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Future Diary

July 26, 2019 | Anime | No Comments

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       Yukiteru Amano is a 14 year old recluse who spends most of his time writing in his Diary on his cell phone, with his only friends being those he imagines. To Yuki’s surprise these imaginary friends turn out to be the god of space and time Deus Ex Machina and his assistant Muru Muru. Deus grants Yuki a wonderful ability, his phone can now predict the future. Unknowingly, Yuki just accepted to be a part of a twisted survival game, between him and 11 other players who have also been granted “Future Diaries”.  The rule of the game is simple, eliminate the other diary holders and win the chance at becoming the next god. Yuki’s only chance at survival is teaming up with another contestant by the name of Yuno Gasai, a yandere.

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  • Japanese: 未来日記 Hepburn: Mirai Nikki
  • Japanese Manga written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno
  • Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Romance
  • Manga has 12 Volumes
  • Anime has 26 episodes +OVA
  • Live Action Tv Drama has 11 episodes that has an original plot, different from the main series.  
  • Side story Manga (Future Diary: Mosaic/Paradox/Redial) with 3 volumes that focus on Minene Uryu, Aru Akise and Muru Muru (alternate timeline), and an epilogue to the series.
  • Each diary varies in properties and functions depending on the holder’s personality, occupation and lifestyle. All the diaries have their pro’s and cons, some more so than others, and can be used without the diary owner’s consent should they fall into another’s hands. Because the diaries are written from the perspective of the holder’s future self, the future can still be misinterpreted and the diary entries can then turn out to be inaccurate. Each of the diaries have become the diary holder’s future, so if the diary itself is destroyed or broken, so too is the holder’s future.

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       Future Diary is definitely a favorite, I really enjoy the series and the story that comes with it. I’m always up for a survival series, especially one in which the main character depends on a cute psychotic character. It’s a really fun series to watch. Every time I call my cats name “Yuki” I always remember Future Diary, haha, his name didn’t come from it though. The series really threw me for a loop at the end, I couldn’t have expected those turn of events but none the less I was pleased. If you like crazy Yandere characters, and survival games this is a series you should check out.

       I have high hopes that some day I will run into the manga, so I can finally own and read it.😪😪😪  I saw the sub and the dub, I like both of them but I like Japanese Yuno more. She sounds way more psychotic and I love the way she says “Yuki”. 

Ps. Minene Uryuu is my second favorite character in the series besides Yuno. 

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Happy Sugar Life

July 22, 2019 | Manga | No Comments

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      Satō Matsuzaka is a cute, popular high school girl with a dream of having a Happy Sugar Life. She has searched for the object of her affection through countless boy’s with no luck. Until Shio comes into her life, with her dreams finally coming true she will do anything to protect it no matter the cost…..even murder. 

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  • Japanese: ハッピーシュガーライフ Hepburn: Happī Shugā Raifu
  • Japanese manga written and illustrated by Tomiyaki Kagisora 
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Manga has 10 volumes
  • Volume one is currently out with Volume 2 set to release in August
  • Anime has 12 episodes

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       I first picked up the series on one of my many Barnes and Noble trips, the cute cover got my attention so of course I picked it up. As you all know I don’t flip through the books, Instead I glanced at the back and was sold with “murder” in bold letters. I’m a sucker for a cute cover and the promise of murder. 

         Volume one had recently been released at B&N, with only one volume out so far I can’t say if I like or don’t at the moment. I’m certainly in for a really fucked up Journey, I’m all interested to see where the series goes with all this. I’ll try to get my hands on volume two in August! If you like really fucked up anime/manga then join me on this wild ride of a series! I’ll keep you guys updated when volume two is in my hands!

         Spoilers: I have several thoughts on the series though and with that there will probably be spoilers of the first volume. At first I assumed that Shio was her little sister with all the love she felt for her, so far the affection she has for her still comes off sisterly to me. Turns out she actually kidnapped Shio. I’m gonna go on believing it’s sisterly and not something worse. Daichi, her teacher’s obsession for her was super weird and I really didn’t think it was necessary but we’ll see what happens with that. I was really hoping she’d kill the sick bastard. Now I feel really bad for Taiyō since he got held captive and raped by his boss but god damn why did he have to turn into a sick pedophile. I’m really hoping he get’s killed too haha. The boss was super fucked up too! To summarize all this, everyone is this series is really fucked up! 

      

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Death Parade

April 26, 2019 | Anime | No Comments

      Death Parade is an anime created by Yuzuru Tachikawa that is based off a 2013 anime short film by the same person. The series has 12 episodes and can be found on Funimation. 

       Quindecim, a bar in which welcomes two guests at a time to play a game in which they put their lives on the line. The two have no memories prior to arriving to Quindecim, and are greeted by a bartender. Details of their situation are revealed to them, the bartender can not give them information on their location, they must play a game, the game selection is decided by a roulette, their lives will be put at stake, and they are unable to leave until the game has been completed.

 

        Not only does Quindecim serve as a bar, it is also a place for souls to be sorted into heaven or hell. The game they play helps reveal their true nature and as the game progresses their memories are slowly returned to them. The arbiter (bartender) is then able to determine if their souls are fit for reincarnation or if they will be sent into the void.

        I had watched this series back when it first came out and decided to re watch it recently. It is one of those anime that I really enjoy, and right off the bat will recommend. The series follows Decim one of the arbiters and his assistant as they evaluate different players. Each episode brings new interesting characters, new stories and we even get to meet other arbiters.

       The stories tend to be pretty deep and full of feeling, which make the anime so great. Get ready for a roller coaster of emotions. It puts you in place of the Arbiter, you witness the players memories, how they died, and how they act during the game. You end up making your own assumptions on what will happen to their souls. Some unexpected events even take place.

       I love the opening song, it is extremely catchy with the animation to match, which is different from the tone of the series. I provided the video at the bottom for our enjoyment. (I’m also included since I play it too much already haha) If you enjoy psychological based anime’s, and have a peaked interest for what could happen in the afterlife, you should check this one out! I couldn’t provide ya’ll with a trailer because all the ones on youtube spoil too much of the show, so take my word for it and watch it!

       Ps. Nona is my favorite!💖

Olympos

March 11, 2019 | Manga | No Comments

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      Olympos is a tale of sheer boredom and cruelty of the gods. The story revolves heavily on Apollo (the tormentor) and Ganymede (the tormented). It’s influenced by Greek mythology, Apollo is the sun god and Ganymede is a gorgeously handsome Trojan prince. Ganymede finds himself as the target of Apollo’s will, he is abducted and thrown into a cage only a god could create. From a prince now demoted to play thing, Ganymede is now immortal for the endless fun of the gods. In this manga we see cameos of several other known gods in Greek mythology and get a peak into their lives through our former prince.
   

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       I picked out this manga in the same fashion as I do all my others, by the book cover & brief description on the back, never going through pages. The cover is simply beautiful, the colors shift and glitter to go with the mythical theme. The characters in the story are drawn beautifully, I do love beautiful anime boys but that’s where it ends.

       Sadly this manga is all looks, breath taking beautiful art but lack luster story. Out of the many in my collection, this is the one I’m most disappointed in. In the beginning my attention was peaked and the art had me, but as I kept reading, it began to feel like a chore. My attention only kept drifting from the lack of depth in the story. The manga had such promise, it could have taken great lengths but went no where.

       I remember reading that the author just wanted to show off the art, hence the creation of the story and I truly felt that it was only an after thought. I would not recommend this manga for the story, but for the art itself. 

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