All posts for the month April, 2015

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! 😄

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 isn’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!

Battle Royale Movie Review

Published April 13, 2015 by Shay Taree

So like I promise I have a review on the Battle Royale movie. I can honestly say that I liked it. Although there were a few things that I didn’t like.

Like many movies that were based off books there were some stark differences such as characters names, the chronological order of events, and some things being taken out altogether. The one part that I didn’t like about the movie was how there seems to be where the teacher had a crush on Noriko which I just found weird especially since that was in no way hinted in the book. It was a good shocker to the movie but it left me feeling slightly uncomfortable. 
That kind of thing actually really bugs me especially when the book is so detailed and brings you in so much.
But anyways, the movie is also subtitles but regardless it was still enjoyable to watch. Also the main character was really noticeable to me because he also played Light Yagami in the live action version of Death Note. That also brings me to the acting in the movie which was good. For this being a group of kids in the movie they honestly handled it well and many of them looked like the characters as well. 
I feel like this was a movie that you could definitely see without reading the book but the book would give you a better insight as to what actually happened and how it all happened.
One surprising thing about this movie was that the ending actually made me sad. When the music started and it showed the class picture it made me kind of want to cry to think that all these kids are now dead when they used to be so close.
Now as far as Battle Royale 2 is concerned don’t even watch it. It was such a terrible movie that I actually didn’t finish watching it. I think they had the right idea to the concept but they just didn’t execute it properly. To me it made no sense and I had no idea what was going on.
In all honesty if you haven’t seen the movie definitely watch it because it is a really good movie and if your able to also read the book and decide for yourself which you like better. Also this movie is quite violent so you have been warned!
So let me know what you thought of the Battle Royale movie and this review down below. Plus like always I will answer back to your comments.
~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Battle Royale Novel Review!

Published April 10, 2015 by Shay Taree

Now I know Battle Royale isn’t exactly an anime or a manga but it is still title that is very recognized among anime fans and those who aren’t. I decided to read the book since I had heard a lot about it and let me tell you that it was amazing.

For those of you who have not read or heard of this book it’s a book that many people believe the Hunger Games is based off of. Battle Royale has the same concept but to me it is pulled off in a much better way and also it is much more violent. Plus I got attached to quite a few of the characters in this book. Here is the synopsis of the book:
“A class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing.”
This novel was written very well and even though there are a lot characters (the class has 42 students that you have to keep track of) you didn’t get lost with trying to figure out who was who. Plus you got to know a majority of the characters and their backstories which made you even more connected to the characters.
Now this book is violent and times kind of graphic so just a bit of a warning there is you decide to read it. Also I read the novel version of Battle Royale. I know that there is manga version but I decided to read the original novel. But if anyone has read the manga version please let me know how it is. 
So getting a hold of this book was kind of a hassle. I went to and searched online a few bookstores but I wasn’t able to find it. But I finally found it on Amazon and bought it through a seller on there and it arrived in good condition and I think I payed 45 dollars for it. 
But overall this book was amazing and such an easy read. It was so was so easy to get absorbed into the story and see what happens next. So if your someone that couldn’t get into the Hunger Games try reading Battle Royale. You may like it.
So if you have read Battle Royale let me know. Also yes I did watch the movie as well after I read the book and I also attempted to watch the sequel. I will have a review up about both on Monday. But in the meantime comment down below what you thought of this review or book. I will always comment back!
~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Good Luck Girl Anime Review

Published April 8, 2015 by Shay Taree

So I was in the mood to watch a funny anime and I was recommended the anime Binbougami Gai also called Good Luck Girl! This anime was definitely what I was looking for in a funny anime.

Here is the synopsis: 
“At the expense of the people and things around her, Sakura has absorbed so much “happiness energy” that she has caused an energy imbalance in the world. In order to return balance to the world, the Poverty God, Momiji, sets out to take away Sakura’s ability to absorb this energy. Will Momiji be able to put a stop to Sakura’s absorbing abilities, or will the God succumb to her happiness?”

This show has so many different anime references so try and count how many you can find. 
I know that when many people think of a funny anime they are hoping to get at least a few chuckles out of it but actually I was laughing out loud. ALOT! 
The main character Ichiko Sakura while at times can be very sweet she can actually be a little devil. 
She is constantly causing havoc and can be a bit selfish but there are several times during the series that she becomes self less and worried about others. 
Then there is the poverty God Momiji Binboda. 
Now she was hilarious and constantly caused a great amount of grief for Ichiko. She was always trying to find a way to get on Ichiko’s nerves or make fun of her. Although during the series there were moments when she seemed to really care about Ichiko and actually gave her some good advice. 
Now I did watch this show dubbed and it was dubbed by Funimation but they did a really good job. The voices matched the characters and it was great to watch the action of the show without trying to read the subtitles. 
Now there is a little bit of bad language and a few scenes that can be kind of sketchy so if you aren’t one for profanity or fan service then this is not the show for you. But if you don’t mind this kind thing then by all means watch the show and enjoy.
So overall I give this show a 8/10. This show was really funny and the serious parts of the show actually were good when I needed a break from the comedy. Like always comment down below what you thought of this review or show and I will comment back.
~Anime Reviewer Girl! 

Sailor Moon a Crystal Episode 19 Review

Published April 6, 2015 by Shay Taree

So this week we were able to get a new episode of Sailor Moon Crystal and this episode I must say was amazing.

This episode we saw Usagi, Minako, Mamoru, Luna, Artemis, and Chibi-Usa travel forward in time to 30th century Tokyo. Plus we also got to meet the amazing Sailor Pluto. 
I really liked this episode mostly because you were able to get more insight as to why Chibi-Usa went back in time to get the Silver Crystal. Plus this episode wasn’t entirely focused on fighting the Black Moon Clan. Even though they did show up during the middle of the episode it was a quick battle which caused some excitement but didn’t over power the episode.
Overall though I give this episode a 7.5/10. I was interested in the episode and loved finally seeing another Sailor Scout. But I’m mostly excited for the next episode that is to come.
But what did everyone else think of the weeks episode. Comment down below and like always I will answer back.
~Anime Reviewer Girl!