

This is a manga and i bought it two days ago. Well, i went to the bookstore hoping to find Fruits Basket Volume 4. I did find it and almost bought it but i saw this and it looked good (awesome art and…. oh VAMPIRES) so i decided to buy two volumes of it (i spend all my money on manga. I get my paycheck and it’s gone by the next week).

Oh My God, it turned out to be better than expected. The story-line is great and there was something new. Half-Human and Half-Vampire. That was totally new. So i am excited to be blogging it.

On a side note, Shugo Chara is almost finished. Now that we know that the Dumpty Key belonged to Tadase, it’s kinda obvious that there are no hopes for Amuto (T_T) Sad, i know. But GET OVER IT! I am tired of my friends and other fangirls coming crying to me and saying that there will be no Amuto ending to it. It’s seriously pissing me off. I mean, Ikuto is still an important person for Amu and Tadase is the main guy character. There is once-in-a-lifetime chance that a Shoujo anime will end with the main girl ending up with some other guy who’s the supporting character.

I just wanted to say that. Back to the topic

Summary:

Artist: Yuri Kimura

Author: Kyo Shirodaira

Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural, Mystery

Volumes: 9

Having cast aside his Kingdom of the Night a thousand years ago, the vampire king Strauss wanders the lands in search of the place where his queen was sealed. Dogged by the dhampirs who are out to kill him, Strauss is fighting against time as he must continuously face humanity’s curse, the Black Swan.

Initially, the story focuses on introducing Strauss and his quest for the seal, the Black Swan, and the dhampirs. The main plot, which gradually emerges after volume two,[2] revolves around repelling an alien invasion. The humans plan to use Strauss’ powers and Adelheid’s powers to repel the invaders before having the Black Swan finally dispose of them.

Bridget, Strauss and Adelheid use flashbacks to convey their perspective on the events a thousand years ago. The writer, Kyo Shirodaira, indicates that this method of deriving different truths from the same set of facts was inspired by Christianna Brand‘s storytelling techniques.

The only thing that pissed me off was that Yuki, the 49th Black Swan was killed by Strauss. I don’t like Kayuki, the 50th Black Swan…. she’s crazy.

That’s Strauss, the Vampire King on the cover of Volume 1 and the main character of the story.

Another good thing about this manga was that the supporting characters were also given a lot of background. Almost as much as the main guy.

She’s the 50th Black Swan, Kayuki

Yuki

I Looked so much for this picture..! My kawaii Yuki-chan!

JIN!!!!!! He’s so awesome!!!!!

Time Stranger Kyoko (時空異邦人)

Posted in Manga on August 20, 2009 by Yukari

Well, finally I’m doing a MANGA instead of anime. Not that this manga has an anime.

This… was so weird i couldn’t figure out the plot (I don’t mean it in a bad way) I figured out the plot soon…. but it was not my type, surprising, coming from one of my favorite artists

Summary:

Genre: magical girl, romance, comedy

Author: Arina Tanemura

In the 30th Century, the planet is now united under one country called Earth. Princess Kyoko is protected by the last remaining members of theDragon clan: the princes Hizuki and his younger brother Sakataki. Kyoko has lived the life of a commoner, attending public school under the quiet protection of her two guardians, while avoiding being seen in public as the princess. As her 16th birthday approaches, the time when she will inherit the crown, her subjects are growing restless at her refusal to be seen. A gang comes to the school having heard a tip she was there, and begins harassing Kyoko’s friend Karen. Kyoko reveals her identity to protect both her friend and the school. Afterwards, she returns home to accept her fate, but her father offers her the chance to return to the life she prefers if she can awaken her twin sister, Ui. Ui, has been in acoma-like state since she was born and is said to be “trapped in time”. If she awakens, she would inherit the crown, and Kyoko would be free. Wanting to meet and speak with the sister she has never known, Kyoko agrees to undertake the quest.

To do this, Kyoko must find the Strangers, twelve telepaths who each hold a holy stone that enables their owners to use specific powers. Kyoko herself is the first, the Time Stranger, and the one destined to lead the others. She has the power to stop time and go back in time, and is given the “Scorpion Cane” which talks to her and aid Strangers. Her guardian Sakataki is revealed to be the Crystal Stranger, and they are able to quickly find the next ten strangers, all leaders of their clans and descendants of the Kirit clan. They are able to find the ten of the remaining strangers quickly, and along the way Kyoko comes to appreciate her position as a princess and decides she will continue to be one even after Ui awakens.

As the story progresses, Kyoko and Sakataki fall in love, though they do not reveal their feelings to one another. Kyoko plans to confess with the final stranger is found, but one night Hizuki kisses her in her sleep and confesses his own love for her. He is quickly arrested as his actions are taken as an attack on the princess. With Hizuki sentenced to death, to save his life Kyoko chooses him to be her husband and tells him that she loves him. He reveals to Sakataki that he did it on purpose to become her husband and that he is a demon Kirit and the one who destroyed the Dragon Clan. He gives Sakataki the only sword capable of killing him, then forces him into a duel wanting to die, but Kyoko stops it and yells at him. Sakataki also tells him he knew what Hizuki had done as a child, and that he still loved him. Satisfied, Hizuki reveals himself to be the last Stranger.

The ceremony is performed to awakened Ui, but her body vanishes and she awakens in Kyoko’s body. Kyoko awakens in another world where she meets Chronos, the god of time and her true father. He explains that as a child, Kyoko needed a human body to mature in quickly as he was dying, and the king agreed to allow him to use Ui’s body. In performing the ceremony, Kyoko returned Ui to her own body and Kyoko returned to being a god. She was forgotten by everyone, except the King, who cried at losing her. Kyoko accepts being this and agrees to fulfill her duties, but she cannot forget Sakataki and runs to where he is and confesses her love to him though he can not see or hear her. She kisses him goodbye and he briefly sees her before she goes. He finds a water strain in his pocket with a picture and note from her, which unlocks his memories. He runs to the clock to find her, but it was destroyed after Kyoko and Chronos returns to their own world. He gathers the other Strangers and helps them remember. They use their powers to open a rip in time, allowing Sakataki to go to where Kyoko is.

Realizing how much they love one another, Chronos allows Kyoko to return to the human world after absorbing some of her powers to enable himself to continue ruling. The king gives Kyoko the body of his late wife Kiku, who died giving birth to Ui and for whom Chronos had stopped time. She marries Sakataki and continues to live as a princess and as a sister to Ui.

OH BUT FULL MOON WO SAGASHITE BEATS IT!!!

KYOKO AND SAKATAKI