The Wall Between Us

As the new addition in the genre of “cute girls doing not so cute girl things,” there is Princess Principal. It’s a historical-ish drama taking place in what could be an alternate Berlin Wall situation taking place in England. The country has been torn apart into a monarchy and a commonwealth. There to make sure the country as a whole does not get overrun by those that what to ruin in are a group of young spies. They are all amazing, well written, and have great chemistry with one another. The story, for the most part, is told out of order, but one can get the gist and see how much they care about one another. It’s a great show that needs a sequel. I NEED to know what happens next. There was such a huge cliffhanger.

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The Bottomless Pit

If there was a hole to the center of the world in your hometown, would you go into it? That is the story of cave raiders in Made in AbyssMade in Abyss is a heartwarming show as you follow two cave raiders into the Abyss. One is a human, and the other is something from the Abyss. The two of them are really sweet together, and they meet a bunch of interesting people. Even though the manga hasn’t finished being written, I felt that it ended well. Other shows that finish before the manga ends usually have horrible endings that make no sense, but this one was still amazing. I really want to show in continue, but according to some people I have spoken to, the manga is nowhere close to a point where the anime can continue. It might take a while, but I’ll be here waiting to see what type of adventures our two protagonists go on next.

What a Bizarre Adventure Pt 2

I have recently finished the second part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure known as Sentou Chuuryuu or Battle Tendency. I feel that it was just as good as the first part. This adventure stars the grandson of the original JoJo has he needs to go out and face more vampires. The one thing that was really iffy about this part was that one of the heroes is a Nazi. Yes, a Nazi. The JoJo of this part is an American, and the story takes place just before the start of WWII and America’s entry into the war. It’s a very small part, but you also have to remember that this is a Japanese story. The Japanese were allied with Germany. I’ve seen this a couple of times in anime, but it is still such a culture shock whenever I see this thing. Once you get over this fact, it’s an enjoyable part. They aren’t a focal point, and only one has a name. The villains are so enjoyable to see, and our hero is not the gentleman that his grandfather.

At this point, my ratings are:

  1.  Battle Tendency
  2. Phantom Blood

What a Bizarre Adventure Pt. 1

As I am writing this, I have literally just finished reading the first part of JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken or JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. If you haven’t heard of the is story, it follows different generations of this family known as the Joestars, and everyone’s name begins with Jo. This first part is known as Phantom Blood, and it starts all of the craziness that this family must undergo. It has a maniacal villain with obviously flawed plans, but you continue your love-hate relationship with him anyways. This part and short and sweet with only five volumes. It’s a quick read, but enjoyable the entire way through. I think you will love it too.

I’ll be reviewing every part of this series, so still around to see how I feel about every generation that we follow.

The Law of Equivaleinet Exchange

I feel like this is an amazing-ish title to go along with such an outstanding manga. I recently finished the manga Fullmetal Alchemist. If you want to read my review of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, click here. The manga, let me tell you, was so much better. I pushed through until the very end. I even neglected doing homework so that I could finish reading it. I felt the intensity of the last arc, same as I did when watching the anime. This manga also makes me even more scared of watching the original FMA anime. I’ve been told by some people that the changes don’t make any sense and that overall it is bad, but I was also told that the feelings are more intense. I’m going to wait a bit longer before watching that one, so that I forget some of what happened so that I can judge it as its own thing.

Heart of Metal

I’ve finally finished it. If anyone has been keeping up with my MAL account, you would have noticed that it took me forever to finish Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I’ve been watching it with one of my friends, and I was not allowed to watch any of it without her. For my birthday, I binged through the last 16 episodes of it. All of it was amazing. I was not expecting it because I lead towards shoujos and my friends who practically hate shoujos love it. All I can say is that I might start trusting them with anime suggestions. It is now another anime on the short list of animes that I suggest watching dubbed. I know that at this point, everyone and their mother has seen this anime, but I feel like I should emphasize how good it is from someone like me. IT WAS AMAZING. Now the question is should I watch the original. I’ve been told that towards the end it is disappointing, but the emotions going into it are a lot more present. Should I? I need to know. Please tell me.

Not at All What I Was Expecting

Recently, I watched the Netflix original movie Death Note, and it was not at all what I was expecting. It was a good movie. I won’t say that it is the best movie I have ever seen but I had some really good elements. I loved the cinematography and there wasn’t a lot of spoken exposition like I was expecting. I know that a lot of people hated it. I read the reviews myself. They were full of hate but had no real reasoning for it. The people who actually had reasons for disliking it, other than the fact that it wasn’t word for word out of the manga or anime, had reasoning that I could understand why they felt that way. To me, a live action is not supposed to be exactly like what it is in the source material, especially when it is crossing cultural borders. While watching it, I was completely in the moment and for the most part forgot all about the manga (I haven’t watched the anime yet. Don’t hate me.). If you haven’t watched or read the original Death Note or if you completely separate yourself from the original, you would consider it a decent movie. Not the best, but definitely not the worst. Ryuk and L were definitely the best part of the film no matter what way you see it. Those two made the film.