Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

Kamisama Hajimemashita Special Chapter on April 25



Can’t get enough with Tomoe and Nanami’s love story? Then, fret not!  Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine revealed on Thursday that Julietta Suzuki will publish a special short chapter of her Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita) manga in the magazine's The Hana to Yume sister magazine on April 25.

Kamisama Hajimemashita is a story about Nanami, a girl who finds herself homeless after her father leaves. She comes to the home of a man who offers to let her stay over — only to discover it is a Shinto shrine. The man happened to be a deity who has just transferred his status and his yōkai to Nanami. That yōkai's name is Tomoe, and a contract between him and Nanami can only be sealed in one way: with a kiss.

The manga was published by Hana to Yume in 2008, and it concluded in May 2016 with 25 volumes. Viz Media publishes the manga in English and released the 25th volume last October.

Kamisama Hajimemashita has two anime seasons and four original anime DVDs (OADs) that shipped with the manga's 22nd-25th compiled volumes. A "volume 25.5," an official fanbook, shipped in December 2016, and bundled a DVD with an original anime, and a 32-page epilogue manga.


What’s next for Julietta Suzuki?

The Hana to Yume previously revealed that Suzuki will publish a new manga in the magazine in line with the issue's "fantasy" theme."




Are you guys excited for the special chapter? What are expectations? I hope it will feature Nanami and Tomoe’s married life or whatever, as long as we can read/see the couple again!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April 05, 2018

3 New Novel Series for NARUTO!



Good news, Naruto fans! The official website of Shueisha Jump J Books announced last Monday that the Naruto franchise will get a new three-book novel series.

Just last month, Masashi Kishimoto was teasing us about his new sci-fi manga ready for serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump but it seems like he’s not yet really finish with Naruto as he is returning for another project. Masashi Kishimoto will be providing the illustrations and Mirei Miyamoto (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-Nan film novelization) is writing Naruto Shinden.

The new three-book novels are titled Naruto Shinden (The New Legend of Naruto), Sasuke Shinden (The New Legend of Sasuke), and Shikamaru Shinden (The New Legend of Shikamaru). All of the books will focus on the title characters as parents and will consist of short stories with their children.



Kishimoto ended Naruto in 2014, but he has returned to draw art for various novel series. He is also supervising the Boruto manga series, which is written by Ukyou Kodachi and drawn by Mikie Ikemoto.

Kishimoto's Naruto manga has inspired three previous novel series: "Naruto Ninden," "Naruto Hiden" (Naruto Hidden Legend), and "Naruto Shinden" (Naruto True Legend). The new "Naruto Shinden" (Naruto New Legend) series has the same title reading as the previous series, but features a different kanji and thus has a different meaning.

Viz Media has published some of the Hiden and Shinden novels in North America.


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I’m also hoping for Viz Media to published/translate these upcoming three-book novels. Let’s all wait for it, minna!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018

Why You Should Watch Sakamichi ni Apollon before the Lent Season Ends


Are you someone who is into a slice of life with a coming of age story? Someone who wants to know what it’s like in the 60’s era? Someone who is into music? Want to reflect while binge-watching an anime guilt-free this lent (if you are a Christian/Catholic)? Okay mate, you are in the right place, here’s a series worthy of your time this lent and vacation—Sakamichi no Apollon/Kids on the Slope.

Sakamichi no Apollon is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Kodama, it ran from September 28, 2007, to July 28, 2012. An anime television series adaptation was aired last Spring of 2012 with 12-episodes. The live-action film opened last March 10 of 2018.





The story was set at the beginning of summer, 1966. Kaoro Nishimi, 1st-year high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Sasebo in Kyushu to live with relatives because of his father's job situation. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep to himself but meeting notorious "bad boy" Sentaro Kawabuchi starts to change him. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns how much fun it is to play jazz and finds the first person he can call a real friend. The two main hero might have a bad start but soon develop a cherished friendship, founded with love of music, love, and respect. //No, this is not Yaoi.// Now enter in Ritsuko Mukae, a girl with an important role that will complete the amazing trio.

Before anything else to those of you who don’t know what is lent. Lent is honoring the sacrifice and death of Jesus Christ. Later on, you will know, why I personally recommend this series to those otaku honoring the lent.

Now, why you should watch this series? (especially before lent ends again)


1. STORY OF FRIENDSHIP.



The main element of the story is friendship. You will learn two or more (a lot)  about cherishing friends. According to the series, UNLIKE LOVE AFFAIRS, FRIENDSHIP IS FOR LIFE. 



2. SIMPLE YET UNFORGETTABLE ANIMATION



To be honest, the animation is really not exceptional however, it's very adorable and appealing there's is a unique taste in it 

3. REMARKABLE MUSIC. YOU WILL APPRECIATE JAZZ MUSIC WITH THIS ANIME.

Need  I say more? Listen to the music below. It was composed by no other than, Yoko Kanno!




4.  THE TRIO AND THEIR BACKSTORIES.


Why is it always appealing to have a trio as main characters? Anyway, each of our main characters has a very unique backstory and it's amazing how the mangaka manages to merge their characteristics and came up with an amazing masterpiece.  PLUS, SEN AND RITSUKO are Catholic Christians in the story. 

5. THE ENDING | HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILER // Father drummer! 

I SWEAR TO GOD, IT HAS THE BEST ENDING OUT THERE! 

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What are you waiting for? Binge-watch this anime now before Easter this year ends! Any concerns just tweet me @vi_geeky


Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

One-Shot Spotlight: Kimi wa Maru de, Ano Hana no You de


Good day, geeks. I'm still up for all the one-shot manga that I highly what you guys to read. This week's recommendation is Kimi wa Maru de, Ano Hana no You de by Misaki Gotou was serialized by Sho-Comi. It has 3 chapters, equivalent to 1 volume.



The story is about Nazuna Hinagata who falls in love with her senpai, Ichikawa Nao. Unfortunately, it was unrequited because Nao is in a relationship. As time passes, our main heroine finally lets go of her unrequited love to her senpai and aims a different love interest, however on the first day of high school, she unexpectedly met Nao senpai again, the senpai who broke her heart. Will this time be a good ending or not



I dare you to read it. The first chapter was very promising. It has some unexpected twist, very unexpected in a short manga. It was also heartwarming at the same time and worth reading especially if you are feeling melancholic. 

My rating for this one-shot or since it has three chapters, short manga is 7 out of 10.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

One-Shot Spotlight: Massugu Kimi e



We are not done yet with Haruka Mitsui. This gem was published last October 10, 2014, still under The Dessert.


This is a very cute love story about broken hearts and friendship. Main characters are both childhood friends. The main heroine is a heartbroken fella who afraid to love again. It's a story of realizing that the person that we are really looking is just beside us all along or could be more.

Read and you shall find out!



My hands are always up for Mistui-sensei's art. The story is quite a cliche but nonetheless, it was entertaining it was a cute quick read. 

My rating for this one-shot is 8/10


Other works of Haruka Mitsui-sensei: 

- Atashi Kisushita
- Houkago, Koishita

Banner photo credits to https://valeanimart.deviantart.com/


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Thursday, March 8, 2018

March 08, 2018

One-Shot Spotlight: Banken Hero



Another one-shot gem by Haruka Mitsui. It was published July 24, 2014, under Dessert.

The story is about a clumsy boy who is in love with a very strong independent girl. All he wants was to be a perfect hero who will be a perfect knight in shining armor to her princess. Unfortunately, her princess is not the typical damsel in distress and he, on the other hand, is clumsy could be mistaken as the damsel in distress.


So how will our main hero capture the heart of the main character?

It's for you to find out!



Same as what Daisuki no Yukue, the art is always amazing and dreamy but this time it has a bit of angst and dialogues are funnier than any other Haruka Mitsui's one-shot. The story transition was smooth you'd wish it was not just a one-shot.

My rating for this one-shot is 10/10


Other works of Haruka Mitsui-sensei: 

- Atashi Kisushita
- Houkago, Koishita

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Friday, March 2, 2018

March 02, 2018

One-Shot Spotlight: Daisuki no Yukue


Reading manga is not just a good past time, as a manga reader for almost a decade now, it also serves as my stress reliever, my get-away from reality and inspiration as an aspiring writer.

I always encourage fellow fans to read the manga especially those anime series that was adapted but sometimes I get responses such as, it’s tiring to read. Therefore, this blog series is created. One-shot Spotlight is my mini-series where I will be featuring one-shot manga that deserves all the love and attention.

One way of starting the hobby of reading manga is to read one-shots because it will help you get used to reading from left to right, not only that, you will also appreciate how some mangaka’s are very creative to fit a very awesome story in short form with few pages only.

For the information of everyone, did you know that some major series ongoing today started out as a one-shot manga. Before they get serialized and became an official series, mangas such as Haikyuu, Koe no Kitachi and many to mention started out as a 50-pages more or less story.

So, for the first installment of this series, I proudly present DAISUKI NO YUKUE / ダイスキのゆくえ 

Daisuki no Yukue by Haruka Mitsui was published last December 10, 2014 and serialized by The Dessert.



The story is about a girl, member of the art club who sketches drawing for her club. The boys' volleyball team allowed her to draw them during games and practices as her art practice/project. She admires this one boy who happens to be her classmate too who shows a lot of effort in the volleyball team despite his height disadvantage, our MC was drawn to this hardworking boy. One particular senpai/upperclassman stops her from noticing other volleyball club member and just focus on him, it seems that this senpai likes our MC but who will she choose? Senpai or hardworking classmate? Perfect for the English alternate title, My Love Goes Where?

You go read it for you to know!



I’ve read all available manga online by Haruka Mitsui-sensei and would always be amazed how transitions is so smooth and art is just so pretty. The plot is kind of unique than any other shoujo one-shot. I always go back to this manga if I wanted to read something sporty and fluffy. It’s like Haikyuu with a very fluffy romance. Plus, the dialogues are pretty neat and cheesy.
My rating for this one-shot is 10/10.

Other works of Haruka Mitsui-sensei: 

- Atashi Kisushita
- Massugu Kimi E
- Banken Hero
- Houkago, Koishita

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018

Winter Anime Recommendation 2018

We are already halfway in the first quarter of the year, have you been updated guys with the first wave of animes this year? If not, well, I'm here again for another recommendation for this season. If you haven't watched any anime in the previous seasons yet you can also check out my previous recommendations below for 2017:




This Winter's line up has been full of different kinds of emotions and feels you can name. Nostalgia, happiness for second season and surprise. Now, if you are the type who doesn't want cliffhangers and want to watch a series in one go, then this post is for you, you can bookmark this for future reference once winter anime line up is over except those titles that will go on till next season.

1. 25-sai no Joshikousei




Synopsis: The romance story centers around Hana Natori, an earnest, good-natured 25-year-old woman whose cousin refuses to go to high school. Hana takes her cousin's place and attends the high school. On her first day, though, Hana's ruse is discovered by her former high school classmate Okito Kanie—who happens to be the high school's world history teacher.

Genre: Ecchi, Romance, School (Uncensored Version is R18)

My Review/Thoughts: This anime has the same format with Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji. , Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni... so if you enjoy those anime, then definitely you will also like this one. There are only a few anime with this type of format and it's hard to find the uncensored version if you don't look enough, It's hentai with a solid plot if you decided to watch the uncensored version. //wink//

2. A Place Further than the Universe / Sora yori mo Tooi Basho



Synopsis: Mari Tamaki is in her second year of high school and wants to start something. It's then that she meets Shirase, a girl with few friends who's considered a weirdo by the rest of the class and nicknamed "Antarctica" since it's all she ever talks about. Unlike her peers, Mari is moved by Shirase's dedication and decides that even though it's unlikely that high school girls will ever go to Antarctica, she's going to try to go with Shirase.

Genre: Adventure, slice of life

My Thoughts/Reviews: This anime is the most promising this season. I love this anime to bits. The realism they have put on this series is relatable and every episode is very well thought. You can also learn a lot of adulting lessons coming from this anime.

3. Beatless



Synopsis: With the introduction of an ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being. Lacia, an hIE equipped with a black coffin-shaped device, is one of these. In boy-meets-girl fashion, 17-year-old Arato Endo has a fateful encounter with the artificial Lacia. For what purpose were these artificial beings created? Amid questions regarding the coexistence of these artificial beings and humans, a 17-year-old boy makes a decision...

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Scifi

My Thoughts/Reviews: I added this to this list despite how the plot is cliche and stuff because the story and pacing is worth to watch!

4.  Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card Hen 



Synopsis: Fourteen-year-old Sakura starts junior high school along her friends, including Syaoran, who had just returned to Tomoeda. After having a dream with a mysterious cloaked figure, all of Sakura's cards turn blank and are rendered powerless, thus she starts her quest to find out what is wrong. In doing so, Sakura and her allies discover and capture new transparent cards using a new key.

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo

My Thoughts/Reviews: Read my first episode impression here: LINK for you to know how every 90's kid are rejoicing for this anime coming back this year. 

5. Darling in the Franxx


Synopsis: The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence.

A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a Franxx is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as "Zero Two" appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head.

Genre: Mecha, Scifi

My thoughts/Reviews: The most hype mecha anime this season. You can read the inspiration of the names of the mecha/franxx: LINK and some fan theory of the ending of this beautiful anime here: LINK

6. Devilman: Crybaby


Synopsis: Akira Fudo is informed by his best friend Ryou Asuka that the demons will revive and reclaim the world from the humans. As the humans do not stand a chance against the supernatural power of the demons, Ryou suggests fusing with a demon. Akira becomes Devilman, with the power of a demon and the heart of a human.

Genre: Action, demon, horror, supernatural, R18

My Thoughts/Review: This series is not for the faint hearted. It has a solid and awesome plot but some scenes may be very disturbing. Nevertheless, it's worth to watch this legally on Netflix. 

7. Gakuen Babysitter


Synopsis: After their parents are killed in a plane crash, Ryuuichi and his younger brother Kotarou are taken in by the chairman, who they never met before, of an elite academy. Ryuuichi becomes the school daycare's new babysitter.

Genre: Slice of life, comedy, school, shoujo

My Thoughts/Review: The most heartwarming, tearjerker anime this season, well, because of babies. Every episodes are full of, "ahhss!" Please don't miss this one, it's a very cute series. 

8. Junji Ito Collections


Synopsis: A collection of animated horror stories based on the works of Japanese artist Junji Ito.

My thoughts/reviews: If you have been a fan of Junji Ito, finally there's an anime adaptation to his spine-tingling, sleep-depriving stories. Please watch it with other horror fans and don't watch it at night. 

9. Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san


Synopsis: Living by this principle, the middle schooler Nishikata gets constantly made fun of by his seat neighbor Takagi-san. With his pride shattered to pieces, he vows to turn the tables and get back at her some day. And so, he attempts to tease her day after day, only to find himself victim to Takagi-san's ridicule again sooner than later. Will he be able to make Takagi-san blush from embarrassment even once in the end?

Genre: Slice of life, Shoujo, Romance, School

My Thoughts/Review: Finally an anime adaptation of this title. Anime fans has been labeling Takagi-san as one of the best waifu this season. Story wise, transitiona and dialouges are thumbs up!


10. Koi wo Ameagari no You ni / Love is Like After The Rain 

Synopsis: Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds herself inexplicably falling in love with her manager, a divorced 45-year-old man with a young son.

Despite the age gap, Akira wholeheartedly embraces his mannerisms and kind nature, which is seen as spinelessness by the other employees, and little by little, the two begin to understand each other. Although unable to explain why exactly she is attracted to him, Akira believes that a concrete reason is not needed to truly love someone. On a rainy day, she decides to finally tell her manager about how she feels... but just how will he react?

Genre: Romance, Seinin

My Thoughts/Reviews: This might be a bit cringy but romance is romance and age doesn't matter so if you are looking for a bit 90's animation feels, this one is for you!

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Please look forward to PART 2

Friday, February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018

Darling in the Franxx Ending: Hiro and 02’s Fate


Warning: This post may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk. If you haven’t watch Darling in the Franxx from episode 1 to 5, I have warned you. 

Darling in the Franxx is a story about a boy named Hiro also known as Code: 016, was once a child genius, however failed and was fallen behind. One day a mysterious girl known as 02, with horns growing out of her head appears before him. 

The story is set in the future, where land is ruined and humanity established the mobile port city called Plantation. The Pilots produced inside Plantation lives in Mistilteinn, known as “Birdcage”. Children live there without knowing what the outside world is. Their life is about battling and carrying out missions. The children pilot robots called Franxx and their enemies are called Kyoryu. The thing about piloting a Franxx is it takes two people to pilot it, a male and female. For this children, riding the Franxx is the purpose of their existence. 

I posted a fan theory about the inspiration of the Franxx name, you may read it here

For fans that has been following the series ever since episode one, you know what has been going on about 02 as a Stamen-Killer, she killed every partner she has after the third ride, now, now, from episode 4, Hiro and 02 has partnered twice already. What will happen after they piloted Strelizia the third time? 



I have thought of theories that might be or not how will Hiro and 02’s fate would be: 

Hiro will become half Klaxosaur. 

Just like 02, he will transform into a half-Klaxosaur and will eventually grow horns too. However, he will die or will be in a coma. Another angle that can support this theory is on episode 5 the scene where they are surprised how Hiro is still alive for having abnormal yellow blood cells count. Maybe, Hiro’s body composition is different from the other two parasites that rode with 02, he might have a Klaxosaur blood all along. Or he was infected by 02 by the kiss on episode 1. 



Hiro and 02 will Escape from the Plantation.

Hiro is now recovered or after surviving the third ride with 02 on Strelizia, both of them will escape the birdcage and will rebel, nah. They will find their own self. Both of them will see the outside world but eventually captured again.



It Will Still Have a Sad Ending

Call it gut feeling but I have a this thought for a while now about Hiro and 02 dying at the end, sacrificing their freedom. I don’t know. It has the same vibes with Guilty Crown. Or it will only be one who will survive. Nah... 


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What do you think about these theories? Do you agree or do you have something to add? Feel free to leave your theories on the comment section below!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

February 10, 2018

Manga Review: Your Lie in April



I met the girl under the full-bloomed cherry blossoms and my fate has begun to change.

That was the catch phrase or the English title or whatever, basta of the newly ended manga series that made me feel again of what I feel on Clannad, AnoHana, Angel Beats! and all the anime who made me feel like riding a roller coaster of emotions.

This is purely my personal opinion of the series so read at your own risk. If you find some grammatical and clerical errors, well, sorry, grammar nazis, I'm not perfect but I'm doing my best in expressing myself in this language. Hahaha.

If you haven’t watch or read Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, I am warning you, this blog entry might contain spoilers that are bad for your heart.


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The PLOT/TEASER:

The story is about Arima Kosei, a piano prodigy at a young age who always wins on all the piano competitions and every child musicians knows him. But when his mother died, he had a mental breakdown and suddenly stops playing at the middle of a piano competition. After that he hadn’t played the piano ever since. The death of his mother resulted him not to hear music anymore even though his ears are perfectly fine. It’s like he psychologically acquired a hearing illness.  Years later, he still didn’t played the piano but was contented with the companionship of his friend Tsubaki and Watari not until she met the girl under the full-bloomed cherry blossoms that changes his fate—Miyazono Kaori!


Kaori is a lively, pretty, free-spirited violinist who plays the violin the way her personality reflects her. She made Arima played the piano again and led him back to the world of music and discovered that there is more to playing the piano, following every notes written on the score but rather playing by your heart and how the audience wants to remember you while you are on the stage being you.

HOW AND WHEN DID I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE SERIES?

So basically, I found out Shigatsu when the summer animes were almost done, I’ve read it on the Fall 2014 charts and thought to myself that the plot is quite interesting.

MY REVIEW

The first episode was so entertaining. The art is so awesome and Kaori is just so pretty. Plus, the opening is one hell of a catchy song! I was like, ‘Gosh, this is like Nodame Cantabile young version’, but it was nothing like Nodame in the next few episodes, very different. The idea of comparing the two said series might came from the idea that the two series involves classical music, piano and other instruments. But whatever, as usual the agony of waiting for the next episodes is a very tedious cycle, so I decided to read the manga in advance.

MANGA READING TIME!

It was after the fifth episode that I decided to read the manga. It was so awesome because it updates every week. The advantage of making Shigatsu into an anime is that we have the chance to listen to what these certain classical pieces are, I mean when I was reading the manga, I can’t really fully sympathize with the characters on how sad Chopin’s works are or how lively Mozart’s pieces is, vice versa, not all are musically inclined or loves classics, some might even thought that classical music are boring or just for lullaby purposes only. Though, in my case I have little knowledge about it because of Nodame Cantabille and all the music anime out there and from my MAPEH class in high school. It really feels so good listening to these pieces on the anime played by the characters.

NOT SO SPOILERS AND MY VIEWS

If I’m not wrong (somebody correct me!) the manga ended at Chapter 44 and the anime right now is on episode 20. I’m guessing it will be a 24 to 26 episodes and I’m sure it will be until the last chapter of the manga.



It was so good! I’m sure I will be crying again when the last episode of the anime comes out. It’s a worth-reading series. It’s like an endless roller coaster of feels! I like how the transition and the back-story of of how Kosei became a piano genius with the help of his perfectionist mother, who was like a bit villain-ish to me. I really hate the ‘Death Flag’ scene(almost all of the fans and readers hate this too), when Kaori suddenly falls and there’s blood, the ‘Death Flag’. It was the turning point of the series for me, it’s like meeting the future of Shigatsu, I knew this scene. I keep screaming in my head the word no. This can’t be happening. Though, after reading the last chapter, I still can’t accept it, even if deep inside me I knew that it was meant to be, that it was all part of Naoshi Arakawa-sensie’s plan.

And then there’s this letter Kaori wrote, a bloody tear-jerker letter! Heck, why did Kaori wrote a damn letter? Why not say it to Kosei personally, huh? Drama? No!

I really like Tsubasa’s character too, she was a well planned character for me and most of the time I can see myself in her. She’s a tsuntsun but not so, she is quite pretty too but the boyish type and I know she will take good care of Kosei. Watari is awesome at some ways but he didn’t leave me a certain impact, I think Aizawa Takeshi and Emi Igawa was cooler, aside from they were voiced by my favorite seiyuus! All the other characters are awesome.

Kaori will forever stay in my heart; her character will be my inspiration, how she changed Kosei for the better, how she led her back to light.

So my personal interpretation of the Title, Your Lie in April, is that it all boils down on the lie Kaori made to Kosei, not only to him but to everyone else, in order for her to get close to Kosei. And that lie is in Chapter 44, read it. It was a heartbreaking lie, why did you lie Kao-chan? It could save up all the tears and the paper where you wrote the letter, nah, kidding on the paper. Truly, love changes people.

I just think that it will be good if there’s a bit of straightforwardness in the characters but I guess it was all planned out and it will never be that awesome if something happened out of hand, well, everything happens for a purpose; nevertheless, it was a 10/10.

LESSONS LEARNED

I always write what I learned after reading or watching a series. I get irritated a lot when people say that what otakus usually do is wasting time. Well, the time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. And we really learned a lot from watching and reading.


So, I learned in this series that always be yourself. Play or do things with all your heart without minding the people around you, never do things half-heartedly because you really don’t know what might happen, what if the chances of redoing it will never come. Live everyday as if your last day because you will never know what tomorrow brings. Cliché but it’s true. It really reflects on the anime.

Do what you love, there’s no excuse in doing what you really love. Ika nga, kung gusto may paraan! No matter how frail you body is, even if your body is giving up but your mind and soul are pushing you, move forward.

One heartbreaking scenes in the manga is when Kaori said to Kosei this lines while pushing herself to stand up and played air violin (because she wasn’t holding a vioin at all, like air guitar, playing imaginary guitar),

“Stop, looking down… Look, you’ll have your miracle soon.”

So, that’s it, sorry if it was a bit like ranting already but whatever, I enjoyed writing this, finally I can let go of the feels this series gave me, err, maybe not!

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I managed to finish reading the manga before the anime ended. It was a good idea for me as I felt more ready to experience the ending. I accepted it wholeheartedly, though, it was more surreal in the anime because it's 2D plus all the music. Have you guys read Your Lie In April guys? What's your" thoughts?


Disclaimer: This post was originally posted in my first ever BLOG. Migrated it here to keep it organize. I was the one also made all the gif images. ha! those day. This was posted last March 2015.

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