Sunday, 12 October 2014

Anime Review: K-On! The Movie

A sweet surprise for a special underclassman...



PRODUCTION INFO

K-On! started off as a manga in 2007, written and illustrated by Kakifly, who is a mangaka/guitar collector. Kyoto Animation (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Clannad, Lucky Star) adapted the title into a 13-episode anime series in 2009, which later got a second season of 26 episodes in 2010, and the movie I am reviewing now. This movie was directed by Naoko Yamada and released December 3, 2011.

SUMMARY

The K-On! movie concludes the famous slice-of-life series with a bang. Yui, Ritsu, Mio, and Mugi are graduating, but they don't want to leave their special underclassman friend and club member Azusa without making sure she has an everlasting impression of their band, After-School Tea Time. The four girls decide to go on a short trip to London, the home of many famous musicians they all look up to; especially Mio. After the voyage has been planned and set, they realise that the best impression they could leave on Azusa is a song dedicated to her. During their hectic stay in London, the girls attempt to write a cute song to express their love for Azusa, but time is running out and it's hard to hide such a big project from someone who's always among them. The four girls push themselves for Azusa's special surprise, but can they really make such a short deadline in less than a week when they are so busy in the big city?

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Game Review: Liberation Maiden


PRODUCTION INFO

Liberation Maiden is part of a Nintendo 3DS game series of four called Guild01, developed by Level-5 and, specifically for Liberation Maiden, Grasshopper Manufacture. The games were originally released in Japan on May 31, 2012 as a bundle with a demo of Time Travelers, which was also made by Level-5. They were later all released in the Nintendo eShop separately. Besides the fact that they were all developed in the same studio and released at the same time, none of the games have anything to do with each other in terms of plot, story, or characters. In March 2013, another batch of games called Guild02 was released in Japan, and later North America and Europe as well.

STORY

100 years into today's future, we see the second president of New Japan, Shoko Ozora, fly into battle in order to defeat a dark enemy called Dominion. Dominion is a separate organisation which is trying to take over the world, and it's Shoko's job to stop it from reaching its goal. She must protect New Japan using a mech suit designed specially for combat which is named Kamui after a mythical being of Ainu legend.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Game Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2

 
PRODUCTION INFO

Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 is a JRPG that was released for the PS3 in 2011 for Japan, and 2012 for North America and Europe. A Playstation Vita remake named Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation was released in March 2014 for Japan. Compile Heart (Record of Agarest War) and Idea Factory (Blazing Souls) developed the game with help from Nippon Ichi Software (Disgaea), 5pb. (Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate), Gust Corporation (Atelier), and Comcept. It currently is available for $29.99 in the North American Playstation Store.

STORY

The game continues off from its predecessor, Hyperdimension Neptunia. In the land of Gameindustry, there are four nations controlled by "CPU's". CPU's are the goddesses of these lands; Planeptune, Lastation, Lowee, and Leanbox. Tragically, the CPU's have been outwitted by the evil ASIC who now intends to control these nations with the dark power of piracy. Rendering the goddesses helpless in a trap of energy-sucking cables, their remains a glimpse of hope, as Nepgear, the CPU candidate of Planeptune, charges into battle alongside Uni, Ram, and Rom to free her older sister Neptune and the rest of the CPU's, in the hopes of restoring peace to Gamindustry.

Monday, 26 May 2014

PVC Figure Review: Sasami Tsukuyomi -Sleepwear Ver.-



PRODUCT INFO



Character: Sasami Tsukuyomi
Anime: Sasami-san@Ganbaranai
Manufacturer: Griffon Enterprises
Version: Sleepwear ver.
Size: 1/8 scale
Date released: August 30, 2013


Sunday, 18 May 2014

I've returned!

I'm still in the process of unpacking and getting things straightened away, but for the most part, the move is finally over. Unfortunately, I'm going to be busier than I ever was before, so I probably won't be able to post every day like I used to. I'll do my best to post once a week, though!

-Jessica

Friday, 28 March 2014

Hiatus

I will be taking a hiatus until I've finished moving in real life... I'm not sure about the others here, but I won't be posting for a while. ^^; Sorry about that. In the meantime, have a kitty with a baseball.

-Jessica

Monday, 17 March 2014

Anime Review: Wolf Children

How would you react if the person you loved turned out to be a wolf? This woman's love never wavers. Her feelings remain, and she builds a lovely family.

PRODUCTION INFO

Wolf Children is an animated film directed by Mamoru Hosoda. A manga was serialised 3 days before the movie was first released. The movie first came out June 25th in Paris. The character designs were by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. The Japanese name is Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki.

SUMMARY

This is a touching tale about Hana, a mother of two children who hold an incredible secret; their father was a wolf man. Watch as Ame and Yuki are raised by their loving mother who struggles with the kids' special needs as wolf children, all while keeping their lupin side as hidden as possible. The family may exert themselves over their unique quirks more than most other families would, but in the end, all that matters is that they care for one another.