Monday, August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

New HoneyWorks TV Anime: Itsudatte Bokura no Koi wa 10-senchi datta (We have always been 10 cm apart)

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Good news! Good news! HoneyWorks fans! There will be another anime adaptation based on the Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai (“Confess Your Love Committee”) series of music videos by HoneyWorks. 


This time it is not just a 1 to 2 hour movie, it will be a TV series  entitled Itsudatte Bokura no Koi wa 10-senchi datta. (“We have always been 10 cm apart.”) that will begin broadcasting in Japan this coming November. It will be broadcasted at TOKYO MX / BS11 / Gunma TV / Tochigi TV every Friday from November 24, 2017 at 24: 00 to 6 weeks continuous broadcast! 

The staff  includes:
Original / Music: HoneyWorks 
General Director: Nanba Hitoshi 
Director: Takuro Tsukada 
series configuration: Yoshimi Narita 
character design: Maki Fujii Kentaro Hitachi 
animation: Lay-duce 
production: "always a our love was 10 centimeters . "production Committee 


The cast includes:
Haruteru Serizawa: Kenichi Suzumura 
Yoshisakura Aida: Aki Toyosaki 
Yu Setoguchi: Hiroshi Kamiya 
Natsuki Enomoto: Haruka Tomatsu 
Mochizuki AoiFutoshi: Yuki Kaji 
Akari Hayasaka: kana Asumi 
Saki Akechi: Hikari Midorikawa 





Sources: 
Http://www.honeyworks-movie.jp/



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Yes, after those two films. There's a series coming up! Finally we will be able to see Serizawa Haruki and Aida Miou story on TV :) They are my personal favorite couple, though Confession Rehearsal will be my forever favorite song :)


August 28, 2017

SM City Cebu Cosplay Carnival Event Report | #SMCyberMonth



It's a whooping 50 cosplayers competed last  August 27, 2017 at SM City Cebu for Cosplay Carnival in celebration of Cyber Month.

One of the highlights of the event the advance screening of episode 6 of Safe Heaven--a low budget local TV series inspired by anime shows. Trailers of Overwatch, God of War, League of Legends and others are also shown before the main event.



Before the competition started, cosplayers strut their awesome costumes to mall goers at SM Cyberzone. Main theme of the event are video games characters.

Any Mobile Legends players out there?

The competition was hosted by Gary Montejo and Elizabeth von Kalm.



To finally starts the competition, Aquastaria--Love Live Sunshine Cosplay group rendered a super cute performance.


Junkrat from Overwatch

I know how it feels the annoyance of receiving notifications from this game on our FB messenger but look one fairy came to life from EVERWING during the event.


Out of 50 cosplayers who competed, the top 5 were chosen by judges.


5th Place: Richard Kean Leyson – Garland (Final Fantasy)


4th Place - Cheyenne Adamson – Mettaton (Undertale)


3rd Place - Kurk Mage Tan – Red Queen (Alice: Madness Returns)


2nd Place -  Paul Edgar Alfonte – Shay Patrick Cormac (Assassin’s Creed Rogue) and 1st Place - Bardge Restauro – Spider-Man (Marvel Future Fight) 



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It was a good way to spend my Sunday as I was only buying essentials and food. I know there's a bunch of Cosplay Events going on around but wasn't expecting there was one on that day. Nonetheless, I enjoyed everyone's performance. Though, I wasn't able to get the good spot to take pictures and videos. 

 Personal favorites are the Everwing cosplayers, Junkrat from Overwatch and unexpectedly, there's someone who cosplayed Nino Arisugawa from Fukumenkei Noise. So that's it for my event report. See you guys on my next event escapade!

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August 28, 2017

Your Lie In April Live Action | Review and Feels



Your Lie in April or Shigatsu Wa Kimi no Uso Live Action film was released last year. It’s a story about a boy named Arima Kosei, a piano prodigy at a young age who always wins on all the piano competitions. 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. The death of his mother has caused him not to hear music anymore even though his ears are perfectly fine. He psychologically acquired a hearing illness. Years later, she met the girl under the full-bloomed cherry blossoms who changed his life, Miyazono Kaori!



Kaori is a lively, pretty, free-spirited violinist who plays 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 following every notes written on the score but rather playing by your heart on the stage being you.



This series has a very special place in my heart. I already poured my heart out writing a review about this when the manga ended and the anime series was still ongoing. I’ll be grabbing some points on my previous post but this will still be my impression with regards to the Live Action version.
The first frame of the anime and the live action are the same. It shows the blooming cherry blossom that gives off a very spring vibe, the season where the story starts.


I am not the type who compares from version to version. The manga is awesome in its entirety while the anime added surreal feelings. The live action itself is perfect in its own way. My goal here is just to point out the differences I have observed, it doesn’t reflect any views.

For me, the manga and anime has the most feels when it comes to love. I felt more love on manga and anime. In the live action I think it focuses more on the friendship. I think it was really hard to squeeze all the development that happened each character on the manga to the live action, so it’s really acceptable. I don’t know if the actors knew how to play but they are awesome on their instruments. It looks and feel so real.

Speaking of actors, I know how Yamazaki Kento is like everywhere, he’s been up to a lot of live action adaptation but I can’t get enough of him. One Yamazaki Kento, onegai. He’s a perfect Kosei. He played his character well.

With Kaori’s actress, Suzu Hirose, I thought that Kaori’s soul was with her. I’ve known her when she played one of my best heroine, Chihaya of Chihaya Furu. She’s a really versatile actress so no doubt she captured Kaori’s character well. Anna Ishii as Tsubaki is the bomb. She is like character straight out of the manga, the number, the character, her beauty is perfect. Taishi Nakagawa as Watari is awesome too. Hes handsome as Watari.


Overall, it was nonetheless a good adaptation even if some characters were not shown like Aizawa Takeshi and Emi Igawa. It brings the same lessons to me. Same sad feeling of how it ends. Same message it gives to the audience (or just my interpretation) which is to always be you. Play or do things with all your heart without minding the people around you, never do things half-heartedly because you will never know what might happen, what if the chances of redoing it will never come. Live everyday as if its your last day because you will never know what tomorrow brings. Cliché but its true. Do what you love, theres no excuse in doing what you really love. If theres a will, theres a way. No matter how frail your body is, even if your body is giving up but your mind and soul are pushing you, move forward.

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I highly recommended Your Lie in April Live Action Adaptation not only for the fans of the anime but to everyone. Emotion stirring story!

Friday, August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

5 REASONS WHY WOLF CHILDREN IS A MUST-SEE ANIME FILM



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Wolf Children (Japanese: おおかみこどもの雨と雪 / Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki / “Wolf Children Ame and Yuki”) is a 2012 Japanese animated film directed and co-written by Mamoru Hosoda. The film stars the voices of Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Osawa, Haru Kuroki and Yukito Nishii. The story follows a young mother who is left to raise two werewolf children after their werewolf father dies.

Wolf Children had its world premiere in Paris on June 25, 2012, and was released theatrically on July 21, 2012 in Japan. It is licensed by Funimation Entertainment in North America and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 23, 2013. It was screened in the UK at the end of October 2013 with a DVD and Deluxe Blu-ray/DVD edition from Manga Entertainment following on December 23, 2013.

After watching this masterpiece, I decided to list down the reason why you guys should watch this anime film.

1. REMARKABLE STORY TELLING

The sequence of the scenes were so stunning. The transition of the story is perfect. The story is utterly natural. No magical items or tradition nor fate and destiny denying scenes or any complicated whatsoever.


2. TENDER TALE WITH A MATURE THEME

Cute little children wolves are just so adorable you just want to swallow them whole yet in a serious note, the film is has some dark parts that become very heart-wrenching and would lead you to the feels land.



3. RELATABLE AND TOUCHING LIFE LESSONS

Every story has a lot of lessons to impart to the audience. This anime film will not only leave you sniffing but it will also give you a lot of lessons such as coming of age, single motherhood, resiliency, embracing your roots and acceptance of who you really are.





4. OUTSTANDING ANIMATION AND VISUALS

Seen a lot of awesome animation/visuals in anime films and Wolf Children is one of them. The artwork is simple but everything is photorealistically drawn and polish by a loving artist hands.


5. SHORT-LIVED ROMANCE AND EMOTIONAL CONTENT

Though the love story of Hana and the werewolf man was short and right after his death is where the story really starts, their story is simple and touching. Plus, the emotional scenes in the film amidst the adorable clips is two-thumbs up.



Bunos- The soundtrack, BG’s, score and music are also great! The ending song makes me wanna cry more.

Here’s the trailer:


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This anime film is a delightful family drama not just for anime fans but for everyone as well. I totally recommend this and if you have watched this film, tell me your thoughts on the comment section and let’s pat each others back!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017

Detective Conan : The Crimson Love Letter | Anime Movie Review



Another full-length Detective Conan movie was just out this year, this time it focuses on the romance between Hattori Heiji, the Great High School Detective from West, Conan/Kudo’s rival and best friend and Toyama Kazuha, Heiji’s childhood friend (sweetheart). It also features the world of competitive Karuta. The movie is the 21st from the Detective Conan Franchise. The film title is, Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter.

Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter is directed by Kobun Shizuno and produced at TMS Entertainment. The film was released in Japan last April 25, 2017 and now showing on selected SM Cinemas in the Philippines just yesterday July 19, 2017. Detective Conan is an ongoing manga series by Gosho Aoyama. It was serialized on 1994 and going strong until now.


The movie is set in Osaka, Heiji’s hometown. It started with a bloody murder which apparently the culprit’s face was not just a black shadow, it was revealed right there. While Mori Kugori is preparing for the interview, and the whole gang was tagging along, except for Sonoko who managed to have some exposure but was sick during the movie, a bomb threat is called in, forcing an evacuation, to everyone at the TV station. As the bomb detonated at Nichiuri TV during a Karuta Competition that was being held and shot at the said TV studio. Heiji and Kazuha were stuck inside and were saved by Conan just in time but this time neither the culprit nor the reason/motive was shown on the incident.

Momiji as shown on the mangax


After the bombing, Conan and the gang met, Momiji Ooka, a Karuta champion who will be Kazuha’s love rival, she already appeared recently in the latest Detective Conan manga chapter. Momiji claimed she was Heiji’s fiancée. A string of fate brought Kazuha and Momiji to face each other in a Karuta competition. That leads to Kazuha taking an intensive Karuta training with Shizuka, Heiji’s mother, who was a former Queen.

As Conan and Heiji investigates further, together with the Kyoto Police Department about all the incidents that happened they will unveil the secret connected to the Karuta Competition and the root of it all (as usual).

As a huge fan, I did not miss to grab my tickets as soon I found out that they are showing it at the nearest SM Cinema on my area. Every year there’s always a movie and it gets cooler every year. Though, even if you haven’t caught up with the series or the manga, The Crimson Love Letter is definitely a stand-alone story.


As someone who followed the series for almost a decade, the movie did a great job to get viewers, hardcore fan or not, into the story. I noticed the introduction part which is always present on every movie, they matched the visuals to the theme. Contrary to plots, mystery and the solving the issue from previous DC movies, The Crimson Love Letter is the straightforward type. All the golden eggs were given out and pieces of puzzles are all there, as someone like me who followed this series for almost a decade, you’ll just have to be keen to know what was really going on BUT there were some parts that was hidden and unpredictable which is classified information, so I encourage you to watch it on the big screen. The plot of the movie was really for the characters developments.

I find the dialogues hilarious as well and very well written. I can hear fellow fangirls laughing out loud. The actions scenes was there and as usual, Conan and Heiji will always do the impossible, jumping from buildings to buildings and such.

What made me excited about this movie is the involvement of Karuta. From the time this movie was announced and saw the trailer, I know this movie will be a bomb. I felt all the Chihayafuru feels upon hearing some poem lines on this movie. Though it features Karuta, the movie was not generous enough to explain some terms and jargons about this competitive sport. Thanks to Chihayafuru, which was a really good series by the way, I can relate to all those Karuta terms and whatnot.
Major spoiler alert (highlight if you want to read): To be honest, I am not convinced that Kazuha could go to the championship match. If you have seen Chihayafuru, Karuta is really not that easy. And for Kazuha to win those matches she must be a genius and the Karuta Gods are with her during all the matches.
Anyway, to sum it all up, Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter is a very enjoyable, hilarious, rom-com to watch. If you are expecting that there’s SHINRAN moments, please don’t. I think this movie was really to highlight, HEIZUHA OTP. Since the movie was set in Heiji’s hometown, there a lot of kansai accents, eargasm, ah. There’s a live action version of Kazuha and Momiji at the credits, it was really short but looks so cool, look forward to it. Professor Agasa’s quiz is there. Always wait for the ending credits to finish, please. A true Detective Conan fan will wait for the movie or even an episode at the end.

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To conclude and lesson learned, one should use always say the right words at the right time to avoid misunderstanding. It’s very logical but in relation to the movie as to why, see it for yourself. Let’s support and watch it legally so they will continue to screen our beloved anime movie specials here on the Philippines.








Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

BEST SHOUJO MANGA RECOMMENDATION | COMPLETED | Part 2


Hello guys, this is the second part of the updated SHOUJO MANGA RECOMMENDATION for COMPLETED STATUS. 

51. Kiken Mania

Synopsis: Nono doesn’t like flirty men due to previous experience, so she wants to meet a serious, honest guy. When Akkun confesses to her, it’s like a dream come true. But does he really love her? From Shoujo Crusade: After breaking up with their respective exes because of certain circumstances, Nono and Kazuma suddenly find themselves in a relationship. How much does it really take to make things work

Review/Thoughts: I really love this one. *breathes in* The story is soo perfect. Kyaa! I love how the story jumps from chapter to chapter. Smooth and *sighs*, ahh! I really recommend this dammit.

Rating: 9.5/10


52. Kimi ga Inakya Dame tte Itte


Synopsis: Mayu and Oumi are childhood friends. Without realizing it, Nayu finds she has fallen for Oumi over the years. However, just as she comes to terms with her feelings, Oumi reveals himself to be in love with the pretty Tsuzuki-san in his class. How will Nayu deal with such heartbreak

Review/Thoughts: Again, a feel-good manga that falls to the childhood turned lovers story. So fluffy, my heart is throbbing!

Rating: 8.5/10

53. Kimi Ga Suki



Synopsis:  Aki has always liked her basketball club friend, Mase. However, she can’t seem to gather her courage to confess to him. On the day when she finally decides to tell him, she is confessed to by a guy from a different Junior High!! A horrible accident follows and Aki finds herself not being able to choose between the two – Mase, whom she truly loves, or Koichi, whom she’ll always feel indebted to…

Review/Thoughts: 12 chapters long. The story is so exciting and a page-turner.

Rating: 8/10

54. Kimi wa Maru de, Ano Hana no You de

Synopsis: No matter how hard or painful it is, I’ve once again, fallen for you… On the day of the junior high entrance ceremony, Hinagata Nazuna fell in love with a second year student, Ichikawa Nao. Unfortunately, her love was short-lived as she discovered that he already had a girlfriend, the basketball club manager. As time passes, Nazuna decides to let go of her unrequited love for him and aims to find a new love interest. However, on the first day of her high school entrance ceremony she unexpectedly comes face to face with the boy who broke her heart years ago….

Review/Thoughts: Another sweet and touching 3 chapters manga!

Rating:7.5/10

55. Kingyosou



Synopsis: During springtime in their second year of high school, Asuka fell in love with Masami after seeing him play the Harmony Drums during the festival. However, Masami is deaf, and in his own soundless world, he has closed his heart. With this, their miraculous but painful love quietly begins. A pure midsummer love story that will warm your heart. Fujitsuka Yuki's long awaited debut comic!

Review/Thoughts: Thank you sensei for bring this manga to us. THUMBS UP!

Rating: 8/10

56. Kiss Made no Kyori (Yoshinaga Yuu)




Synopsis: Kaji, Yuzuha’s unrequited love, is a good friend of her younger twin brother Hayao. He’s the same age but goes to a different school and since they’re in elementary, he’s been going in and out of Yuzuha’s home. She’s been in love with him all the time, but can’t make a serious face when around Kaji. Now they both change to the same high school and there’s the chance to decrease the distance between Kaji and her

Review/Thoughts: Another masterpiece of Yoshinaga-sensei that is worth reading! It has 5 chapters. I just love reading childhood stories! (for me it’s like a perfect love/romance story! Hehe) Good art and sequence, you will really root for the characters!

Rating: 9/10

57. Koi ja Nai no Da!




Synopsis: Because of a strong trauma in the past, Nanno is a coward when it comes to love. When she was a 6th year in elementary school, the boy she loved threw away her love letter. As a result, Nanno thinks she can’t love anymore. But she finds she is interested in the boy who joined the same committee as her… However, what will she do when she finds out he is Tsuzuki, the one who caused her trauma!?

Review/Thoughts: Sweet, funny and entertaining. You will never get bored from reading this!

Rating: 8.5/10

58. Kyou Koi Wo Hajimemasu




Synopsis: Tsubaki is a girl who loves making her younger sister's hair pretty every morning, but she doesn't think that kind of style suits herself! On the day of her High School Opening Ceremony, after she failed to be the top student (who usually makes the ceremony speech), she finds herself sitting next to the actual top student of the 1st years, the worst rude guy ever, Kyouta. Because of his saying bad things to her she purposely cuts his hair. Kyota requests that Tsubaki pay him back "with her body" but Tsubaki pays him back by fixing his hair and making it even shorter! Afterwards, Kyota unexpectedly kisses Tsubaki and swears he'll make her his woman.

Review/Thoughts: Long, sometimes dragging TBH but still worth the read.



Rating: 8/10

59. Last Game 

Synopsis: Nothing is beyond Naoto Yanagi, heir to the Yanagi business conglomerate. Idolized for his athletic and intellectual competence, looks and wealth, Naoto lived like a king during his elementary school days—then entered Mikoto Kujou, a plain, gloomy-looking transfer student.

Review/Thoughts: The ending is perfect. This awkward couple will always be forever in my heart.

Rating: 10/10


60. Love So Life

Synopsis: Shiharu is a high school student who loves kids, lives in an orphanage, and works at a daycare... Until the handsome uncle of two-year-old twins offers her a raise if she'll be their babysitter. Often relying on memories of her mother's actions for guidance, Shiharu quickly finds herself falling in love with her new makeshift family.

Review/Thoughts: This manga makes you wanna hug every characters. 


Rating: 8/10

61. Lovely Complex

Synopsis: Risa and Otani are in a similar predicament. Neither is dating anyone, they are both continually being laughed at as a comedy duo (courtesy of their loving sensei), and they both have height problems! Risa is taller than the average girl, and Otani is shorter than the average guy! 

Review/Thoughts: VERY FUN TO READ. FUNNIER THAN THE ANIME. This was my medicine when I was sad during college. 


Rating: 8/10

62. Magnet na Watashitachi



Synopsis: This manga tells us a story about an energetic girl and tendency boy!

Review/Thoughts: I’m telling you, this is so cute! The ending is such a tease! A thousand thumbs up to this.

Rating: 8/10


63. Mashikaku Rock



Synopsis: Miyako’s living her life diligently following rules, just as her deceased father wanted her to. But one day Azuma Koutarou sees her play guitar and blackmail her to join his band. How will she face it up

Review/Thoughts: It has only 3 chapters and additional 3 good one shot stories to read. Fluffy feels after reading this.

Rating: 8.5/10

64. Megami no Libra

Synopsis: Yuuki Tsumire was raised by her single mother, who always told her to keep smiling, no matter what hardships she endured. The two of them were a family, until Tsumire's mother died from illness. Tsumire soon learned that she had a family she knew nothing about: a cold, rich family that disowned her kindhearted mother when she became pregnant. Tsumire now must go live with this family, even though none of them seem to want her there. She doesn't have to switch schools, so she at least has her friends to help her through this difficult time. However, she doesn't have the heart to confide in her friends with even more problems, so she tries to keep it bottled up inside. To her surprise, the Yuuki family lawyer, a young man named Hino, soon becomes her emotional support in this difficult situation. However, Tsumire's reactions to him might mean that she wishes he were something more...

Review/Thoughts: Kagwapo nimo Attorney! Excuse my french. But hey, I swear this manga is also a must read.

Rating: 9/10

65. Mishounen Produce



Synopsis: It’s the start of high school, and Kako decides to “produce” her bookworm of a childhood friend, Kousei, so that he can become a good-looking and popular school idol. She models him after Lawrence, a character in a manga she likes, but as Kousei’s transformation becomes a huge success and he extends his new character beyond what she asks for, what will Kako do? Will she find herself left behind in the wake of his newly found popularity

Review/Thoughts: Cool and cute = awesome story. Read it now 🙂

Rating: 7.5/10

66. Mixed Vegetables

Synopsis: Hanayu's parents own a patisserie, but her true dream is to become a sushi chef. Meanwhile, Hayato's parents own a prestigious sushi restaurant, but he wants nothing more than to create delectable sweets. Will these star-crossed (and hot-tempered) chefs find the right recipe for success in their careers and with each other?

Review/Thoughts: I like every elements of this manga, I don't to others but definitely the type I want to read over and over again.


Rating: 9/10

67. Moe Kare!!

SMUT WARNING

Synopsis: Wakamiya Hikaru is a 15 year old teenager who read Shoujo mangas all the time. She wants a boyfriend that’ll protect her and be her prince, just like in the mangas. One day… she gets into a tough situation and she was saved by a handsome boy. In return for saving her, she gets kissed by the boy who she calls the “Perverted Prince.” Later on, she finds a guy who looks exactly like him, but it’s not him? What’s going to happen now

Review/Thoughts: It’s a long series but very entertaining!

Rating: 7.5/10

68. Namida Usagi

Synopsis: The class is changing seats and Momoka got stuck sitting by Narumi, the weird kid in the class. He has long hair that covers his eyes, he doesn't talk much and when he does he is kind off scary, and a circle of rumors follows him everywhere he goes. But is Narumi really a weird boy? Or is he just misunderstood? what kind of pure love could result from this...?

Review/Thoughts: The type of manga you'll read while sipping a cup of tea.

Rating: 9/10

69.  Nekota no Koto ga Kininatte Shikatanai


Synopis: Mikiko, nicknamed "Mikki," is a girl who transfers to many schools because of her parents' work. Since she transfers a lot and thus won't be there long, Mikki doesn't bother to make any friends. As she transfers to this new school, a popular boy in her class named Nekota has the face of a cat. Mikki tries to spend most of her time around Nekota, trying to figure the mystery of why he would have a cat face, but who knows where this mystery might lead her?

Review/Thoughts: I like how the mangaka mixed up the fantasy stuff. Very entertaining, makes you want to look back on your school days. 

Rating: 9/10

70. Nisekoi

Synopis: When Raku Ichijou was young, he made a heartfelt promise to his childhood friend that if they were to meet again, they would marry each other. Ten years have passed since that fateful day, leaving Raku's memory of her faded. But he still holds a relic of their relationship together—a locked pendant, which his childhood friend holds the key to. He hopes to reunite with her one day, despite not remembering what she looks like.

Now a first-year student at Bonyari High School, Raku attempts to live a normal life, dreaming of becoming a public servant and marrying his crush Kosaki Onodera. However, this isn't as easy as it seems, as he is the unwilling heir to a large yakuza family, and Raku can't escape from his duties when the American Bee Hive gang wages war on his family's turf. In order to forge peace between the two feuding families, Raku is forced into a fake romantic relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the beautiful daughter of the Bee Hive's leader. The two quickly come to hate each other, but have to learn to live together and pretend to be deeply in love in order to keep their families at bay. 

However, Raku's quest for the key to his pendant isn't becoming easier as more girls—who were all involved with his pendant in some way—enter his life. Join Raku as he juggles his false relationship, maintains the balance between warring families, and unravels the identity of the girl who will unlock his heart.

Review/Thoughts: This is actually catered to male readers but hell, this is fun to read with all the romance, action (Harsh Chitoge!), comedy packed all in one manga. I'm satisfied as my ship sailed!

Rating: 9/10

71. Ochite Chika Chika

Synopsis: When Mimi is scouted as a reader model, she’s excited for the opportunity to meet super-popular male model Ryota. The only problem is, Ryota is nothing like what she expected. So why did he pick her to model alongside him in an upcoming project? Is this the start of her modelling career, or just a big mistake

Review/Thoughts: Another cute and fluffy feels manga. It has 3 chapters and a good read!

Rating: 9/10

72. Oiran Girl

Synopsis: Eight years ago, Tsubaki, a daughter of a successful businessman, was reluctantly given to the Yoshiwara, the red light district of Tokyo, after a tragic fire burned down the entire family's wealth and belongings. Shin, a childhood friend of Tsubaki's, coldly turned his back on her now that she was poor. Furious, Tsubaki, threw herself into becoming a top oiran girl to beguile him with her looks and then reject him one day! But plans are never as easy as they seem. For one, the beautiful and cold-hearted Takao stands in her way.

Review/Thoughts: History manga at its finest. 


Rating: 9/10

73. Ookami to Kuro Ouji

Synopsis: Erika lies to her friends about having a boyfriend by showing a picture of an anonymous guy. He turns out to be Sata Kyouya, a schoolmate of hers who was later briefly recognized by Erika's friends. Their conversations then are overheard by the guy, so Erika explain to him and proposes her idea of faking as lovers; however, Sata, who initially came off as a charming guy, turns out to be a black prince and instead uses her reasons to blackmail her.'

Review/Thoughts: Read this and take the ending as a treat! At first you might get annoyed with Kyouya but he is just a tsun tsun, he is actually the sweetest.


Rating: 9/10

74. Ookamidomo No Shitsukekata




Synopsis: Origawa Industry Public High School is a school filled with rough men. There’s only one girl in this high school packed with wolves. But this little sheep isn’t an ordinary person!

Review/Thoughts: *flips table* Unexpectedly good! Very interesting.

Rating: 9/10

75. Orange (Takano Ichigo)
Synopsis: After chapter 9 ran in Bessatsu Margaret magazine in November 2012, Orange went on hiatus for over a year. In 2013, the series switched publishers from Shueisha to Futabasha, which re-published the first two volumes, and starting from chapter 10, serialization moved to Monthly Action magazine starting in the February 2014 issue.

The series has sold a total of 1.6 million copies since it was serialized, with the fourth volume ranking 25 on Oricon's weekly manga rankings chart. Orange also ranked 15th among male readers in the 2015 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! magazine. A live-action film adaptation was released in Japan on December 12, 2015.

The first five volumes of Orange were published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment in two omnibus volumes, on January 26 and May 31, 2016, respectively. The same publisher has licensed the sixth volume. Crunchyroll published the manga digitally starting on January 24, 2014. It is also published in Spanish by Tomodomo Ediciones, in Polish by Waneko, and in Brazilian Portuguese by Editora Jbc.
Review/Thoughts: Cried and cried and cried, snot everywhere. I swear this manga made me cry a lot. Art is very pretty and story wise it was good. Watch the anime and live action version too. 

Rating: 9/10

76. Otouto Wa, Ookami



Synopsis: Beitofuku’s father remarried a week ago and her step brother turns out to be the school’s most popular guy, Aizawa Hiroki. Giving the appearance of a gentleman it turns out he’s a huge playboy, trying to “capture” her to prove they can’t be a family!?

Review/Thoughts: (I’m out of words already. Hahaha) I also love this. A lot of teasing but very worth it!

Rating: 8/10

77. Ouran High Host Club


Synopsis: Haruhi is a poor tomboyish student at a school for the ultra-wealthy, and is able to attend because of a scholarship, but is unable to even afford a uniform. One day, she stumbles across the peculiar but very popular Ouran Host Club. She tries to leave, but accidentally breaks a vase, and is unable to pay for it. She’s told that she’ll have to stay and do odd jobs. That is, until they decide she would be more valuable as a club member. Not realizing she’s female due to her appearance, they fix her up and give her a male uniform. She’s an instant hit, so they decide to have her keep up the charade even after they find out the truth. Haruhi, being common almost to a fault, doesn’t know what to make of the unconventional activities of the Host Club (or of the even more unconventional members), but having little choice, she plays along. Before long, real bonds are formed, friends made, and Haruhi finds herself accepted in a way she could never have been otherwise in this affluent school

Review/Thoughts: I was so happy when I finished reading this. It was like an achievement unlocked moment. After watching the anime, please read the manga! It was so hilarious and inspiring! As well as the live action drama! Check it out!

Rating: 10/10

78. QQ Sweeper

Synopsis: Kyuutarou Horikita, the tall, dark and handsome cleaning expert of Kurokado High, is about to meet a sleeping maiden at the school: transfer student Fumi Nishioka! Fumi's going to learn how to rid the school of nasty spirits with Kyutaro's help, and her heart will surprisingly be "cleansed" too…!

Review/Thoughts: I find this series very short, after reading you want more, but hey, this has a sequel. This story has the element of the usual Motomo-sensie comedic execution as always. Yes, very fun to read.

Rating: 9/10


79. Reimei no Arcana

Synopsis: "On that day, I became the enemy's possession," Nakaba thought as she stood there, knowing her destiny was to be married for convenience to keep the peace between her country Senan and Prince Caesar's country, Belquat; two neighbor countries on an island.

Between the two countries there has been a constant war for 200 years and Nakaba has become a sacrificial lamb for her country despite the discrimination against her red hair and the sub-person (half-human, half-animal) Loki, who is her only friend and attendant at Caesar's estranged palace.

But what will Nakaba do when she foresees an event pertaining to Prince Caesar's demise? Will she save him, or let him die in return to all the hate directed towards her by the people of Belquat?


Review/Thoughts: I never knew that it was good, no, one of the best. Can't stop reading after reading a few chapter. Scenes are heavy and mind-blowing, all of my feels are in a roller coaster. Fastasy wise, this manga is a gem.

Rating: 10/10

80. Renren Zakari 

Synopsis:  the day of her graduation, while she was lost and end up on the infirmary, a girl met by coincidence a good looking boy. But she was so panicked that the young man started to make fun of her…?

Review/Thoughts: It has 5 chapters and this is such a ship tease!

Rating: 7.5/10

81. Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso


Synopsis: Piano prodigy Arima Kosei dominated the competition and all child musicians knew his name. But after his mother, who was also his instructor, passed away, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a recital that resulted in him no longer being able to hear the sound of his piano even though his hearing was perfectly fine. Even two years later, Kosei hasn’t touched the piano and views the world in monotone, and without any flair or color. He was content at living out his life with his good friends Tsubaki and Watari until, one day, a girl changed everything. Miyazono Kaori is a pretty, free spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kosei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kosei was used to.

Review/Thoughts: It was under a shounen genre by trust me, reading this will change you. I wrote a longer and with lots of sentiments HERE. 

Rating: 9.5/10

82. Shinobi Life

Synopsis: Many, many years ago, a ninja named Kagetora devoted his life to protecting Princess Beni (”Beni-Hime”). Unfortunately, they were attacked and Kagetora was flung into a lake, and sank to the bottom… And is somehow warped to the future where he sees the princess Beni being kidnapped. Little does Kagetora know that Beni is not the real princess, but rather her descendant. Beni, on the other hand, thought that Kagetora was just a cosplayer. Beni, the daughter of a rich man has already been kidnapped a hundred times already… But fear not because Kagetora is here. Will Kagetora be able to go back to the past, or will he remain by Beni’s side forever

Review/Thoughts: This is so good. I love the sequence and the narrations. Awesome flashbacks and foreshadowing!

Rating: 9/10

83. Shiny Doll

Synopsis: Akari is an unfashionable first-year high school student who just moved from the countryside to the big city. While taking pictures of “Nana-chan,” a huge mannequin at the mall, Akari accidentally bumps into into a handsome boy who compliments her on her eyes. Little does she know that the boy who has taken a fascination with her is actually Kanda, an extremely fashionable model and the heartthrob at her new school! What happens when he decides to make Akari stylish enough to land on the front cover of a magazine?

Review/Thoughts: Another feel-good and refreshing story! A must read for those who are into fashion and the likes.

Rating: 8.5/10

84. Koe no Kitachi / Silent Voice 

Synopsis: Shouya Ishida, a boy always looking for ways to beat boredom, ends up looking for it in the wrong place. Weirded out by his new classmate, a deaf transfer student named Shouko Nishimiya, he deems her as the target of his ostracizing and bullying. Day after day, Shouya picks on Shouko, unaware of the effects of his thoughtless actions. He finally understands the pain he has inflicted on her when one day, his bullying culminates in her leaving the school, and his classmates begin to shun and harass him every chance they get instead. Determined to right his wrongs, five years later, Shouya, now a third year high school loner, meets Shouko again. Thus begins the story of a young man's path to redemption.

Review/Thoughts: Prepare tissues, towels and wiping materials. You will shed manly tears. Very eye opening and heart-wrenching but fulfilling to read. 

Rating: 10/10

85. Silent Kiss


Synopsis: On the first day of high school, Haruka meets the boy of her dreams but, he was the kind of guy who wouldn’t allow anyone to get close. The distance between them does not shrink, even though she wants to get close to him. As a matter of fact, he has a secret that he can’t tell to anybody…!? Very Painful Dramatic Love Story!!

Review/Thoughts: Indeed, a painful love story. I cried on some chapters. This 8-chapter series is so good that you still want more!

Rating: 9/10

86. Sorairo Ageha


Synopsis:  Hanako, who’s living in the dormitory for girls, will be in big troubles because girls dormitory will be Combined with boy’s dormitory… but she can’t accept that!

Review/Thoughts: Again, another funny and cute series. This 10-chapter series is just so fluffy, I want moaarr!

Rating: 9/10

87. Sorenara Isso Koi ni Nare

Synopsis: Hanako doesn't have much experience with boys, so when she finds out Bara High (and its adjoined dormitory too!) is becoming co-ed, she becomes excited. But the first boy she meets is the top student from the boy's school, Kakeru, who turns out to be not as nice as he seems, and declares that he will make Hanako share a room with him! How will Hanako deal with this mess?!

Review/Thoughts: 

Rating: /10

88. Special A

Synopsis: Have you ever known someone who was better than you at everything you did? Hikari does. She has known Kei since they were both six years old and he’s surpassed her at everything. Now they are the top two students in an extremely prestigious high school, with Kei holding firmly to that number one position, and Hikari is still determined to beat him, no matter what it takes to obtain the number position and defeat Kei. Although Kei likes Hikari more than a friend, she’s too dense to realize it herself. Will Kei’s love be returned? Will Hikari finally manage to defeat Kei? What will happen between the two rivals?

Review/Thoughts: Another manga that I really love. Same as OHHC, after reading this, I felt like my life points are in full bars! Hahaha. Best shoujo manga ending ever!

Rating:10/10

89. Strange Dragon

Synopsis: Many years ago, a dragon descended from the sky to protect the country's king. Hibana, a princess, embarks on an adventure to search for the dragon. She saves a boy with a rare but real dragon scale. Does he know something...?

Review/Thoughts: Action-packed and a blushing hero. More than okay!

Rating: 9/10

90. Strobe Edge


Synopsis: Having no experience in romance, the vibrant Ninako curiously explores the meaning of what “love” really is, and is surprised to feel a colorful range of emotions as she grows closer to the school heartthrob, the quiet yet gentle Ren, who also happens to be involved in a longtime relationship. With every intention of keeping her head held high, Ninako prepares to face the mental pain of this one-sided love that she had allowed to take root, facing a series of trials that would either contribute to her growth as a headstrong woman, or break her as it did with other girls. However, is this really a one-sided love? Or had something been silently sown in the most hidden area of Ren’s heart?

Review/Thoughts: One hell of an adorable series from the maker of Ao Haru Ride! It has a live-action movie adaptation. Highly recommended!

Rating:8.5/10

91. Taiyou no Ei 
Synopsis: After her mother abandoned her and her father remarried, high schooler Mao Motomiya is left feeling like she doesn't have a place where she belongs. One night, her childhood friend Hiro Nakamura finds her in a shrine eating cheap convenience store food and offers to take her to a restaurant. Their subsequent heart to heart leads to Hiro suggesting that Mao move in with him.

To Hiro who has lived apart from his younger siblings all these years after their parents passed away, bringing his family back together in the once-lively Nakamura home begins with the first step of giving Mao a loving place to belong.

When Mao reluctantly accepts his invitation, she is surprised at how easy it is to settle in with her longtime friend. Now she must deal not only with mending her relationship with her father and helping the oldest Nakamura brother attain his goal, but also her growing feelings for Hiro.


Review/Thoughts: This is a very touching manga. Thumbs up. (seriously guys, I ran out of words already. Mangas on my list are worth reading, swear)

Rating: 8/10


92. Tonari no Atashi

Synopsis: Nina’s neighbor, Kyousuke, is starting high school while she’s still stuck in junior high. Just walking to their nearby schools together isn’t enough for her–especially since they keep running into Yuiko: a beautiful, outgoing girl in Kyousuke’s grade who also seems to harbor feelings for Nina’s next-door neighbor.

Review/Thoughts: This is a cute and light manga. If you’re looking for a feel-good read, this one’s the best.

Rating: 8/10

93. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Synopsis: The Monster Next to Me Ever since he was involved in a fight on the first day of school, Yoshida-san, who sits in the seat next to me, hasn’t come to school even once. I only cared about my grades and my future, but, by chance, he befriends me so that I can bring him his homework. I became kinder to him when I learned of his innocence, but will he now confess to me as well…?!

Review/Thoughts: Funny, inspiring and romantic! Super like! I was already a reader of this before it became so popular because of the anime released. Imagine my joy when it was announced that it will have an anime adaptation. But as always, the manga version is awesome! The ending is just perfect!

Rating:10/10

94. Vampire Knight


Synopsis: Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes rotate in the evenings. As the Night Class is full of utterly gorgeous elites, this can sometimes prove to be a bit difficult. It is completely necessary, however, as those "elites" are actually vampires. Yuuki and Zero act as guardians, protecting the secrets of the Night Class and the safety of their ignorant morning counterparts.

As the adopted daughter of the academy's chairman, Yuuki takes her job with a serious and energetic attitude. It also allows her to interact with her secret crush and savior, the president of the Night students' dorm, Kaname Kuran. Zero, on the other hand, has a deep-rooted hatred against vampires, and at times, does not hesitate to kill.

Can vampires and humans co-exist, even in the strict setup of the Cross Academy? Only time will tell.


Review/Thoughts: The first vampire theme story I loved. And of course, Zero is mine. Please read this one, Vampire Knight is a masterpiece. 

Rating: 8/10


95. Vivid Cherry 

Synopsis: While every other girl appears to like guys, Hanamura Taka is an exception. And then she meets Sakura-kun, a person from her new job… and he asks her to keep a secret for him.

Review/Thoughts: Another fluffy manga! I just can’t accept that it ended at chapter 4. #Bitin #More

Rating: 8/10

96. Watashi ni xx Shinasai


Synopsis: Unknown to her classmates, Yukina Himuro is secretly the popular cell phone novelist Yupina. What they do know, however, is her cold demeanor and icy glare—earning her the nickname "Absolute Zero Snow Woman"—so they tend to avoid her.

But as of late, Yukina has run into a bit of a snag with her writing: her ratings have gone down, so she wants to incorporate romance to bring them back up. And since Yukina has no experience with love, she cannot properly convey it in her writing. While seeking to change this, she runs into popular and charming student council president Shigure Kitami. During said encounter, he drops his notebook, and, to Yukina's surprise, she finds the names of the girls who have confessed to Shigure inside. She discovers that he uses his charm to manipulate girls into confessing their love for him just so he can reject them, and that his real personality is nothing like the one he shows to the world. Confronting Shigure with this information, she develops a plan: to blackmail him into teaching her about love. But when Yukina's cousin and only friend, Akira Shimotsuki, becomes jealous and confesses his love to her, Yukina may find herself with more help for these "missions of love" than she asked for.


Review/Thoughts: I'm not really fan of the art but the story is not that bad. Read this when you are really, really, bored!

Rating: 8.5/10

97. Watashi no Ookami-kun



Synopsis: Kusonoki Komugi lives with her mother in Tokyo and can't get along with classmates. Because of her mother's business trip, she has to stay with her father in Hokkaido for a year. She thinks she will have opportunities to make new friends. She got to sit next to Ookami Yuu, a popular boy who tells her she smells good. One day, she discovers his secret...

Review/Thoughts: Bishiee paradise... promise!

Rating: 8.5/10


98. Yumemiro Taiyou



Synopsis: While loitering in the park, Shimana Kameko, who intended to run away from home and skip school, meets a suspicious man in a kimono. This man, who had been locked out of his house, offers Shimana a place to stay. However, he requests she fulfill three conditions in exchange for her tenancy!?

Review/Thoughts: It's a bit long but also worth reading. 

Rating: 9/10

99. Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen



Synopsis: he long-lasting war between the Northern and the Southern Kingdoms is unbearable. So the northern Prince Johane and the southern Princess Euda decide to tell everyone they are in love, because their marriage can stop the war. But the truth is they don’t get along at all!

Review/Thoughts: I also recommend this under the fantasy genre! This series is so lovable, promise!

Rating: 9/10

100. L-DK



Synopsis: Aoi Nishimori is a high school girl who lives alone in her own apartment, but to her surprise, she discovers that the prince of her school, Shusei Kugayama, has moved in next door! To add to this, a series of crazy happenings result in the two living together under a single roof! Shusei is known to be a heartless guy, and Aoi particularly hates him after he coldly rejected her best friend, so a life of cohabitation seems like a recipe for disaster. And yet, Aoi somehow can’t stop her heart from pounding when she’s with Shusei...

Review/Thoughts: Shusei is one of the hottest male chara ever. I feel like he's seducing me, everytime I read this manga. Beware of this pheromones :)


Rating: 10/10

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