Gintama- Mia’s anime review

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General Information Gintama is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The series has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) by Sunrise and was featured at Jump Fiesta 2006 Anime Tour in 2005. This was followed by a full anime series, which debuted on April 4, 2006, on TV Tokyo and finished on March 25, 2010. Two animated films have also been produced. A new anime series continuing after the events in the Gintama anime series,¬†under the same title premiered on January 9, 2017. Synopsis The story was set in Edo era, where human were attacked by aliens called Amanto. Samurai and Shogun cooperate to battle against the aliens. However, once shogun realized the power of alien, they betrayed the samurai and started to surrender the alien. Gintoki Sakata, who was a samurai, helped […]

Emma – A Victorian Romance

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Emma – A Victorian Romance, also known as Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma, is a classic anime which some of you may know already. Its first season was released in 2005 while the 2nd season was aired in 2007.  For the sake of others who are not yet familiar with the series though, I’ll try reviewing it without spoiling as much. I’ll be reviewing the two seasons together in this article, in order to give you a full coverage. Emma’s Story The story is happening in 19th century so if you are a lover of this era just like me, then you will probably love it. Our heroin is none other than Emma. She is a maid working at the house of an old teacher since she was a 15-year-old. One day, a former student from a rich family named William came to visit his teacher. He […]

Shounen Onmyouji – Mia’s Anime Review

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General Information Shounen Onmyouji started as a Japanese light novel written by Mitsuru Yuki and illustrated by Sakura Asagi. This light novel is composed of 47 volumes, included three short stories and some side stories. Shounen Onmyouji was adapted to manga and musical in 2005. Since fans could not get enough of it, Studio Deen made an anime adaptation of this light novel in October 2006. Synopsis Shounen Onmyouji‘s story began in Heian era. The story revolves around a man called Abe no Masahiro who was the grandson of the great onmyoji, Abe no Seimei. However, Masahiro was unlucky since he lost his sixth sense and ability to see spirits. Thus, Masahiro loses his confidence and is often overshadowed by his grandfather’s ability. One day, Masahiro met a-fox like creature named Mokkun. Since then, Mokkun who has greater powers to fight demon helped Masahiro to […]

Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine: Zien’s Anime Review

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Fast Facts: Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine, also known as The Royal Tutor in English, originated as a shounen manga created by Higasa Akai. Yen Press currently handles its publication. Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine has been adapted into an anime under the same title. Studio Bridge took care of the series’ production. It has 12 episodes which was aired from April to June 2017. Each of them runs for 24 minutes. Zien’s Synopsis: Viktor von Glanzreich, the King of Glanzreich, ascended the throne at a young age. He now has five sons and 1 daughter. While his first son serves as the legitimate heir to the throne by birth right, he thought as a king that it would be best to hone the skills of the other 4 princes just in case something bad happens to his successor. To ensure that his four princes are given equal attention, […]

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Shuumatsu no Izetta: Zien’s Anime Review

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Fast Facts Shuumatsu no Izetta, also referred to as Izetta: The Last Witch or Izetta, Die Letzte Hexe, is an anime series which was aired in Fall 2016, from 1 October to 17 December. Masaya Fujimori directed this show under the studio Ajia-do Animation Works. This series is composed of 12 episodes. Each of them is 25 minutes long. Zien’s Synopsis on Shuumatsu no Izetta Settings Shuumatsu no Izetta is set in an alternate universe of World War II. The war in the story involves a small country called Eylstadt fighting against the invasion of Germania. At that time, the head of the Germanian Empire wanted to expand its territories. On 1 September 1939, it invaded its neighboring country, Livonia. The Republic of Thermidor together with the Kingdom of Britannia declared a war against it but to no avail. Now, Germania is planning to invade […]

Joker Game : An Anime Review by Wakeida

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  In Summary What does it mean to love your country? To what lengths would you go to defend not only its borders, but its honor?¬† Joker Game is an anime that explores those questions in a subtle and sophisticated way. The story occurs just before World War II. Japan is getting ready for war, and this time, it wants to be a key actor and not a pawn. This is only possible through information, on its enemies and its allies. For the first time in Japan’s history, the country sets up a separate military espionage agency. Due to the nature of the anime itself, analyzing the characters is nearly impossible. However, this only makes their stories more interesting. Each episode focuses on one of them through the various situations their occupation puts them in. Before the beginning of their stories, a short conversation takes […]