Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover: The Great Triumph after the Odds

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Hello again, I’m back for more to satisfy my palate from this scrumptious story.The gang is back for a deeper backstory, which made them the characters we cheer for the longest run. Giving us another season of our favorite melodramatic anime. Here’s a quick recap of the Honey and Clover‘s previous season, let us discuss the last episode. Takemoto traveled on a bicycle towards Cape Sōya, the northernmost point of the island of Hokkaido Japan. He came back on August 30th, the end of summer and rushed to see Hagumi sleeping. Takemoto quietly held her hand. He manages to confide his feelings. At last, our boy is now a man! Now let’s introduce our Main and Secondary characters in Honey and Clover Season 2. Main Characters Hagumi Hanamoto A fourth-year Art student in the series. Alongside the preparation for the festival, an unfortunate accident changes […]

Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Review

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Breakdown The Gundam series has always, as a trademark staple, given us humanizing and engrossing portrayals of war and human conflict. In almost every iteration and entry in the franchise, we see a futuristic society in or on the verge of conflict. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans is no different. However this may be one entry with the darkest premise yet. This is an era that sprung up from the very ravages of conflict and it shows. The very title of the show hints at it after all. Thus, with that in mind, is it a good anime? Is it worthy of your time? Read on to find out. Synopsis To reflect the darker setting, this isn’t the ‘Cosmic Era’ or ‘After Colony’ era. Instead this is the ‘Post Disaster’ era. Society has been so defined by conflict that the years are counted around it. In […]

Hapi Mari

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Hey anime and manga faaaaaans!!! 😆 As always, Rano is back with yet another special review for another special manga: Hapi Mari!!! All you need to know before reading is that my reviews are free of spoilers 😎 Hapi Mari is a Japanese completed manga which is also known as “Happy Marriage.” Its serialization began on June 14, 2009 and ran until September 23, 2012. It was completed after 10 volumes. The genre : Josei, Romance, Comedy, Drama N.B ☝ Hapi Mari is categorized as a “smut manga” thought to be honest, it’s not really that. It may contain 3 pages of 16+ content in only 3 chapters but other than that it’s safe to read.   The story The story revolves around Chiwa Takanashi, a 23-year-old ordinary office-lady that never had the time nor the opportunity to have a boyfriend in her entire life. In order to pay off […]

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover: A Way Through Life

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“You choose to give up or make an effort. There are only these two choices for humans to choose from. You have to honestly tell them your feelings. The rest is up to them. To make an effort, or to give up would then be their choice. It was the same for you. It’s the same for everyone.” -Chica Umino Ayo! Hello to everyone. I’m here today to review this wonderful anime called Honey and Clover. For those who have seen the series, what was your impression? Did it make you realize something deep or did it start breaking your heart, filling it with emotions? Sit back and let me share my insights through this review. Hoping for future readers to have a bit of sneak peek to this anime. Let’s get to know each and one of them shall we.   Honey and Clover Characters Hagumi […]

Great Teacher Onizuka- Mia’s Anime Review

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I’m not sure whether all of you know about this anime or not. Perhaps, kids in 1998 may be familiar on  this series. Great Teacher Onizuka has been my favorite all over the time. Reviewing this anime recalls back my memory when I was a child, though to be honest, I watched this anime pretty late. It was when I was in junior high school year two. When you first see the cover, you would think that it was some kind of action/adventure type anime, but absolutely, it was not. In fact, it was under the Comedy genre. Somehow, it has a similarity with City Hunter but I believed both author has their own sense of humour. General Information Great Teacher Onizuka (グレート・ティーチャー・オニヅカ Gurēto Tīchā Onizuka) is a Japanese shōnen manga written and illustrated by Tooru Fujisawa. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine from […]


Beatless Review

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Breakdown There’s no shortage of media depicting a world where man-made AI has run amok, becoming humanity’s greatest enemy. Yet even in our present day, aggressive research into developing AI continues. Take a moment and imagine then a world where AI has led to advances we can’t even begin to imagine. In this world humanoid machines, will AI live with humans though our lack of understanding incites fear? Is co-existence possible? These are the questions sent towards the audience in Beatless. Is this anime worth watching though? Read on to find out. Synopsis In the near future, society has become even more digital than we currently know. Advances in AI has led to the automation of various menial tasks. This ranges from everything to groceries without staff and cashiers to the daily operation of a ‘smart city’s’ infrastructure. Tasks which require a more ‘human’ and direct […]

Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura: A Review By Earl Part 2

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As you may have seen last week, I’ve posted Part I of my Cardcaptor Sakura review. I covered some of the basics of the anime there. I suggest you read it first before continuing to this review. Without delaying it any further, here’s Part 2! Cardcaptor Sakura: The Comical Side Of Things The series has a surprising knack for clever comedic timing and delivery. Not necessarily to a gut-busting level, but certainly to a point where it’s even funnier than your run-in-the-mill anime series. The show knows how to emphasize a joke without explaining what it meant. As is clear from almost the first scene, Sakura’s older brother Touya teases her for being a “monster”. When Sakura loudly retorts that she doesn’t stomp around, the camera emphasizes her feet and the sound design makes it feel explosive – in other terms like she’s on a stomping […]