Katsugeki Touken Ranbu Review

Hi Potatots, Summer is ending and the anime side is bringing in some awesome anime for Fall season. I had been busy with college as it is my final semester for my diploma studies and I am recently hooked to FGO permanently after my August trip to Taiwan this year, it was a hell of a ride. Anywho, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu has ended and it WAS AWESOME!

Katsugeki Touken Ranbu is the long awaited anime adaption for Touken Ranbu a web browser game from DMM.com and Nitro+. Just like its previous counterpart, Touken Ranbu Hanamaru; it would be hard for a non player of the game to understand the concept of Touken Ranbu. I will not go there anymore as I already explained it at my Hanamaru review last time. The common point of both Hanamaru and Katsugeki would be famous swords throughout Japanese history brought to life by their Saniwa to protect alteration of history by the Time Retrograde Army (TRA). They mustn’t change history themselves as well. As for the incommon point for both of the anime, Hanamaru is a happier and livelier version whereas, Katsugeki is full of angst and salt.

Ufotable did a great job bringing Katsugeki to life, the animation and soundtrack were on point throughout the whole airing of the anime. Just like the company’s previous pride – Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (UBW); the budget was well spent for Katsugeki. Everyone looked 10 times better than their in game and Hanamaru counterpart. /slap Even the backdrop in the opening and ending for the series were drawn prettier than the backdrop the game offered. Not only that, the passion that all the voice actor had for their characters stabbed our hearts in many ways even though the game also gave feels but not as effective as the anime. In addition, unexpected things happened in Katsugeki, from Tonbokiri getting SERIOUSLY INJURED and Horikawa ALMOST TURNED THE ENTIRE SERIES INTO MUSICAL TOUKEN RANBU ATSUKASHIYAMA IBUN AND BAKUMATSU TENROUDEN combined, also Horikawa giving all of us a heart attack by following both Imanotsurugi (TouMyu) and Yasusada aka Yasudalah (TouMyu and Hanamaru)’s footsteps.

Overall, Katsugeki is a much watch for everyone if the prefer angst over joy in the Touken Ranbu fandom after playing the games.  I cried at the end for this anime, I am a very sensitive saniwa. Katsugeki movie is in production, I am ready to burn more money like how I did in Taiwan.

 

Ratings 

Story: 9/10

Character Development: 9/10

Music: 9/10

Overall: 9/10

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Free Talk From Minami

For once I am grateful for my sword husband, Heshikiri Hasebe for talking me out of abandoning Touken Ranbu last year. If not, I wouldn’t cry over all the pain Horikawa caused in this series and during my Taiwan trip, I would had brushed off the Touken Ranbu cafe event from animate.  Honestly, I contributed to this fandom by wasting 1,000+ TWD on the event and came back with mostly Kane-sans. FML I would support more animate cafe events for Touken Ranbu in the near future~ ❤

∨ see what I meant?

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My loots from the cafe blind Pick. TOO MANY KANE-SAN! > A <

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Katsugeki Touken Ranbu: So far, So good

Hey Potatots! How’s your Summer so far? Good? Bad? Meh? Well, here is the update and my thoughts of Katsugeki TouRabu so far….

It’s just the second week of airing and it is already damn good for the first two episodes. The graphics and CG were JUST AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING! -35bcda87860645fe Sasuga Ufotable and their high budget. Even during the first episode, I am drawn to the fire CG that they produced Like WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT?! It’s more beautiful that the swords. /cue all my babies being butt hurt

As for the music, MY GOD I WANT TO CRY SO BAD!!! It’s so good, the OP is sang by our Tsurururururu aka Saito Soma, it is so beautiful yet angsty at the same time. As for the ED (Ep 2 on wards) was sang by Kalafina, and it is SUPERBLY ANGSTY! Kalafina has the eerie nice vocals that gives me chills after Kuroshitsuji’s Lacrimosa. received_200407173657214

I won’t spoil any story plot points, I’ll save that for the review. If you are still speculating on watching Katsugeki or not… Let me drop some screen shots to convince ya’ll to  watch Saniwa or not.

KANESAN

 

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If you already watched Katsugeki, what are your thoughts for it? See you guys soon for the review~

K Drama Recommendation: Bride of The Water God

Hey Potatots, prayers had been heard! Bride of the Water God had officially became a Korean Drama! For those who doesn’t know about Bride of the Water God, the series is a Man Hwa by Yun Mi-Kyung and the series is beautiful. *wipes tears*

I hope they properly execute the love story of Habaek and So Ah.

Although the drama differs from the source material, it is wonderfully done for the first episode. I really hope fans of the man hwa to watch this~

Links to the Man Hwa & Drama:

Man Hwa ( Trans: English, On going) > http://mangapark.me/manga/the-bride-of-the-water-god

Man Hwa ( Tans: Chinese, Completed) > http://www.dm5.com/manhua-shuishendexinniang/

Drama > https://ondramanice.com/drama/bride-of-the-water-god-detail

Some eye candy to persuade you all to watch the drama

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^ The original Art style of the Man Hwa

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^ Habaek in the drama in his Water God form

Do share if you were already a fan of the man hwa ~ I hope next they would do a Nobelesse Kdrama~

全职高手 Review

Last week, one of the most unique non Japanese anime had ended, and I managed to watch the last episode yesterday.  全职高手(Pin Yin: Quan Zhi Gao Shou) also known as The King’s Avatar for Western fans is a novel from China by the author ‘蝴蝶蓝‘ took the anime world by surprise as the 1st anime that had been developed and made in China. Some weebs are salty about this I know…. Being multilingual, I really enjoyed this series; the RAW for this series is an advantage since I am pure Chinese and speaks fluent Chinese, their jokes that only Chinese speakers understand is really unavoidable.

Moving on, the story of Quan Zhi Gao Shou is about E-Sports which in reality is slowly getting recognition *cough* Dota 2 *cough* Overwatch *cough* Ye Xiu is a pro gamer for the game ‘Glory’, he was forced to terminate his contract with his E-sports team for unknown reasons. He camped at the nearby Cyber Café and worked there as the supervisor for the café, as Glory launched a new server the 10th server; he went back to the game and all thins excited start from there.

Quan zhi Gao Shou has the official sponsor of McDonald’s China to do some product placement in the series, they even made the limited edition ice-cream a reality. Anywho, Quan Zhi Gao Shou had one of the most eye catching animation style; the standard was indeed Japanese animation standard. I was a bit turned off with the 3D animation sequence for some scenes. It was not really necessary to use 3D. As for the opening and ending, I am very impressed. The opening was awesome, the opening song ‘信仰’ fits it well, the song was really powerful. As for the ending, I really loved it. Unlike the usual Japanese kind, with MV style sequnce. Quan Zhi Gao Shou featured fanarts of the series by various artists that loved the series. That is a top notch level of fan appericiation. giphy

Do support the actually work which is the novel, although it is in Chinese. There is a website provides the translated chapters. http://gravitytales.com/novel/the-kings-avatar bear in mind the updates are slow, as there are 1000+ Chapters to be translated. I personally recommend this series for you all to have a change of pace.

Story: 8.9/10

Music: 9.5/10

Character: 8.0/10

Overall: 9.8/10

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Free Talk From Minami

    As I mentioned there would be some salty weebs be like ‘ Ewwe, anime characters is speaking Chinese. That’s disgusting’ ‘Anime is supposed to be Japanese NOT Chinese’. Doesn’t really understand that animation has no limitation to what country produces it. I spent 2 years in West Malaysia due to college, I was surprised to see cosplayers that cosplayed as the Characters BEFORE the anime even aired! If you haven’t give this a try, go watch it. Don’t worry about the subbing, your normal streaming website had already got it covered. Not sure about Crunchyroll though… Now, I need to finish StarMyu~ ❤

Stay Awesome potatots!

Souryo to Majiwaru no Yoru Ni Review

Hey Potatots! Spring season is almost ending, I just finished Souryo to Majiwaru. THE ONLY anime I spent time watch from my hectic working time. I guess I am turning into THAT demographic of women. /deep sigh

My life has lost its meaning in the hentai spectrum of anime. Souryo to Majiwaru no Yoru Ni (SouMaji) that is a long ass name and I REFUSE TO CALL IT BY THE ENGLISH name has ended today, I really loved this series as it is tailor made for us thirsty single girls with a sexually frustrated sex life. And, yes I just said it with no regrets.  I will now wait for the full hentai one.

The story of SouMaji tells the story of Fukatani Mio and her crush, Kujo Takahide. Mio met Takahide at their high school reunion; she was turned off by the harsh reality of him being a monk and got wasted. The story does not end there, as she walked home completely wasted Takahide helped her and shit got down from there. I am not spoiling any hentai moments go watch it yourself, IF you need sauce for the uncut one Just ask from me. ;D

The manga for SouMaji is still on going and I am dying to find the sauces both RAW and Translated. (Bilingual advantages) The manga is saucer than the anime like oh my gawd, there are more hentai scenes there. ^ q ^ I’ll leave the link to the manga here, https://nhentai.net/artist/maomi-leon/ (RAW) http://www.dm5.com/manhua-yusenglvjiaohedeseyuzhiye/ (Translated, Chinese), I can’t spoil much for this series because it will ruin the story by 80%.

JUST GO WATCH IT!

 

Story : 8.5/10

Character: 7.5/10

Music: 8.7/10

Overall: 8.9/10

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Free Talk from Minami

At first, I kinda regret knowing this series at 2 FUCKING AM, I had to break the internet JUST to find the manga. Thank god for my awesome friend who found the sauce. I am loving the series to bits.

Games Recommendation: Ensemble Stars

Hello Potatots (possible nick name for readers?), this is my first recommendation post. I will be recommending a game that is dear to me and was responsible for my itabag
that I had been working on. I had brought a few friends into this game and they are more poison than me. lololololol I don’t really care about rankings, I just love to play the game because it was F.U.N .

What is Ensemble Stars?

Ensemble Stars is a mobile idol game from Happy Elements. YOU play as Anzu the female player that had been enrolled to Yumenosaki Academy and is the only girl to be enrolled to the academy. Being the only female student in the school, you are also chosen to be in the producer course to produce idols.

Currently, there are 2/3 versions for Ensemble Stars. I personally play 2 versions, Japanese and Chinese from China version. Although Ensemble Stars has the same system in both Japanese and Chinese Version, the Chinese version has some new features that are quite cool.

Some Features only exclusive to the Chinese version:

Rhythm Game (Actual Rhythm Game)Room (Latest one, Room!)Courtyard (Courtyard roaming. P/S you could also give gifts to the boys during their birthday)

Event (Idol battle for the CN exclusive cards)

Friends (Friends! :D) Limited CN cards (Limited Editon cards for CN EnStars)

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The Japanese ES is a bit dull and I honestly goes on and off with it. I am used to the Chinese one. lel. I know I had been pushing the Chinese Version. Both the Japanese and Chinese version are VERY similar in gameplay and story.

Japanese ES Feature:

Ori JPN ES (Usual Tapping game, no Rhythm)Ori JPN ES 2 (No petting, just poke them to see there expression)

How to get the games?

For the Japanese version: QooApp (Android User), Change regional settings from your usual Apple ID to Japanese ID)

For Chinese Version: You must have a Wechat ID or a QQ ID to play. It’s also downloaded via WeChat or QQ (Android), Change regional ID from your local to Chinese ID)

 

Disclaimer: Play and fall into hell in your own risk, I am a casual player. I am not responsible for any fangirl overload

The Idols

BOLD names are leaders

TrickStar Trickstar (L to R: Yuuki Makoto CV: Morikubo Showtaro, Hidaka Hokuto CV: Hosoya Yoshimasa – Former Maeno Tomoaki – Current, Akehoshi Subaru CV: Kakihara Tetsuya , Isara Mao CV: Kaji Yuki)

FINE.png Fine the douches (L to R: Tenshouin Eiichi CV: Midorikawa Hikaru, Hibiki Wataru CV: Eguchi Takuya, Fushimi Yuzuru CV: Hashimoto Koutaro Himemiya Tori CV: Murase Ayumu)

UNDEAD.png UNDEAD ( L to R: Sakuma Rei CV: Masuda Toshiki , Otogari Adonis: Hatano Wataru, Oogami Koga CV: Ono Yuki, Hakaze Kaoru CV: Hosogai Kei)

Knights.png Knights My babies ( L to R: Sakuma Ritsu CV: Yamashita Daiki, Narukami Arashi CV: Kitamura Ryo, Tsukinaga Leo CV: Asanuma Shintaro, Sena Izumi CV: Ito Masami, Suou Tsukasa CV: Tsuchida Reio)

Ryuseitai.png Ryuseitai Power Rangers (L to R: Shinkai Kanata CV: Nishiyama Koutaro, Nagumo Tetora CV: Nakajima Yoshiki, Takamine Midori CV: Watanabe Takumi, Morisawa Chiaki CV: Jose Yuichi, Sengoku Shinobu CV: Niita Anjyu)

RaBits.png Ra*bits shotas ( L to R: Mitsuru Tenma CV: Ikeda Junya, Shino ajime CV: Kosaka Tomoya, Nito Nazuna CV: Yonai Yuki, Mashiro Tomoya CV: Hiruma Shunya)

2Wink.png 2Wink my other babies (L to R: Aoi Hinata CV: Saito Soma, Aoi Yuuta CV: Saito Soma)

Akatsuki.pngAkatsuki ( L to R: Hasumi Keito CV: Umehara Yuichiro, Kiryu Kuro CV: Kamio Shinichiro, Kanzaki Soma CV: Kaminaga Keisuke)

Valkyrie.jpg Valkyrie ( L to R: Kagehira Mika CV: Oosuka Jun, Itsuki Shun CV: Takahashi Hiroki)

Switch.png Switch ( L to R: Aoba Tsumugi CV: Ishikawa Kaito, Sakasaki Natsume CV: Nojima Kenji, Harukawa Sora CV: Yamamoto Kazutomi)

Do tell me if you are already playing Ensemble Stars or planning to play after reading this post!

 

See You guys next time~ ♥

Riverdale Review

Riverdale had officially ended and it was one hell of a ride from a murder mystery introduction to a show full of secrets, although Riverdale is based on the ever-popular Archie Comics.  The show itself is dark AF. As a long time Archie fan myself, I instantly click with the series as it brings back memories watching the Archie cartoons on TV. To be honest, I am a bit shocked about the casting for all the characters, since almost everyone in Archie is 100% white and only Pops is a character of color alongside one of Josie’s friend.

It had been a long time since I last read an Archie Comics comic book, the Riverdale storyline is an independent storyline from the canon storyline, since 80% of the plot is uncanny. I got WTF every time new information spewed out of nowhere as what I remembered from the comics never happened. Overall, Riverdale is special in its own way; I absolutely adored the series until the end since the murder mystery game is just like playing Scooby Doo. Honestly, if there was an institute to train people to be sleuths I will not hesitate to sign up.

The characters from Riverdale had gone through puberty like some sort of radiation mutation process, since in the comics they were very different, especially Archie. He had the most change in the series. Since my childhood, my favorite character had always been Jughead Jones. He is just cute in his own way, however I just do not like Reggie from back then to now; he is just an ass to everyone. Between Betty and Veronica, Betty is my best girl. Veronica is just a bitch in both the cartoon and the comics. However, I had no recollection of Cheryl Blossom and her brother Jason; for I never bothered to continue the comics since it is quite expensive to buy at my place due to the exchange rate of USD and MYR.

Moving on, for non-Archie Comics fans I suggest you to read some wiki information about the background of the characters in Riverdale that would give you a 50% legitimate info about this series as a whole. The tone of the series is somewhat melancholy to fit the angsty tone, how the TV series was portrayed contributes to how we prescribe the series. I enjoyed all 13 episodes of the series and kept wanting more each week, now more secrets are revealed; I can’t wait for season 2. The murder of Jason Blossom in the series was really a roller coaster ride for his comic book information was not canny with the TV show.  As this is a spoiler free review, I will not leak out any information of the series except mentioning the murder of Jason.

Riverdale is one of my top recommendations for TV series alongside The Flash, Arrow, Super girl, Supernatural etc. I may sound bias, as I mentioned Archie was part of my childhood; Riverdale is just nostalgia. Do watch Riverdale if you haven’t watch it yet. You will not regret choosing it.

Beauty and The Beast (2017) Review

It’s MAY! And, this is the first review of the month! YAYYYYYYYY!!!!! I haven’t been doing any review lately except for the review for Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, yea….It’s my current favorite at the moment. Anywho, I finally watched the over hyped movie Beauty and The Beast (2017) last weekend. I got free movie tickets from my work place.

I grew up with the original Beauty and The Beast from Disney, it was my 2nd favorite first being Mulan. (HA! Asian priorities. The animated movie from 1991 is already good enough for a girl growing up with Disney. The songs are always my favorite, my no.1 would always be ‘Be Our Guest’ not everyday you would see a talking candle stick singing about hospitality. It’s always amusing to hear that song. The animated version would always be the best in my heart.

Now, 2017 a lot of crazy stuff are happening and it’s not going to be pleasant on my feeling. I lost my grandpa a few weeks ago and I am coping with the loss while I just want to forget about the pain my ‘friends’ gave me from college. My internship actually helped, It’s hard that you have to hold your anger when they are around. Moving on, Beauty and the beast was amazing both cinematography and the story line. Most of the plot holes from 1991 were answered except that they changed the story line a little. I really enjoy the focus on the enchantress herself, she wasn’t really explained in the 1991 version.

There are two generations of girls that knew Emma Watson, the first gen would be the Harry Potter generation me and the current generation, the beauty and the beast generation. To be honest, it is hard for me to unsee Emma as Hermione when she started talking in the movie. She did a great job as Belle although her dress was a bit underwhelmed for me. As for the beast, no words could I describe him; although it’s a turn off for me when I saw his tail. IT. IS. NOT. FLOOFY. ENOUGH!!!!

All in all, Beauty and The Beast is perfection! I would rewatch it again and again. 😀

 

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Review

Hey guys! It’s Superhero month! April is loaded with awesome Superhero movies, from GoTG Vol.2 coming out in a few weeks. Last two days, the long awaited latest Teen Titans movie – Teen Titans: The Judas Contract was out. I managed to watch it today. How do I describe it? Two words, SUPER AWESOME! Fans of the Teen Titans cartoon or comic in general would love it. I love it as well, as both TT fan and reviewer.

Judas contract took place post VS Justice League and was the introduction to Terra, who was first introduced in the post credit scene in VS Justice League. Judas Contract follows the story line of the comic arc with the same name. The whole movie was just perfect and amazing that, I personally suggests that this would be your no.1 choice at the moment. Since this is a spoiler free review and most of you all have yet to watch Judas Contract, all I can say the ship for Dick and Kory is so strong, I almost lost it every time they interact with each other.

So for those that wanted to watch this movie, GO DO IT! YOU WON’T REGRET A CENT!

 

Story: 9.5/10

Character Development: 8.5/10

Music: 9/10

Overall: 9.5/10

 

TV Shows – Shameless US

This is my first time recommending a TV shows, since I don’t really watch TV shows until recently. My one month was spent on TV shows I had watched like Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, BBC Sherlock and more! There is this one show that stood out the most from my must watch list, my celebrity crush was in it. This show is called, Shameless. Shameless has a United Kingdom version that I have yet to watch.

Shameless is a good show that is relatable to most of us, it’s about a dysfunctional family in Chicago Illinois. So far, Shameless has 7 seasons and the 8th is coming soon. 😀 The story of Shameless revolves around the Gallaghers, Fiona is the eldest of the Gallaghers and she had to look after her siblings after her ‘parents’ can’t.

The TV show itself does not just touch on living in a dysfunctional family, it also touches the touchy topic of sex, LGBT and struggles, a really fucked up family like the – Milkovich, Drugs and more. Shameless is a good show for people that have problematic families.

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   How I came across Shameless is from Gotham, Cameron is acting as Jerome and I got REALLY curious about him and ta da~ The rest is history. Cam is so hawt and cute. :3 I am so excited for Gotham and Shameless season 8.

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