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Sunday, June 5, 2016

My Anime Crossed-off List for the Half 2016 & Review - Part 2

Konichiwa minna-san! How you all doin'? Mimi's here.

Welcome to the second part of My Anime Crossed-off List for the Half 2016

For those who had read the first part below and enjoy it, thank you so much for coming back. I really appreciate it, guys. It really meant a lot to me when someone come to my blog (either by accident or on purpose) and enjoying themselves by reading whatever its I'm writing. Seriously.... I'm truly, madly and deeply humble that you guys are able to take some of your time off to read my blog and I hope that you.......

ARRRRRRGHHHHHH.... fak THIS shit!! Who cares about writing intro's anymore?  I mean is not like anyone reading this, are they? (for the love of cursing and being blunt, let's hope not). Can't I just directly say whatever its I wanna say without having to write the freaking intro's? Is it (greeting) really necessary when I'm just mainly writing to MYSELF? Jeez, man.... what a pain in the as* this really is (pheww..... there I said it).

[This post is rated-R for language and bluntness. Read at your own risk! This list may also contain spoilers of certain anime. You all had been warned.]

So, welcome back (myself)! I really hope you (myself) enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed reading it. Yeah (myself)~ lolz.... Okay, that's enough of playing, Mimi... Let's get back to finish this post....

[Serious writing] Due to my unspeakable love for anime/manga had grown rapidly these past couple of months, this sort of post is born! Haha, isn't this super fantastic (for me at least)? I absolutely love my anime and couldn't wait to rip and wreck some more using the title that I had extract from My Anime List (MAL) site. Yah, don't worry guys... mah list is totally legit (you can trust me on this). Momma won't put anything she didn't watch/read there unless she actually did (coz putting a lot of random title so it will look 'LONG' is not how you can TRULY enjoy your list and it's dumb and cheating, anyway...). 

Well, as promised in my last post - here's 10 more anime that I had watched so far and some little review about it. I hope you'll enjoy this list as much as I enjoy writing it. Oh, and yeah.... It's not like I get paid for doing this review or anything. I do it coz I like it. And the numbering also have nothing to do with how much I like the anime or not. I just listed them in no particular order because I am that LAZY. As long as we clear on that, I think we are good to go... 

So, are you ready for more anime title dropping, guys? You are? Okay then, let's get going!

1.) Super Lovers 
picture credit: google image
Year Released: 2016;
Date Watched: April 2016  

Reason Why I Watched This:
Have I ever told you that I'm quite a fan of BL (Boys Love) ak.a Shounen Ai Manga/Anime yet? No? Well, now you do (๑→‿ฺ←๑). 

Memorable character: Kaidou Ren and  Kaidou Haru

My Review:
First look at this anime and you might be thinking, 'Hey, isn't that cute? The brother/father is holding his child so dearly... Aww, I wish I can have a brother/husbando like that too~'. *insert fan-girl giggling*. Yeah, you probably would think like that. Granted. They look so cute together, aren't they? So....

What's the word again?


Hehui, nah, fak that! This kawaii-looking anime up here is not really that innocent, my fren... Don't be fooled for a sec (or maybe you don't, I'm just assuming). Anyway, if you had never heard about Shounen Ai genre in Manga/Anime before or have heard about it, but don't know what that's all about - then, you're in for a treat! Mimi's gonna teach you a thing or two about going around the wilderness bush of Anime/Manga. Yeah, baby.... we're going down-low today~ No, no... don't thanked me yet. I'm just getting started....

So, you know when there's a time in your life, where mom and dad were finally at the same page, and told you not to watch certain movies/tv-show/whatever entertainment medium you guys have at home back then for some lame reason like, 'you're not old enough, son' or 'inappropriate for your age'? Then, when you asked back in a boring voice, 'Why dad, oh why?', their response it to immediately flipped out or give you the good ol' guilty stare before saying said 'I have enough of this, go to bed now'! Later, when they're asleep, you kinda sneak up and watch the forbidden thing anyway and suddenly realize that that is a terrible mistake???

Well then, imagine this series in that same light.

This animu shows the story of relationship between two dudes loving each other (yeah, two dudes and I'm going talk more about that later). Don't ask me my opinion about dude loving dudes now, coz to me as long as you love each other and not hurting anyone - you're free to do whatever you want with your life (and it's none of my business anyway). Ok, so this series it's not a "yaoi* hentai" per say, but it's somewhere around there. Nothing hardcore, violent or weird. This is a milder version (which also why its called as 'Shonen Ai' or Boys Love at the first place). You will definitely going to see some kissing here and touching there, but if you're looking for the part where they get down and doing it, maybe not because BL focuses more on romance than any of those stuff.

So now, for the story... Super Lovers is a cutesy love story between two adopted brothers (mmm... brothers) named Haru (the older guy) and Ren (the younger one). So, the story begins when Haru's mother, Haruko-san, whom lives in Canada, adopted a new child (Ren) and later tricked her one and only son in Japan to come back so he could meet and know his new brother. Baffled at Haruko-san decision at first, Haru soon to realize that despite of frailty and cuteness shown in the young eight-year-old boy, something isn't quite right with him. For starter, Ren couldn't sleep, eat, bath or do anything that's considered basically as average human function. The boy also doesn't appear that he like to be around people so much (he bit Haru when he first greeted him), nor does he care if he's wearing clothes or not (which can be a big problem as he grow order because like it or not, he still need to live within the society). So, with an unorthodox or unruly kid in his hand, Haru is forced to civilize Ren by make him re-learn everything from handling chopsticks to taking a bath and it didn't take long before the two brothers hit it off and grew closer to one another. As the two of them begin to explore.....(to be continued).

Well, I certainly wanted to write more about this series. Like seriously... I wanted too. The only problem here is that - I'm not really sure how much more, is 'more' that I can tell you.... I mean, Haru and Ren is such... err.... how should I put it? Well, it's a love story, alright? Let's just put it that way... It is a cute love story between two male characters and LUCKILY, the anime production did a great job at it. They don't give away too much or too little - just a right amount so that you can understand what they're trying to imply in each episodes shown in the series.

Alright, I know when I said it before that I'm okay with whoever its you choose to love, and also for the fact that this is a BL anime, but those still doesn't discount the fact that this series is dude-against-dude action! As much as like watching, there's still some limitation to what my heart can accept and my brain can process on the whole thing. So, that's why kudo's for subtleties or else I don't know how else to watch THIS without being on a verge of cringing every 30 goddamn sec..... 

Rating: 4.1 /5.0 (gotta love that sweet love story man, you just gotta love it)

Yaoi - homosexual/gay

2.) Kimi ni Todoke / From Me to You
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Year Released: 2008-2009;
Date Watched: April 2016  

Reason Why I Watched This:
The reason why I was interested to watch Kimi ni Todoke at the first place was only because this one thing - the Live Action Movie! Yeah, that's right. I don't know why, but the actor who plays Kuronoma (Sadako) Sawako seems convincing enough and since the story is pretty good, it eventually leads me to become interested with this anime. 

Memorable character: Kuronoma (Sadako) Sawako 

My Review:
Okay, I gotta be honest with ya.... When I first watch the live action movie based on this anime/manga; I was smitten and thrilled. The sweetness and innocence of this series - just melted me away and I swear, I start feeling the butterfly starts flying in my stomach after 20 minutes of watching the movie. I don't really know why, probably because of the fact that I was 20 years old at the time and haven't watch enough sh*t yet to be as conceited and jaded as I am right now; this anime just speaks to me. In a lovelorn child waiting for sweet romance to happen anytime soon sort-of-way. But now, after I turned 24 - I suddenly realize something that wasn't there before....

This anime is fu*ckin bullsh*t, man!!! Oh yeah~ I mean IT. Like Big Time.

So, we have these two dumb ass leading characters - the first one is the closeted-conceit-jealous your typical everyday guy by the name of Kazehaya Shouta, and the second one is his leading lady, the oblivious-often-misunderstood Sawako (also known as Sadako, like the one from 'The Ring') Kuronoma in this anime series. As you have it, these two characters met on their first day of high school after Sadako pointed him the way to school. Yeah, apparently the guy got a little confused about the direction like he's a ten-year-old or something (I'm calling that another bullsh*t) and they talk a little, bla bla... I don't really care. Anyway, the point is... their brief encounter seems to left an impact on Kazehaya because he been checking Sadako out ever since. Kazehaya likes Sadako because of her quiet but helping nature and want to figure out what kind of person she is, while Sadako is secretly admiring his outgoing personality compared to her timid one and wanted to be more like him. So, they secretly keeping an eye on each other. Big deal, right? All kids have one of those when they're in high school or something. It's pretty sweet, cute even...

 But, here's the thing...  

Despite looking like a cute and almost perfect love story - neither of these two character had been brave enough to tell that they like each other. I mean, I had to sit down and watch like 25 episodes from this crappy series and I can still tell you, NOTHING HAPPENED! Can you believe that? Surely these two would had plenty of time and chances by then, a little sneaking kiss inside the class here, touching hands behind the tree there - yet nothing fuc*king HAPPENED! (Sigh) For a pretty easy-going anime, romance doesn't come EASILY in this series. Seriously, after watching like 5 or 6 episodes from this anime; I'm convinced that the relationship between these two, are never going to get anywhere. I'm sure these two just gonna keep playing the house's without actually making the 'babies' (which doesn't come far off after the final episode). Sigh... I really don't like animu that keeps playing on my 'kokoro' like this. Stop TEASING with me and more (bleep), for goodness sake!!! What are you guys waiting for?

Oh, right... I suddenly remember that they make like 2nd season for this anime and I haven't finished watching yet. Maybe I'll get more action when I watch that one, rather than this mellow/boring pace from the 1st season.

Rating: 3.8 /5.0 (:3)

3.) Sakamoto Desu Ga / Haven't you Heard? I'm Sakamoto
picture credit: google image
Year Released: 2016;
Date Watched: April 2016  

Reason Why I Watched This:
Another sweet, sweet recommendation from one of my favorite Youtuber. The first glimpse from one of her video led me to Sakamoto series and I am hooked ever since. Honestly, this is like one of the few anime that still airing in Japan right now that I will be anticipating every week. Sakamoto is the COOLEST!!

Memorable character: SAKAMOTO-KUN (droollzz)

My Review:
From being a star student at school, to being a helpful citizen, to helping his friend in need - Sakamoto (no first name) is perfect in everything he does. So it's not really a surprise there, when they also nicknamed him as one of the coolest kid in his school. Girls practically drool when they watch Sakamoto perform what to supposedly be a 'mundane' everyday task, while boys - well, they don't particularly like the attention he's getting, but that doesn't mean they don't fantasize to be like him either (#swagamotorules). But, our perfect/cool guy Sakamoto here doesn't really care about all of that. He doesn't mind if girls trying to crowd themselves around him or boys trying to sabotage his day - since he is guaranteed to take control of the situation like a true BOSS anyway.

Well, to tell you the truth... Just like Himotou! Umaru-chan (1st part), I really like this anime. There's an air of freshness and something new when I first introduced to it. I mean, it's not like everyday you would find someone like Sakamoto (someone this 'perfect' and 'cool' doesn't just grow behind your backyard, okay)so like Umaru; there something about him that is special and you can explore every episode. However, despite this being a 13 episodes series and still airing, not a lot of things had been reveal about Sakamoto life aside from school and public eyes. Anime viewers and manga readers of this series practically doesn't know anything about him (even his real name is still shrouded in mystery). I mean, what a damper.... I almost finished reading the manga (still waiting on a few last scanlation to surface on online manga site), yet they never talks about Sakamoto private life or even his family. TBH, I'm really curious to see what his parents like. They must be an awesome people to be able to produce a super-human like Sakamoto, right?

I guess, at the end of the day- you can say that Sakamoto is a poster anime character who showed you that nothing in this word is hard or impossible, until you at least tried it. Sure, he seem to succeed in every challenge given to him with no sweat, but it's still interesting to see his approach to solve little everyday problems (even though it can be quite silly and outrageous sometimes) and he doesn't even fret about it. Hmm... I kinda like that in a man.... Future boyfriend - please take note, okay? I want you guys to be as cool and sexy like Sakamoto even in desperate situation! (J.K.)

Rating: 4.4 /5.0 (I'll probably rate more if they reveal something about Sakamoto private life)

4.) Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge / Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
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Year Released: 2016;
Date Watched: May 2016  

Reason Why I Watched This:
I heard the downloaded OP (opening songs) first, but didn't really watch the series (yeah, I do this sometimes - randomly checking new anime songs on Youtube to entertain myself). I finally get around watching the anime about a week ago only after getting fond with the OP. It's worth it since this had become one of the anime that I been anticipated every week.

Memorable character: Tanaka and Ohta

My Review:
Okay, I'm not going to rip this anime too much because I only just watched it about a week ago, but still, - here's my little two pence opinion about this series. So, as you guys can see from this picture above; the sad, doopey-eye looking boy is the main character in this anime. He's the Tanaka referred in the title series. I'm not sure either it's his first name or surname, but that's what he's always been called. Then the tall one who are standing right next to him is his classmate/best friend, Ohta. Together, Tanaka and Ohta doesn't form a sweet-loving BL relationship with one another, but rather a 'remora' and 'shark' ones (symbiotic). I guess you guys can tell who's the shark and who's the remora  by now, right? No? Well, if you guys still not clear what my reference to shark or remora have to do with this anime, then hold on to your horses, mkay? I'm going to explain.

I don't know how well-aware you are with science/biology knowledge (I'm not really that good either, but I'll try), but symbiotic refers to any diverse organisms that live together. However, the relationship doesn't necessary have to be beneficial for both. For instance, in the case of  relationship between remora and shark; the shark will hunt down its food, eats them, and whatever the remnants it had left behind - the remora will benefited from that. Well, in the case of this anime; you can say that Ohta is (the shark) to Tanaka (the remora). Of course, I mean it in a hypothetically way. Also, if you read on the title, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge or Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, that kinda give you away what this anime is going to be about... Maybe you never heard about someone being 'listless' before. Okay, hold on another horses, I'm going to explain (again). For you guys out there who don't know what this means - it means that Tanaka here is really a lack of enthusiasm, only care about sleeping and doing nothing s.o.b and Ohta here is his (unofficial) lackey. Anywhere or anything that Tanaka didn't want to do - yeah, count on Ohta to do it for him cause he's available and would love to cater to Tanaka's needs. This is how the relationship between these two had been established at the beginning, and throughout of this series...

Well, as I already stated earlier - I won't be ripping on this anime too much, just the basic thing that you should know about this series. If I can say one or two nice thing about it, then it will be about how sweet and laid back the story was. Tanaka generally hate to do everything, so it's Ohta job to do everything for him and covered up anything he's lacking... A little bit Ying and Yang foreplay, if you will... All in all, what a very nice friend this guy (Ohta) really is. I wish I had more friends like him in IRL, but on the second thought - I don't like the idea of troubling my 'friends', to doing something that I'm capable and should be doing myself.   

Rating: 3.9/5.0 (definitely not the best, but it's an okay anime) ;)

5.) Bungou Stray Dogs
picture credit: google image
Year Released: 2016;
Date Watched: April 2016  

Reason Why I Watched This:
Another favorite Youtuber of mine recommended this anime and as one of the must watch anime of the season and I thought; 'Hey, that's look cool so, why not?'.

Memorable character: I think I like Osamu Dazai. 

My Review:
So far I'm still watching this anime and to be honest, a little bit confused about what's going on in this series. I know that most the characters in this anime shared the same name as popular Japanese literary figures like Osamu Dazai, Edogawa Rampo, Ryunosuke Akutagawa and many others and they somewhat possess a super power or something, but that's about it. That's all I can recall about this anime and boy - isn't that a lame review I had made in this post so far. Anyway, I think I need to re-watch this anime again (or maybe not) to figure out what the whole story is all about.

For now, this is all I can think off. :(

Rating: _ /5.0 (no proper ratings can be given toward this anime because I still don't understand what it's all about)

6.) Mayoiga / The Lost Village
picture credit: google image
Year Released: 2016;
Date Watched: April 2016  

Reason Why I Watched This:
The same Youtuber (whom recommended the anime above) also recommended this anime in his video and after briefly being introduced to the anime I started to think, 'This look pretty okay too, so why NOT?'. One thing that you should remember when you're watching these Youtuber video is that; even though their recommendation are usually good, but that doesn't mean that it can't be shi**y as well... :(

Memorable character: Ah.... Mitsumune, I guess??

My Review:
After watching a couple of episodes from this series, I realize that Mayoiga isn't the kind of anime that I was hoping for. Sure, the interesting synopsis: 'A shady bus tour of young men and women is headed to an elusive village called Nanakimura. A destination where people can partake in a utopian existence, free of the world's obstacles... or so goes the rumor.' (credit to MAL) caught my interest at first, but the first impression soon started to fade away as the couple of episode started to kicks in.

So, for starter - we have somewhat like 30+ characters in this anime, who all joined this bus tour with similar goal and mission - to find new place where they can call their own and restart their life again. From young teenager to adult - everyone have their sh*t sticking behind their back when they join this tour which they're all desperately wanted to get rid off. However, things doesn't seem to go according to their plan when people who are joining this little escapade tour - started to missing one by one and there might be sinister being that involves behind their disappearance. A girl had strictly being called out for acting suspicious, while a gallant knight (Mitsumune) tries to protect her. Hence, begin the blaming game among the remaining among tour bus member, weird scary stuff crawling from the forest, and the mysterious circumstances behind the missing people.

Okay, to be honest - I haven't finished watching this anime (I got about 3-4 episodes left), but that doesn't mean that I can't see where this anime is heading. Nowhere. The synopsis serves as a good introduction for the anime, but it doesn't take long before that rail went off fast and not in a good way. Anyway, I don't have anything more to add about this anime, the story line and characters are still confusing and blurry to me at this point - but hey, if you're interested in all of that, then please, by all means - check this anime out.  

Rating: 3.2 /5.0 (yeah, I think it deserved thos kind of rating)

7.) Arakawa Under the Bridge
picture credit: google image
Year Released: 2010;
Date Watched: May 2015  

Reason Why I Watched This:
I found this anime around May last year, so I can't remember it very well now. Sorry bout that.

Memorable character: Nino and Ric (Kou Ichinomiya)

My Review:
So, this anime.... took me about a year to finish (maybe more than that....) and just like Mayoiga, I also have false first impression about the series. Why would I say this? Well, let see then... For starter, I took me like about a year to finish this anime! Like a whole goddamn year!! Doesn't that just tell you something? Okay, just so we clear - I love this anime at first. Like really, I think the story line is pretty great. No, it was AWESOME and I have a HUGE expectation on this series. Truly...

So, we have the main character, Kou Ichinomiya, a man who had a fantastic record in accomplishing everything himself. Yeah, his father is a very successful businessman and had thought his only son to abide this one important family rule and that is - 'never be indebted to anyone as long as your live'. Respecting the family values instilled in him ever since he's a little, Kou lives a pretty nice-less-chaotic life, but that's about to change when he accidentally near drown inside Arakawa river. Luckily for Kou, he was saved by a girl whom living underneath the Arakawa bridge, a homeless/self-proclaim Venusian named Nino. As Kou didn't wanted to feel indebted to anyone - he later granted Nino one wish for saving hiss life and was taken by surprised when Nino said that she wanted to fall in love instead. What even crazier than that is that, she's asking for Ric to become her boyfriend! Kou, who are simply couldn't stand of feeling indebted to anyone, naturally accept her request and start living with her underneath Arakawa bridge...(to be continued).

I KNOW... EXCITING isn't? So far, so good, right? Now, how will these two newly couple start getting to know each other and later start falling in love?  Well, I ponder that one myself too, but then after like 3-4 episodes - I just simply give up. Why? Easy. Because all of these other goddamn character whom also living underneath the bridge with Kou and Nino! From male nun, to star fish, to weird kappa - just name it, they got it all...

Okay, to be fair,I do understand that most of the characters is there for a reason (comedic, mostly), but if this is some sort of avant garde style of anime comedy - then I gotta say, I just don't get it. I don't see any of the scene where cute girl starts turned into a beefy guy (shemale) funny, nor the scene where they practicing fire drill by actually burning the whole bridge down (arson) as hilarious...Also, I don't think that any of these characters make any sense, or really relatable to anyone. I don't know, but the more that I watched this series, the more I'm convinced that this anime is holding out the 'WHO IS THE MOST WEIRDEST CHARACTER HERE' contest. Seriously, they are is the REAL joke of this anime. I wished they could just leave Nino and Kou alone, and let them fall in love naturally even when they have some differences in social status and upbringing. Just let them be, man.... Ah~ After all of that high expectation, I been feeling a bit disappointed.

Man, I don't think that I'll even be that enthusiastic about catching up for season 2. 

Rating: 3.5/5.0 (it will probably be better if they focused on the 'real' story line, instead being weird and trying to top each other all the time.)

8.) Sekaiichi no Hatsukoi
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Year Released: 2011;
Date Watched: March 2016  

Reason Why I Watched This:
Another BL. Needed I say more, guys?

Memorable character: Too many guys so I can't really concentrate. But, I remember the main character in this series, Onodera Ritsu. 

My Review:
So, we meet again in this (yet) another Shounen Ai/ BL series. Yes, as a 24 year old legal adult - I can openly say that, every now and then - I watches this kind of stuff without really being conflicted or feeling ashamed about it. I mean, each human being have different taste, interest and hobbies aren't they, so who cares what we do during out spree time, right? Anyway, since the same rules also applies to me, I guess its quite okay to put this series down in this list.

So, lets get down to what this anime is all about first. Sekaiichi no Hatsukoi is basically a love story between two dudes, Onodera Ritsu and his boss/first love, Masamune Takano. The story takes place in a shojo (female manga targeted for young girl/woman) department called Emerald, in a publishing company, Marukawa Publishing where Onodera works as an editor and Takano become his boss. They have a brief romantic relationship in high school, but things goes south pretty quick after a huge misunderstanding between the two. However, now that they're in a close proximity to one another - what will happen next? Will they resume their past relationship or ???

Ok, so that we're clear - I watch these kind of stuff sometimes for basically two reasons; one, I was curious and two, I was really, really bored. This anime, is one of those two things (it got me curious). To be honest with ya, I had watched another famous BL called from the same anime production called 'Junjou Romantika' a couple of years back and boy, wasn't that a trip to hell~ An agony, I tell you! Never watch that anime series guys, they have quite a lot of indecent stuff in it (like sexual, uncomfortable kind of stuff). But, Sekaiichi no Hatsukoi was different than Junjou. It's a bit more tame and the story line doesn't just revolves between these two, but others as well. There's certainly a lot of tug and war going on several characters, but you won't be seeing a lot of ______ guys ______ in this anime, so rest assured. Anyway, if you guys are interested about these sort of things, then be sure to check this anime out, yo!

Rating: 3.5 /5.0 (it's a 'nice' love story)

9.) Akatsuki no Yona / The Girl Standing in the Blush of Dawn
picture credit: google image
Year Released: 2014-2015;
Date Watched: March 2016  

Reason Why I Watched This:
Great ratings at MAL. That's all I have to say at this point.

Memorable character: Yona-hime

My Review:
Akatsuki no Yona is 2014 anime that follows the redemption of Yona, the sole princess to the kingdom of Kouka. She lives a carefree life as a princess in Hiryuu castle, and being sheltered who her life by her pacifist father, King Il and protected by her bodyguard/childhood friend. Son Hak. On the night of her sixteenth birthday, her other childhood friend/love interest, Soo-won betrayed the (kill) the king and unafraid to frame Yona. Luckily, Hak came in time to save her and the two of them fled from the castle and start heading towards Hak's birthplace, the Village of Wind. In order to save the Kingdom of Kouka, Yona and Hak are told to search for an oracle named Ik-su. Ik-su later tells them the legend of the first King of Kouka, Hiryuu and the four dragons that unified the kingdom. It was then, the two of them, joined by Ik-su's assistant Yun, begin a journey to find the reincarnated legendary dragons in order to survive and save the Kingdom.

Alright, I have nothing against this anime; I think the characters are pretty neat and story line is great. However, I do have a slight issue about the pacing in the anime. I don't think a 26 episodes are really that necessary, when they could probably just shorten it at 24 or something... Honestly, I think its quite long and even though the story line is great and all - I kinda grew tired after watching it after a while. But, then again... this is just my opinion about this series... Other people might not have a problem with a bit longer episodes....  :3

Rating:  4.0/5.0 (it's quite okay, if you love romance, slice of life and adventure type of anime).

10.) Akagami no Shirayuki Hime
picture credit: google image
Year Released: 2015;
Date Watched: March 2016  

Reason Why I Watched This:
Great ratings at MAL and a story loosely based on Snow White. How can I resist?

Memorable character: Shirayuki and Prince Zen

My Review:
When I first pick up this anime series, I have quite a high expectation that it's going to be one of the good ones based on the ratings, positive comments from other viewers, and (possibly) the story line. I mean, since this is a rendition of Snow White in anime series, I can't help but thinking  how it's going to look like? Yup, I was curious, alright... But, as I began to watch the first episodes - I quickly realize that something doesn't seem quite 'right' in this anime. Not seriously wrong, but you know (the feeling of something is a bit off). One word to put it is....

It's a little bit too 'cheesy' to my taste.

From the semi-independent female character to oversell protective prince in a white horse - I think this anime is lacking what it suppose to have in order to beat the *Disney* predecessor  - ORIGINALITY. Of course, I only saying this because I was expecting to be blown away after all the positive remarks about this anime, but after watching about 2-3 episodes; I started to doubt my decision to jump to the bandwagon. Maybe the fans who like this anime is (wrong)?? Maybe this isn't for anyone... Anyway, all I can say is that instead of enjoying each and every episodes shown, I become more edgy to finish this series off. I was really in a hurry and come to think about it; I don't think that I give this anime a lot of chance....

Doesn't matter what it's - I still can compensate since I haven't watched the 2nd season from this anime yet.  

Rating: 3/6/5.0

So, I guess that's it for the 2nd part of my anime crossed-off list for the half 2016 & review. I might not be continuing this series for a while considering I have a lot of work to do which possibly going to need my full focus and attention. With that being said, this is where my list ended and I bid goodbye. Thank you for those who're reading the first and second part from this post series. See you guys around.... Jya nee!

Mimi says: This is where my busy year starts to take flight.... :0