Anime and Manga Updates 2

Hello there peeps.

Hope you all didnt miss me too much. I have been stuck between studying, sleeping and eating for the past two weeks now, and i am about to take a break from blogging again for at least another week so i thought id write a bit before doing so.  Post may contain spoilers so please read at your own expense.

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Much has happened since last. For one, i finally finished Psycho Pass. I really enjoyed that show. My only problem was with the predictability of the antagonist’s actions. Our ‘good guys’ turned out to be not as smart as they thought they were. The show definitely has mild adult themes, mostly pertaining of violence and language, although suggestivity is not entirely absent.

I find myself hanging in mid air with which side to take, much like the protagonist of the show, a young, cutesy brunette! There are no canon pairings in the show but i find myself rooting for Inspector Ginoza and the heroin. The supporting hero and the antagonist are on a different level though..like the opposite sides of a coin. So similar yet so different. A little bit like Light Yagami and L Lawliet from Deathnote.

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Hyouka was another anime i watched and loved this fall. Oreki Houtarou is a minimalistic high school boy. One day, he joins the Classic Literature Club at his elder sister’s request. 
There he meets Chitanda Eru, Fukube Satoshi, and Ibara Mayaka. Chitanda is a calm beautiful girl but she turns into an embodiment of curiosity once she says, “I’m interested in it (Watashi, Kininarimasu)”. Fukube is a smiling boy with a fantastic memory who calls himself a database. Ibara is a short girl and is strict with others and herself. She loves Fukube, but he always dodges her approaches. 
They begin to investigate a case that occurred 45 years ago. Hints of the mystery are buried in an old collection of works of the former members of Classics Club. The collection is titled “Hyouka.” (Source; MAL)

I enjoyed this show quite a bit. I would recommend it to anyone interested in a slice-of-life highschool anime with a dash of mystery added to the mix. Honestly speaking, i wish it had been a mystery anime to begin with. The art is absolutely breath taking and the opening song was something i hummed for weeks following during errands.

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In other news, I also started reading two manga. Mairunovich and Switch girl.

Mairunovich is about the struggles of a young high school girl, Kinoshita Mairu. She has a cute name and she’s apologetic for it, because she’s ugly. In fact, she’s apologetic for her very existence because she’s not cute. Classmates call her “Poison Mushroom” behind her back and even her own brother treats her with disdain. However, all of that is about to change with the help of her transvestite mentor/neighbor, Fuwari-chan, and the “school king,” Kumada Tenyuu! (Source; MAL)

At times i find myself annoyed by the mild dosages of superficiality and sexism shown in this manga, but overall, it tugs at your heart strings. Do keep in mind that our protagonist is a young teenager with an inferiority complex with little to no experience in the matters of the heart. The author does a swell job at making the protagonist relate to some part of the scared little child hidden inside all of us.

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Next up is Switch Girl, a hilarious story centered about Tamiya Nika. A beautiful, outgoing, popular high school girl. She has just the right look, just the right fashions, and is everyone’s friend. What everyone at school does not know is how hard Nika works to keep up this perfect image, and what she is REALLY like at home. When not at school, Nika is a scary, sloppy, tight-fisted girl who wears glasses, an ugly sweatsuit, and has her hair pulled back into unattractive buns. She lays around playing video games and reading manga. Her attitude is bossy and cranky, and she travels far out of her way to shop where she won’t be recognized.

Every day, Nika “Switches On” with a strict regimen of beautification that involves primping and plucking and careful dressing. The only person who knows about Nika’s Switched On/Off modes is her best friend, who is also aware of the reasons behind the changes.

However, soon a second person finds about about Nika’s personalities – someone who has his own On/Off switch, but in reverse! His name is Kamiyama Arata, and he is a recent transfer student. He meets Nika when she is in OFF Mode, and then again at school when she is ON. However Nika can see that he has his little secret. At school, Arata wears thick swirly-eyed glasses and messy hair that make some bullies think he is an otaku. However, at home, he ditches the glasses and is downright gorgeous! (Source; MAL)

Trust me, if you arent reading this manga, you are missing out big time! The manga includes quirky author’s notes from the mangaka, a master Switch Girl herself. Her tips and tricks make everything ten times better than it already is. However, if youre too lazy to read, watch the live action version! Its just as awesome as the live action version of Lovely Complex.

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Now that ive talked about that, let me give you a sneak preview of what i’ll be blogging about next. I was referred to try To the Moon, an indie Adventure RPG by Freebird Games, about two doctors traversing through the memories of a dying man to fulfill his last wish by my friends over at The Rainbow’s Edge . I have not yet tried it, but i have read the reviews and i intend to do a review on it soon. I will also be posting a restaurant review about a place with the best burgers in town! Do keep checking back.

That’s it for now. Take care guys!

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