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Reading The Manga Before Watching The Anime?ย 

Published April 30, 2015 by Shay Taree

So I know that the title of today’s post doesn’t make the best sense but please hold on because I will explain it. What I mean by the title is does reading the manga before watching the anime make you not as invested in the anime? 

Now for me it kind of does just because then if I’ve read the manga and then go watch the anime I don’t pay as much attention because I know what is going to happen. Therefore I tend to zone out more and not watch it as intently as I would if I hadn’t read the manga.

A few examples I can give for me is Kuroko’s Basketball 

  
and Bleach. 

  
Both shows I really like but once I started reading the manga for both and then watching the series I didn’t pay attention to it as much. Right now the 3rd season of Kuroko’s Basketball is airing and while I do love the show I haven’t been watching it every week like I thought I would and when I do watch it I don’t watch it like I did the first 2 seasons because I already know what’s going to happen.

That’s why now I don’t really read the manga of an anime until either I finish the anime or if the manga is still continuing even though the anime has finished airing.

Do this happen to anyone else? Do you prefer to watch the anime first and then read the manga or vice versa? Comment down below I would love to know.

~Anime Reviewer Girl! 

New Dragon Ball Z Anime In July! ๐Ÿ˜†

Published April 29, 2015 by Shay Taree

So I know that many of you have heard about the new Dragon Ball Z anime that is coming out in July! I am on the fence about this and let me tell you why!

On one side I’m very excited since there hasn’t been a new Dragon Ball Z series in 18 years. Plus it’s a continuation and not a reboot so it will be interesting to see what happens. Also it raises a few questions such as is the artistic style going to change because since it is a new era when it comes to anime it would be neat to see our favorite characters with new looks. Also how long will the anime be?

  
Now for the other side I’m slightly apprehensive about this just because of the hassle that has happened with Sailor Moon Crystal. 

  
I understand that Sailor Moon Crystal is just following the original manga this time but it’s not considered a reboot of the original so it’s an original in its own right. I’m just scared that when the new Dragon Ball Z series comes out it won’t live up to the hype surrounding the show. I mean while Sailor Moon Crystal has been a good series so far many would agree that it could have been done better. 

So those are my thoughts so far on the announcement of this new Dragon Ball Z series. But what do you all think of the annoucement? I would love to read your thoughts. So comment down below and I will comment back!

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Marmalade Boy Anime Review! โค๏ธ

Published April 28, 2015 by Shay Taree
So I’m still in the middle of watching the anime Love Live! School Idol Project but I wanted to do a review on this anime because I’ve been thinking about it for a while.
I had watched Marmalade Boy a few years ago and it was an amazing show that had an interesting concept. Here is the synopsis: 
Miki Koishikawa lived a normal life – until her parents tell her they’ll get divorced.. She doesn’t agree, until she meets Yuu Matsuura… the handsome son of another couple, with whom her parents are switching spouses. 
  
They all live together now in an enormous house, and Miki and Yuu find themselves falling in love. They’ll have to struggle with their own feelings, other people who want to be with them, and whatever Lady Luck and Fate throws in their ways…”

Now I’m not going to lie the concept was weird considering the whole parents thing but I’m a sucker for romance so I wanted to see how it would turn out.
  

  
So if your a sucker for romance like myself then you will like this show because there are quite a few romantic scenes! But of course with romance there also comes drama so watch out for that too.
  
The drama pretty much is the typical drama that you find in shoutout anime’s but that doesn’t make it any less exciting. So check out Marmalade Boy because it is a neat gem of an anime to watch since it is an older anime that it seems many people may not have watched.

Overall I gave Marmalade Boy a 9/10! But if you have seen this show let me know what you thought of it! Comment down below and I will answer back!

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

What Anime Voice Actor(s) Would You Like To Meet?

Published April 27, 2015 by Shay Taree

Like I posted in a previous blog I’ve only been to one actual convention but I want to go to more. But many of you who commented also talked about the voice actors that you have met.

I haven’t met any but I have a lot that I want to meet so here are my top 5 English anime voice actors I would love to meet:
1. Johnny Yong Bosch
  
2 Todd Haberkon
  
3. Laura Bailey
  
4. Travis Willingham
  
5. J. Michael Tatum
  
The reason why I chose these 5 is because they are the voice actors who’s panels I watch the most. Also I think they are so good at what they do and in some instances I also look up to them.
But what are your top 5 voice actors toys would love to meet? But if you’ve met some voice actors before let me know which ones you’ve met. Comment down below and like always I will answer back!
~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Bleach Chapter 624 Shocker!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Published April 26, 2015 by Shay Taree

Yes I do know what day it is and that I don’t really post on Sunday’s but I just had to post today! 

I was finally able to catch up on my manga reading and the latest Bleach chapter had me screaming! Sorry for the spoiler but Grimmjow is back! 

  
I knew that he couldn’t possibly be dead and I had heard rumors about this a few years back and I can’t believe that it’s true. Grimmjow is one of my favorite villains/characters so I’m excited to see what will happen next.

But what did you all think of this chapter and what do you suspect will happen now that Grimmjow is back. Comment down below and I will answer you back! Also how would you feel if I started an Instagram page for this blog? Comment about that as well!

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Long Anime’s Vs Short Anime’s

Published April 24, 2015 by Shay Taree
There are of course several different anime’s out there and of course different lengths but which do you like best? Long or short ones?
For me it depends on the day or what I’m in the mood for. For example I enjoy long anime’s like Bleach, Naruto, and Fairy Tail.
  
But I also like short anime’s like Paradise Kiss, Angel Beats, and Another. 
  
I like long anime’s because I feel like I get to know the characters more and plus long anime’s definitely keep me occupied a lot longer. The cons of a long anime though is that the story lines can go on for too long and then of course there are the filler episodes.
  
Now when it comes to short anime’s I like them because I can finish them within a few days and the story line many times gets right to the point. Then con of short anime’s though is that well I know I miss it when it’s over. Also sometimes I don’t get to know the characters like I thought I would.
  
But which do you all like more? Leave your comments down below and I will answer you back
~Anime Reviewer Girl!

First Anime Convention Experience

Published April 22, 2015 by Shay Taree
Since there are conventions that go on all the time and also since I want to go to another one really badly it made me think of my first and only con experience.
The first anime convention I went to was Fanime Con in San Jose California. I had just graduated from college and it was a gift to myself. I went with a group of friends that had went last year and it was amazing! I had so much fun and bought so many things.
I went to a few panels and was able to see so many amazing cosplays and it made me want to cosplay the next time I went to a con. Now this was the only convention that I’ve gone to so far but it was definitely a great experience.
But what was everyone else first convention like and what was your favorite part? I would love to know! So comment down below and like always I will answer back!
~Anime Reviewer Girl! 

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 20 Review

Published April 20, 2015 by Shay Taree
So this week we were graced with a brand new episode of Sailor Moon Crystal! This wasn’t my favorite episode but it was definitely my favorite part of the series.
The episode started back off with a little bit of a recap as far as to how they got to 30th century Tokyo and the appearance of Chibiusa’s dad. 
  
Then he dropped the bomb on Usagi and Mamoru by telling them that he is Mamoru in the future, Neo Queen Serenity is future Usagi, and Chibiusa is their daughter.  
Let just say they were shocked and their faces were hilarious. Oh and don’t let me forget that you also met Diana the daughter of Artemis and Luna. The look on their faces was also funny.
  
Now I hate to say it but after that I didn’t really pay attention to the rest of the episode. Well I did but it wasn’t all that exciting to me until Prince Demande captured Usagi. That is also where the episode ends. I can’t wait for the next one to see how everyone handles that.
  
Overall I give this episode a 7/10 only because of the exciting part in the beginning but then after that I lost interest. So comment down below what you thought of this weeks episode or this review! I will always answer back!
~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Beast Master Manga Review! ๐Ÿ˜„

Published April 17, 2015 by Shay Taree
The manga I decided to read was one that I had been meaning to read for awhile. The manga is called Beast Master and I was really surprised by not only how good it is by how short it is too. The manga is only 7 chapters long and they were able to explain a lot in those few chapters. But here is the synopsis: 
“Yuiko Kubozuka is a high school girl who loves animals. Unfortunately, animals hate her and flee from her whenever possible. So when a new classmate, Leo Aoi, turns out to be a scary guy who resembles a wild animal than anything human, she is intrigued. Not only because Reo has an affinity with animals which she envies, but also because he isnโ€™t the wild animal that he seems to be. He seems to hide a very sweet disposition behind his scary features.

Or so she thought. The truth is revealed when they are attacked and Leo immediately behaves like a wild animal and gets violent like a blood-thirsty animal, just to save Yuiko.

Will Yuiko be able to tame this wildest of all animals or will he be just like the others and flee from her? Or the better question, will she flee from him?”

  
Alright so the first thing that I liked about Beast Master was just how opposite the 2 main characters are. Yuiko is quite a soft girl and quite innocent but she can be tough when she needs to be and Leo comes off as being scary when in reality he is just like a little kid that wants to be liked. I think that is what made me like this manga the most was that you were able to put yourself in Leo’s shoes when you haven’t been liked by someone but they don’t really know you.
  
Now of course this is a shoujo manga so I loved all the sweet moments between Leo and Yuiko. They were just so sweet and it was cool to see Leo protecting Yuiko and also see Yuiko being able to pull Leo back from being violent. 
  
Now like I mentioned before this is a short manga and I feel like while it explain some things I feel that more things could be explain or could have been expanded on. For example the whole thing with Leo’s mother and father. I would love to know more about his parents relationship and why it ended up the way it did. 

But overall I give Beast Master an 8/10. It was a really cute manga to read and was short read for those who don’t like long manga’s. But I would have to like to see more explaination on Leo’s backstory or even on Yuiko’s. 

So check out this manga if you haven’t already. Comment down below what you thought of this review or this manga and like always I will answer back.

~Anime Reviewer Girl!


Paradise Kiss Anime Review

Published April 15, 2015 by Shay Taree
Yay!!! I finally got around to watching an anime that I have been meaning to watch for a while now and that’s Paradise Kiss. I had first heard about Paradise Kiss while looking for a good romance anime to watch but I wasn’t able to find a good website to watch it on. But finally I was able to and it was worth the wait. Also just to let you know there will be a few spoilers so if you don’t want to know about it then you may not want to read this review. 
Here is the synopsis: 
Yukari is a typical high-school student who listens to her parents and attends school everyday. As she starts to question her way of life, she encounters a group of fashion design students who have a clothing label known as “Paradise Kiss”. The group needs to find a model to showcase their designs in an up-coming fashion show and decides to pick Yukari. Initially, Yukari is reluctant to be associated with this seemingly eccentric group, but eventually she realises they are really nice people. Furthermore, their passion and enthusiasm to follow their ideals and dreams make Yukari realise that she has not been enjoying her life and thus motivates her to pursue her own dreams. The story follows Yukari as she gets involved in the group and eventually falls in love with the leader, George.”
  
While Paradise Kiss may seem like your run of the mill romance anime it actually goes a lot deeper than that. It’s a good coming to age anime to show how many high schoolers may feel when they aren’t for sure where their life is supposed to go next or if they are just doing what they are doing because of their parents. I definitely felt that way while in high school and I feel that way now and I’m an adult. 
Also the romance with Yukari and George while it does happen fast it still gets you excited as a viewer as to what will happen next with them. George is a strange character because he is very mellow toned and your not for sure where he is coming from at times. At one point he has completely fallen for Yukari and in another scene he is not sure about her. It keeps you on your toes since there are many times during the series that I thought they were going to break up. 
Paradise Kiss also had the perfect mix of characters where they were very comedic but it didn’t take away from the drama or romance in the show. It made it much more light hearted and I looked forward to those moments. 
  
The music in the show was also amazing! I loved the opening song! It had a nice beat to it that made me not mind listening to it for 12 episodes.
Now the most surprising thing about Paradise Kiss had to be the ending. The two main characters Yukari and George who are the main couple in the show don’t end up together at the end. Due to certain circumstances they end up going their separate ways and at first I didn’t like this since I invested 12 episodes into this couple but then once I thought about it, I realized that I was glad that they didn’t end up together. George taught Yukari a lot about herself and what she wanted to do with her life and I think that is what he was there to do. There is no denying that they loved each other but they weren’t meant to stay together. 
  
Now I did watch Paradise Kiss dubbed and it was good! The voices to me worked well with the characters. Also the show is rated R 17+ due to profanity and there is a few sex scenes but nothing raunchy so don’t worry but if your someone that doesn’t like that kind of thing then you may want to skip this show. 
But overall I give this show an 9.5/10. Paradise Kiss wasn’t your regular shoujo anime and it made me think about when I was in high school. So check out Paradise Kiss if you haven’t already. So comment down below what you thought of this review or let me know what you thought of this show. Like always I will answer back. 
~Anime Reviewer Girl!